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Just had a brilliant 4 days in Spain with my mate Pete Withers where we visited two sites and managed 40 species, of which 4 were lifers for me including this amazing beauty.

We saw 4 of these incredible butterflies and this one was photographed in my favourite meadow in the mountains just outside Miraflores, north of Madrid. I've got an 11 day break in July booked specifically to find Apollos as that's the time when they appear in Miraflores, so it was a total surprise to find them already gliding around the meadow. I cannot wait to get back there next month!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jun 2012 - 8:13 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Apollo
Username:NigelKiteley NigelKiteley
Uploaded:22 Jun 2012 - 11:45 AM
Tags:Apollo, Butterflies, Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 11:48 AM

Beautiful image here.

Ken

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 11:49 AM

Congratulations on finding and photographing this gorgeous specimen. It must have been a very exciting day.

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cassiecat
cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 12:10 PM

a beauty.lesley

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 12:44 PM

top level close up

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 12:57 PM

fantastic shot...
Miraflores you said.. I will have a look next time. If you can 'see flowers' it might also be miramariposas Smile

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 2:01 PM

Absolute stunner, Nigel - I bet you can't wait to get back there!!!
Tony

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christinecilia
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22 Jun 2012 - 2:12 PM

fantasick shot Grin

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 2:44 PM

Magnifique!

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Deep_Bhatia
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22 Jun 2012 - 3:07 PM

Nice colors and texture. Deep

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 3:47 PM

Outstanding Nigel, yer lucky devil you....

Ade

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KarenFB
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22 Jun 2012 - 6:32 PM

What a beautiful butterfly - brilliantly caught!

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 6:39 PM

IMMACULATE Nigel Tongue Awesome Image mate

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 7:49 PM

This is a beautiful specimen Nigel and superbly captured by you.
oan.

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bricurtis
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22 Jun 2012 - 9:16 PM

An absolute beauty - lovely to view Nigel.
Brian.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96185 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 9:43 PM

Out of this world

Adrian

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 10:14 PM

What a beauty Nigel, stunning mate
Steve

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 3:08 PM

A stunning close up of this beautiful butterfly, you've captured its colours and wing markings in such intricate detail.

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