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A male adonis blue butterfly basking in the early summer sunshine at Swelshill Bank near Stroud. This rare butterfly is Britain's brightest blue butterfly. Many thanks to Kate "IrishKate" and Lillian for the user awards on yesterdays upload the Green Hairstreak, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 157.3 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jun 2014 - 10:33 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual Temperature (Kelvin)
Title:Male Adonis Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:13 Jun 2014 - 8:26 AM
Tags:Adonis blue butterfly, Close-up / macro, Glos, National trust, Stroud, Swelshill Bank, Wildlife / nature
Votes:59

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 8:38 AM

A beautiful capture the detail and colour of which is something quite special Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 8:58 AM

Great capture Ed, what a great colour this butterfly hasSmile

Cliff

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TonyDy
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13 Jun 2014 - 10:35 AM

Lovely shot, Ed.
Tony

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
13 Jun 2014 - 12:07 PM

Outstanding. Superb colour combination. Well captured.

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 1:21 PM

The pastel blue is quite beautiful Ed, and you've captured it perfectly.
Peter.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 2:45 PM

We're on the same wavelength today, Ed Smile This is a beauty, magnificent colour and superbly captured. Carol

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 2:48 PM

Good chalky blue Ed.
Bright indeed !!
Mick.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 3:04 PM

Glorious bright blue and freshly perfect.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 3:53 PM

Stunning work Ed,

Ali GrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 4:24 PM

This is a really beautiful image, Ed!
What wonderful colouring.

Richard

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 4:58 PM

Stunning colours Ed, what a beautiful butterfly...great photography

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 5:41 PM

Beautifully Blue Ed'.

John Smile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 5:46 PM

Displayed so well!

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 5:52 PM

A beauty Ed - stunning blue.
Brian

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Fefe
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13 Jun 2014 - 6:17 PM

Gorgeous colour! Lovely shotGrin
Diane

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
13 Jun 2014 - 6:34 PM

A beauty!
JNC

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 7:22 PM

A superb male 'Blue' Ed. A cracker.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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livinglevels
livinglevels e2 Member 2livinglevels vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 8:03 PM

Great image captured well

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 8:58 PM

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

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2014 - 1:11 AM


Quote: Good chalky blue Ed.
Bright indeed !!
Mick.

It's not a chalky blue Mick it's an adonis, the chalkhills aren't out until July!WinkGrin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2014 - 1:26 AM

Boys, boys, long as the butterfly itself knows what species it is, that's fine!

Another delightful Lepidoptera shot (good term with which to play safe!)

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2014 - 6:47 AM

Extraordinary colour and clarity, Ed. Wow. Solid capture.

Andrew

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2014 - 10:50 AM

Many thanks for the user award Malcolm, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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brian17302
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14 Jun 2014 - 10:58 AM

Great detailed capture Ed

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Badgerfred
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22 Jun 2014 - 11:08 AM

Fine capture Ed, nice detail,
Fred.

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