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A male common blue butterfly basking in the spring sunshine at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham. This image was taken back in mid May.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Prestbury Hill Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:21 Sep 2011 - 5:18 PM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Close-up / macro, Common blue butterfly, Glos, May, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 5:27 PM

Stunning capture, beautiful color! Patti

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 5:36 PM

Didn't think it was a recent take, Ed, they're beginning to look very tatty now. Very well captured and presented, perfect colour. Carol

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graceland
graceland  92363 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 5:46 PM

Wow Ed thats a good one you saved that one till the end did you ?

Nice colour on it well done !!

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 6:00 PM

wouldnt be doing to much basking today Ed.lovely capture.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 6:04 PM

Nice hairy Wings Ed'. The Butterfly I mean, not you Smile

John Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 6:20 PM

Well done for still managing to find a few Ed.
Ron

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 6:28 PM

A superb well detailed capture.
Steve.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 6:32 PM

You have captured the delicacy of this prettily coloured butterfly perfectly, the wings almost translucent. Excellent shot, Ed.
Ronnie.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 6:56 PM

What a gorgeous blue-- a splendid butterfly image!

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wonkers
wonkers  4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 - 6:56 PM

Stunning.

Jill

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9461 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 7:03 PM

Skilfully produced Ed.

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 - 7:18 PM

Very good shot,
Tony

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 3 England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 7:20 PM

Brilliant macro!
Sam.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 - 7:52 PM

A wonderful shot Ed, love it.
Brian

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janty66
janty66  6 England
21 Sep 2011 - 7:54 PM

Well captured...

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achieverswales
21 Sep 2011 - 8:05 PM

Awsome capture Ed, composition and detail first class.

Regards

Trev.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81872 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 8:19 PM

This one was in good condition Ed - lovely.
Brian.

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 8:27 PM

Fine work Ed ...Bill

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
21 Sep 2011 - 9:14 PM

What excellent detail and colour.
jj

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 9:57 PM

so small in life and so fast, you were lucky to get this grand shot

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 10:28 PM

looking in perfect condition and captured so beautifully Ed

Linda

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41106 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 10:46 PM

wow what a stunning butterfly would love to get one of these in my wee collection.

Ian.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 10:55 PM

Nice tones of blue here Ed.
Excellent shot.
Mick.

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 12:09 AM

Simply perfect, what a beautiful colour.
Jann
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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 7:53 AM

Another in a super series of butterflies.

Albert

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gingerdelight
22 Sep 2011 - 8:42 AM

A super capture Ed, such lovely detail and colours.
Carol

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Beautiful capture Ed - wonderful colour & detail

Chris

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 3:26 PM

WOW. Beautiful blue and beautiful shot, Ed!

Andrew

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 6:31 PM

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

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 10:16 PM

superb capture Ed, Love the feathering to the edges of the wings...Wink

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acousticmist
23 Sep 2011 - 8:59 AM

Superb....................Martin

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