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A Cleopatra butterfly caught in flight...

... feeding on flowers of Aphyllanthes monspeliensis

Provence 2011

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Apr 2011 - 4:37 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:FLASH
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:28 Apr 2011 - 8:52 PM
Tags:Aphyllanthes monspeliensis, Butterfly, Cleopatra, Flight, Gonepteryx cleopatra, Wildlife / nature, Yellow
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Votes:26

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2011 - 9:03 PM

Excellent and lovely close up,very well done,
saeid

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2011 - 9:12 PM

beautiful capture, what a lovely colour it is.
ant.

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2011 - 9:22 PM

An in flight butterfly , takes me all my time to get one on a flower. very well captured.

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mondmagu
mondmagu  474 forum posts Ireland
28 Apr 2011 - 9:45 PM

This is fantastic Tim, MUST BE VIEWED LARGE.... I am saving for this lens.

Des

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2011 - 10:50 PM

A real stunner Tim, the clarity is amazing. You've captured this beautiful butterfly in such wonderful light

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10468 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2011 - 11:15 PM

Another super capture Tim!

Can't decide if I think it's a Cleopatra or a Brimstone?!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2011 - 11:27 PM

Beautiful................Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2011 - 5:59 AM

A beautiful image, Tim, wonderful colours and a great angle. Carol

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Samuel_Aron
29 Apr 2011 - 7:42 PM

Excellent macro!
Sam.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2011 - 8:24 PM

Wonderful

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2011 - 5:19 PM

I've no idea why this hasn't got more votes! Light spot on as ever and I love the curled antennae.

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2011 - 11:15 PM

Thanks Vicky! The thumbnail looks rather drab, so I guess that's it.

Thank you all for your very kind words!

Tim

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soulofharmony
19 May 2011 - 7:25 PM

so very beautiful ...


Nikki !

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