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After a crazy 10 minutes or so waiting for these very 'flitty' two 'Gatekeepers to settle, I managed to get about 4 shots of 'em, before they
were off again.......I don't know how people have got the patience for much of this, after some 15 minutes I gave up......at least I was pleased
with what I had got, 'cos they're beautiful little creatures !

This little patch of Ragwort was alive with bees & hoverflies, & one little 'Blue' butterfly that refused to settle, which was frustrating..................

Many thanks for all your lovely comments & votes for 'Summers Yield'........I had high hopes for it, & you didn't loose me down.....Ta, muchly !!!!

Something along similar lines appearing soon ??????

Cheers all....Nn.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Aug 2011 - 11:41 AM
Focal Length:110mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Gatekeepers Two.
Username:Niknut Niknut
Uploaded:17 Aug 2011 - 4:15 PM
Tags:Butterflies wildlife nature, Close-up / macro
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Votes:87
Voters:GERRYGENTRY · Samuel_Aron · bagman · RickFreid · Len1950 · Brian65 · Mike_Young · Bickeringbush · luckybry · achieverswales · andylea · User_Removed · Landrew · AnnChown · mungoray · Ade_Osman · CaroleS · marktc · annettep38 · john_starkey · RonnieAG · MalcolmM · Herge88 · gilbertmjake · fazzer · jaktis · royd63uk · heron · taggart · JackieB · senn · Snapitt · harlequinarcher · janty66 · bricurtis · Louise_Morris · bluetitblue · Daisymaye · Devon_Wild · hasslebladuk · pluckyfilly · SteveMoulding · johnjones · Big_Beavis · Scottishlandscapes · pronabk · BarbaraR · Anna62 · helenlinda · bayleaf1 · Nettles · gary_d · ccb · snag · Rock · Maiwand · AnneWorner · Scutter · pamelajean · slide71 · acousticmist · nikshot · Alan_Baseley · FeatherFriend · dven · Lillian · barmymarny · Growmore · cjl47 · Mike_S · JanetKenyon · tonyng · Digby · PaulLiley · Rach1970 · JustDucky · lonely_oryx · Delbon · CarolG · Glostopcat · Carrie_1 · NeilM · viscostatic · paulb20 · Maysrose · MickS · zapar40 ·
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Samuel_Aron
17 Aug 2011 - 4:18 PM

Great macro!
Sam.

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RickFreid
RickFreid  4 United States
17 Aug 2011 - 4:21 PM

Beautiful capture!

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Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
17 Aug 2011 - 4:33 PM

What a smashing image, lovely colour and detail.

Len

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Mike_Young
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17 Aug 2011 - 4:36 PM

Splendid shot

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Bickeringbush
17 Aug 2011 - 4:38 PM

Great shot

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achieverswales
17 Aug 2011 - 4:57 PM

Hi Keith
A pair of crackers mate, had one myself today, do not know the result yet not downloaded them.

Regards

Trev.

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User_Removed
17 Aug 2011 - 5:09 PM

Super capture Keith.
Alf.

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AnnChown
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17 Aug 2011 - 5:12 PM

Well done Keith; I know exactly what you mean. Great capture. Smile
Ann

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CaroleS
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17 Aug 2011 - 5:22 PM

They are exceedingly quick and you have a splendid capture here - composition is superb. Carole

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 5:23 PM

Despite being fairly common, they're flighty little beggars and devilishly hard to get good images of......So to get two in the same image is darn well pretty good mate!!!

Ade

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marktc
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17 Aug 2011 - 5:27 PM

I wouldcsuggest it was worth a wait twice as long. A beautiful image

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 5:27 PM

beautiful double capture, gatekeeper are fast little sods to get!
and what can I say, the flowers are so pretty,too

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john_starkey
17 Aug 2011 - 5:34 PM

As some have already mentioned two of these together is pretty good,

John.

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RonnieAG
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17 Aug 2011 - 5:45 PM

Very well done, Keith: you have managed to get both in focus. A lovely shot.
Ronnie.

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gilbertmjake
17 Aug 2011 - 6:18 PM

Great capture with great detail & colours, nice one!

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fazzer
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17 Aug 2011 - 6:31 PM

great shot love the colours

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 7:18 PM

This is so wonderful as a picture, two , settled on sympathetically colored flowers--- Like!

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 7:20 PM

A first class image....well done

Jackie

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Snapitt
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17 Aug 2011 - 7:34 PM

Lovely capture! It's amazing just how many butterflies, flies and insects are attracted to the Ragwort plant. These Gatekeepers obviously couldn't resist it. Well worth the wait!

Jane

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Louise_Morris
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17 Aug 2011 - 8:41 PM

Well done for getting two in one shot! Butterflies are so beautiful but they are all flighty at some point and it gets darned annoying at times - but patience? nah couple of minutes or thats it find something else!! Grin Lou

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Daisymaye
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17 Aug 2011 - 8:46 PM

This is very beautiful and two of them on the colourful daisies. Excellent colour, light and detail..........Sandy

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Devon_Wild
17 Aug 2011 - 8:51 PM

Super colourful capture, well worth the wait .....................Rob

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17 Aug 2011 - 9:28 PM

A lovely shot lots of colour not easy are they
mike

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17 Aug 2011 - 10:11 PM

top shot - love it

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
17 Aug 2011 - 11:01 PM

Yes i would be pleased as well excellent .
jj

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18 Aug 2011 - 5:49 AM

They do like this flower I've noticed but never managed to capture the great detail here, nice find and worth the wait.

Dougie

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 8:46 AM

Well you did do well.
The two have posed perfectly, head on and
side view.
Lovely sharp capture and the tones of orangey-brown
and yellow look so well together.
I know what you mean re. the patience..
I've taken 100's of Red Admiral shots in the
last few days trying to get a worthy one !

B.

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Anna62
Anna62  4 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 10:58 AM

Keith, this image is spectacular. The colours of the butterflies combined with the flowers makes this a real winner. Very well taken Smile

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18 Aug 2011 - 12:18 PM

Well done with this pair- beautiful colours and clarity Smile
Helen

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18 Aug 2011 - 4:36 PM

You should not get bored for at least an hour then you will be as sad as me, a great shot. - gary

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ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 4:49 PM

I admire your patience but it paid off - a really gorgeous shot! I love the two little white spots in the black circles. Beautiful colors.
Christina

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18 Aug 2011 - 5:31 PM

Thanks everyone for the favourable feedback.....glad you like it !

I'm slowly getting to grips with close-up/macro shots.....but getting good shots of butterflies is so frustrating, when they're so timid, & almost guaranteed to fly off
just as I get the blighters in focus, so lots of rejects........good fun though !....& at my age I need every bit of that I can get !.WinkGrinGrinGrin

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18 Aug 2011 - 7:16 PM

Well worth the wait. Excellent shot.
Ron

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19 Aug 2011 - 11:05 AM

Excellent capture,
Alan

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Lillian
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19 Aug 2011 - 6:14 PM

So beautifully captured, and sharp
Lillian

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barmymarny
19 Aug 2011 - 7:29 PM

Buy one, get one free Wink Superb capture.


Marilyn x

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 - 6:13 PM

What a lovely shot. Thanks for tripod comment - so nice.
Mike

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MikeGreaves
20 Aug 2011 - 8:33 PM

A cracking shot!!!!!!!!! Superb picture Smile
Mike

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20 Aug 2011 - 9:47 PM

Two for the price of one. Beautiful shot.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 6:35 PM

Stunning detail and the compo and timing is excellent. paul

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JustDucky
JustDucky  4 Canada
22 Aug 2011 - 9:12 PM

excellent detail, lucky you toget 2 at once - superb capture Keith
Tammy

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Delbon
Delbon  7 England
24 Aug 2011 - 9:12 PM

Cracking shot and composition - excellent

Del

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28 Aug 2011 - 4:38 PM

Wow! A superb capture. Carol

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29 Aug 2011 - 1:22 PM

A brilliant double capture, I like the colours and composition very much. These small butterflies are not the easiest to photograph, particularly with open wings

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viscostatic
11 Sep 2011 - 12:00 PM

Beautiful colours and composition here.

Phil.

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