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A nationally rare duke of burgundy basking in the Bill Smyllie field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham, this was taken back in mid May when we had a week of good weather. The Cotswolds is one of the remaining stronghold for this species. Many thanks to John "Lifesnapper" and Simon "SimonFletch" for the user award on yesterdays upload the mandarin ducklings it is greatly appreciated, Ed

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 157.3 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 May 2014 - 12:18 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual Temperature (Kelvin)
Title:Duke of Burgundy basking
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:7 Jun 2014 - 12:10 PM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Close-up / macro, Duke of Burgundy butterfly, Glos, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Shadow Saturday, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61
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debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
7 Jun 2014 - 12:14 PM

Lovely colourful detailed images.
debu

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 12:24 PM

Beautiful image, wish we had some of that sun today!
Sylvia

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33139 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 12:27 PM

A rare find indeed, and one which you have captured perfectly filling the frame with its wonderful colour and detail Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 12:55 PM

Two excellent captures, Ed. Carol

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bobpaige1
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7 Jun 2014 - 1:14 PM

2 superb images,lovely detail and colour.

Bob.

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lifesnapper
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7 Jun 2014 - 1:39 PM

Very well done Ed' excellent.

JohnSmile

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Nikonuser1
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7 Jun 2014 - 1:51 PM

V1 for me today Ed, 2 nice imagesSmile

Cliff

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livinglevels
livinglevels e2 Member 2livinglevels vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 2:05 PM

Two great images Ed. I agree with Nikonuser1 that V1 is best.

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 2:10 PM

Two superb images of this rarity Ed. You've captured it perfectly.
Peter.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 2:54 PM

Superb capture Ed. Excellent shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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cheesey
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7 Jun 2014 - 3:20 PM

Wonderful colours, light and detail.
Cheesey.

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Drighlynne
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7 Jun 2014 - 3:58 PM

Superb capture Ed, one of these on my bucket list along with a swallowtail.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Lynne

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 4:14 PM

What a beauty Ed...great photography

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 4:17 PM

Many thanks for the user award Colleen, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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JohnoP
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7 Jun 2014 - 6:04 PM

Superb detail and colours Ed! Smile John

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 7:54 PM

Colour and clarity, beautifully captured, Ed.

Dave

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 8:14 PM

V1 has that extra bit of detail, lovely to see this beauty, Ed, stunning shot.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 8:26 PM

I am trying to get to grips with macro but by your accounts not doing very well - this pair are winners all the way and quite stunning Ed

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LynneJoyce
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7 Jun 2014 - 9:27 PM

Stunning shots.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2014 - 10:04 PM

Lovely shots Ed. What a beautiful butterfly. Cathy

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dave1967
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7 Jun 2014 - 10:13 PM

Cracking shots
Dave

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 10:25 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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taggart
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8 Jun 2014 - 2:03 AM

Rich colors, sharp details!

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Daisymaye
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8 Jun 2014 - 3:08 AM

Super detailed images Ed.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2014 - 4:34 AM

Oh my...look at the markings on the fella! Wow.

Two really top shots you've got here, Ed. With excellent shadows for Saturday too Smile

Andrew

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8 Jun 2014 - 4:59 AM

Your V1, with the vignette, or darkened corner, works well, Ed.
Draws the eye into the superb macro of this fine looking Duke.

Simon

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ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2014 - 7:23 PM

Excellent work Ed GrinGrinGrin

Ali

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10 Jun 2014 - 10:58 AM

Fine captures Ed,
Fred.

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