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A male common blue butterfly I saw on the clifftops at Sand Point near Weston-Super-Mare back in August

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 - 11:02 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sand Point Blue II
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:15 Oct 2012 - 6:42 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Common blue butterfly, Sand Point, Somerset, Weston-super-mare, Wildlife / nature
Votes:62

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Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
15 Oct 2012 - 6:44 AM

I have never seen one of these beauties ! Well captured and presented - thanx for sharing Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 6:52 AM

I have never seen one of these either, Ed, but through your lens can enjoy them.......another beautifully detailed shot, al the fine markings picked out so well.
Ronnie.

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kathrynlouise
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15 Oct 2012 - 6:54 AM

A beautiful shot. I obviously live in the wrong area as saw very few butterflies this year Sad

Kathryn

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CaroleS
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15 Oct 2012 - 8:07 AM

It might be called common, but not to me - a lovely detailed shot.
Carole

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 8:11 AM

A great capture from a beautiful site SmileSmile
Helen

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Badgerfred
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15 Oct 2012 - 8:23 AM

Another beauty Ed,
Fred.

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Briwooly
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15 Oct 2012 - 8:40 AM

Excellent close up Ed

Brian...........

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 8:55 AM

A near perfect fella, Ed, well spotted and captured. Very windy here today, no chance of seeing any butterflies today Sad Carol

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barbarahirst
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15 Oct 2012 - 9:02 AM

wonderful detail

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 10:02 AM

Another top quality photograph Ed, stunning colour, superb detail. "A real winner" GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan

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WhiteRose1
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15 Oct 2012 - 10:55 AM

Beautiful colour and detail, Ed.

Dave

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Irishkate
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15 Oct 2012 - 10:59 AM

A wonderful blue - everyday sighting for you Ed!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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A Booth
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15 Oct 2012 - 11:00 AM

superb blues and stunning wing detail. nicely composed and presented.

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EAS
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15 Oct 2012 - 11:12 AM

I try hard not to but must confess I so envy you the sighting of these wonderful little blue butterflies! Wonderful image.

Ann

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mikbee
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15 Oct 2012 - 12:08 PM

Another fine specimen Ed !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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Glyn1
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15 Oct 2012 - 12:32 PM

Beautiful detail Ed, superb shot.

Glyn

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 2:21 PM

Featured photo at the moment Smile

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rayme330
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15 Oct 2012 - 2:27 PM

Beautiful delicate colours and stunning detail, Ed.

Ray

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Daisymaye
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15 Oct 2012 - 3:11 PM

A lovely capture Ed........Sandy

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Maiwand
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15 Oct 2012 - 3:23 PM

Super capture Ed.
Ron

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lifesnapper
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15 Oct 2012 - 5:34 PM

Smashing image Ed'.

John Smile

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saltireblue
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15 Oct 2012 - 5:55 PM

Like the 'double border' round the wing edges, Ed. A real beauty.

Malc

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taggart
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15 Oct 2012 - 5:56 PM

Good shot with a great bg!

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pluckyfilly
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15 Oct 2012 - 6:22 PM

I have only seen a couple of these and they are so small, no sightings this year tho - you have captured the colour beautifully and the detail is superb

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JohnoP
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15 Oct 2012 - 6:23 PM

Lovely detail on this Ed! John

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Glostopcat
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15 Oct 2012 - 6:26 PM

They had a very poor year in 2012 Ann, apart from the day at Weston when this one was taken I hardly saw any of these this summer. There were a few around at Prestbury Hill in June and a few again at the end of August but not in the numbers of previous years when they were abundant

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15 Oct 2012 - 8:10 PM

What a beautiful butterfly. Well captured. Elaine

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sweetpea62
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15 Oct 2012 - 9:14 PM

Stunning details Ed,so beautifull captured..Lin

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Glostopcat
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15 Oct 2012 - 10:24 PM

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

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annettep38
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15 Oct 2012 - 11:07 PM

how well he is posed in the centre of these arrows.
excellent detail!

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