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A newly emerged male chalkhill blue butterfly taken several days ago in the masts field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 161.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jul 2013 - 1:31 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Male Chalkhill Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:27 Jul 2013 - 12:28 AM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Chalkhill blue butterfly, Close-up / macro, Glos, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 12:37 AM

Certainly has a good ''chalky'' look to it Ed.
Can you blow it off like you can with the end of your snooker cue ?
Good close up.
Mick.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 1:08 AM

Beautiful colour rendering.
Matt

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Chinga
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27 Jul 2013 - 1:38 AM

The details on this little one are superb! Well done! Grin
IB

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
27 Jul 2013 - 4:47 AM

Lovely detail in this excellent photo Ed !

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CarolG
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27 Jul 2013 - 5:47 AM

A real beauty, Ed, perfectly captured. Carol

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WhiteRose1
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27 Jul 2013 - 6:45 AM

Wonderful delicate colour and excellent detail again, Ed.

Dave

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LynneJoyce
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27 Jul 2013 - 7:37 AM

A beautifully detailed shot.

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lifesnapper
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27 Jul 2013 - 7:50 AM

Super Colours Ed', a lovely Screen filler.

John Smile

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Nigeve1
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27 Jul 2013 - 8:37 AM

Superb detail and colour.
Nigel

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Maiwand
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27 Jul 2013 - 8:42 AM

Excellent capture Ed.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 10:04 AM

Nice capture Ed!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7345 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 10:17 AM

Superb detail, textures and fine delicate tones, Ed. a really gorgeous Chalkhill Blue capture.
Sylvia

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 11:03 AM

Best blue I've seen here for ages. Very well captured Ed.
Thank you for all the advice.
Hope I see some butterflies before the weather changes!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Herge88
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27 Jul 2013 - 11:20 AM

Love the colours in this one Ed, great sharp detail too.

Best Matt

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bricurtis
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27 Jul 2013 - 12:50 PM

Beautiful textured wings - immaculate detail Ed.
Brian.

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RonnieAG
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27 Jul 2013 - 1:05 PM

Such a beautiful butterfly with those delicate colours, captured in such excellent detail by you, Ed.
Ronnie.

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tomcat
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27 Jul 2013 - 3:23 PM

Well taken Ed

I will give your pm some thought, but not 100% sure which way I am playing it yet
There is talk of getting done at the BOC and heading straight home


Adrian

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DerekL
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27 Jul 2013 - 4:01 PM

Lovely image Ed.

Derek

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FeatherFriend
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27 Jul 2013 - 4:33 PM

One of your best Ed, cracking shot,
Geoff.

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NDODS
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27 Jul 2013 - 4:43 PM

A stunning image, the extended wings begging to be togged, and boy have you done this little fella proud Ed...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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27 Jul 2013 - 5:13 PM

Such a beauty - I imagine you saw the programme on tv last evening about butterflies. I thought it was fascinating.
Ann

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27 Jul 2013 - 8:35 PM

Very well shot

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28 Jul 2013 - 12:02 AM

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

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28 Jul 2013 - 12:08 AM

A beauty Ed, excellent colour and detail captured,
Fred.

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28 Jul 2013 - 5:53 PM

Delicate detail . So perfect. Well captured xx

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31 Jul 2013 - 11:26 PM

Beautiful and delicate colours throughout.

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4 Aug 2013 - 12:19 AM

I am a hobby naturalist and enjoy your photos very much. Great quality macros!

Greetings from Michigan,

Doerthe

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