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A painted lady butterfly nectaring on some thistles growing in the valley area of the Bill Smyllie 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:6 Aug 2013 - 11:00 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Painted Lady
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:20 Oct 2013 - 12:43 AM
Tags:Cheltenham, Close-up / macro, Glos, Painted lady butterfly, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:70

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2013 - 12:49 AM

Lovely to return to the Butterfly season with your beautiful Painted Lady.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
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20 Oct 2013 - 1:02 AM

Another splendid shot from you Ed !!
Mick.

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kathrynlouise
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20 Oct 2013 - 1:28 AM

Beautiful Ed Grin

kathryn

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RonnieAG
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20 Oct 2013 - 2:31 AM

I continue to be amazed at the amount and variety of butterflies you have in your neck of the woods, Ed: and here another fine capture of this particular species.
Ronnie.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Oct 2013 - 4:17 AM

A super capture Ed .

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handlerstudio
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20 Oct 2013 - 5:03 AM

A great butterfly capture, Ed.

Peter

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ColleenA
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20 Oct 2013 - 6:01 AM

Beautifully captured Ed...she lives up to her name

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2013 - 6:10 AM

A perfect capture of this beautiful lady, Ed, they have at last made an appearance over her, to enjoy the wild fleabane that is now flowering in its masses. Carol

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LynneJoyce
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20 Oct 2013 - 6:47 AM

Lovely capture. I saw a similar one in the Spanish garden yesterday and it stopped near me for a while. Needless to say, the camera was nowhere near!

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2013 - 7:46 AM

As I said on Fred's image a rare sight this year. Beautiful capture Ed.

Albert

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livinglevels
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20 Oct 2013 - 8:30 AM

Great image Ed showing all that hairy detail.
Paul

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Badgerfred
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20 Oct 2013 - 8:44 AM

Snap, a beautiful image Ed, excellent detail,
Fred.

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dmhuynh72
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20 Oct 2013 - 8:53 AM

outstanding macro Ed.
regards
Yung

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2013 - 8:55 AM

Excellent capture

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EMJAYCEE
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20 Oct 2013 - 9:38 AM

Another example of your good camera work Ed.
Joan.

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Maiwand
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20 Oct 2013 - 9:40 AM

Excellent shot Ed.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2013 - 10:51 AM

Great captureSmile

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2013 - 11:24 AM

Fantatastic and great image,Ed,very well done,
saeid

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achieverswales
20 Oct 2013 - 11:39 AM

Very good details Ed.


Regards

Trev.

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DerekL
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20 Oct 2013 - 11:55 AM

Lovely specimen Ed.

Derek

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ChiliMan
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20 Oct 2013 - 11:56 AM

I saw a painted lady today as she flitted out of a tattoo parlour. Didn't get a shot of her, though. Left my memory card at home.

Excellent shot you've got of this one, Ed.

Andrew

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ChristineD
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20 Oct 2013 - 4:03 PM

A beautiful Painted Lady

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NDODS
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20 Oct 2013 - 4:48 PM

A rather rare find, yet one which you have captured beautifully Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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sparrowhawk
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20 Oct 2013 - 4:50 PM

lovely shot

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Norfolkboy
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20 Oct 2013 - 5:04 PM

Super capture, Ed.
I had a flush of these around the same time as you.
Colin

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Glostopcat
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20 Oct 2013 - 5:23 PM

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

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john_starkey
20 Oct 2013 - 7:27 PM

A butterfly i never managed to get this year Sad,lovely work Edward,

John.

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Glostopcat
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20 Oct 2013 - 7:44 PM

I did not see many this year either John, about three all year at Prestbury Hill and a couple on Leckhampton Hill. The most I saw was four on one day at Sand Point near Weston in mid June

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Mike_Smith
20 Oct 2013 - 7:45 PM

Cracking Butterfly shot Ed, keep them coming i like these shots

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20 Oct 2013 - 7:47 PM

There'll be more to come as I haven't been out with the camera much recently and I haven't had the time to look through the deer pics I took at Ashton Court the week before last

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20 Oct 2013 - 10:43 PM

Such a lovely butterfly Ed. Cathy

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20 Oct 2013 - 11:46 PM

Beautiful capture. It has been a wonderful year for Butterflies, I hope next year will be the sameSmile
Ryan

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Joline
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21 Oct 2013 - 1:05 AM

So very lovely!

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dawnmichelle
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21 Oct 2013 - 1:32 AM

lovely shot

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bricurtis
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22 Oct 2013 - 11:19 AM

Lovely image Ed.

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annettep38
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6 Nov 2013 - 9:07 PM

one of the most beautiful ones in europe, captured in splendid light!

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