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A female chalkhill blue butterfly in the masts field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham, taken on a visit there at the end of July.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 161.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jul 2013 - 11:58 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Female Chalkhill Blue II
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:18 Aug 2013 - 12:17 AM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Chalkhill blue butterfly, Close-up / macro, Glos, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:68

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
18 Aug 2013 - 12:22 AM

Great pose and detail captured Ed, super image,
Fred.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 12:25 AM

Those backgrounds are getting better by the day, never mind the lovely butterfly
and simple perch.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
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18 Aug 2013 - 2:13 AM

The almost uniform b/g does show off the subject to well, Ed: another good capture from Prestbury Hill, now a favourite haunting ground for you.
Ronnie.

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LynneJoyce
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18 Aug 2013 - 2:46 AM

Superb detail on this acrobat and the background is excellent. I look forward to the publication of your butterfly book!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Aug 2013 - 4:10 AM

Really well taken Ed ! A superb image Smile

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Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
18 Aug 2013 - 4:17 AM

Superb macro, love it !
Chen

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 6:43 AM


Quote: Those backgrounds are getting better by the day, never mind the lovely butterfly
and simple perch.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Another superb capture and presentation, Ed. Carol

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lifesnapper
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18 Aug 2013 - 7:29 AM

This rates as one of your VERY best Chalkhill Blues Ed', wonderful.

John Smile

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AnnChown
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18 Aug 2013 - 7:53 AM

This is GOOD Ed! I agree with John!

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brian17302
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18 Aug 2013 - 8:11 AM

Great macro image
Regards Brian

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NDODS
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18 Aug 2013 - 8:47 AM

A beautifully capture image as always Ed. However I do feel that the little tuft of fluff protruding from the wings somewhat distracts ones eye. Perhaps a little touch up during post production maybe in order? "Just a thought Ed"

Regards NathanGrin

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 - 8:48 AM

Great capture Smile

Eileen

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rayme330
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18 Aug 2013 - 9:28 AM

Great shot, Ed.

Ray

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Neil-Ludford
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18 Aug 2013 - 9:53 AM

A delicate little butterfly on a delicate perch, well isolated from the background. The fluff is a shame but that is the thing about wildlife photography, you take what is put in front of you.

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DicksPics
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18 Aug 2013 - 10:21 AM

Another excellent image, Ed!

Richard

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Maiwand
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18 Aug 2013 - 10:46 AM

Super shot Ed.GrinGrin
Ron

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A Booth
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18 Aug 2013 - 10:53 AM

detail colour and composition - first class.

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ali63
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18 Aug 2013 - 11:25 AM

One of your best , great work,

Ali SmileSmile

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DerekL
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18 Aug 2013 - 11:33 AM

Cracking image Ed.

Derek

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 11:41 AM

Exquisite!

Ann

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ChrisWallace
18 Aug 2013 - 3:10 PM

A lovely image in a great setting, nice work
Chris

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BIGRY1
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18 Aug 2013 - 4:03 PM

Love the upside down look! Excellent image, well done!Grin
Ryan

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Glostopcat
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18 Aug 2013 - 6:47 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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pluckyfilly
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18 Aug 2013 - 7:35 PM

I can just see you darting from one to t'other - you did well for butterflies this year Ed

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annettep38
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18 Aug 2013 - 7:50 PM

Looks like a tomcat to me Smile He'll be sharpening his claws if yours are as good as that !!
btw the knapweed fritillary is very similar to the march fritillary,, the difference are three dots on the outside the shape of the black lines has some small differences. As one might guess they love knapweed. I often have to compare some shots to tell for sure who is who. In August round here it is almost 100% a knapweed one Smile

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18 Aug 2013 - 8:30 PM

Others have remarked on your excellent background, this looks really good Ed, and a very nice pose by the blue too.

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Louise_Morris
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18 Aug 2013 - 8:43 PM

Super image Ed.

Lou

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18 Aug 2013 - 9:09 PM

Definitely one of your best Ed - super image.
Brian.

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dave1967
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18 Aug 2013 - 9:14 PM

Cracking shot
Dave

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19 Aug 2013 - 8:58 PM

Fantastic

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DonMc
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28 Aug 2013 - 8:38 PM

Hello Ed, you have a great portfolio!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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