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A Knapweed Fritillary butterfly...

... feeding on nectar of Rough-Star Thistle...

Backlit wings spread out ... making gold from copper...!

Provence 2008

This is part of a series I am working on of "backlit butterflies"... if you're interested see some more of them HERE on EPZ

Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Tamron 180mm f3.5 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Alchemist
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:14 May 2008 - 7:09 PM
Tags:Backlit, Close-up / macro, Fritillary, Knapweed, Melitaea phoebe, Rough-star, Thistle, Wildlife / nature
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brianhaslam
14 May 2008 - 7:15 PM

Another beauty, Tim, you are so good with the sunlight.

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GMKhamish
GMKhamish  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 7:17 PM

Great image and use of light. Lots of valuable information also.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84270 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 7:20 PM

This is so beautiful, to capture the sun through it's wings is amazing!! The colours and markings are wonderful.

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 7:20 PM

Beautiful comp, great details and colours. Superb image.

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IFIMAGE  6143 forum posts Wales
14 May 2008 - 7:30 PM

Great shot ,like the angle and lighting
Ian..

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kanu
kanu  6 India
14 May 2008 - 7:33 PM

Simply superb.....

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BlackNinja
14 May 2008 - 7:38 PM

really excellent shot

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Silverzone
14 May 2008 - 7:40 PM

Superb . sylvia

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 7:42 PM

Different angle of view, like the pose and the flower. Excellent title too.
Penny

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RubberBullets
14 May 2008 - 7:50 PM

They just keep getting better and better. Fantastic shot.

Tim

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piccy  8 Wales
14 May 2008 - 8:00 PM

One of the nicest butterfly shots I've seen - lovely backlighting.
Freda

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Strobe
Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
14 May 2008 - 8:07 PM

Excellent detail and POV

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12480 forum postsCanonMan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 8:18 PM

Beautiful. Not much else to say, really. Lovely detail.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 8:41 PM

Pleased to click a well deserved 30 ..
A super shot.

B.

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JYBluesman
14 May 2008 - 8:48 PM

Stunning vivid shot and lovely presentation. Jeff

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 8:49 PM

Thank you all for your generous comments on this one!

Glad you enjoyed it!

Cheers,

Tim

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Hebe
Hebe  6 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 - 8:55 PM

Excellent detail and colour.

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Lawrence
Lawrence  11195 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 9:22 PM

Fantastic lighting, and excellent portfolio

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 9:26 PM

Another beautiful shot

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lammie
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14 May 2008 - 9:26 PM

A really beautiful image.
Don

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nolongeramember

Love that light through the wing.. shows its delicate elegance and colours..!

of course brilliant !

Nikki !

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 9:40 PM

Beautiful image
John

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fishiee  10460 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 10:17 PM

Once again another superb capture. Lights, colours, composition all perfect!

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whiteswan01
14 May 2008 - 10:44 PM

stunning great light in the wings Dawn

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NickBrandon
15 May 2008 - 7:43 AM

Beautiful shot Tim.

Excellent quality of work, Nick

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Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122228 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 10:08 AM

Nice, Tim. Took a little trip through your backlit series yesterday. Well worth it.
Malcolm

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 10:08 AM

Great pof - looks beautiful with the light coming through the wings.
Brian.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 8:24 PM

Simply beautiful, your best so far IMHO

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