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A rare glanville fritillary butterfly clinging on to some plantain on the cliff tops of a windy Sand Point near Weston-Super-Mare.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.1 - 112.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Jun 2012 - 11:58 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Glanville Fritillary
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:11 Oct 2013 - 7:32 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Glanville Fritillary butterfly, National trust, Plantain, Sand bay, Sand Point, Somerset, Weston-super-mare, Wildlife / nature
Votes:58

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 7:35 AM

So beautiful, Ed, he seems to be hanging onto that grass for dear life Smile Carol

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KarenFB
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11 Oct 2013 - 7:36 AM

A gorgeous image - you must have been excited when you spotted this one!

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ChiliMan
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11 Oct 2013 - 7:40 AM

What a beaut! Excellent capture and from a nice low angle too.

Andrew

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paddyman
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11 Oct 2013 - 7:43 AM

Very nice image,never seen one,well done...Alec

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LynneJoyce
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11 Oct 2013 - 7:46 AM

Super capture of this tiny character. I have never seen one before either.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 7:49 AM

They are only found on the Isle of Wight and a couple of sites on the Hampshire coast apart from Sand Point. I did not see any this year when I visited in mid June thoughSad

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 8:45 AM

That's a real beauty of a shot, Ed: a beautifully marked and coloured specimen.
Ronnie.

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Richsr
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11 Oct 2013 - 8:51 AM

Good details and tones Ed.
R.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 9:40 AM

Nice shot,Ed,love the colour and detail here,
Saeid

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EMJAYCEE
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11 Oct 2013 - 9:54 AM

Such a beautiful image.
Joan.

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 10:28 AM

Lovely shot of a beautifully marked butterfly Ed.

Derek

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Irishkate
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11 Oct 2013 - 11:13 AM

This one is a real beauty Ed - such wonderful markings.
Lovely bokeh in b/g.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
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11 Oct 2013 - 11:16 AM

Lovely sharp and well exposed shot Ed.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Daisymaye
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11 Oct 2013 - 1:54 PM

A super image Ed. Great detail.

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rontear
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11 Oct 2013 - 2:13 PM

A rare beauty Ed.
Ron

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EileenH
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11 Oct 2013 - 2:15 PM

Beautiful captureSmile

Eileen

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FeatherFriend
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11 Oct 2013 - 3:24 PM

So rare that I've never seen one Ed, like the comp and dof used,
Geoff.

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kathrynlouise
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11 Oct 2013 - 4:26 PM

This is beautiful Ed, one of my favourites I think that you've put on in some time GrinGrin

Kathryn

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11 Oct 2013 - 5:17 PM

A lovely image coming from the Canon Ixus. A great little camera which I use on a regular basis from capturing everything from Apples to Uncle Zach...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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DicksPics
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11 Oct 2013 - 6:34 PM

Excellent detail, Ed.

Richard

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briantjjones
11 Oct 2013 - 9:07 PM

Ed, A lovely image with a good dof and colour contrast.
Brian J.

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Holmewood
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11 Oct 2013 - 10:04 PM

That is such a lovely butterfly Ed. Super shot. Cathy

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Glostopcat
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11 Oct 2013 - 10:55 PM

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

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12 Oct 2013 - 10:01 AM

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12 Oct 2013 - 10:15 AM

Fantastic capture.
Paul

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ali63
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12 Oct 2013 - 5:14 PM

Stunning image,

Ali

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ChristineD
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12 Oct 2013 - 6:13 PM

Excellent capture and low angle

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Ayoob
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13 Oct 2013 - 1:52 PM

GORGEOUS shot , Ed - very well done.....GrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
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13 Oct 2013 - 7:22 PM

Ed are you sure it is not a knapweed fritillary?
the 3 little dots in the wing frontmost part tell me that!
and it is a fantastic capture

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Glostopcat
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13 Oct 2013 - 7:24 PM

It is definitely a glanville Annette, the ones at Weston are slightly different from those found on the Isle of Wight and in Hampshire. The knapweed fritillary has never been recorded in the UK as far as I am aware!

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