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Thankyou to everyone who voted and commented on yesterday's Apollo, and especially to Stace and Tomcat for the UA's, very much appreciated guys.

Yesterday's trip to Prees Heath with Ray Seagrove was one of the best days butterflying so far this year. We saw probably 500-600 Silver Studded Blues including many mating pairs that ran into double figures. This pair (male on top) were my favourites because they chose to mate on the Bell Heather. Aswell as the Silver Studded Blues we also saw Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Small Heaths, Burnet Moths, and the best Small Tortoiseshell i have ever seen.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jul 2012 - 1:21 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Silver Studded Blues
Username:NigelKiteley NigelKiteley
Uploaded:6 Jul 2012 - 12:02 PM
Tags:Butterflies, Close-up / macro, Plebejus argus, Silver studded blue, Wildlife / nature
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 12:16 PM

A fantastic close up shot of this copulating couple, the detail and colours are sublime and I like the background very much.

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 - 1:05 PM

Stunning image, Nigel. In this part of the world I have seen about six butterflies so far this "Summer"!!!!
Tony

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Neil-Ludford
Neil-Ludford e2 Member 4Neil-Ludford vcard United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 - 1:12 PM

Fantastic photography. Neil.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 1:22 PM

Great shot! Love the bg.
Diane

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
6 Jul 2012 - 1:49 PM

fantasick shot good colours like it GrinGrinGrinGrin

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue e2 Member 5bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 - 2:29 PM

Perfect capture.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 4:31 PM

fantastic detailed capture, the background is very fitting , too.

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Snapitt
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6 Jul 2012 - 7:43 PM

Fabulous image Nigel. Fantastic detail and excellent colours.

Jane

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85742 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 8:19 PM

How strange, that in my neck of the woods, we have been lucky to see half a dozen Common BluesSad

You must have had a field dayTongue

I hope the place escaped today's downpours

Adrian

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 10:23 PM

Excellent work mate, must get over there before they disappear Wink
Steve

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 32142 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
7 Jul 2012 - 12:36 PM

Stunning image Nigel. Lou

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