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I had a walk with Paul ( romansnumber7 ) last night and he gave me more tips and advice on photographing butterflies.

I went out this evening to try and put them in to practice and I am quite pleased with this.

Thanks again Paul and to all who look at this.

Regards. - gary

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8
Shutter Speed:160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:spot
Flash:no
Title:Common Blue
Username:gary_d gary_d
Uploaded:19 May 2011 - 9:14 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:98

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:20 PM

Wow, a super sharp image with outstanding colours.
Shell

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:22 PM

The effect of light, catching texture and detail is just amazing. Very well done.
Moira

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:22 PM

A cracking close up of this tiny beauty, such pin sharp detail and glorious colours. You are on top form tonight

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
19 May 2011 - 9:23 PM

great detail, splendid shot
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:32 PM

Stunning shot Gary, amazing detail and great colours, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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bokeh
bokeh  6 Romania
19 May 2011 - 9:34 PM

excellent capture

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:36 PM

Stunning detail and colours, a terrific capture

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:41 PM

Truely magnificent Gary, awards should come rolling in for this one
exceptional!Grin
Lillian

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
19 May 2011 - 9:43 PM

Good advice and tips Gary, it's a beauty with super detail and dof.

Len

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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:43 PM

SO Gary
What wonderful and lovely capture,very well done,
saeid

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6516 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:43 PM

Wow Thanks Saeid. - gary

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franken
franken e2 Member 113029 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:45 PM

Stunning macro!

Ken

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:49 PM

Superb detail and pin sharp, a cracking image Fary!

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:52 PM

you should be pleased with it ,it is spot on ,in every respect .

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paddyman
paddyman e2 Member 566 forum postspaddyman vcard United Kingdom
19 May 2011 - 10:00 PM

Super sharp image,well done.
Alec.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 10:04 PM

Told you..and more! also the guest editors awardGrin
Lillian

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 10:08 PM

Superlative & very lovely Butterfly capture>...LEx Wink

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 10:11 PM

Gary, this is a superb image, the colours and detail in the butterfly just top class: well worthy of the GEA and UA. Very well done, my friend!Smile
Ronnie.

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taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 10:13 PM

Speachless here-- this is a stunning image!

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 10:16 PM

Stunning,,

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 10:17 PM

This is stunning macro work Gary, the lighting and colors are exquisite. Congrats on your well deserved GEC and UA.
regards
Yung

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Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 10:20 PM

A privilege to be 30.

Rock

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 10:26 PM

Stunning quality to this shot, Gary.
Steve.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 11:05 PM

Well coloured and detailed Gary.
And that goes for the bit of ''grass'' too.
Super shot.
Mick.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 11:19 PM

simply stunning gary congratulations on the awards very well deserved nice one Wink
andy

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 11:34 PM

Beautifully captured Gary, congrats on the awards ... have another one on me!

gill Smile

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Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2011 - 12:27 AM

Wow! Are you ever a fast learner. This is really superb. Congrats on the awards.............Sandy

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PhillipMinnis
20 May 2011 - 12:33 AM

Ah, Gary, this is one outstanding Butterfly image! Just incredible!

Congratulations on the awards! Very well-deserved!


Cheers

Phil

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EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2011 - 7:10 AM

Even as a thumbnail the colours, light and details are vibrant and superb. Congratulations of all those wonderful awards. So well deserved and indeed just wish I had mine to offer now too!

Ann

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JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2011 - 9:08 AM

Great capture....excellent

Jackie

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Devon_Wild
20 May 2011 - 9:16 AM

Fantastic image....Rob

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20 May 2011 - 9:29 AM

A big congrats on all the awards ....WOW!!

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20 May 2011 - 3:09 PM

grt work Gary

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acousticmist
20 May 2011 - 4:11 PM

Super sharp and well detailed shot.....................Martin

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2011 - 7:38 PM

Fantastic macro!
Sam.

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DP_Imagery e2 Member 9DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2011 - 11:15 PM

Perfect study - really beautiful.

Bruce

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Excellent capture Gary - wonderful colour and detail. well done !

Chris

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 1:26 PM

Those furs are superb! if that one is beyond your abilities this is way beyond my abilities!
Astyag

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 5:06 PM

Wonderful detail and some rather special awards too - well done Gary SmileSmile
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21 May 2011 - 7:42 PM

Well-deserved awards, you should be proud of this one.

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TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 9:39 PM

Superb macro photography, Gary. Well done.
Terry

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22 May 2011 - 9:54 AM

great capture gary,glad to make it 80.ray

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Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2011 - 10:58 PM

How have I missed this until now! Superb Gary.

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lil48
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18 Aug 2011 - 11:08 PM

lovely detail, great capture. thanks for what you said about mine
Lil

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Rachel99  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 6:25 PM

Fantastic! Beautiful detail and colour. I am so jealous - you got both antennae sharp. I nearly always only get one!

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27 Aug 2011 - 8:15 AM

Perfection!
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8 Dec 2011 - 11:00 AM

This image is absolutely beautiful
Don

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6 Mar 2012 - 7:22 PM

Really super image & beautiful colours

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1881  2 India
1 Apr 2012 - 6:05 PM

Well done, nice.
SANJEEV

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