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thanks for your great reception of the meadow cosmos!

here is a Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) having a feed. It took Pam and me only 20 minutes to nail it down till it had decided itself between hundreds of these flowers. But then the sooty satyrs give the fritillaries a hard time. Taken at the mozzy lake.
BTW I have noticed a pecking order: all butterflies yield to bumble bees, admirals are posers and ignore all others, satyrs and peacocks chase the small one but satyrs yield most of the time to admirals, fritillaries come next and they chase the blues and hairstreaks.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Aug 2012 - 4:09 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.3
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:just let me hoover the pink carpet
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:22 Aug 2012 - 8:43 PM
Tags:Argynnis paphia, Butterfly, Insect, Silver-washed fritillary, Wildlife / nature
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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:47 PM

A great macro -- well worth the wait. Very nice bokeh in this shot and I really like the border as well.
However, not sure I understand the title.
-=\Walter

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
22 Aug 2012 - 8:47 PM

lovely colours great shot.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:50 PM

First rate capture Annette.
Ron

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:54 PM

A Great macro with lovely detail and frame
NettaSmile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
22 Aug 2012 - 8:55 PM

Superb again Annette, wonderfully presented.

John

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:08 PM

Love the side lighting here, Annette, allowing a fine capture of this butterfly: excellent detail.
Ronnie.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
22 Aug 2012 - 9:11 PM

Excellent image Annette, nice detail,
Fred.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:23 PM

Great butterfly image Annette. Love the border.
I guess not all nations understand a Hoover is a vacuum cleaner
re gajewski's query.
KateGrinGrin

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:24 PM

What fantastic and lovely capture indeed,very well done,
saeid

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:31 PM

love the colours and tones annette brilliant detail super comp a belter nice one Wink
andy

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:36 PM

Very good shot, Annette.
Tony

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:51 PM

An all together lovely image, am curious how you made the border--

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Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 677 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 9:55 PM

Excellent shot.

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
22 Aug 2012 - 10:08 PM

Great capture Annette with good dof.

Paul

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 10:19 PM

Nice image, love the title.

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Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis e2 Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 10:32 PM

A pleasure to be No. 30.

David

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 10:37 PM

Good shape, clear background, and an excellent capture, Annette.

Dave

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 10:38 PM

Stunning image Annette
Jim

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 11:43 PM

A fine shot annette.
And I have still to find a backer for my new invention to do away with hoovers.
A pair of slippers with changeable sticky soles to pick up the dirt as you walk about the house !!
Mick.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 11:45 PM

and a magnet for the rust attached to the toe, Mick. To be scrutinized afterwards Smile

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sallybea
sallybea  441 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 - 12:12 AM

Lovely image,
Sally

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 1:07 AM

Vacuuming the hemp agrimony, great title, Annette, great picture too.
I was fascinated by the interesting butterfly habits that you have been observing.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 5:39 AM

An excellent pose, Annette, showing off the beautiful wings, well captured. Carol

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mio2mio
mio2mio  6 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 - 6:31 AM

An excellent photo well taken gorgeous colours

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 6:52 AM

One really lovely image. Like the pov very much. Enjoiyed the results of your observations re butterfly pecking order too and that title is great too!

Ann

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howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:00 AM

Love the colours Annette! Nice shot.
Iain

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:12 AM

A super well composed and pin sharp capture. Fascinating info on the "pecking order".

Albert

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:51 AM

Another beauty with your new lens Annette. I loved your observations on the pecking order - how wonderful to have noted this.
Ann

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 8:00 AM

An excellent shot Annette and some interesting observations too

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digital_boi
23 Aug 2012 - 9:07 AM

fine work here Annette a very fine capture excellent detail

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 12:12 PM

A nice image and you really are doing your homework on butterfly life, well done on both counts. - gary

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 12:32 PM

You caught this one spot on.
(Walter obviously has never done houseworkSmile)

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Deep_Bhatia
23 Aug 2012 - 2:11 PM

An excellent image, Annette. I love the framing too. Deep

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 2:29 PM

Patience payed off congrats. Paul

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 4:29 PM

Annette you really have mastered these butterflies so well
another winner for me
Lillian

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 - 5:36 PM

Beautifully captured and presented.

P.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:56 PM

Beautiful Annette, simply lovely.

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
23 Aug 2012 - 10:38 PM

Another excellent capture Annette, beautiful clarity and colours ... Carol Grin

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 - 7:18 PM

Mesmerizing.... And very well presented... IB

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:55 PM

Nicely shot and presented.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 1:31 AM

A real beauty Annette, you certainly know your stuff. You did much better than the two herberts, Gary D and the Big O when they tried to photograph this species in the Forest of Dean. You would have laughed at the pair of clowns chasing them around and attempting to photograph them to no avail. I only wish i'd filmed them on my small camera and uploaded a youtube link of them, seeing the Big O dash around with his camera and butterfly net was a sight to behold!Grin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Aug 2012 - 12:44 PM

You are so lucky we never see anything like that here more's the pity, still good luck to you! a very nice photo to be proud of, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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