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... till the butterflies will be back. The days are getting longer , back to work in the icy fog made me dream of spring. those Heath Fritillaries (Melitaea athalia) are usually the first fritillaries of the year. Taken last June.

Many thanks for your generous votes and comments on my first goldfinch. Special thanks to Brian for the UA, was really chuffed Smile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron adaptall 2 1:2 90 mm macro f2.5 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jun 2012 - 7:17 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:only 4 months to go..
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:2 Jan 2013 - 9:00 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Heath fritillary, Insect, Melitaea athalia, Wildlife / nature
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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 9:03 PM

And Counting Smile Wonderful work Annette

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32309 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 9:20 PM

I was once told never to wish for time to go bye, because one day you would not have any left...

A fantastic high quality, superbly composed image Annette.

Regards Nathan Grin

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:02 PM

And counting................GrinGrinGrinGrin

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2101 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:03 PM

That will be niceSmile
A lovely imageSmile
NettaSmile

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:09 PM

Lovely, Annette.
Colin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4963 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:10 PM

Only 51 weeks 'til Christmas!

Lovely colours, Annette.

Dave

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:14 PM

A super close up Annette, the detail and colours have been perfectly recorded. According to UK Butterflies website several species were sighted on New Years Day when we had a sunny start to 2013

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 - 10:24 PM

Like you I am counting the days for spring Annette.Very well presented.
Elena

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom70 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:30 PM

Think I'm with Nathan in not wishing the time away!
Good to see butterflies though and even better to read Ed's report that
some have already been seen. So it's not all doom and gloom.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:34 PM

Though I don't really want to wish the time away, I do think there is a lot to be said for hibernation! Tongue Glorious butterfly image. Only just realised this is the 30th click and your well deserved RC.

Ann

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:48 PM

lovely shot.
ant.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 11:19 PM

What a fantastic shot, such lovely colors.
Bob

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 - 11:46 PM

Fantastic detailed shot Annette
Jim

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debu
debu  4 India
3 Jan 2013 - 12:33 AM

Wonderful colourful detailed image.
debu

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 12:38 AM

I'm looking forward to spring also and all the monarchs coming through on their migration route to Canada.

A good shot of this flutterby, with it being sharp where it counts most: the antennae and the head.

Anne

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 1:39 AM

Excellent -- the image and the dream-- Spring will be along soon!

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 1:51 AM

Excellent love the colours and detail
mike

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
3 Jan 2013 - 3:26 AM

What a stunning photo Annette ! The colours in this image are amazing ! Don't remind me that winter is coming and the days are getting shorter !! We have not even been to the beach yet this summer because of the windy weather Smile

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Deep_Bhatia
3 Jan 2013 - 5:39 AM

Beautiful!!!!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 6:31 AM

Went to the beach yesterday and spotted my first butterfly of the New Year Smile. A lovely image, Annette, hope you don't have to wait too long to spot your first. Carol

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 8:08 AM

fantastic detail annette brilliant colours and light a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 9:28 AM

Nicely captured Annette.
Carole

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 11:20 AM

A wonderful shot of the Butterfly. Niced detailed and exposed.
Ron

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 12:08 PM

Lovely detail Annette.
Ann

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 6:46 PM

Quite right. About time we have decent weather for a change. Thanks for the info on noise reduction Annette.
Regards
Tony

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
4 Jan 2013 - 3:27 PM

Could do with it pleased to make this 60 Annette, nice one roll on spring at least the are the flowers, regards Leon.SadSadSadSadSad

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 - 9:37 PM

Stunning and a great colour and patterns... IB

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