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A male adonis blue butterfly opening his wings to give us a glimpse of his electric blue colour at Swelshill Bank near Stroud. This fine specimen was at ground level hence the busy background and was taken over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 574.5 - 2462.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Aug 2012 - 12:14 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mr Adonis Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:13 Oct 2012 - 11:36 AM
Tags:Adonis blue butterfly, Close-up / macro, Glos, Stroud, Swelshill Bank, Wildlife / nature
Votes:53

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 12:09 PM

Wonderful colouring, the upper surface of the wings so different from the under, Ed: lovely bright sunny shot.
Ronnie.
(PS......after your comment yesterday re. Ade I am dying to see a shot of the same.........SmileSmileSmile.........R)

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 12:11 PM

The colours are so beautiful.

Ann

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Irishkate
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13 Oct 2012 - 12:32 PM

What an intense blue yet so different outside!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
13 Oct 2012 - 1:05 PM

Another beautiful butterfly capture Ed,
Fred.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
13 Oct 2012 - 1:39 PM

At least Ed you are consistent unlike some! nice one well taken and nicely presented, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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13 Oct 2012 - 1:59 PM

Well taken and the background is nicely out of focus, Ed.

Dave

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 2:14 PM

Excellent capture Ed. I have ordered camo gear for the big O search. A

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 2:19 PM

Be careful Arthur he should not be approached when encountered in his natural habitat, he's a real colossus and is feared by even the biggest stags on Exmoor, they steer well clear when he's around!!!WinkGrinTongue

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Daisymaye
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13 Oct 2012 - 3:14 PM

Lovely capture Ed......Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 3:27 PM

He's a glorious colour, Ed, well captured. I was after one today, but he wouldn't play ball with me Sad Carol

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AnnChown
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13 Oct 2012 - 4:16 PM

The colour is amazing Ed! A great capture...
Ann

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Maiwand
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13 Oct 2012 - 6:34 PM

Fantastic colouring Ed. Spot on.
Ron

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
13 Oct 2012 - 7:09 PM

Beautiful colour.
Great detail....

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114509 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 7:50 PM

You've been very generous in pumping me up today, I hope you ain't expecting any of the same.....Don't you know what a grumpy git I am yet Tongue

Cheers matey.....Ade Grin

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pluckyfilly
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13 Oct 2012 - 8:52 PM

this is a fine shot Ed

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Glostopcat
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13 Oct 2012 - 9:59 PM

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

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thedon1941
13 Oct 2012 - 11:19 PM

Great shot. Fantastic detail. Don

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33139 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 12:50 AM

Another image which one would never tire of viewing and admiring, simply superb Ed. GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 6:59 PM

his furry belly comes out a charm, that sky blue shine on the upperside makes me feel all summerly again.

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