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Hi all, not done anything new for a while, so many distractions at the moment Sad so here's one from the archives. I think this is the male but maybe you can correct me if I'm wrong Wink
Many thanks for the response to my White butterfly and a special thank you to Brian65, EAS and pluckyfilly for the UA's, really appreciated and valued,
Regards,
Geoff.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 105mm, f/2.8,Micro, VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.2
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Male Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:18 Mar 2013 - 12:30 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Devon, Garden, Tortoiseshell, Wildlife / nature
Votes:93

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
18 Mar 2013 - 12:33 PM

Excellent !! This is a superb capture !!GrinGrin

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 12:33 PM

agree about the ID. It is a beautiful, pin sharp capture. Now If you get a female, the offspring will eat your stingy nettles this summer Smile

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 1:05 PM

A fine capture, Geoff. Despite Annette's comment above, I have yet to see a caterpillar on stinging nettles Grin Carol

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 1:37 PM

A stunner with excellent details. A rather nice perch in the form of the Ice Plant too.

Ann

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 1:49 PM

A very detailed capture of the subject, standing out nicely against that green b/g tone.
Ronnie.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 2:12 PM

So beautiful and sharp Geoff
so graceful these little butterflies
Lillian

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 2:38 PM

Great detail in this fine image!! I like it a lot!

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 3:09 PM

Thanks all,
Geoff.

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 3:37 PM

Excellent capture and details Geoff..Lin

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 3:45 PM

This is a belter Geoff, the detail is amazing. - gary

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 4:16 PM

Brilliantly detailed and exposed closeup Geoff. Lovely composition.GrinGrinSmileSmileWinkWink
Ron

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 4:41 PM

The detail here is perfect - beautifully captured.

Anne

mauriceegan
18 Mar 2013 - 4:48 PM

Beautiful detailed image , great shot
Maurice

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 5:12 PM

Impeccible image, PattiSmileSmileSmile

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 6:11 PM

Great work mate, focusing is bang on showing loads of super detail in the wings.
Super job Geoff.
Shaun

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:29 PM

A great image Geoff, such a pretty butterfly

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 6:35 PM

What fantastic detail, great shot Geoff.
Brian

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:59 PM

Sharp and well exposed a great shot

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:07 PM

Wow...... love it, how fluffy is heGrinGrinGrin
Diane

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85742 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:46 PM

Good to see Geoff

Let's hope they are on the way to recovery

Adrian

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 7:52 PM

A fantastic and well detailed image Geoff
Jim

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:28 PM

Definitely a male Geoff - well detailed - nice perch.Wink
Brian.

tommyld
tommyld e2 Member 3tommyld vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 8:39 PM

This is a great all rounder Geoff, color, detail, bokeh and presentation, Superb...
Tom.

Last Modified By tommyld at 18 Mar 2013 - 8:39 PM
FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:40 PM

Thanks all and a special thank you to Patti for the UA, really appreciated,
Geoff.

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 6:57 AM

A cracking good macro Geoff - I wish the weather was like this now

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 11:11 AM

Beautifully detailed and composed macro capture, Geoff. Terrific detail, textures and tones on the Tortie. Isolated to perfection by those acidic green bg colours.
Sylvia

chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 1:34 PM

Very well captured, wonderful detail, a favourite of mine, last year was very poor for sightings in my area after
some improvement in the previous two years, let us hope this is a good year for them, it would be so sad to see
any further decline.
David

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 1:55 PM

Like the details in this Geoff - good one
Regards Richard

evelen
evelen  9 England
19 Mar 2013 - 6:22 PM

beautiful capture colour and detail.
eve.Smile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 9:44 PM

A fine shot of this tortoiseshell butterfly giving a clear view of the inner wings. You've captured its wing patterns and markings in such intricate detail

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 - 4:34 PM

another superb capture geoff,well done indeed.ray

tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2013 - 9:03 PM

Quality details. Well done.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2013 - 9:37 PM

Amazing. Beautiful. Great!
And if you say it is a male, I believe you! Smile
Great detail and such good quality shot!
Johanna

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 9:28 PM

superb detail Geoff. paul

suvarc
suvarc  4 India
26 Mar 2013 - 11:36 AM

Just stunning photo.

Cormy
Cormy  6 England
1 Apr 2013 - 1:56 PM

A Master at work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 11A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 7:54 PM

superbly captured and composed with excellent detail and colour.

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 2:50 PM

Stunning shot Geoff what cracking detail
mike

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

stunning capture Geoff.
regards
Yung

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
19 May 2013 - 4:26 PM

superb capture Geoff,pin sharp image.ray

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