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Adonis blue (Lysandra bellargus)-male.
Photographed on Rew down, Ventnor, IW, 8 Aug 10.
f5.6, 1/800 sec, ISO 200 @ 150mm, hand held. This lovely little butterfly could fly perfectly well but seemed unable to fold his wings correctly upon landing, this image was taken at about 6.30 pm and he had been settled for approx 5 mins, very breezy, 30+ shots taken to get just one half decent image. Please view large.
Thank you very much to all who took time to vote and comment on my previous (Grass snake) upload.
David

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 105 VR + 1.4TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Adonis blue
Username:chalkhillblue chalkhillblue
Uploaded:29 Aug 2010 - 4:15 PM
Tags:Adonis blue, Butterflies, Clos up/macro, Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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Mayfly
Mayfly  8485 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 4:46 PM

Stunning colour and detail.

Andy.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 4:51 PM

Beautiful colour and detail. Lovely capture........Sandy

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84169 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 5:20 PM

Stunning details!

I've noticed Common Blue females sometimes sit rubbing their wings together - I always thought it was a way of attracting males (either by flashing blue, or distributing scent).

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful capture David

Chris

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Snapitt
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29 Aug 2010 - 5:39 PM

An absolutely cracking macro. Its a real beauty. Love the detail and the colours. Well done.

Ja\ne

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85750 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 5:51 PM

just love it

Adrian

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 5:57 PM

A beautiful image, David, stunning colours and detail. Carol

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 4NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 6:12 PM

This is an admirable result given the conditions David. The detail and colours are superb!

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photoflacky
29 Aug 2010 - 7:33 PM

beautiful image ...lee

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 8:33 PM

VERY windy today surprised you managed a shot at all - well done

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81874 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 8:38 PM

Lovely capture David - a real treat just to get a flash of that stunning blue. I know what you mean about these windy conditions - a real pain.
Brian.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 8:46 PM

Fantastic detail in this shot and such a lovely comp. The light is beautiful.
Did you use a tripod?
Fran

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maratsuikka
29 Aug 2010 - 8:56 PM

my fav also,too fast for me ...in.flight

excellent image DN

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK e2 Member 571 forum postsTerryMcK vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 9:47 PM

Good work with this finely detailed & well-presented picture, David.
Terry

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 10:21 PM

How lovely to see that magnificent blue of this particular butterfly - well captured David - Ina

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Ian Pratt
Ian Pratt  1175 forum posts
29 Aug 2010 - 11:27 PM

Well done to get both sides of the butterfly. Very sharp and well-placed in the frame.

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 4Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 - 7:31 AM

A superb capture, David, wonderful colours and details.
Roy

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tubbtubby
tubbtubby  6 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 - 10:04 AM

Just outstanding David well detailed throughout!!!!

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sparklep
sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2010 - 10:03 PM

This is so stunning and the detail is wondrful. I am so grateful for creation and the beauty around us. Your photographs are such a wonderful reminder.

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 - 12:29 PM

A fine image and beautiful colours...Jack

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FeatherFriend
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1 Sep 2010 - 2:30 PM

A stunning shot David, beautiful detail/pose and color,
Geoff.

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ImageProducer

awesome colour and detail,great shot.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2010 - 8:38 PM

A fabulous shot of this beautiful bright blue butterfly. I'm sure I saw my first one ever today on Cranham Common in Gloucestershire, but alas I couldn't catch him on camera

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 2 Sep 2010 - 8:38 PM

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2010 - 8:46 PM

Simply exquisite David. Wonderful iridescence, colours and wing patterning, together with pin sharp detail and superb textures. Beautifully composed with lovely clean bg tones.
Sylvia

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 - 9:20 PM

Stunningly beautiful close up and great composition.
Shaun

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
9 Sep 2010 - 7:49 PM

Superb capture!!
Robert

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2010 - 8:21 PM

fantastic no other words describe this awesome shot

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artcubis
artcubis  6 United States6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2010 - 7:18 PM

Magical. Lovely. Perfectly beautiful colors and markings.

Catherine

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