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A male common blue butterfly I saw perched on a dead flowerhead 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 Aug 2013 - 10:26 AM
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:Masts Field Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:26 Aug 2013 - 10:13 AM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Close-up / macro, Common blue butterfly, Glos, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:73

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
26 Aug 2013 - 10:21 AM

Excellent Ed, great pose and detail,
Fred.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
26 Aug 2013 - 10:22 AM

Another real beauty Ed !! Very well captured !

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MichaelJamesHarper

Excellent Photo, Well DoneGrin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 11:00 AM

Simply lovely and perfect b/g.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 - 11:04 AM

Great captureSmile

Eileen

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TonyDy
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26 Aug 2013 - 11:06 AM

Lovely shot, Ed.
Tony

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DonMc
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26 Aug 2013 - 11:09 AM

Super macro Ed!SmileSmileWink
Don

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 11:19 AM

A real beauty Ed.GrinGrinSmileSmileTongueTongue
Ron

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 11:20 AM

Beautiful butterfly, equally beautifully captured.

Ann

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WhiteRose1
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26 Aug 2013 - 12:17 PM

Perching nicely for you, Ed.

Dave

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TyChee
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26 Aug 2013 - 12:31 PM

Very nice detail here.
Ty

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 1:48 PM

Good details and tones here Ed

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speybay
speybay  10 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 - 1:50 PM

Super shot, good detail great angle.

Ian

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mikbee
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26 Aug 2013 - 2:00 PM

Looks a bit of a balancing act here Ed !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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Daisymaye
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26 Aug 2013 - 2:30 PM

A beauty of a capture Ed.......Sandy

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 2:36 PM

Beautifully posed, beautifully captured Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 3:11 PM

Another cracker, Ed. Carol

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 - 3:49 PM

Cracking shot Ed.
Brian

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achieverswales
26 Aug 2013 - 4:21 PM

Wonderful crisp capture Ed.

Regards

Trev.

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26 Aug 2013 - 4:50 PM

All of the above.

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JuBarney
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26 Aug 2013 - 5:37 PM

Really lovely shot
Ju

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bricurtis
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26 Aug 2013 - 5:43 PM

Another beauty Ed - immaculate detail.
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AlexAppleby
26 Aug 2013 - 6:36 PM

Lovely shot.

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ali63
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26 Aug 2013 - 8:07 PM

Stunning work,

Ali Smile

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26 Aug 2013 - 8:37 PM

Super good!

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DerekL
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26 Aug 2013 - 8:51 PM

Cracking shot Ed.

Derek

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26 Aug 2013 - 8:54 PM

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

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26 Aug 2013 - 9:14 PM

You appear to have no shortage of butterfly pictures, Ed, but all are a joy to see.

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Lillian
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26 Aug 2013 - 9:42 PM

I know how difficult these are to get..tried..failedWink
so really admire your skills Ed beautiful
Lillian

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26 Aug 2013 - 9:50 PM

Lovely shot. Cathy

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26 Aug 2013 - 10:02 PM

Superb capture!
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Quoise
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27 Aug 2013 - 8:39 AM

Wonderful capture

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