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Good day to you all...

Thank you for all your great comments and well received votes following yesterdays image of the 'Agapanthus'. Todays uploads were captured whilst out walking with my Support Walker and Kizmet and show a beautiful Holy Blue. A butterfly which I used to get mixed up with a Common Blue.

I hope that you all have a great day, for me it is going to be rather quiet after a bad night last night.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Sep 2013 - 5:27 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Holy Blue
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:10 Sep 2013 - 9:00 AM
Tags:Closeups, Colour, Field, Holy Blue Butterfly, Wildlife / nature
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digital_boi
10 Sep 2013 - 9:05 AM

fine capture Nathan like the background and fine detail on the blue, take it easy

G

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pentaxpatty
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10 Sep 2013 - 9:06 AM

Wonderful Nathan, good morning to you, Number 1 is my favorite, although they are all really great shots,

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Caziwinkles
10 Sep 2013 - 9:08 AM

Stunning images Nathan. V1 my fave. Try and relax today - doing only what you want to do. Smile

Carol

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 9:09 AM

It's V1 for me too. Just love that wonderful shade of blue!

Ann

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franken
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10 Sep 2013 - 9:13 AM

A beautiful set here Nathan.

Ken.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
10 Sep 2013 - 9:14 AM

So beautiful - and such big eyes!

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barbarahirst
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10 Sep 2013 - 9:19 AM

Such a pretty one.
Love them all....
Sorry to hear things not 100 percent o. k. With you

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HuddersfieldHil
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10 Sep 2013 - 9:22 AM

Great set Nathan v5 my fav SmileSmile

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footloose
footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 9:23 AM

I love v1, a beauty,with the background well suited,top work.
Dennis Wink

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User_Removed
10 Sep 2013 - 9:28 AM

A beautiful, detailed capture. Smile

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Badgerfred
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10 Sep 2013 - 9:29 AM

Fine set Nathan, V1 my favourite,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 9:30 AM

A very fine set of this particular butterfly, Nathan, each vying for the V 1 slot.
Ronnie.

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 - 9:40 AM

Super set....

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DicksPics
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10 Sep 2013 - 9:41 AM

A real feast for the eyes, Nathan!

Richard

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Danny1970
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10 Sep 2013 - 9:50 AM

A wonderful set of images, lovely colours and detail.....my favourite is V2Smile

Danny

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sparrowhawk
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10 Sep 2013 - 9:51 AM

woderful set of this little beauty

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4269 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
10 Sep 2013 - 10:06 AM

What big eyes he has. Butterflies are so beautiful and this one is blue which is a bonus.

Harriet

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 - 10:08 AM

Five great captures, love the colour Smile

Eileen

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Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
10 Sep 2013 - 10:10 AM

Great macro, I like V5 for its nice comp.
Chen

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
10 Sep 2013 - 10:16 AM

I have to be different today - I favour V4 !! A lovely butterfly indeed !! Hope you will rest well today Nathan !!

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 10:40 AM

Fine set Nathan 5 beauties .

Rod

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TonyDy
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10 Sep 2013 - 11:07 AM

Great set, Nathan.
Tony

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marshfam19
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10 Sep 2013 - 11:08 AM

A set of truly great images.

Mary

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williamsloan
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10 Sep 2013 - 11:13 AM

a truly great series of shots,well done that man.


billy

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PattiW
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10 Sep 2013 - 11:32 AM

Fantastic set of images, all worthy of standing alone! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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lonely_oryx
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10 Sep 2013 - 11:38 AM

V5 for me. Great portrait

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 11:54 AM

Is he HOLY or just less than perfect?
Some lovely captures Nathan.
V1 for me.
Keep well.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
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10 Sep 2013 - 11:57 AM

In a word....splendid!

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achieverswales
10 Sep 2013 - 12:14 PM

Have to go for V2 as the focus is sharper Nathan, but loads better than I have captured this year.

Regards

Trev.

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Norfolkboy
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10 Sep 2013 - 12:21 PM

Nice set.
Colin

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ugly
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10 Sep 2013 - 12:36 PM

I do like V3..
Great work...

Dave

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 12:37 PM

A great set of images Nathan, great looking butterfly, V1 for meSmile


Cliff

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mikbee
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10 Sep 2013 - 12:44 PM

Love the shades of blue here Nathan.
Fave is V1 for more blueness !!
Good set.
Mick.

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WhiteRose1
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10 Sep 2013 - 1:23 PM

Not sure I could tell the difference either, Nathan. An fine set of this one, especially v5.

Dave

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Craggwildlife
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10 Sep 2013 - 1:30 PM

5 crackers Nathan like v5 best.

David

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cazozphil
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10 Sep 2013 - 1:44 PM

Great shots. v1 is definitely my fav

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NaturesHaven
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10 Sep 2013 - 1:46 PM

V2 is my favourite and V5 is an in ya face capture.........or is it in ya eye.........one or the other...............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
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10 Sep 2013 - 2:04 PM

Excellent set of photos Nathan - I particularly like v1 SmileSmile
Helen

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
10 Sep 2013 - 2:37 PM

A beautiful set of images in particular v4 for me

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fificat100
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10 Sep 2013 - 3:19 PM

Excellent set, Nathan. Each a winner in its own right.

Lavina

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Daisymaye
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10 Sep 2013 - 3:20 PM

Lovely close-ups with great detail......Sandy

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 3:22 PM

A beautiful set Nathan, take it easy, a nice pot of tea & a good book should help you to relax, enjoy the rest of your day,

Ali SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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10 Sep 2013 - 3:40 PM

A wonderful set, Nathan, with V.2 my favourite. Carol

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ColleenA
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10 Sep 2013 - 4:19 PM

Such a beautiful set of images...they all deserve their own upload...hope you have a lovely relaxed day

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10 Sep 2013 - 4:45 PM

Good set Nathan I rather like V1 with 2 as a close contender

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10 Sep 2013 - 4:46 PM

Super close ups, Nathan, no winners, all excellent. GrinGrinGrin

Ray

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basith  2 Sri Lanka
10 Sep 2013 - 5:19 PM

Such a beautiful blue Nathan, specially nice detail on wings.
V1 is my fav today.

Basith

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10 Sep 2013 - 5:20 PM

Wonderful set of beautifully detailed images Nathan.

Jenny Smile

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nonur
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10 Sep 2013 - 5:35 PM

Simply, beautiful; the last one is my fave, Nathan.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 - 5:57 PM

Lovely set, Nathan.

P.

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10 Sep 2013 - 6:01 PM

Gorgeous colour and super Macro Nathan, an excellent set indeed mate.

John Smile

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Franko59  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 6:35 PM

Superb image, gentle on the eye!!,,, Ian

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10 Sep 2013 - 6:47 PM

A grand set Nathan, I think v1 and v4, the ones with open wings are shots of a male common blue. No doubt Nigel Kiteley or Matt Berry will be able to give confirm this

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wnbeat
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10 Sep 2013 - 7:10 PM

Love the common blue as we spied one during our lunch break the other day at work . A first for all of us ! SmileSmileSmile

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10 Sep 2013 - 7:49 PM

Nice shot Nathan, beautiful colour this Butterfly. I also had a bad night hope i get some sleep tonight and you too

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Michaela_Solway

I find V1 & V4 most appealing with the blue on beige b/g.. Super set

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10 Sep 2013 - 8:10 PM

A lovely treat for us Nathan, All well taken and so sharp. V3 for me I thinks..Phil Smile

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10 Sep 2013 - 8:48 PM

Beautiful captures v5 my fav.SmileSmile

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10 Sep 2013 - 9:03 PM

Wow Nathan, what a gorgeous set of this beauty Grin V5 is incredible
Julie Grin

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10 Sep 2013 - 9:58 PM

Spectacular set of images Nathan!
M

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11 Sep 2013 - 1:44 AM

All stunning flutterby images Nathan... V5 is a corker !! GrinGrin

I hope your day improves Grin

Lynette GrinGrin

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11 Sep 2013 - 5:00 PM

Wonderful set, the blue ones are my favorite.

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11 Sep 2013 - 5:24 PM

Lovely set
Lillian

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13 Sep 2013 - 3:03 PM

amazing set of shots my friend

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15 Sep 2013 - 12:03 AM

Beautiful.2 and 5 are amazing
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781969  1 India
4 Nov 2013 - 9:06 AM

amazingly beautiful.

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