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Hi all, not done anything new for a while, so many distractions at the moment Sad so here's one from the archives. I think this is the male but maybe you can correct me if I'm wrong Wink
Many thanks for the response to my White butterfly and a special thank you to Brian65, EAS and pluckyfilly for the UA's, really appreciated and valued,
Regards,
Geoff.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 105mm, f/2.8,Micro, VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.2
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Male Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:18 Mar 2013 - 12:30 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Devon, Garden, Tortoiseshell, Wildlife / nature
Votes:93
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Views:294
Unique Views:118

Comments

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Mar 2013 - 12:33 PM

Excellent !! This is a superb capture !!GrinGrin

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 12:33 PM

agree about the ID. It is a beautiful, pin sharp capture. Now If you get a female, the offspring will eat your stingy nettles this summer Smile

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 1:05 PM

A fine capture, Geoff. Despite Annette's comment above, I have yet to see a caterpillar on stinging nettles Grin Carol

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 1:37 PM

A stunner with excellent details. A rather nice perch in the form of the Ice Plant too.

Ann

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 1:49 PM

A very detailed capture of the subject, standing out nicely against that green b/g tone.
Ronnie.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 2:12 PM

So beautiful and sharp Geoff
so graceful these little butterflies
Lillian

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 2:38 PM

Great detail in this fine image!! I like it a lot!

FeatherFriend
18 Mar 2013 - 3:09 PM

Thanks all,
Geoff.

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 3:37 PM

Excellent capture and details Geoff..Lin

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 3:45 PM

This is a belter Geoff, the detail is amazing. - gary

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 4:16 PM

Brilliantly detailed and exposed closeup Geoff. Lovely composition.GrinGrinSmileSmileWinkWink
Ron

AnneWorner
18 Mar 2013 - 4:41 PM

The detail here is perfect - beautifully captured.

Anne

mauriceegan
18 Mar 2013 - 4:48 PM

Beautiful detailed image , great shot
Maurice

PattiW
PattiW  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 5:12 PM

Impeccible image, PattiSmileSmileSmile

OAKEY
OAKEY  7 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 6:11 PM

Great work mate, focusing is bang on showing loads of super detail in the wings.
Super job Geoff.
Shaun

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2295 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:29 PM

A great image Geoff, such a pretty butterfly

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 6:35 PM

What fantastic detail, great shot Geoff.
Brian

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:59 PM

Sharp and well exposed a great shot

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:07 PM

Wow...... love it, how fluffy is heGrinGrinGrin
Diane

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96360 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:46 PM

Good to see Geoff

Let's hope they are on the way to recovery

Adrian

canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 7:52 PM

A fantastic and well detailed image Geoff
Jim

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:28 PM

Definitely a male Geoff - well detailed - nice perch.Wink
Brian.

tommyld
tommyld Plus Member 4tommyld vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 8:39 PM

This is a great all rounder Geoff, color, detail, bokeh and presentation, Superb...
Tom.

Last Modified By tommyld at 18 Mar 2013 - 8:39 PM
FeatherFriend
18 Mar 2013 - 10:40 PM

Thanks all and a special thank you to Patti for the UA, really appreciated,
Geoff.

Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 6:57 AM

A cracking good macro Geoff - I wish the weather was like this now

teocali
teocali Plus Member 7375 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 11:11 AM

Beautifully detailed and composed macro capture, Geoff. Terrific detail, textures and tones on the Tortie. Isolated to perfection by those acidic green bg colours.
Sylvia

chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6146 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 1:34 PM

Very well captured, wonderful detail, a favourite of mine, last year was very poor for sightings in my area after
some improvement in the previous two years, let us hope this is a good year for them, it would be so sad to see
any further decline.
David

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 1:55 PM

Like the details in this Geoff - good one
Regards Richard

evelen
evelen  10 England
19 Mar 2013 - 6:22 PM

beautiful capture colour and detail.
eve.Smile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 9:44 PM

A fine shot of this tortoiseshell butterfly giving a clear view of the inner wings. You've captured its wing patterns and markings in such intricate detail

raygregson
raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 - 4:34 PM

another superb capture geoff,well done indeed.ray

tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2013 - 9:03 PM

Quality details. Well done.

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2013 - 9:37 PM

Amazing. Beautiful. Great!
And if you say it is a male, I believe you! Smile
Great detail and such good quality shot!
Johanna

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 9:28 PM

superb detail Geoff. paul

suvarc
suvarc  5 India
26 Mar 2013 - 11:36 AM

Just stunning photo.

Cormy
Cormy  7 England
1 Apr 2013 - 1:56 PM

A Master at work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Booth
A Booth  13 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 7:54 PM

superbly captured and composed with excellent detail and colour.

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 2:50 PM

Stunning shot Geoff what cracking detail
mike

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  742 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

stunning capture Geoff.
regards
Yung

raygregson
raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
19 May 2013 - 4:26 PM

superb capture Geoff,pin sharp image.ray

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