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Good day folks, many thanks to everyone for your interest in yesterdays upload.
Todays offering is a couple of Dukes, these are a bit special in that they are of a second brood for the year, a relatively unusual event for this variety of butterfly.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Aug 2007 - 10:12 AM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.6
Aperture:f/20.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Fired, Return not detected
Title:Duke of Burgundy
Username:Mike_Young Mike_Young
Uploaded:18 Aug 2011 - 9:21 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Duke of burgundy, Second brood, Wildlife / nature
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Mike_S
Mike_S  2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 - 9:23 AM

Beautiful catch. Stunning detail.
Mike

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
18 Aug 2011 - 9:37 AM

Two very nice images of this beautiful butterfly.
There not very common here.
JNC

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User_Removed
18 Aug 2011 - 9:40 AM

Two super macro images.
Alf.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 9:59 AM

great detail, well seen

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Alan_Coles
18 Aug 2011 - 10:01 AM

2 Super shots Mike

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Anna62
Anna62  3 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 10:24 AM

stunningly images Mike..I like V2 just a touch more. Well taken Smile

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
18 Aug 2011 - 10:24 AM

Lovely detail and tones, a splendid capture.

Len

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sparrowhawk
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18 Aug 2011 - 10:29 AM

superb

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Joeblowfromoz
18 Aug 2011 - 10:34 AM

Just two of the best macro shots - so much wonderful detail and the composition just terrific..Jo

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 10:59 AM

The vote has to be split as they are two excellent shots.
Joan.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 - 11:15 AM

Your a master at these shots mike, 2 great ones.
Brian

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 11:18 AM

Fabulous shots of a lovely creature.

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wonkers
wonkers  4 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 - 11:25 AM

Both versions are excellent.

Jill

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 12:15 PM

V2 has the edge for me, always nice to see some of the rarer species of our country....

Ade

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 12:27 PM

Quality images.

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Ray_Seagrove
Ray_Seagrove e2 Member 4Ray_Seagrove vcard United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 - 2:15 PM

No 2 for me Mike but both great shots well done.

Ray

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 3 England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 4:16 PM

Fantastic macros!
Sam.

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johnjo58
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18 Aug 2011 - 5:06 PM

A couple of crackers Mike, great macro work
Johnjo

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john_starkey
john_starkey e2 Member 3john_starkey vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 6:24 PM

Love both version's Mike,

John.

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Julian
Julian  976 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 6:44 PM

Nice pic and an amazing occurrence.
Julian

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janty66
janty66  6 England
18 Aug 2011 - 7:34 PM

WOW, 2 fantastic shots...

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JackieB
JackieB  3 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 8:08 PM

Two lovely captures, such detail and so sharp, excellent.

Thanks for the ID on mine today, knew they weren't Damselflies.

Jackie

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TonyDy
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18 Aug 2011 - 8:29 PM

Two very good shots, Mike.
Tony

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 8:33 PM

two superb images Mike - bet there were not many butterflies if any, about today

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Mike_Young
18 Aug 2011 - 9:04 PM

Certainly no butts flying in our area today Ann, Smile Thanks everyone for the comments and votes

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
18 Aug 2011 - 10:50 PM

Two excellent shot detail is excellent.
jj

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Imagephotographics

Wonderful capture - well done indeed

Chris

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gilbertmjake
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19 Aug 2011 - 6:54 PM

Great capture, great detail, nice one!

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Glostopcat
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23 Aug 2011 - 5:34 PM

Two magnificent shots of this tiny butterfly, you've captured its colours and markings beautifully. There were a few second brood Dukes at Rodborough Common in Stroud, but I did not see any on my recent visit

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