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A large skipper butterfly on the lookout for rival insects attempting to encroach into its tiny territory in the valley area of the Bill Smyllie field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 161.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jun 2013 - 1:53 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Lookout
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:20 Sep 2013 - 7:32 AM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Close-up / macro, Glos, Large skipper butterfly, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:34 AM

My goodness...super duper sharp and close, Ed! CarolG will particularly like this 'cos she loves skippers Smile

Andrew

Last Modified By ChiliMan at 20 Sep 2013 - 7:35 AM

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:43 AM

Excellent sharp, sunny shot!

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:47 AM

A little cracker, lovely sharp detail..............John

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ColleenA
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20 Sep 2013 - 7:59 AM

Excellent photography

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viscostatic
20 Sep 2013 - 8:18 AM

Beautiful detail and colour.

Phil.

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WhiteRose1
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20 Sep 2013 - 8:58 AM

Strong lighting giving depth and shape through the shadows, Ed.

Dave

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

Wowsers Ed. That has to be my favourite you've put on here in some time. Fabulous macro GrinGrin

Kathryn

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barbarahirst
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20 Sep 2013 - 9:32 AM

A handsome lad for sure

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rontear
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20 Sep 2013 - 10:24 AM

Very detailed Ed, a reminder of summer meadows.
Ron

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 10:28 AM

Super capture.

B.

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achieverswales
20 Sep 2013 - 10:28 AM

Excellent clarity and great colour Ed.

Regards

Trev.

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TonyDy
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20 Sep 2013 - 11:24 AM

Superb shot, Ed.
Tony

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Jenny-D
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20 Sep 2013 - 11:39 AM

Super Capture.

Jenny Smile

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boov
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20 Sep 2013 - 12:07 PM

Super shot

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Danny1970
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20 Sep 2013 - 1:07 PM

An excellent captureSmile

Danny

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 1:20 PM

An excellent image crammed with details, very well done!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33129 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 1:32 PM

A very well observed, composed and captured entomological image with great colour and detail throughout Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1698 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom81 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 1:42 PM

Beautiful image, pin sharp and nice light.
Nigel

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 3:07 PM

Simply stunning, Ed SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9101 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 3:16 PM

Exquisite fine detail in this one Ed.

Derek

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Holmewood
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20 Sep 2013 - 3:18 PM

Great shot Ed. Cathy

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 3:59 PM

Many thanks for the user award Carol, that was most unexpected and is much appreciated, Ed

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GeorgePlatis
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20 Sep 2013 - 4:23 PM

Superb capture!!
George

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ali63
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20 Sep 2013 - 4:50 PM

1st class capture,

Ali

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Mavis
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20 Sep 2013 - 5:39 PM

A great close-up Ed & a fine capture xx

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Maiwand
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20 Sep 2013 - 6:50 PM

First rate work Ed. Great capture.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Glostopcat
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20 Sep 2013 - 8:14 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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pluckyfilly
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20 Sep 2013 - 8:16 PM

Absolutely delightful

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pamelajean
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20 Sep 2013 - 8:35 PM

Wow, this is really good, lovely detail, and even sharp hairiness on the leaves.

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Mozzytheboy
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20 Sep 2013 - 9:25 PM

Tis good for sure but ... you know that already! Oh and thanks for a description.

Mozzy

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:26 PM

Beautiful Skipper Ed and a perfect b/g.
I never seem to see any skippers around.
Excellent focussing.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
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20 Sep 2013 - 10:10 PM

You've got the chequered skipper up in Scotland Kate, don't know if it's found anywhere near where you live though

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ChristineD
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21 Sep 2013 - 6:24 PM

Excellent clarity and colour

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Chinga
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23 Sep 2013 - 5:38 AM

Stunning capture!
Great image, love the beautiful green background as well!
IB

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carper123
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23 Sep 2013 - 8:02 PM

Superb lighting and detail.
Well done, Ed.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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