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A set of images of some of the blue butterflies that I saw this summer when visiting Swelshill Bank near Stroud, plus a couple from my allotment.
V1 - A male adonis blue feeding on a carline thistle and giving us a glimpse of his wonderful electric blue colour
V2,V3 - "The Blues Brothers" - Two male adonis blue butterflies vying for position on a carline thistle on the steep slopes of Swelshill Bank
V4 - A male adonis blue butterfly basking on an oak leaf on Swelshill Bank, taken with the Canon Eos 600D
V5 - A male holly blue that visited my allotment, this is a record shot of one with its wings open, the first time I have managed to catch one like that on camera, so a bit of a rarity
V6 - The same holly blue on some sweet williams at my allotment taken shortly after v5
V7 - Especially for Silly Sunday a "holy" Chalkhill blue butterfly, this male of the species was captured at Swelshill Bank back in August
V8 - Another male chalkhill blue butterfly taken at Swelshill Bank, this one was taken with the Canon EOS 600D

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:28 Aug 2012 - 10:43 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Summertime Blues III
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:30 Sep 2012 - 12:25 PM
Tags:Adonis blues, Butterflies, Chalkhill Blues, Close-up / macro, Glos, Holly blues, Stroud, Swelshill Bank, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61
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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 12:29 PM

Eight uploads deserving of their own slot Ed Smile Quality work as always young man.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 - 12:31 PM

I can't believe you have seen so many blues! Each image is excellent... Can't choose a favorite. Bravo! IB

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
30 Sep 2012 - 12:35 PM

Excellent series!
JNC

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 12:35 PM

They are abundant on a few sites in the Cotswolds, particularly Swelshill Bank and Rodborough Common near Stroud, other good places to see the blues are Dorset and the South Downs in Sussex.

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achieverswales
30 Sep 2012 - 12:48 PM

V1 and V2 equal votes from me Ed the rest also very good.

Regards

Trev.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114508 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 1:02 PM

I got to hand to you Ed, you do seem to find them, excellent as always, but your still not off the hook! Wink

Ade

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Badgerfred
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30 Sep 2012 - 1:25 PM

Super set of images Ed, nice detail in all,
Fred.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 1:57 PM

A super set Ed, so many blues, what a treat!! Excellent detail.
Carole

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 2:09 PM

V2 and V3 are equally delightful, I like the sense of 'Move over, I got here first'.
Moira

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 2:41 PM

A very fine set of images of this particular species, Ed: so difficult to choose a winner, each and every one so well captured, so they'll have to share my single available vote.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 3:25 PM

A superb set, Ed, with V.5 being my favourite. Carol

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 3:28 PM

Cracking set Ed but I rather like V7 best, the detail in that one is superb,
Geoff.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Sep 2012 - 4:01 PM

Excellent guessed it was yours from the thumb nail, so are the rest great set regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43852 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 4:02 PM

Well, you are certainly spoiling us with this fine set, Ed. An excellent selection .

Malc

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 4:20 PM

A brilliant set - especially v6!
Ann

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LizMutimer
30 Sep 2012 - 4:49 PM

You are very lucky to have lots of butterflies near you. Not many at all this year near me.

Liz

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 4:50 PM

Each one is worthy of individual attention Ed - it's a beautiful set.
Joan.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 5:31 PM

Super collection Ed - particularly like V2 and V7.
Brian.

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 6:09 PM

Woww, Ed, a superb set of images, some of your best i think, well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
30 Sep 2012 - 6:16 PM

Beautifully taken and nice colour....

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Maiwand
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30 Sep 2012 - 6:22 PM

What a lovely creature Ed. A real quality series of shots.
Ron

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 7:13 PM

Top drawer stuff, ED, great series.


Ray

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gilbertmjake
30 Sep 2012 - 7:24 PM

Great set of images, great detail & colour in all, nice one !

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30 Sep 2012 - 7:44 PM

We certainly get our money's worth with this set of beauties!

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30 Sep 2012 - 8:13 PM

Currently E2 featured and so beautiful

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headskiesfly
30 Sep 2012 - 8:14 PM

Beautiful collection.

Rick

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:16 PM

Superb series Ed, each could stand on its own.

Glyn

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elainebaker
30 Sep 2012 - 8:16 PM

Beautiful set of images. Well done. Elaine

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:51 PM

Wonderful set Ed.
I'm liking V5 for simplicity.
V6 good contrast between pink flower and butterfly.
Good title for V2.
I was interested to see what your new Canon EOS 600D
could do and enjoyed V4 for clarity of butterfly and liked the leaf he was on.
Also liked V8 with delicate flowers to host the lovely butterfly.
Let us know how you find the 600D ( I have 450D) so well behind!
Read that the 650D is good for night shots without a tripod!
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 10:05 PM

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

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 10:19 PM

An absolutely glorious group and what wonderful colours!

Ann

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 7:42 PM

A grand set Ed V3 and 6,for me .

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2012 - 4:10 PM

V2 and 7...
but I like them all, especially the sunday version has a great title.

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