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A male common blue butterfly basking in some summer sunshine on a bright and breezy Sunday afternoon in the masts field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham. Many thanks for all the c&c's on my recent uploads, I shall endeavour to catch up with what you've all been up to recently as soon as i've the time.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 577.5 - 2475.1 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jun 2012 - 4:41 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Prestbury Hill Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:30 Jun 2012 - 12:02 PM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Close-up / macro, Common blue butterfly, Glos, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
30 Jun 2012 - 12:11 PM

Superb Ed, excellent detail,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 12:13 PM

Fine macro shot, Ed, the detail captured so precise. Stands out so well from the pastel b/g greens, and almost as if in 3D.
Very well done and if I may say so one of your best.
Ronnie.

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
30 Jun 2012 - 12:13 PM

Another excellengt capture Ed

Paul

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Jun 2012 - 12:33 PM

Excellent clear detailed photo like it lots, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 12:34 PM

Good stuff Ed but IMHO it looks just a tad over-sharpened, otherwise perfect!

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 1:31 PM

Beautiful image

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lifesnapper
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30 Jun 2012 - 1:46 PM

lovely vibrant image Ed'.

John Smile

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 2:42 PM

Beautiful soft colours with some great detail here Ed, I assume by your comments that Gary_D has a frog phobia?

Best Matt

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 2:55 PM

A cracker, Ed, glorious colour, a well deserved award on its way to you Smile Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 3:10 PM

Cracking good butterfly capture Ed.
Ron

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 4:01 PM

This is a stunning capture of this blue-- also a well designed image!

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PattiW
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30 Jun 2012 - 4:40 PM

Exquisite detail in this amazing capture, Patti Smile

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman e2 Member 3659 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
30 Jun 2012 - 4:43 PM

Wonderful Capture. Eric.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 5:09 PM

A wonderful Blue butterfly - didn't know ther were that many varities.
I too thought it a litle oversharpened having spend an afternoon editing
some of my own and trying not to overdo it.
so hard to get just right!!
KateGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 5:49 PM

A beauty Ed SmileSmile
Helen

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 7:01 PM

WOW. One helluva capture, Ed!

Definitely a Blue Ribbon shot Smile

Andrew

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2803 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 7:11 PM

Very difficult not to oversharpen these, but this is oversharpened, I agree with Ade, and Ive loaded a mod with less sharpening. Could well be a little too much less, but you can at least see it makes quite a difference. I would also crop to place the Butterfly on a third. try not to use those borders that are the same as the dominant colour as the shot, - they dont work well. The purpose of a border is to frame, meaning indicate the edge of a shot, and these ones done do that. Ive includes a different frame in the mod to show what I mean.

Good effort though at 300mm.



regards



Willie

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 7:16 PM

Many thanks to Carol and Eric for the user awards and to Willie for his excellent mod and advice, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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bluetitblue
30 Jun 2012 - 8:36 PM

Great shot.Smile

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30 Jun 2012 - 10:18 PM

Caught well Ed ...Bill

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30 Jun 2012 - 11:18 PM

Razor sharp Ed with beautiful colour.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2012 - 12:04 AM

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

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2012 - 1:11 AM

This is wonderful ,ED ,very well done,
Saeid

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Daisymaye
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1 Jul 2012 - 2:17 AM

A super image Ed. Really well captured.........Sandy

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2012 - 6:33 AM

An excellent shot Ed - there don't seem to be so many butterflies around this year or is it me

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Glostopcat
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1 Jul 2012 - 11:06 AM

No there aren't, you have to look hard to find the ones that are around, there have been nothing like the numbers in previous years

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Shellio
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1 Jul 2012 - 8:20 PM

I think these butterflies are delightful, great work!
Shell

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2012 - 11:35 PM

wonderful iridescent blue! You certainly won't get the blues about this one.

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2 Jul 2012 - 8:57 AM

A real beauty here Ed. A

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6 Jul 2012 - 2:35 PM

beautiful capture

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