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After several years of poor showings of these beauties, it has been so rewarding to have a large number of Small Tortoiseshells Aglais urticae, visiting our small garden
Perhaps the two successive hard winters, have seen off the species of French fly, that was reeking havoc on their larvae, or in our parts at least


Adrian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Aug 2013 - 6:00 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/9.0
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
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:21 Aug 2013 - 7:28 PM
Tags:Butterflies, Insects, Kettering, Northants, Small tortoiseshell, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:59
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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 7:30 PM

The detail is stunning, Adrian, as is the composition and colour.

Richard

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Holmewood
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21 Aug 2013 - 7:34 PM

Fantastic Adrian. Cathy

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8137 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 7:37 PM

Superb diagonal composition making the very best of the colour and detail in this cracking image. well done Adrian.

Trev

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craggwildlifephotography
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21 Aug 2013 - 7:48 PM

Another first class capture Adrian as expected ........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

David

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91942 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 8:03 PM

SnapGrin Can count on loads of these every year in our garden Adrian - they swarm on perennial wallflowers more than the Buddleia.
Brian.

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NigelKiteley
21 Aug 2013 - 8:03 PM

A pleasure to view your stunning image too Adrian, top quality mate!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 8:24 PM

I agree with the above comments, Ade: another top notch shot in every way.
Ronnie.

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley Plus Member 13336 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 8:26 PM

Superb capture Adrian.
We haven't been as look as you here, there hasn't seemed to be many of these about,
Alan

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 8:30 PM

Wonderfully detailed and exposed Adrian. Superb.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Louise_Morris
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21 Aug 2013 - 8:32 PM

Cracking image Adrian - stunning colours. Lou
(See I can be nice if I try....very hard!! Tongue )

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anglingandyq
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21 Aug 2013 - 8:34 PM

superb Adrian!!

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pluckyfilly
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21 Aug 2013 - 8:46 PM

awesome shot and I dont have an award tonight dammit

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21 Aug 2013 - 9:15 PM


Quote: Another first class capture Adrian as expected ........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

David


Quote: The detail is stunning, Adrian, as is the composition and colour.

Richard

What an amazing capture...great photography

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21 Aug 2013 - 9:23 PM

A beautifully detailed and colourful photo.

Alan.

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GeorgePlatis
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21 Aug 2013 - 9:28 PM

Beautiful close up - excellent composition !
George

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ali63
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21 Aug 2013 - 9:37 PM

Lovely image, had 5 in the garden this afternoon+ a couple of Peacocks & 1 stunning Red Admiral along with a few small whites,& a lovely Mint Moth,


Ali SmileSmileSmileSmile

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21 Aug 2013 - 9:44 PM

It sure is Adie, both these and the peacocks have undergone a resurgence in numbers this year. Plenty of them have been seen on the buddleia bushes at the end of my back garden and also in the valley area where most of the thistles and brambles grow at Prestbury Hill.

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21 Aug 2013 - 10:17 PM

Excellent detail and colour!! Cracking image Adrian!!

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Jenny-D
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21 Aug 2013 - 10:23 PM

You never fail to impress... Smile
Beautiful!

Jenny Smile

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21 Aug 2013 - 10:37 PM

Great colour and detail Adrian
Glyn

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 11:01 PM

you are very lucky, we get only very few of these, but then we also had hard winters in the last 3 years.
well done for giving them refuge

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21 Aug 2013 - 11:13 PM

A beauty, both the butterfly and its image. We seem to have rather a large number of them around here including in every room of the house where clearly they have decided to hibernate. Rescued a couple for the garage yesterday too.

Ann

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21 Aug 2013 - 11:56 PM

A real beauty Adrain and the butterfly I've seen most of this summer.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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22 Aug 2013 - 5:30 AM

I wish the tortoiseshells would holiday over here, Adrian, such stunning butterflies. Hot, calm, and a restful day on the beach ahead Smile Carol

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22 Aug 2013 - 7:58 AM

Yes it seems to be a good year for these little critters there have been loads on my buddleia bush. Delightful macro capture.

Albert

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22 Aug 2013 - 2:10 PM

Super detailed image

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22 Aug 2013 - 2:21 PM

A delight to see AdrianSmile

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