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This Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae, is probably the last butterfly that I will photograph this year

So slightly OOF on the wing tips, but couldn't really stop down anymoreSad

Taken yesterday afternoon on the remnants of our Buddleia bushSmile
After such a poor showing of recent years, it has been a pleasure to see so many visiting our small gardenGrin

Many thanks to Nikki (soulofharmony), for her award given to yesterday's S-s BlueGrinGrin

Last official day of my hols, so I will endeavour to catch up with things laterWink

Adrian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Sep 2013 - 3:14 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:A pleasure to view No III
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:6 Sep 2013 - 9:47 AM
Tags:Butterflies, Insects, Kettering, Northants, Small tortoiseshell, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:74

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Jefflor
Jefflor  1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 - 9:54 AM

A beauty.

Jeff

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NaturesHaven
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6 Sep 2013 - 9:58 AM

Our Buddleias are still in bud and the butterflies are just loving them, mind you we have 6 Buddleias and they will flower until October (fingers crossed), the Butterflies will of gone by then (to cold) but the shrubs will help feed othe critters during hte winter...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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AlexAppleby
6 Sep 2013 - 10:11 AM

Best photo I've seen of a Tortoiseshell on this site so far. Very impressive indeed. I love it!

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senn
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6 Sep 2013 - 10:11 AM

every detail is there with perfect colour authenticity .. gorgeous capture Adrian

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ABPhotosUK
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6 Sep 2013 - 10:21 AM

Stunning detail and colours Adrian, one of my favourites, deserves a UA from me. Andy

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Mike_Young
6 Sep 2013 - 10:21 AM

Excellent work, glorious colour and detail

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adrian_w
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6 Sep 2013 - 10:32 AM

In the warm weather this week our buddlias have been hooching with butterflies including small tortoiseshells. I've been snapping away but haven't mabnaged to get anything as good as this.

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DerekL
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6 Sep 2013 - 10:53 AM

Lovely detail captured Adrian.

Derek

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TonyDy
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6 Sep 2013 - 11:24 AM

Superb shot, Adrian - we have had very few of these this year.
Tony

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achieverswales
6 Sep 2013 - 11:29 AM

Wonderful condition and the photograph is stunning Adrian.

Regards

Trev.

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Irishkate
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6 Sep 2013 - 11:30 AM

A pretty wonderful Small Tortoisehell.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA
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6 Sep 2013 - 12:23 PM

An impressive capture....a beautiful butterfly

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DicksPics
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6 Sep 2013 - 2:01 PM

The colours and detail are excellent, Adrian!
Another stunning image.

Richard

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myrab
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6 Sep 2013 - 2:11 PM

Amazing image Adrian, super photography.

Myra

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Daisymaye
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6 Sep 2013 - 2:13 PM

Stunning capture Adrian. The detail and colour is for a butterfly book.......Sandy

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Alan_Baseley
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6 Sep 2013 - 2:20 PM

Terrific capture Adrian,
Alan

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CarolG
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6 Sep 2013 - 2:59 PM

A belter, Adrian, and hope it isn't your last butterfly Sad 36C at 2pm. Carol

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Maiwand
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6 Sep 2013 - 4:15 PM

Top shot and no mistake Adrian. An absolute beauty.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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ali63
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6 Sep 2013 - 4:38 PM

Excellent image,

Ali SmileSmile

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6 Sep 2013 - 5:00 PM

The intensity of the colours along with the detail and complimentary b/g make this a fabulous photo. Really well doneSmile

Alan.

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Ray_Seagrove
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6 Sep 2013 - 5:15 PM

Great shot Adrian yes that is just about it for this year with the butterflies.

Ray

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6 Sep 2013 - 5:45 PM

beautiful image!!!

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JuBarney
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6 Sep 2013 - 5:54 PM

Beautiful.
Ju

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Mike_Smith
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6 Sep 2013 - 6:08 PM

Cracking image, stands out well against that background

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Lillian
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6 Sep 2013 - 6:22 PM

So beautiful Adrian with lovely dof showing
clean background making for another exceptional shot
Lillian

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6 Sep 2013 - 6:54 PM

A stunning close up of this beautiful butterfly, such glorious details and colours. Is the background one of your infamous groundsheets from Next?!WinkGrinTongue

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buxton
buxton  6 England
6 Sep 2013 - 7:13 PM

Amazing capture Adrian, the detail superb.
Martin..

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bricurtis
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6 Sep 2013 - 7:58 PM

Super furry detail on this one Adrian.
Brian.

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6 Sep 2013 - 8:19 PM

Wow Adrian. This is real perfection. Superb detail and colour and a great b/g to enhance the butterfly. Love it!!

Jane

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6 Sep 2013 - 8:31 PM

Top Drawer stuff Adrian - absolute belter! Lou

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6 Sep 2013 - 10:08 PM

Bloomin marvellous

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
7 Sep 2013 - 7:42 PM

That's just superb macro!Smile
This is what I have just thought about, Adrian: England is not Africa, the cold winds will come soon and the butterflies fly far away to sleep or ... It will be very difficult to take macro. I hope you were joking about your favorite gadget ... I'm sure you guessed what I mean...WinkLol
Regards Valery

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tonyng
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7 Sep 2013 - 10:45 PM

Wow - looks 3D.

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8 Sep 2013 - 9:16 AM

Fantastic shot Adrian .
Rob

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8 Sep 2013 - 7:09 PM

The detail is almost beyond belief
Mike

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DonMc
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5 Oct 2013 - 11:25 PM

This one is so perfect Adrian, amazing detail
Don

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