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A female chalkhill blue butterfly I saw on the limestone grassland around the hill fort area at Crickley Hill Country Park near Gloucester at the end of August.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Aug 2012 - 11:00 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Female Chalkhill Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:5 Oct 2012 - 4:43 PM
Tags:Birdlip, Chalkhill blue butterfly, Close-up / macro, Crickley hill country park, Glos, Wildlife / nature
Votes:41
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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 4:48 PM

Super detail Ed and I prefer v2. You must have built up quite an important record of which butterflies you've found where over the summer months.
Ann

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 4:52 PM

As Ann says you have managed to capture so many butterfly shots this summer despite conditions being against them: have hardly seen any up here at all this year, never mind try to capture one.
Two more very good shots, Ed.
Ronnie.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 4:52 PM

V2 works just that little bit better for me. It's all in the detail...
Moira

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
5 Oct 2012 - 5:24 PM

Well captured and great detail..
V1 is better balanced shot.

Last Modified By basith at 5 Oct 2012 - 5:25 PM

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42413 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
5 Oct 2012 - 5:32 PM

Good detailed image Ed. Hope you are OK - take care! Lou

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Oct 2012 - 5:34 PM

2 beautiful captures Ed,
Fred.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 5:40 PM

A bit of a bedraggled specimen, rather like my good self really Ed Tongue

Ade

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44285 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 6:23 PM

So this is what the female looks like. Nowhere near so 'dandified' as the male, but that is common in nature.
Excellent as usual, Ed.

Malc

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41113 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 6:48 PM

Two fine captures, Ed, v1 looks just a bit crisper to me.

Dave

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
5 Oct 2012 - 7:09 PM

Great macro work Ed - V2 for me - John

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:42 PM

Both are excellent Ed.
Joan.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:45 PM

Great exposures Ed. V1 just has the edge for me.
Ron

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3116 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:53 PM

Two cracking images, Ed, i do prefer v2 but only just, i think this is up their with your best.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:00 PM

V1 Ed - beautifully captured detail - superb markings showing the little blue speckles.
Brian.

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achieverswales

V2 also for me Ed just that bit crisper.


Regards

Trev.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:50 PM

I was going to say that I don't know where you keep finding them
........................................ but that's not true as you always give the location - another beauty to add to your collection Ed SmileSmile
Helen

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 10:19 PM

V1 for me today Ed. The sharper of the two I think.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 10:41 PM

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

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 10:52 PM


Quote: A bit of a bedraggled specimen, rather like my good self really Ed Tongue

Ade

I thought this specimen looked rather good Ade just like your good self! There were much tattier looking specimens around, I honestly thought that this one was looking in good nick!

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NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 5:14 AM

Two strangely different variants Ed. "Whilst number one looks quite beautiful, version number two seems to be distorted somewhat?" "

Maybe it's my eyes playing up?".

Regards Nathan

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 8:12 AM

excellent work

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 12:28 PM

Many thanks for all your c&c's folks, they are much appreciated. V2 may look a bit distorted as its wings were partly folded and the butterfly moved as I took the shot, Ed

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
6 Oct 2012 - 1:20 PM

Both good V2. has a slight edge over V1. I think, regards Leon. nice one.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 7:54 PM

a great shot of this beauty I have never seen in the wild.

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