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Had another lovely surprise today . After I'd been to Church Matt & Sylvia took me to Boyle Ardcarne Garden Centre. We had a delicious meal there and then walked round the massive Garden Centre . Just about everything you could think of .

So I found my Butterflies. I'd had trouble with my Sony Camera for 3 days wouldn't focus properly up close & then we found it was on manual focus . Put it back to Auto & it works a treat. Nothing touched or coloured just a slight crop on the left . So thankful it works , thought I would have to send it back. Smile Hope you enjoy Or you may enjoy the even closer view ?

Wow came down this morning to over 30 comments & clicks And two UA's Thank you so much Carol & Ann/Plucky filly .

Camera:Sony Alpha A58
Lens:Sony 18-55mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/f7.1
Shutter Speed:1/250 secsec
Exposure Comp:none
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Auto
Metering Mode:Macro
Flash:Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Taken Today
Username:Mavis Mavis
Uploaded:1 Sep 2013 - 7:12 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Peacock butterfly, Rudbeckia, Wildlife / nature
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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 7:20 PM

A wonderful array of colour Mavis, beautiful !!!

John Smile

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
1 Sep 2013 - 7:41 PM

Beautiful capture!

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 7:41 PM

So pleased you got the buttons sorted out!
The butterflies are starting to disappear so we should get as many pictures as possible to keep us going over winter.

That is a fine example.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:21 PM

These two are gorgeous Maeve,glad you had a great day and the problem with your camera is sortedSmile
NettaSmile

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:47 PM

Striking colour and a lovely capture.
Regards John.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:57 PM

Lovely Peacock Mavis - well isolated from the bg.
Brian.x

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:13 PM

V1 is a real belter where you have left more space in the frame. The details and colours are simply glorious in this close up

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 10:19 PM

That's some fancy butterfly---never have seen one love your pof!

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Dave87
Dave87 e2 Member 742 forum postsDave87 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 10:24 PM

Echo Edís comment above. Beautifully captured in full wing. The yellow makes a perfect platform for this natural history shot. A feast of colour with that excellent defused background bringing out the best.

Dave.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Sep 2013 - 4:29 AM

A perfect colour flower to show off its beauty Mavis ! Lovely images !!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 6:05 AM

Two beautiful captures, Mavis, and presented so well, too. Carol

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 7:33 AM

Colourful, vibrant and well composed.

Albert

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michaelo
michaelo e2 Member 7michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 7:57 AM

fantastic capture,beautiful colours!!!!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 8:12 AM

Nice time out for you Mavis the butterfly a bonus, great capture

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 11:12 AM

A couple of very lovely captures, Mavis, and go for V1 as my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 11:49 AM

What a special shot.....well done!

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
2 Sep 2013 - 1:07 PM

Superb colour and excellent capture.
Effrossini

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 4:06 PM

Beautiful colour, Mavis. There seems to be a shortage of butterflies around here, this year.
Brian

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 6:29 PM

Hi Mavis beautiful images, stunning colours

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
18 Sep 2013 - 4:01 PM

two beautiful shot lovely bright colours. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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