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What a surprise! My warmest thanks to Jenn, Mr Bagman and Brian for the UAs. Your friendly comments and votes were very encouraging. Maybe I'll really get a poster Smile

Here is a Common blue ( they aren't very common round here) taken yesterday in a windy meadow. Took me all the patience to get one good shot in 5.

Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:True blue in the wind
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:20 May 2012 - 10:37 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Polyommatus icarus, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:79
Voters:UrbaneMagick · Irishkate · gajewski · susanbarton · LynneJoyce · marktc · hasslebladuk · livinglevels · robthecamman · buxton · saeidNL · Steve-T · WhiteRose1 · mikemullumby · lostnspace2011 · stuart1963 · mohikan22 · jdinne · martinjp · DiazSprite · Ben10 · gary_d · MalcolmM · sweetpea62 · zapar40 · mikbee · taggart · gazlowe · tonyguitar · CarolG · jennialexander · netta1234 · mrswoolybill · DalesLass · Len1950 · andylea · Snowden1 · jonwebber · AnneWorner · Alan_Baseley · Chinga · SlowSong · Arty · mex · pronabk · Joline · User_Removed · Big_Beavis · WindowonWildlife · Maiwand · bagman · rayme330 · saltireblue · ChiliMan · BarbaraR · Lillian · bill33 · Niknut · Philip_H · Paul1 · KarenFB · Brian65 · cleg · pamelajean · RTDS · Snapitt · Ayoob · reflectionsinlight · ugly · Cliff1944 · jasonrwl · AnnChown · prabhusinha · NobbytheNobster · nikshot · lesliea · Glostopcat · Silverzone · Johnny2D ·
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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3154 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 10:39 PM

Annette, that is a beauty!!!

Gareth

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 10:40 PM

Annette this is truly a stunning image.
The butterfly is superb for colour, detail,composition etc.
The framing is beautiful
A winner in every way.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 10:40 PM

A breathtaking beauty of a shot. Your patients paid off. Fantastic color and detail -- great border effect as well.
-=\Walter

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skewey
skewey  931 forum posts England
20 May 2012 - 10:42 PM

Brilliant capture Annette.

Paul

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susanbarton
20 May 2012 - 10:43 PM

Stunning colour and detail;

Susan

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LynneJoyce
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20 May 2012 - 10:46 PM

Stunning shot beautifully presented.

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 10:53 PM

An absolutely beautiful image Anette... top notch

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hasslebladuk
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20 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

What a cracker love the colour and detail
mike

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livinglevels
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20 May 2012 - 10:59 PM

Well done and such a mint specimen!

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 11:01 PM

Excellent close up with fine detail.very well done,
saeid

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51361 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 11:08 PM

One good shot, but what a good shot Smile.

Dave

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mikemullumby
20 May 2012 - 11:14 PM

Tack sharp, beautifully presented, love it.

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lostnspace2011
20 May 2012 - 11:19 PM

Just beautiful Annette. Lovely colour.
I think all of the butterflies have gone into hiding near to where i live. Did not see one when out and about today Sad

Mark

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
20 May 2012 - 11:30 PM

Colour detail spot on and


Quote: Annette, that is a beauty!!!

Gareth

Totally agree

Rgds

John

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 11:40 PM

1 good shot in 5, I would settle for that, this is great. - gary

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sweetpea62
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20 May 2012 - 11:56 PM

A stunning shot,beautiful image..Lin

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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 12:17 AM

beautiful capture, the blue colour is stunning.
nice one, ant.

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 12:38 AM

Love the ''chalky'' blue colour annette.
Good detail.
Good shot.
Mick.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 1:45 AM

So hard to capture one, and then to get a shot of the fly with wings OPEN!

KUDOS !

Amazing--it is as good as the best!

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tonyguitar
21 May 2012 - 3:45 AM

Learned a hard lesson recently. Forgot the macro point and shoot while walking with a long bird lens. Snapped a similar butterfly but with a 70 - 300, no macro. From 6 feet the quality is dubious, of course. Yours is excellent! TG

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netta1234 Plus Member 3243 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 7:06 AM

Congrats on your awards!I would definately had given you mine,but I've used it,Top of the class with this one 100%
Netta GrinGrin

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DalesLass
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21 May 2012 - 7:42 AM

They are so much more beautiful close up than you ever realise - beautiful image.

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Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
21 May 2012 - 7:43 AM

A lovely and very well presented image Annette.

Len

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 8:39 AM

Wonderfully taken.
jon

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AnneWorner
21 May 2012 - 8:50 AM

Beautiful shot of this little blue - excellent detail.

Anne

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Chinga
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21 May 2012 - 9:57 AM

The waiting paid off! Wonderful capture! IB

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65132 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 9:58 AM

Lovely fluffy body. Really pretty shot.
Chris

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Joline
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21 May 2012 - 12:20 PM

What a gorgeous shot, and the border complements it perfectly. Glorious color.

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User_Removed
21 May 2012 - 12:28 PM

Another superb WOW image, well done.
Alf.

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Maiwand
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21 May 2012 - 2:24 PM

Cracking good butterfly shot Annette and I particularly like the framing. Looks good here. Congrats on your well deserved awards.
Ron

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21 May 2012 - 4:10 PM

It may well be a 'Common' Blue, but there's nothing common about your image. What a little belter - all that fine detail in the hair all along the body and at the edges of the wings.

Malc

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ChiliMan
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21 May 2012 - 4:22 PM

Holy cow...this turned out well, Annette! But sooo annoying with the wind and breeze, huh? I'll compose a shot of a flower and JUST before I'm ready to press the shutter, a breeze will sail by!

???

By the way, I LOVE your presentation here too Smile

Andrew

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BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 4:59 PM

This is very lovely, well done.
Super, matching border too.

B.

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21 May 2012 - 5:09 PM

This is truely beautiful Annette
the detail captured and colour surpasses everything
have another award for it's beauty and perfection
Lillian

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bill33 Plus Member 4bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 5:27 PM

Your time and patience shows just what a good photographer you are, beautifully captured with amazing colour and detail,very well done, Bill.

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5992 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 5:54 PM

Super shot !!!....lovely quality, & beautifully finished !!

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Paul1
Paul1  6 Ireland
21 May 2012 - 6:31 PM

This is an excellent shot and the colours and sharpness are fantastic, well done.

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Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
21 May 2012 - 8:03 PM

I couldnt get one shot in a thousand to look as good Annette.SmileSmileSmileSmile

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
21 May 2012 - 9:51 PM

Wow...this one is stunning!!
Great capture.
Robert

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21 May 2012 - 10:28 PM

Beautiful shot Annette. Excellent detail and lovely colours. Love the framing.

Jane

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22 May 2012 - 1:08 AM

An amazing shot Annette ,great detail and presentation-very well done.......Grin

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reflectionsinlight

beautiful wisp of purple

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22 May 2012 - 11:10 AM

very nice work..
A vote from me...

Dave

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22 May 2012 - 10:22 PM

Excellent capture of this superb butterfly
Jason

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NobbytheNobster

Beautiful capture Smile
Rick

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4 Jun 2012 - 10:45 PM

A stunning close up of the male of the species, the colour and detail are first class. I'd have been extremely proud of this one, well done Annette

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