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A selection of shots of some of the butterflies and moths that I've seen on my visits to Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham this year.
V1 - Male Chalkhill blue on knapweed
V2 - Dark Green Fritillary on Oxeye Daisy
V3 - Mating small heaths taken on Cleeve Common on Wednesday
V4 - Dingy Skipper on birdsfoot trefoil
V5 - Female Dark Green Fritillary
V6 - Dark Green Fritillary nectaring on knapweed
V7 - Ringlet
V8 - Peacock
V9 - Large Skipper
V10 - Female Common blue on birdsfoot trefoil
V11 - Five Spot burnet moth
V12- Six Spot burnet moth
V13 - Six Spot burnet moth on knapweed
V14 - Six Spot burent moth on scabious
V15 - A tatty female Silverwashed fritillary

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 161.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jul 2013 - 2:19 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Prestbury Hill Butterflies III
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:7 Sep 2013 - 12:22 AM
Tags:Butterflies, Butterfly conservation, Close-up / macro, Glos, Moths, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57
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rontear
rontear Plus Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 12:36 AM

Very productive are these grasslands Ed !!!!!
Ron.

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mikbee
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7 Sep 2013 - 12:48 AM

A marathon upload from your here Ed.
V15 for me for the ''tattiness'' !!
Mick.

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 12:50 AM

Sorry I can't add you to my short list (just given away today's UA) but well done anyway for all your captures.
My favourites here are V1,5,10 and the simplicity of the Burnet in V12.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
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7 Sep 2013 - 2:14 AM

A splendid collection of Lepidoptera shots and just the right number of images too!

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Daisymaye
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7 Sep 2013 - 3:15 AM

A superb set of many beautiful butterflies. I'd have to go to Butterfly world to see this many........Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
7 Sep 2013 - 4:23 AM


Quote: A splendid collection of Lepidoptera shots and just the right number of images too!

Excellent photos Ed !

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 5:31 AM

A fabulous set, Ed, fully deserving of my award this morning Smile Carol

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Mike_Young
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7 Sep 2013 - 7:32 AM

A cracking set Ed, well done Smile

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Badgerfred
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7 Sep 2013 - 7:52 AM

Fine set of images Ed, V1 my favourite,
Fred.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 - 8:09 AM

Fantastic setSmile

Eileen

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NDODS
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7 Sep 2013 - 8:21 AM

A set of huge proportions built of from beauty, clarity, charm, and shear quality Ed. Image 8 is wonderfully dreamy and thus my favourite.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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lifesnapper
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7 Sep 2013 - 8:26 AM

A super set Ed', I like the angle on V1.

John Smile

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AlexAppleby
7 Sep 2013 - 9:07 AM

Wow - you've been busy! I like V2 the best.

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achieverswales

More here than I have seen all year Ed, excellent set.

Regards

Trev.

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WhiteRose1
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7 Sep 2013 - 10:35 AM

A very good set, Ed, I'd be happy to get just onew of these Smile

Dave

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Nothern_Licht
Nothern_Licht Plus Member 5Nothern_Licht vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 11:08 AM

Consistently technically excellent.

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 11:41 AM

Fantastic images!
You must have more than enough photos of butterflies to produce a comprehensive reference book, Ed!

Richard

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Maiwand
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7 Sep 2013 - 12:00 PM

Wonderful series of classic 'Ed' shots.!!!!GrinGrin
Ron

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kathrynlouise
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7 Sep 2013 - 12:59 PM

A fabulous set of images Ed. Can't pick a favourite, I like them all GrinGrin

Kathryn

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ChiliMan
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7 Sep 2013 - 2:08 PM

Wowww...one helluva set, Ed GrinGrinGrinGrin

Andrew

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Holmewood
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7 Sep 2013 - 2:28 PM

Fantastic set Ed. Hard to pick a favourite. Cathy

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ColleenA
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7 Sep 2013 - 3:17 PM

WOW Wow wow....what a feast for our eyes...superb images....when does the book come out

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Quoise
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7 Sep 2013 - 3:28 PM

Wonderful set

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ChristineD
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7 Sep 2013 - 4:01 PM

A fabulous set of images

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DerekL
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7 Sep 2013 - 5:42 PM

Great set of images Ed.

Derek

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7 Sep 2013 - 7:05 PM

absolutely stunning set of shots

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pluckyfilly
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7 Sep 2013 - 9:20 PM

Love the detail especially in V5

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pamelajean
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7 Sep 2013 - 9:49 PM

Good heavens, what a wonderful set! However, Vs 11, 12, 13 and 14 are mothsWink!
I like V4 with the inclusion of the little beetle, and V5 for the aerodynamics.

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Glostopcat
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7 Sep 2013 - 11:52 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Ann, Andrew, Carol and Christine for their user awards, they are much appreciated, Ed

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Nigeve1
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8 Sep 2013 - 9:39 AM

Great set, V1 and V5 my pick.
Nigel

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sweetpea62
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9 Sep 2013 - 10:06 PM

What a beautiful set Ed..Lin

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