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A Grayling Hipparchia semele, taken early doors Thursday morning, on the east Norfolk coast
A first for me and probably the most difficult butterfly I have tried to photographSmile

I never went looking for them, they sort of found me by accident, while I was having a short amble in the dunes earlier in the week, no more than a 100 metres from the sea
Arrived Thursday morning to a blood-red sun and this one duly obliged

So pleased the forecast was totally wrong for the area - we had glorious weather all week, apart from a few hours rain on the Wednesday morning

Plenty of catching up to do ASAP, but it is also our Dan's 18th, so will be popping in and out whenever possible

Adrian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Aug 2014 - 6:03 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Grayling
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:9 Aug 2014 - 7:38 PM
Tags:Browns, Butterflies, Coast, Grayling, Insects, Norfolk, Wildlife / nature
Votes:59

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2014 - 7:44 PM

Excellent capture in great clarity and beautifully presented, Adrian.
George

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84360 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2014 - 7:46 PM

A brilliant capture - you were lucky it was perched up from the ground!

I've only ever seen one too, several years ago at Castle Drogo (on Dartmoor).

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42413 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
9 Aug 2014 - 7:49 PM

Good one Mr K! Glad you had a good week - 'appy burfday to Dan! Catch up soon! Lou

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2014 - 7:50 PM

Beautiful harmonic colors--- He has very strange (disturbing) eyes!

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Badgerfred
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9 Aug 2014 - 7:55 PM

A beauty Adrian, lovely light, nice detail,
Fred.

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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 2209 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2014 - 7:55 PM

A real stunner to come back with Adrian glad you had a great week and you best get the beers in
For the birthday

Ade

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2014 - 7:57 PM

A great find and capture, Adrian, glad to hear the weather was good to you Smile Close on 40C here most days Smile Carol

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2014 - 7:59 PM

Great image Adrian ,

Ali

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ABPhotosUK
ABPhotosUK e2 Member 1ABPhotosUK vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2014 - 8:01 PM

A great find Adrian and well done pinning it down in your usual magical style!! Andy

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
9 Aug 2014 - 8:19 PM

Sounds like you are made up Adrian! Smile Fabulous work...good to see you back! Wink John

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2014 - 8:20 PM

Hello Adrian, I have never seen one of these before. Thank you for sharing this image!Smile
Regards Don

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7126 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2014 - 8:35 PM

Well done Ade, remarkable clarity and a super background.

Trev

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2014 - 8:57 PM

Congratulation son your new find - on a matching plant nonetheless!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 690 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2014 - 9:03 PM

Glad you've had a good week and enjoy the birthday celebrationsGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Makes me feel really good when I get a ''first'' sure you feel the same..

Excellent capture glad it found you..WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2014 - 9:30 PM

Persistence pays off with this new find: and very nicely captured it is too, Adrian.
R.

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2014 - 9:41 PM

An outstanding image, Adrian. Great light & detail.

Fred

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Holmewood
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9 Aug 2014 - 9:59 PM

Amazing shot Adrian. Glad you had a great holiday. Enjoy the celebrations. Cathy

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TonyDy
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9 Aug 2014 - 10:02 PM

Golden light on this golden shot, Adrian.
Tony

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9 Aug 2014 - 10:11 PM

You've caught this elusive master of cameouflage in some wonderful early morning light Adie, no wonder you are happy as larryGrin

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10 Aug 2014 - 6:38 AM

Wow....impressive photography

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viscostatic
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10 Aug 2014 - 8:31 AM

Wonderful light and detail.

Phil.

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Maiwand
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10 Aug 2014 - 9:35 AM

Looks like you managed to get the very best of this one Adrian. Excellent shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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10 Aug 2014 - 10:49 AM

Definatley worth the wait, a real beauty and the matching plant too. it really is excellent

Patty GrinGrinGrin

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10 Aug 2014 - 2:05 PM

Great shot Adrian, lovely detail and light controlled so well,
Geoff.

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Jenny-D
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10 Aug 2014 - 4:29 PM

A beautiful capture Adrian, glad to hear you had a good holiday.

Enjoy the birthday celebrations!

Jenny Smile

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10 Aug 2014 - 7:22 PM

Top draw work Adrian

David

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11 Aug 2014 - 5:26 PM

Excellent.

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12 Aug 2014 - 2:02 PM

Beautifully captured pin sharp detailed imageSmileSmileSmilepaul

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