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A pair of second generation adonis blues caught in the act of producing next springs generation in a sheltered area of Minchinhampton Common near Stroud. This was taken last Friday on an enjoyable day out with fellow epzers' Nigel and Ben Kiteley. This pair is the same one that was featured in Ben Kiteley's last upload. The female is the smaller brown butterfly on the left and the male the larger silver one on the right.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 157.3 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2014 - 12:51 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual Temperature (Kelvin)
Title:Adonis Blues Mating
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:22 Aug 2014 - 8:27 AM
Tags:Adonis blue butterflies, Close-up / macro, Glos, Minchinhampton common, National trust, Stroud, Wildlife / nature
Votes:67

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2014 - 8:35 AM

Well done Ed a lovely mating pair.

Trev

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bobpaige1
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22 Aug 2014 - 8:43 AM

Lovely image Ed,superb detail in these two beauties.

Bob.

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Richsr
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22 Aug 2014 - 8:50 AM

Good details colours and timing Ed, fine image
Regards
Richard

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Alan_Baseley
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22 Aug 2014 - 8:51 AM

Super capture Ed,
Alan

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DicksPics
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22 Aug 2014 - 8:54 AM

Stunning work, Ed!

Richard

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Badgerfred
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22 Aug 2014 - 8:56 AM

Excellent capture Ed, nice detail,
Fred.

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Ted447
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22 Aug 2014 - 8:56 AM

Super image. Ted. GrinGrin

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Fefe
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22 Aug 2014 - 9:51 AM

Lovely shot!
Diane

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EMJAYCEE
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22 Aug 2014 - 10:14 AM

Perfect.
Joan

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ABPhotosUK
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22 Aug 2014 - 10:17 AM

Excellent work Ed, nice symmetry in the composition!! Andy

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JohnoP
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22 Aug 2014 - 10:27 AM

Such an outstanding and impressive image Ed.....they just get better and better! Smile John

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Irishkate
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22 Aug 2014 - 10:38 AM

This one is quite graphic Ed - you've managed to capture
how they connect - I've always been curious about the anatomy!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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teocali
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22 Aug 2014 - 10:56 AM

Superbly detailed and composed, Ed. Lovely clarity, wing patterning, textures and colours, complemented by lovely soft, clean bg tones. IMHO your very best to date. Congratulations on a very well deserved GEA Smile
Sylvia

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viscostatic
22 Aug 2014 - 10:57 AM

Beautiful colours on the seed head as well as excellent detail of the butterflies. A very pleasing image Ed.

Phil.

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TonyDy
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22 Aug 2014 - 11:02 AM

Superb shot, Ed.
Tony

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LynneJoyce
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22 Aug 2014 - 11:33 AM

I'm surprised that you didn't entitle it 'Bonking Bugs' but that might be a bit too working class for this site, so Adonis Blues Mating is entirely appropriate. Lovely image of this splendid middle class couple making love.

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HUFC
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22 Aug 2014 - 12:53 PM

Beautiful, Blurred Background, Excellent Shot

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Daisymaye
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22 Aug 2014 - 1:00 PM

Excellent capture Ed. Superb details.

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rontear
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22 Aug 2014 - 1:27 PM

Beautiful detail Ed.
Ron

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Greyheron
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22 Aug 2014 - 2:02 PM

Outstanding work Edů

Mike

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CarolG
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22 Aug 2014 - 2:04 PM

A top class capture, Ed. Carol

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Nikonuser1
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22 Aug 2014 - 2:24 PM

Great capture EdSmile

Cliff

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DerekL
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22 Aug 2014 - 2:39 PM

Cracking image Ed.
I think the old tom will be jealous of this. WinkWinkWink

Derek

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22 Aug 2014 - 5:03 PM

Amazing detail ED', a really excellent shot.

JohnSmile

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taggart
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22 Aug 2014 - 5:48 PM

Nice, clear shot of this pair!

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Maiwand
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22 Aug 2014 - 7:55 PM


Quote: Superbly detailed and composed, Ed. Lovely clarity, wing patterning, textures and colours, complemented by lovely soft, clean bg tones. IMHO your very best to date. Congratulations on a very well deserved GEA Smile
Sylvia

Have to agree with this comment Ed.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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22 Aug 2014 - 8:10 PM

A wonderful image Ed - superb detail - well isolated - what a prickly perch to be mating on too.
Brian.

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SUE118
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22 Aug 2014 - 8:23 PM

Brilliant. Smile

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pamelajean
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22 Aug 2014 - 9:31 PM

More coupling?
Another fine capture, Ed.

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SteveMackay
22 Aug 2014 - 9:42 PM

A fantastic and beautiful image Ed!Smile

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Glostopcat
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22 Aug 2014 - 11:38 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Fred "Badgerfred" for the GEA and to Sylvia, Brian, Derek and Brian for their user awards they are much appreciated. I am astounded at the response this one has received so far. Also a big thanks to Nigel Kiteley for all his help and advice when out in the field, Ed

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 22 Aug 2014 - 11:40 PM

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mikbee
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23 Aug 2014 - 1:38 AM

Silly sods Ed.
Would you mate on a bed of nails ?
Super shot.
Mick.

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23 Aug 2014 - 12:30 PM

This once again is top class work Ed, we could never tire of viewing shots of this quality
Neil

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NigelKiteley
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23 Aug 2014 - 12:44 PM

Congrats on a thoroughly deserved GEA Ed!

Great to finally meet you!

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Glostopcat
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23 Aug 2014 - 12:52 PM

Couldn't have achieved this without you mate, thanks for all your invaluable tips when out in the field

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23 Aug 2014 - 2:18 PM

Superbly detailed and composed

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ali63
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23 Aug 2014 - 9:07 PM

1st class image Ed,

Ali Grin

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25 Aug 2014 - 11:02 PM

Wow Ed what a superb shot. Congratulations on all the awards. Most deserved. Cathy

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