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A pair of chalkhill blue butterflies mating on a seedhead on the steep slopes of Swelshill Bank in Stroud, the male is the large silver coloured one and the female the smaller brown one.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 161.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2013 - 11:06 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mating Chalkhill blues
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:5 Dec 2013 - 11:35 AM
Tags:Chalkhill Blue butterflies, Close-up / macro, Glos, National trust, Stroud, Swelshill Bank, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 11:44 AM

Top class capture, Ed, full of detail WinkBlush Carol

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achieverswales
5 Dec 2013 - 11:50 AM

Wonderful capture Ed, no shortage of subjects for you this year.


Regards

Trev.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 11:54 AM

Another fabulous close up, Ed.
First class photography.
Richard

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 12:01 PM

Quality image Ed,

AliSmileSmile

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 1:03 PM

Excellent capture EdSmile


Cliff

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 1:25 PM

Excellent close up, Ed ! Great details and beautiful colours !
Regards,
George

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 1:28 PM

Great timing and super capture, Ed Smile

Very interesting, this, 'cos usually the males are the fancier ones in the animal kingdom, ya? The female here is so much more striking!

Andrew

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Dec 2013 - 1:45 PM

Fine double capture Ed,
Fred.

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TonyDy
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5 Dec 2013 - 2:12 PM

First rate shot, Ed.
Tony

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 2:15 PM

Another great mating image Ed.
Got a bit of catchin guo to do.
Thank you for recent votes.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 2:22 PM

Yes,it all fits into place Ed,now that
I know which is which !!
Super shot.
Mick.
(And I was always rubbish at these jigsaw puzzles !!)

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 2:56 PM

Quality all the way.
Joan.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3370 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 3:05 PM

A gorgeous capture Ed GrinGrin

Kathryn

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 4:45 PM

Fine closeup capture Ed.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 5:08 PM

A stunning reminder of the summer past Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 5:16 PM

How thoughtful of them to produce new models for you for next summer! Love-ly image (sorry, couldn't resist)!

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7132 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 6:34 PM

Fantastic shot Ed, your the master with Butterflys

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 7:10 PM

Goodness me Ed', shouldn't this carry an Adult Tag Wink

John Smile

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Holmewood
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5 Dec 2013 - 7:13 PM

Super shot Ed. Cathy

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 7:37 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Richard for the user award, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9109 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 8:05 PM

Great shot Ed.
Good job they didn't try this in today's wind eh? WinkWinkWink

Derek

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Louise_Morris
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5 Dec 2013 - 8:15 PM

Good capture Ed, hope you are OK? Lou

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bricurtis
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5 Dec 2013 - 9:17 PM

Great shot Ed - perfect timing.
Brian.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 - 10:45 PM

Great captureSmile

Eileen

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8806 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1636 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 11:05 PM

Love is in the airGrin!
I'm wondering just how many more butterflies you've got on fileTongue.

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SimonFletch
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6 Dec 2013 - 3:05 AM

Amazing detail and thanks for the info.
All-in-all, this image deserves an Award..!

Simon

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Dec 2013 - 4:49 AM

Excellent capture Ed !!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2013 - 12:24 PM

Many thanks for the user award Simon, it is greatly appreciated. In answer to your question Pamela, not many now, Ed

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livinglevels
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6 Dec 2013 - 7:57 PM

Wonderfull work as always. A great shot of this beautiful species

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ChristineD
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7 Dec 2013 - 7:05 PM

A fabulous close up

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danbrann
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8 Dec 2013 - 10:06 PM

Too much for me Ed and out in the o[pen at that.

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