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A Male Glanville Fritillary pursues a female in the classic game of chase... among the wild bushes of Thyme...

...a tell tale sign of Spring!

Provence 2011

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:CHASE
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:22 Apr 2011 - 9:16 PM
Tags:Courtship, Flight, Glanville fritillary, Melitaea cinxia, Thyme, Wildlife / nature
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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8871 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2011 - 9:18 PM

A fantastic shot. You've clones out the wires haven't youSmile

Alan.

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SWMahy
SWMahy e2 Member 6SWMahy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2011 - 9:19 PM

Wow!

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cougarfan
cougarfan e2 Member 9cougarfan vcard United Kingdom
22 Apr 2011 - 9:27 PM

Fantastic shot!

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
22 Apr 2011 - 9:29 PM

Beautiful!!!

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2011 - 9:36 PM

Winner.

Si.

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wolf1
wolf1  4 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2011 - 9:48 PM

Well done.
Andy

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Fisher2
Fisher2  6 Ireland
22 Apr 2011 - 10:04 PM

superb timming , was it hand held , how many frames before this one???

dessy

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Adrian_Reynolds
22 Apr 2011 - 10:09 PM

Exceptional, Adrian

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MartPics
MartPics  8 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2011 - 10:33 PM

How long did it take to train them? Wink
Great image, well done!
Martin.

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MandyD
MandyD e2 Member 616777215 forum postsMandyD vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2011 - 10:36 PM

Amazing capture !!!

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ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2011 - 10:43 PM

I have no idea how you capture such fantastic in-flight shots Tim! Wonderful timing!
Charlotte

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
22 Apr 2011 - 10:54 PM

Very well caught.
Tony

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celestun
celestun  1029 forum posts United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2011 - 11:01 PM

Thank you for all your kind words!

Lots and lots of frames before and after this shot Martin! It's a combination of luck and determination and good equipment. Probably 90% luck!

Cheers!

Tim

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NigelKiteley
22 Apr 2011 - 11:23 PM

Fantastic Tim! It's dificult enough trying to catch one in flight, but two is really special.

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10469 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2011 - 11:43 PM

You're just taking the p*** now Tim! I can't get one in flight and now you've progressed to pairs!

Great action shot and very nice background!

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uzi9mm
uzi9mm  379 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Apr 2011 - 12:31 AM

now thats a picture well done.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2011 - 12:44 AM

A sensational inflight capture Tim, you are flying high tonight, just like this pair!

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Imagephotographics

What a wonderful capture/image - beautiful !

Chris

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2011 - 6:21 AM

A stunning image. Carol

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84312 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2011 - 8:08 AM

What a brilliant capture!

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edwood
edwood  6 Scotland
23 Apr 2011 - 8:17 AM

Wonderful capture.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2011 - 8:50 AM

A real stunner Tim - great photography.
Brian.

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Gray_ina
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23 Apr 2011 - 10:19 AM

Tim what can one say, totally amazing, ,reading the previous comments I gather there are a lot of green faces on this capture, well done regards gray.

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RAPjones
RAPjones  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2011 - 10:45 AM

A truely amazing capture !!!
Roger.

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soulofharmony
23 Apr 2011 - 11:05 AM

Fantastic !!!


Nikki !

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2011 - 1:36 PM

Very good! Great capture.

Fraser

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2011 - 2:00 PM

Wow! Amazing capture.........Sandy

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rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 9509 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
23 Apr 2011 - 7:26 PM

Superb shot, with glorious light. Well worth all the frames you took to get this one!

Roger

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2011 - 9:26 PM

So hard to capture and so beautifully taken. Tells a story as well as being very pretty!

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celestun
celestun  1029 forum posts United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2011 - 9:43 PM

Thanks Vicky! and thanks to all of you for your very generous comments!

Cheers,

Tim

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