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Thanks for all the votes and comments on the Marbled Fritillary, very much appreciated as always.

This little stunner is a male Scarce Copper. I have wanted a good open wing shot of this amazing little butterfly ever since Piluca showed me them 3 years ago, and finally i nailed one in the meadow in Miraflores.

Flying home this afternoon and tomorrow i'm meeting up with Ray Seagrove and Tomcat to try and find Purple Emperors, though looking at the weather forecast that's going to be quite a challenge!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jul 2012 - 7:31 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Scarce Copper
Username:NigelKiteley NigelKiteley
Uploaded:18 Jul 2012 - 10:11 AM
Tags:Butterflies, Close-up / macro, Scarce copper, Wildlife / nature
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franken
franken e2 Member 113104 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 10:14 AM

Beautiful!

Ken

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 10:14 AM

I like your composition..........SmileSmile

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Christazzopardi
18 Jul 2012 - 10:23 AM

Pin sharp. I really like the composition.

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 10:39 AM

Perfect!!!!
Dennis

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 - 10:48 AM

Another brilliant shot, Nigel - good luck with your quest.
Tony

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bps11
bps11  2 England
18 Jul 2012 - 11:02 AM

I really like the framing in your image as well as the wonderful detail and dof captured.....congrats!

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114500 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 11:22 AM

Bang on mate......Don't forget your fish paste for those Emperors Wink

Ade

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 11:43 AM

Another Iberian gem Nigel

Folks from all over the country at Fermyn yesterday, but nowt showed, apart from high up in the tree topsSad
Just wasn't warm enough in the morning

As it stands at the moment, the forecast is none to good for tomorrowSad

Spoke with Ray briefly yesterday - meet up opposite the glider club, by the best ride for the BF's. Take the turn for Lyvedon New Bield, just after the main entrance to Fermyn Woods, off the A6116


Adrian

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 11:45 AM

SUPERB.
Ronnie.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 11:55 AM

Wonderful............. A butterfly flowerGrinGrin
Diane

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33120 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 12:19 PM

Beauty beyond belief.

Regards Nathan

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 - 3:09 PM

Gorgeous! Well seen and first class presentation. IB

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 3:25 PM

This is gorgeous - what a stunning colour!

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maggie9
maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 4:09 PM

such intense orange
love the composition

maggie

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 8:30 PM

Absolutely top drawer Nigel, the colour and detail are immaculate, I'm not surprised you were chuffed to bits to catch this little beauty basking with open wings. I hope you know what you've let yourself in for going on a photoshoot with the infamous Tomcat, don't say I didn't warn you!WinkGrin

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 8:51 PM

Cracking image, Nigel.
Colin

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9101 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 9:15 PM

Super image Nigel as usual.
Like the colours and composition.
I think you'll find the English butterflies are all wearing Pakamacks at the moment - lol

Derek

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 10:38 PM

fantastic capture! I have put the spot on my wishlist for Spetember Smile

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10460 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 10:15 PM

This one's a real stunner! Pristine butterfly and love the curved flower stem. The soft tones of the vbackground really make the butterfly jump out!

I have seen these a lot in Switzerland and like you have always wanted a good open winged shot but no joy as yet. They are either roosted or hyper. Not found them in between! Also, when it's hot and they do settle it's always with wings three quarters open which isn't nice for a decent photo. This one looks a very co-operative subject!

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