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A couple of Blue butterflies settle down for the evening... Brown Argus on the left (thanks John!) Common Blue on the Right.

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/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:On a Blue Note
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:2 May 2011 - 5:49 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Common blue, Female, Male, Pair, Polyommatus icarus, Roosting, Wildlife / nature
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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 - 5:56 PM

very good detailed shot,
kev.

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JohnoP
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2 May 2011 - 5:56 PM

Lovely capture! John

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 6:04 PM

Two beauties Tim.
Mike

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Mark639
Mark639  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 6:11 PM

Fantastic shot, well spotted

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paddyman
paddyman e2 Member 566 forum postspaddyman vcard United Kingdom
2 May 2011 - 6:13 PM

Stunning image of top quality,well done ..Alec.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 6:15 PM

A top class image. Carol

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 6:17 PM

Brilliant - as always.

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RoxyMoo
RoxyMoo  3 England
2 May 2011 - 6:21 PM

Very well captured! Great job
Claire x

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wolf1
wolf1  4 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 - 6:31 PM

Fantastic.
Andy

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Gemma9
Gemma9  4 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 - 6:36 PM

Fantastic capture
Gemma

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 7:29 PM

Excellent image.

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 3 England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 7:33 PM

Fantastic macro shot!
Sam.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 7:52 PM

Amazing.
Joan.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 8:00 PM

A brilliant double capture Tim, they are such beautiful little butterflies.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 8:04 PM

Fabulous capture. Amazing image.........Sandy

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Snapitt
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2 May 2011 - 9:13 PM

Superb shot with excellent detail!

Jane

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Scuttleatflordon

A knock-out image.
peter

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Rach1970
Rach1970  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 9:18 PM

How on earth did you manage to capture this??? Brilliant Smile
Rachel

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Alfies_Girl
2 May 2011 - 9:24 PM

Lovely photo with great detail and well spotted.

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chappo1
chappo1  6 Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2011 - 2:19 AM

Lovely detail and great composition...john

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fishiee
fishiee  10457 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2011 - 8:39 AM

Another stunner Tim! Great composition, super sharp all through and a great clean background.

One snag though... the one on the left is a Brown Argus Wink

I have been caught out by the Common Blue/Brown Argus ID confusion in the past so know them well now Smile The biggest clue is the two close together spots on the hind wing on the Brown Argus. On the Common Blue they are spaced out... See this link

This shot is actually the perfect image to illustrate this difference between the two!

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 8313 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2011 - 9:37 AM

Absolutely stunning what ever they are Smile

gill

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2011 - 10:47 AM

Thanks John I was waiting for you to put me straight actually, I didn't bother to do any ID checking... I get lazy knowing you'll do it for me! Wink

Thank you all for your great comments!

Cheers,

Tim

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  5
3 May 2011 - 10:55 AM

Morning Tim, awsome capture regards gray.

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fishiee
fishiee  10457 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2011 - 11:22 AM

Hehe no worries. It's a pleasure to correct the ID's on these stunning images Tim Smile

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 4NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2011 - 5:46 PM

Another awesome image Tim. Such a great way to show the difference between the species, even if you didn't realise at first Grin.

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2011 - 6:11 PM

superb i've seen loads of blue butterflies but they never seem to settle for me any tips would be most appreciated

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2011 - 7:20 PM

Thanks Nigel!

Steve, there's a big secret to these shots... you just have to catch them when they're roosting i.e. tucked in for the night Smile

If you stroll around about an hour or two before sunset or around sunrise, look on sheltered grasses not far from where they were seen flittering about in the day you will probably notice them especially if you accidentally disturb them.

Later in the day and early morning if you disturb them they will quickly resettle as they lack the energy from the sun to move far.

Once you get the hang of it, you'll even be able to try and let them crawl onto your finger and move them at will to whichever flower you choose.


Keep trying!

Cheers,

Tim

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