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An extremely rare large blue butterfly seen at Daneway Banks nature reserve which is managed by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. This is one of only two sites with public access in the country where it can be seen. The species fared really well there this year and good numbers of them were sighted on the reserve.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 157.3 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jun 2014 - 2:32 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual Temperature (Kelvin)
Title:Large Blue basking
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:11 Jul 2014 - 8:00 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Daneway Banks, Glos, Gloucestershire wildlife trust, Large Blue butterfly, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2014 - 8:51 AM

Good to get the open wings showing the marking and colours well
Regards
Richard

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ABPhotosUK
ABPhotosUK e2 Member 1ABPhotosUK vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2014 - 8:54 AM

So lucky to see and photograph these Ed, must pay a visit one day if I'm ever in that area!! Thanks also for all the C&Cs last night, much appreciated!! Andy

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2014 - 9:12 AM

A great capture of this great looking butterfly EdSmile

Cliff

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2014 - 9:28 AM

Lovely detail, colours and wing patterning/textures, Ed. Lovely composition and bg tones.
Sylvia

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CaroleS
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11 Jul 2014 - 9:42 AM

Wonderful to see those wings open to show that amazing blueGrin

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rontear
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11 Jul 2014 - 10:17 AM

Beautifully rare Ed, handsome butterfly.
Ron

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TonyDy
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11 Jul 2014 - 10:42 AM

Great shot, Ed.
Tony

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gary_d
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11 Jul 2014 - 11:49 AM

A nice one again Ed. - gary

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Joline
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11 Jul 2014 - 12:01 PM

Delightful with wonderful details.

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Daisymaye
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11 Jul 2014 - 1:32 PM

Well captured with good detail and colour.

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2014 - 2:01 PM

Of all the butterflies, this has got to be my favourite one, and a joy to see in your excellent image Ed.
Peter.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2014 - 2:06 PM

First class, Ed. Carol

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2014 - 2:24 PM

Pretty subject and pretty good capture too.Smile
Joan

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bobhowell
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11 Jul 2014 - 3:37 PM

Stunning capture. Bob

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ali63
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11 Jul 2014 - 3:58 PM

Top class image Ed, stunning Butterfly,

Ali GrinGrin

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Chinga
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11 Jul 2014 - 4:17 PM

BEAUTIFUL macro! Grin
IB

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Maiwand
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11 Jul 2014 - 4:23 PM


Quote: Lovely detail, colours and wing patterning/textures, Ed. Lovely composition and bg tones.
Sylvia

Just about says it all Ed. A cracker.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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ade123
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11 Jul 2014 - 4:52 PM

A beautiful image Ed

Ade

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LynneJoyce
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11 Jul 2014 - 5:12 PM

A handsome beastie well captured.

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taggart
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11 Jul 2014 - 5:32 PM

Totally beautiful!

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Irishkate
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11 Jul 2014 - 7:34 PM

The abdomen and thorax look 3D - a beautiful specimen Ed.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10468 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2014 - 7:56 PM

Super open winged shot. Never managed one myself. Must check out this place next year as it seems collard hill didn't do so well this year and they are both about the same distance from me.

On my last night of a 2 week holiday in the swiss alps and have been rather spoiled with these the past 2 weeks!

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dave1967
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11 Jul 2014 - 8:48 PM

Superb shot
Dave

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11 Jul 2014 - 8:49 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Carol for the user award, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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bricurtis
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11 Jul 2014 - 9:15 PM

Lovely capture Ed - good to know they are doing well.
Brian.

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12 Jul 2014 - 10:27 PM

Lovely colour and lovely image

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21 Jul 2014 - 12:19 PM

Lovely detail and dof.

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