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A Spotted Fritillary butterfly taken at sunset...

... swinging in the wind on a head of grass...

Provence 2009

It amazed me how this butterfly wanted to stay on this perch... the wind was so wild... I wondered if it was the butterfly version of a rollercoaster ride!

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Tamron 180mm f3.5 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Broomstick
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:5 May 2009 - 10:14 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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CherryMartin
CherryMartin e2 Member 7CherryMartin vcard United States
5 May 2009 - 10:18 PM

fantastic shot.

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motorsportpictures
motorsportpictures e2 Member 6289 forum postsmotorsportpictures vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2009 - 10:21 PM

What an amazing shot.
Scott

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mikaela4
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5 May 2009 - 10:22 PM

Beautiful shot
Mikaela

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2009 - 10:24 PM

Wonderful composition, gorgeous.

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jayjay52
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5 May 2009 - 10:32 PM

This is really beautiful
Jenny

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MandyD
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5 May 2009 - 10:46 PM

Beautiful capture, superb colour and detail
Mandy

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KP
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5 May 2009 - 11:20 PM

Gosh !!! super!!!

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MandsH
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5 May 2009 - 11:35 PM

Super detail
mandy

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iancatch
iancatch e2 Member 8iancatch vcard England45 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2009 - 11:39 PM

Nice detail and presentation

Ian

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buxton
buxton e2 Member 6buxton vcard England
5 May 2009 - 11:47 PM

Beautiful shot and excellent detail.
Martin..

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2009 - 12:01 AM

A cracking shot of this beautiful butterfly, the detail, colours and clarity are most impressive especially considering the weather conditions. Your description of the butterfly swaying in the wind reminded me of the problems I had photographing butterflies last summer on Rodborough Common in Stroud

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phisher
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6 May 2009 - 2:58 AM

Love the colours and bg.
Phil

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gary_carter
gary_carter e2 Member 5gary_carter vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2009 - 6:54 AM

Lovely shot,
Great detail and clarity.
Colours are fab

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viscostatic
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6 May 2009 - 7:10 AM

Nature photography and art combined.

Phil.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2009 - 8:17 AM

Stunning shot

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Gezina
Gezina e2 Member 8Gezina vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2009 - 11:02 AM

Glad you didn't get a shot off it being sick on that rollercoaster ride -lol - another stunning shot with such crisp detail and beautiful dof Ina

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Iain_Proudfoot
Iain_Proudfoot e2 Member 840 forum postsIain_Proudfoot vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2009 - 11:27 AM

Beautiful. A great photograph.

Warm regards, Iain.

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1129 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2009 - 2:55 PM

Such a great response to this one!

Thank you all for your kind comments!

Cheers,

Tim

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rossi
rossi e2 Member 11142 forum postsrossi vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2009 - 5:10 PM

Awesome

Ian

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz e2 Member 8274 forum postsAlleyCatz vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2009 - 6:15 PM

Thats a real beauty Tim....excellent result.


ATB


~Alley~

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SoulOfNature
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6 May 2009 - 7:17 PM

A stunning macro ,brilliant detail.

Jean x

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Wooly
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6 May 2009 - 8:38 PM

Superb photography Tim.

Alan

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2009 - 8:53 PM

Wonderful capture

Stace

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91935 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2009 - 10:49 AM

Beautifully captured on the wind blown grass Tim - superb clarity - top drawer image. Got to put my UA award on this.
Brian.

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1129 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2009 - 11:06 AM

Wow, Seriously an honour Bri! Thanks!
As tricky as it is... all my best butterfly shots are taken in the wind...!
Cheers,

Tim

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bricurtis
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8 May 2009 - 8:25 PM

The pleasure was all mine Tim.
Brian.

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