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Nick and I have not managed to capture many butterflies this year. In this image one of the antennae was over one eye, but it was the best angle I could do without landing in the brambles! Not brilliant but at least a record of the week of sunshineSmile

A big thank you to Barbara, Carol, Julia and Ann for your User Awards on The Bride and to everyone else who took the time to comment and vote. Your support is much appreciated.

Best wishes
Carole

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-r Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jul 2012 - 4:05 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Gatekeeper
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:31 Jul 2012 - 1:53 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Gatekeeper, General, Wildlife / nature
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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114491 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 1:57 PM

Great effort Carole.....

AdeSmile

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digital_boi
31 Jul 2012 - 1:59 PM

still ended up with a good capture good light and detail

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 2:16 PM

this really is so natural and wonderful looking to me.

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franken
franken e2 Member 113096 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 2:24 PM

Lovely close-up Carole.

Ken

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lostnspace2011
31 Jul 2012 - 2:26 PM

Very nice detail in this image Carole. Good composition Smile Love it Smile

Mark

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 2:52 PM

Wonderfully captured, reallly like the backlighting and great detail, Patti SmileSmileSmile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:21 PM

Love his furry head! Nicely done Carole!
Ann

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:29 PM

Well, looks good to me, Carole, a very nice capture Wink Other than visiting the butterfly house in Tropical World in Leeds, I've seen very few about this year. Think they've all gone to somewhere warmer for their hols! Smile
Trev Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:44 PM

Like the light and colour Carole good details too
Regards Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:50 PM

I have still to see a butterfly this year: love the subdued directional light here......beautifully captured, Carole.
Ronnie.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:20 PM

To my mind the composition is perfect and the butterfly is sharp where it needs to be.

Albert

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:31 PM

A superb capture.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:40 PM

Top class capture Carole.
Ron

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:50 PM

This is a beauty, Carole, wonderful lighting, well captured. Carol

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 6:00 PM

An impressive shot Carole, well done.

John Smile

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 - 6:21 PM

Beautiful close up Carole
Jim

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
31 Jul 2012 - 6:42 PM

Wonderfully captured

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
31 Jul 2012 - 6:54 PM

Great capture Carole.......

John

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 7:10 PM

Super DOF, Color, tones, Details, & Compo!' ~ Peter

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 7:37 PM

Looks good with the light coming through that wing, Carole.

Dave

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 7:52 PM

Naturasl is good Carole.SmileSmileSmile
Joan.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 8:30 PM

fine detail in the pretty gatekeeper and I like the natural background very much!

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 - 8:41 PM

Great close up with splendid detail Carole, Peter..

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netta1234 e2 Member 2167 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 8:42 PM

SmileSmileSmileBeautiful capture
NettaSmile

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achieverswales
31 Jul 2012 - 8:45 PM

Excellent capture Carole.

Regards

Trev.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 9:46 PM

Love the sunlight lighting your butterfly and the branch/stem.
Light stem is good contrast for browns of the butterfly.
KateGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 10:34 PM

Lovely light and superb details. The texture is outstanding.

Ann

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 11:57 PM

I still have not seen any butterflies in my garden this year Carole.
Reckon I must have upset them or something.
I can understand not seeing any sheep or Morris Dancers in my garden
as I always slate them off when I see them on the site here,
but I honestly have said nothing untoward to upset the little butterflies !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 8:14 AM

Superb image, wonderful colours and excellent detail.

Hugh

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
1 Aug 2012 - 8:23 AM

Seems to be few butterflies around thanks to this lousy summer. Well captured shot Carole. Moira

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evelen
evelen  9 England
3 Aug 2012 - 3:44 PM

beautiful butterfly shots Carole.
eve.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 5:44 PM

A fine attempt indeed, gatkeepers are not the easiest of butterflies to photograph

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