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A Swallowtail butterfly lights up like a Jewel...

... resting on prairie grass...

Provence 2010

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon 100mm L IS USM Hybrid Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:JEWEL
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:24 Jul 2010 - 9:25 PM
Tags:Backlit, Butterfly, Canopy, Close-up / macro, Papilio machaon, Swallowtail, Wildlife / nature
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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8902 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 9:28 PM

A beautiful photo. Excellent work as always.

Alan.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 9:29 PM

Simply fantastic. Carol

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
24 Jul 2010 - 9:31 PM

Very apt title, this is like a jewel. Beautiful shot. Moira

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 9:45 PM

Quality

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celestun
celestun  1129 forum posts United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 9:51 PM

Thanks so much for the award Karl!

Cheers,

TIm

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 10:05 PM

These are incredible images Tim. A credit to your patience and a suplative style. Another cracker. Ron.

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Christopher_Malpas

brilliant

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NigelKiteley
24 Jul 2010 - 10:21 PM

Absolutely outstanding Tim!!! Have my UA with pleasure.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 10:26 PM

Simply sensational Tim, this image fully deserves all the accolades it has received. You've raised the bar yet again and set the standard for us all to aspire to

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celestun
celestun  1129 forum posts United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 10:39 PM

Thank you all for your incredibly kind words! and Pete & Nigel for the awards!

Cheers,

Tim

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leegreen
leegreen  4
24 Jul 2010 - 10:49 PM

Excellent detail and lighting but not sure about the unnatural perch and awkward pose. Might look better placed on a flower?

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 10:52 PM

Absolutely superb - detail, colour and light all perfect. On my shortlist.
Joan.

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 11:06 PM

Quality Butterfly photography with this highly detailed feature. Good work, Tim.
Terry

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 12:23 AM

Beautiful capture with gorgeous light...........Sandy

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Imagephotographics

Superb shot !

Chris

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 8:32 AM

That pretty bokeh makes this image for me Tim.
Very well done,an extra sticker too,congrats.

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 9:30 AM

Superb Tim... congrats on a well deserved EC

Jon

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 11:41 AM

Simply exquisite photography - please accept my gold star for this shot - Ina

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
25 Jul 2010 - 11:51 AM

Hi Tim Sunday morning, so good lost for words gray

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celestun
celestun  1129 forum posts United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 12:25 PM

Thank you all again for your very kind comments! Wow another award Ina, I'm truly honoured!

Tim

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