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A Scarce Swallowtail butterfly feeding on Blackthorn flowers...

Provence 2011

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Apr 2011 - 3:52 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Scarce Spring
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:15 Apr 2011 - 7:48 PM
Tags:Backlit, Blackthorn, Blossom, Butterfly, Iphiclides podalirius, Scarce swallowtail, Spring, Wildlife / nature
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crazyshutter
15 Apr 2011 - 7:52 PM

Terrific capture, great bokah and detail and a none distracting background.

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Vpics  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 7:52 PM

Hi Tim,
I saw quite a few of these in the Pyrenees but never managed to get such a nice shot as this one. Lovely work Grin
Vic.

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vandalp
vandalp  6
15 Apr 2011 - 7:59 PM

Beautiful capture Tim.
Vanda

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 8:39 PM

Easily distinguishable as your work Tim. Love it
Mike

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Silverzone
15 Apr 2011 - 8:49 PM

Superb capture. Sylvia

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 9:33 PM

Crystal clear and sharp - love it.
Christina

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 11:43 PM

Scarce they may be, this image is a wonder ! Tim. Ron.

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16 Apr 2011 - 12:56 AM

A real class act Tim, such wonderful clarity and composition, your butterfly images are for us all to aspire to

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 2:14 AM

Superb detailed image. A real beauty Tim...................Sandy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 4:01 AM

Top notch shot, Tim.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 6:19 AM

A charming image, very well captured. Saw my first scarce swallowtail of this year in the garden yesterday. Carol

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accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 7:39 AM

Beautifully captured and composed image. A

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sherring  746 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 9:12 AM

Superb Image, really, top marks to you.

Steve.

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soulofharmony
16 Apr 2011 - 7:14 PM

outstanding Tim ...... works so well......!!!


Nikki ! x

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fishiee e2 Member 10469 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 1:47 PM

Stunning shot Tim!

You always manage to get these at their best on the blossom. Love the complimentary background colours too.

Taken on my birthday I notice Smile

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celestun  1029 forum posts United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 10:33 PM

Oh... yes I meant to say... a birthday present to you then! Wink

Thank you all I'm glad this one got lot's of interest.

Cheers,

Tim

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ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 7:11 PM

Really beautiful Tim with the blossom, super detail.
Charlotte

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NigelKiteley
19 Apr 2011 - 8:50 PM

Absolutely fabulous Tim!!

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