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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 Plus Member 123477 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 11:48 AM

Beautiful image here.

Ken

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Joline
Joline Plus 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  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 12:10 PM

a beauty.lesley

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senn Plus Member 4senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 12:44 PM

top level close up

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 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
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22 Jun 2012 - 2:01 PM

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

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22 Jun 2012 - 2:12 PM

fantasick shot Grin

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 2:44 PM

Magnifique!

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Deep_Bhatia
22 Jun 2012 - 3:07 PM

Nice colors and texture. Deep

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Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 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 Junior Gallery Team 94437 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 6:32 PM

What a beautiful butterfly - brilliantly caught!

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WindowonWildlife

IMMACULATE Nigel Tongue Awesome Image mate

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EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE 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 Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 9:16 PM

An absolute beauty - lovely to view Nigel.
Brian.

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22 Jun 2012 - 9:43 PM

Out of this world

Adrian

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Steve_S Plus 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 Plus Member 9250 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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