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Many thanks to everyone who voted and commented on the Damon Blue, and especially to Paintman, TonyDy, BRabbitt. Irishkate, and Tomcat for the UA's, all are very much appreciated.

Here's a female Sooty Copper warming up in my favourite meadow in Miraflores.

Off out in search of roosting Common Blues shortly, catch up later this evening.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Aug 2012 - 7:55 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:+0.375
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Sooty Copper
Username:NigelKiteley NigelKiteley
Uploaded:16 Aug 2012 - 5:13 PM
Tags:Butterflies., Close-up / macro, Sooty copper, Wildlife / nature
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Digby
Digby e2 Member 641 forum postsDigby vcard Wales
16 Aug 2012 - 5:15 PM

Lovely detail, nice composition.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 5:20 PM

Beautiful shot.
Matt

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10468 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 5:38 PM

Excellent shot of a stunning butterfly Nigel! I've seen Sooty Coppers before but never with tails like that. I've checked the book and online and don't see any others with tails, yet everything else looks good for Sooty Copper and the only copper I see with tails is the Grecian Copper which is nowhere near Spain (and doesn't really look like this anyway). Do they all have tails like this there?

Maybe it's a seperate subspecies?

Awesome open wing shot wither way!

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howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 5:49 PM

Spot on macro Smile
Iain

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10468 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 5:49 PM

Or Lesser Firey Copper is close in appearance but not in terms of location. Italy is a bit closer than Greece though!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 6:08 PM

A magnificent close up capture Nigel, the detail and colours are sublime.

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Margaret101
Margaret101 e2 Member 3Margaret101 vcard United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 - 7:10 PM

What a beautiful shot and lovely colours

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 7:28 PM

Another fine shot Nigel

Background is spot onSmile

An interesting debate from JohnWink

What with the climate being on tilt, owt could turn up anywhere within reasonGrin


Adrian

Last Modified By tomcat at 16 Aug 2012 - 7:29 PM

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 - 7:37 PM

Another beauty, Nigel - obviously a successful trip!
Tony

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43288 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 7:57 PM

A rather stunning macro photograph Nigel, which captures this rather handsome 'Sooty Copper' so very well, stunning natural colour, gorgeous detail and markings.

Regards Nathan

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 10:17 PM

Everbody's knowledge of butterflies is wonderful -
and this is a wonderful macro with every detail captured to perfection.
With attention drawn to the tails - this is a beautiful creature.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 11:17 PM

My knowledge very limited but I do know that the image is exquisite.
Joan.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 11:47 AM

yes, this is splendid. And how nicely it is posing for you!!

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francisg
francisg  10703 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 1:04 PM

an excellent shot . We haven't had many butterflies this year, Mainly due to the long periods of bad, wet weather we are getting.

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