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A male chalkhill blue butterfly basking in the summer sunshine on the steep South facing slopes of Swelshill Bank near Stroud, taken back in early August

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Aug 2011 - 12:00 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Male Chalkhill Blue IV
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:11 Sep 2011 - 10:22 AM
Tags:Bownham Common, Chalkhill blue butterfly, Glos, Stroud, Swelshill Bank, Wildlife / nature
Votes:67
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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 10:43 AM

Just so very beautiful!

Ann

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wonkers
wonkers  4 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2011 - 10:54 AM

A beautiful sharp shot.

Jill

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 11:02 AM

The texture and colors in this are fabulous.

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HeathMcDonald
11 Sep 2011 - 11:06 AM

Great shot with very nice colours, I think it was a good year for these. Smile

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 12:07 PM

Another nice natural light shot Ed'. The Blue shows up nicely.

John Smile

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TonyDy
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11 Sep 2011 - 2:10 PM

Excellent shot, Ed.
Tony

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 2:12 PM

A lovely image Ed.............Sandy

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pascalg
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11 Sep 2011 - 2:15 PM

nice & fluffy Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 2:29 PM

A handsome fella, Ed, very well captured, what a wonderful powder blue. Carol

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gingerdelight
11 Sep 2011 - 4:19 PM

An absolute stunner Ed, really well captured.
Carol

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 4:20 PM

A stunning shot Ed, such a beautiful blue with superb detail. Carole

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 4:39 PM

Beautiful colour and soft detail..well taken.Smile

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33364 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 4:56 PM

What a gorgeous butterfly, Ed, and so ewll he poses such that you can make the lost of that delicate colour.

Malc

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 4:59 PM

Impressive macro photography.

Albert

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
11 Sep 2011 - 5:03 PM

Great capture Ed, and a lovely image.
Brian

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81872 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 5:39 PM

Good colour and detail Ed.
Brian.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 5:46 PM

Another beautiful macro, lovely colour. Glad to make it the #30.
Steve.

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 7:02 PM

Lovely pic, and creature Ed ...Bill

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Snapitt
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11 Sep 2011 - 7:03 PM

Beautiful image Ed. Great detail and colour.

Jane

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 7:04 PM

One of your better ones Ed.
Ron

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 7:20 PM

beautiful!

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 7:41 PM

nicely presented delicate insect,lovely colour.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 7:58 PM

your making me very envious Ed this shot is magical

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cantona43
cantona43  8851 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 7:59 PM

wow this is another runner Ed, the detail you capture is phenomenal
Neil

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Alan_Baseley
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11 Sep 2011 - 8:13 PM

Superb capture Ed,
Alan

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janty66
janty66  6 England
11 Sep 2011 - 8:18 PM

Wonderful capture..

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 8:33 PM

Now that Ed is one amazing shot, perfectly detailed
and colour perfect
Lillian

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK e2 Member 571 forum postsTerryMcK vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 9:25 PM

I've yet to see (let alone photograph) a Chalkhill Blue in the wild but this appears to be a perfect specimen - well captured, Ed.
Terry

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FeatherFriend
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11 Sep 2011 - 10:12 PM

Tis a beauty Ed, lovely specimen too,
Geoff.

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Glostopcat
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11 Sep 2011 - 10:51 PM

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

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Joeblowfromoz
11 Sep 2011 - 11:26 PM

These are wonderful to photograph - if only they would come out of hiding here. Wonderful detail, and color. Terrific shot..Jo

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JimV
JimV e2 Member 7JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 3:33 AM

Lovely butterfly and so well shot as always Ed, have you ever considered showing your collection to local collectors, or museum, I'm sure they'd be delighted to see them!
Rgds., Jim

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MikeA
MikeA  91133 forum posts England
12 Sep 2011 - 8:55 AM

Superb detail and colouration.

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful capture Ed - well done yet again !

Chris

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barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 12:46 PM

He really is beautiful ..

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JackieB
JackieB  3 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 6:02 PM

An excellent detailed shot...well done

Jackie

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 9:39 PM

Beautiful capture Ed,well done..Lin

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9461 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2011 - 4:31 PM

A classic Ed.

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Peagreen
Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2011 - 11:32 PM

This is beautiful, Ed, Gorgeous colour and wonderful detail. Beautifully captured and presentedSmile Certainly don't get any of these in my gardenSad
Take care...........................Pauline

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2011 - 11:19 AM

Superb image, Ed, the detail quite outstanding, as are the colours.
Ronnie.

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Scuttleatflordon

A fabulous shot well done.
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