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Common blue (Polyommatus icarus), taken at Rew down, Ventnor, July 2010.
1/500th sec @ f/5.6, ISO 200, 105mm, manual focus, hand held. Such a miserable day today spent sometime looking back and sorting out images taken throughout the year, in only about four and a half months these beauties will be back on the wing. A little less breeze next spring would be pleasing, please view large.
Thank you to all who viewed, commented and voted on my previous upload.
David

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 105 VR
Title:Looking forward
Username:chalkhillblue chalkhillblue
Uploaded:28 Dec 2010 - 3:52 PM
Tags:Butterflies, Close up/macro, Close-up / macro, Common blue butterfly, General, Wildlife / nature
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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 3:56 PM

A fabulous image showing great detail and colours, wonderful macro work David!

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Glostopcat
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28 Dec 2010 - 4:00 PM

A cracking close up David, the detail and colours are first class

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Gezina
Gezina e2 Member 8Gezina vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 4:09 PM

How we wish on a dull like today to have summer back - a super shot with beautiful detail. Hope you have a wonderful 2011 David - Ina

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 4:12 PM

A superb image, David, and believe it or not, I am still seeing the odd one of these fellas in the meadow now! Carol

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jeb2012
jeb2012 e2 Member 5jeb2012 vcard United Kingdom
28 Dec 2010 - 4:32 PM

Excellent shot well done

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lawbert
lawbert e2 Member 71779 forum postslawbert vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 4:51 PM

A rather humbling capture and as you say its a bit grim today and only 18 weeks until we get the chance to capture these delightful butterflies again!!
Seriously though....An absolutely stunning capture.
All the Best
Paul

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pluckyfilly
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28 Dec 2010 - 5:03 PM

great shot one of the best I have seen on epz

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Len1950
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28 Dec 2010 - 5:10 PM

Absolute beauty, the clarity, colour and background is wonderful, an exceptional shot.

Len

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96185 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 5:38 PM

a real beauty David.
As you, I can't wait until Spring/Summer to go chasing the BF's around.

Catch you later

Adrian

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carbonbianchi
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28 Dec 2010 - 6:24 PM

Gorgeous shot and beautifully sharp.

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue e2 Member 5bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
28 Dec 2010 - 6:32 PM

Stunning macro capture great detail well done.

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RTDS
RTDS e2 Member 6RTDS vcard Cyprus
28 Dec 2010 - 7:17 PM

Superb capture you got here.
The colours and the details are excellent!!
Wish you all the best for 2011.
Robert

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 8:43 PM

A beautiful capture David - it certainly is something to look forward to.
All the best for 2011.
Brian.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 10:08 PM

Simply superb David. Just love the subtle tones, the detail and the wonderful textures. Posing to perfection against those soft bg colours.
Sylvia

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 10:16 PM

Superb shot, David, captured in such fine detail. Excellent bit of photography.
Ronnie.

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tigertimb
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29 Dec 2010 - 10:01 AM

Beautiful closeup with excellent details and those patterns

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Silverzone
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29 Dec 2010 - 1:40 PM

Looking back can bring back happy memories of sunny meadows and butterflies. I did exactly the same today as it is dark, foggy and drizzling. still the days are now getting longer! Sylvia

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Daisymaye
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29 Dec 2010 - 2:25 PM

Superb image, wonderful colour and detail. Excellent capture................Sandy

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VidB
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29 Dec 2010 - 7:07 PM

Beautiful image , love the detaila and colour
Dave

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30 Dec 2010 - 1:33 PM

1st visit to your pf and so impressed. Have left just a click of two but really, could have voted for each and every one!

Ann

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30 Dec 2010 - 9:43 PM

A real cracker of a shot - very impressive especially the large view

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debu
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30 Dec 2010 - 11:32 PM

An excellent capture.
debu

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK e2 Member 671 forum postsTerryMcK vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 1:16 PM

Very pleasing indeed, David. Perfectly captured & well presented.
Can't wait for spring, too. Common by name but there were not many of these wonderful little b/fs at my local reserve last year - hoping for better numbers in Spring.
Terry

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