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Many thanks for the votes and comments on the Common Blue and especially to BRabbitts and Christazzopardi for their UA's, all are very much appreciated.

On Saturday i went to Swell's Hill near Stroud with John Starkey. When we arrived at 6.00am we found plenty of roosting Chalkhill Blues aswell as a few Brown Argus, Common Blues and Meadow Browns. As the sun appeared and the temperature rose we found this stunning male Adonis Blue warming up. I am pretty sure that he had not long emerged as he was absolutely immaculate and posed really well for us. By lunchtime we had found two more fresh males but the wind had really got up and photography was almost impossible so we called it a day.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Aug 2012 - 9:19 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-0.375
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Adonis Blue
Username:NigelKiteley NigelKiteley
Uploaded:20 Aug 2012 - 1:44 PM
Tags:Adonis blues, Butterflies, Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 1:48 PM

Lovely shot! Great colourGrin
Diane

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 1:51 PM

Excellent shot! A real poser here.. the blue is just perfect.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 1:59 PM

First Class image of a beautiful specimen!

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bertie1983
20 Aug 2012 - 1:59 PM

stunning capture
lou
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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
20 Aug 2012 - 2:21 PM

Good detail and great colour, like it, regards Leon.Grin

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 5:15 PM

A stunning close up of this beautiful and brilliant blue butterfly, the detail and colour are simply glorious. I think I will be making a trip over to Swelshill and Rodborough again in the not too distant futureWink

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Margaret101
20 Aug 2012 - 5:40 PM

Wow. What a fantastic shot. so clear and sharply detailed.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 6:02 PM

A fantastic capture, Nigel, what a stunning colour. Carol

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franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 6:43 PM

Beautiful macro.

Ken

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 - 7:29 PM

Stunning shot, Nigel.
Tony

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:07 PM

Well worth the early start mate, superb macro image
Steve

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KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84245 forum postsKarenFB vcard England161 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:27 PM

Absolutely brilliant!

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42284 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
20 Aug 2012 - 8:47 PM

A beautiful image Nigel - hopefully you did get a word or two in edgeways with the inimitable Mr S!! Lou

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 10:05 PM

A stunning image of a very beautiful butterfly.
The body looks so perfect and wings so detailed.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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21 Aug 2012 - 8:00 PM

Superb shot Nigel. Detail is excellent as is the colour.

Jane

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