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A Marsh Fritillary on Lady Orchid... just a pit stop leaving me about 3 seconds to line up the shot!

Provence 2011

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Apr 2011 - 3:55 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Orchid Landing
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:5 May 2011 - 7:09 PM
Tags:Backlit, Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Eurodryas aurinia, Marsh fritillary, Orchis purpurea, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2011 - 7:26 PM

A case of being in the right place at the right time! A superb capture. Carol

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2011 - 7:26 PM

Astonishing details
Mike

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
5 May 2011 - 8:07 PM

beautiful colours going on here, detail is superb, great shot
Tammy

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2011 - 8:11 PM

Wow what a super sharp shot, well done.Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2011 - 8:32 PM

Superb detail and wonderful backlight.............Sandy

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2011 - 9:07 PM

A stunning shot Tim, you've timed this one to perfection. Wonderful colours, detail and light through the wings

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
5 May 2011 - 10:21 PM

hi Tim, again what can I say, totally superb, regards gray,

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10460 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2011 - 12:33 AM

It's a shame the Orchid is a little past it's best in comparison to this pristine butterfly. Love the curl in the proboscis!

It's not often something lands on one iof these I found, so you had a result here!

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2011 - 12:11 PM

Thanks to all of you for your kind words!

John, yes this one was wide awake, so not much choice on the flower!

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