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I know they're about as common a butterfly as you'll ever likely to see, but lets be honest here, it's not very often you get the chance to fire off a few frames like this as the species are just so darn flighty and rarely sit still long enough to get a goodish shot like this, especially at the time of day this was captured. So whilst they may be very common and seen on almost any day of the summer, I'm rather pleased with this one, especially as it's straight out the camera with the exception of a border being added and a little sharpen.

Many thanks once again for all the comments and vote on yesterdays image, it proved to be a lot more popular than I though it would be. Thanks for stopping by, regards as always to all.......Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 150mm 2.8 EX DG Macro HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jun 2013 - 4:16 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Large White Butterfly
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:23 Jun 2013 - 6:54 AM
Tags:Butterflies, Butterfly, Cabbage white, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Large white, Pieris brassicae, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63
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Views:157
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darrenwilson41
darrenwilson41 Plus Member 439 forum postsdarrenwilson41 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 6:55 AM

Lovely image

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jackyp
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23 Jun 2013 - 7:13 AM

Well done Ade the detail here is stunning, they may be common but I can never get near them lol Grin

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl Plus Member 5590 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 7:14 AM

You are absolutely right Ade. I have tried on many occasions and failed miserably. Well done.
Jason

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 7:23 AM

Well, full marks for pinning this one down, photographically speaking of course, Ade: excellent detail captured.
Ronnie.

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Russell_Charles

Pin sharp, excellent colour and nice background. So few butterflies around you were lucky to get this one. Lovely shot.

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 42430 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
23 Jun 2013 - 7:36 AM

I don't take any of these flying beauties for granted anymore Ade. There is always something new to notice about them! This is a cracking capture and good to get as you say they are flighty and not sitters or posers really! Lou

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SmartAS
SmartAS  5 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 - 7:47 AM

A stunning image, great clarity and DOF. Well done. Grin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 7:51 AM

That certainly is a beauty, Ade Smile Carol

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 8:03 AM

Beautiful and the detail is enough to knock ya socks off.....................GrinGrinGrinGrin

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 8:16 AM

Common, maybe but that does not detract prom the beauty. One of the things I love about photography is it highlights and brings to our attention the beauty that is all around that we do not always notice

David

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23 Jun 2013 - 9:01 AM

Super image.
Alf.

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Alan_Baseley
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23 Jun 2013 - 9:28 AM

Super shot Ade,
Alan

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:34 AM

Sharp as can be - super capture.
Joan.

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CaroleS
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23 Jun 2013 - 10:00 AM

Very good detailSmile A superb shot.

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54730 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 10:18 AM

I'd never have the patience for this type of photography, Ade, so all kudos.

This works particularly well thanks to the contrast between the paleness of the flutterby and the rich colour of the thistle.

Malc

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 11:08 AM

This looks more than just goodish, Ade!

And it's never a waste to grab a shot of any butterfly 'cos you might end up with a better shot than any previous shot you've had Smile

Andrew

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 11:32 AM

Cracking detail Ade, no need to apologise that its a White, it takes just the same amount of skill as photographing any other variety,
Geoff.

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Mototaur
Mototaur  226 forum posts England
23 Jun 2013 - 12:12 PM

Not a pretty coloured butterfly. But great detail captured. Looks more like a moth Smile

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Glostopcat
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23 Jun 2013 - 12:18 PM

Glad to see it on knapweed or thistles rather than on my cabbages!Wink The details, colours and composition are spot on as always and as you say they rarely stay still for long unless they are laying eggs on brassicas at the allotment or in the garden!

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23 Jun 2013 - 1:03 PM

Great shot, Ade.
Tony

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jaktis
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23 Jun 2013 - 1:17 PM

Great captured details

Peter

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23 Jun 2013 - 1:19 PM

Very professional-- a wonderful image!

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Maiwand
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23 Jun 2013 - 1:47 PM

Landed on the perfect perch Ade. This makes a superb image.
Ron

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maratsuikka
23 Jun 2013 - 2:46 PM

Super image.

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23 Jun 2013 - 7:41 PM

superb with great use of dof

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bricurtis
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23 Jun 2013 - 8:30 PM

Quite an often overlooked species Ade - which is a shame as this image proves. Super pic .
Brian.

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23 Jun 2013 - 11:52 PM

Lovely shot

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24 Jun 2013 - 12:10 AM

Excellent image Ade, that 150mm macro is some lens.

Geoff.

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bluetitblue
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24 Jun 2013 - 6:01 PM

Great detail Ade and comp.

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