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A male common blue butterfly basking in the summer sunshine on the cliff tops at Sand Point near Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset. This was one of a number of species I saw on a day out last Monday. Many thanks for all your c&c's on the Crickley Hill Chalkhill Blue and to AdeOsman for the user award, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Aug 2012 - 11:04 AM
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
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sand Point Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:27 Aug 2012 - 11:20 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Common blue butterfly, Sand bay, Sand Point, Somerset, Weston-super-mare, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61
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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:25 AM

nicely captured, good colour.
ant.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8706 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:29 AM

Good composition - diagonally against a green abstract which includes those delightful little green stars!
Moira

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94460 forum postsKarenFB vcard England164 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:32 AM

A beautiful capture - lovely colours!

Absolutely pouring down today, there'll be no basking!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:33 AM

The rain will be here soon too I'm afraid and it won't let up until late tonight!Sad

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:38 AM

Such a lovely place to walk, but when we went in June I saw nothing of butterflies - maybe I was too interested in everything else going on around me.
Well spotted and captured Ed SmileSmile
Helen

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:44 AM

What a beauty! Your DOF is perfect for this, and that diagonal comp....wow!

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TonyDy
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27 Aug 2012 - 11:49 AM

Lovely shot, Ed.
Tony

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Franko59
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27 Aug 2012 - 11:57 AM

Superb!,,regards IanSmile

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 12:17 PM

A true blue beauty.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 12:20 PM

wonderful colour, what a poser.
good timing!!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:19 PM

Such a pretty butterfly, beautifully coloured and marked, and so well captured in great detail, Ed.
Ronnie.

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley Plus Member 8104 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:37 PM

Beautiful.
Sylvia

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:42 PM

Such a delightful little butterfly. The colours and details are, as ever in your pf, beautiful.

Ann

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:42 PM

Another good chalky blue colour Ed.
Super shot.
Mick.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44162 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom112 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:44 PM

A rather fantastic macro photograph Ed, crammed packed full of gorgeous natural colours, superb detail, which enhances the beauty of this rather handsome looking 'Sand PointBlue Butterfly' so very well indeed. A real gem, and one of which I greatly admire.

Regards Nathan

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 2:22 PM

1st class Ed, Sorry I will not be able to make tomorrow as I have two vehicles booked in for platings and will take up a big part of the day, I am quite disappointed as it would have been nice to catch up.

gary

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 2:25 PM

Never mind mate I'm sure we'll get to catch up again before the year is out

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 3:08 PM

One of your best, Ed SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

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achieverswales
27 Aug 2012 - 3:42 PM

Agree with Carol Ed, one of your best.

Regards

Trev.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:25 PM

Well done matey.....You'll have to wait a long time for another UA though....GrinGrinGrin

This might be of interest to you later tonight Hedgehogs

Ade

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ChristineD
27 Aug 2012 - 4:30 PM

A beautiful capture

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:31 PM

Thank goodness that link wasn't to a youtube video of our Gary going wild in the Forest of Dean, I don't think the epzers' are ready for "Fifty shades of Gary!"WinkGrinTongue

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 27 Aug 2012 - 4:32 PM

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27 Aug 2012 - 5:28 PM

A perfect blue---

envious!

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:35 PM

Immaculate detail Ed showing wonderful patterning in those wings.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY Plus Member 81040 forum postsJN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:45 PM

Excellent!!!!!
JNC

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barbarahirst
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27 Aug 2012 - 6:07 PM

superb detail yet again

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27 Aug 2012 - 6:07 PM

A real beauty Ed, excellent composition and detail,
Fred.

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Lillian
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27 Aug 2012 - 6:27 PM

Who in their right mind would want to do a mod on this one?
brilliant shot Ed, and could not be bettered
Lillian

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FeatherFriend
27 Aug 2012 - 7:16 PM

Certainly one of your best Ed, superb,
Geoff.

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27 Aug 2012 - 7:43 PM

Superb shot Ed. Excellent detail and colour.

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27 Aug 2012 - 8:19 PM


Quote: Certainly one of your best Ed, superb,
Geoff.

Totally agree with Geoff on this one Ed - it's a beauty indeed. Lou

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27 Aug 2012 - 8:22 PM


Quote: Immaculate detail Ed showing wonderful patterning in those wings.

Can't say better than this Ed

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Mike_S
Mike_S  4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 - 8:42 PM

Beautifully taken image.

Mike.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 10:07 PM

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

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nutmeg66
nutmeg66  6 England
29 Aug 2012 - 12:17 PM

Very nice colour and it stands out nicely against the background.

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sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 7:20 PM

Stunning Ed,have not seen one this year..Lin

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 8:37 AM

Good image well lifted from the bg ,good dof.

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