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Common Blue - the first I've seen this year.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 300mm F4 L IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:First Blue of the Summer
Username:cheddar-caveman cheddar-caveman
Uploaded:22 May 2008 - 12:47 PM
Tags:Blue, Butterfly, Wildlife / nature
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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
22 May 2008 - 1:03 PM

A beauty and good dof.

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RubberBullets
22 May 2008 - 1:10 PM

Cracking shot, great detail and DoF. Nice background.

Tim

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101474 forum postsdark_lord vcard England128 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 1:12 PM

A slight crop off the left to remove the orange blur (which draws the eye), and the insect will also then be just off centre for good image balance (though dead centre also works nicely with this subject).

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mark2uk
mark2uk  8739 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 1:17 PM

Another suggestion would be a tighter crop altogether on the butterfly removing the distracting elements on all four sides of the image.
You have captured the detail of the butterfly wonderfully.

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 1:25 PM

Wonderful colours, detail and dof.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 1:27 PM

Good detail

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whiteswan01
22 May 2008 - 1:40 PM

beautiful shot nice colour Dawn

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
22 May 2008 - 1:47 PM

dawn keeps beating me with her coments ,well taken

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 2:57 PM

Great closeup with good DOF and colour and some excellent detail
Tim

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
22 May 2008 - 3:29 PM

Well taken.
freda

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CHIPPYX1X
CHIPPYX1X  8 England
22 May 2008 - 3:34 PM

Nice close up good colour
Davey

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 3:55 PM

love the details on the butterfly, agree with mark on the crop though

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 4:01 PM

Wonderful Blue, dof is spot on
Great capture
Richard

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ChrisWallace
22 May 2008 - 4:09 PM

Nice macro, well captured.
Chris

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 4:59 PM

What a beauty, so well captured.
Bob

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Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122260 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 5:56 PM

They've been around for a while down here, but I haven't managed to get a shot as good as this...yet Smile Well done.
Malcolm

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