Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Beautiful Blue

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Upgrade to e2

Tired of clicking to see a large version? Upgrade to e2 to browse all photos automatically at their largest size.
Add Comment

A male common blue butterfly spreading his wings and enjoying a brief spell of sunshine, in between the numerous showers late yesterday afternoon at the summit of Leckhampton Hill in Gloucestershire. I was lucky enough to find a colony of blues who were coming to life after the cold and unseasonably damp weather. Most of them were as easy to photograph as this fine specimen as their wings hadn't warmed up properly and they were unable to fly too far!

Camera:Canon PowerShot A400
Lens:5.9-13.2mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Beautiful Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:14 Aug 2010 - 12:12 PM
Tags:Cheltenham, Close-up / macro, Common blue butterfly, Glos, Leckhampton hill, Male, Wildlife / nature
Votes:71
Modifications wanted Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)

Comments

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 12:15 PM

What a superb shot this is, Ed, and IMHO probably one of your best. The colours and detail are impressive.....lovely bit of macro photography.
Ronnie.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 12:16 PM

Beautifully detailed capture.
Barbara

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 12:20 PM

Beautiful image
Kaleena

(I tried a mod, but it didn't turn out quite right, so I haven't uploaded it)

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

acousticmist
14 Aug 2010 - 12:23 PM

A brilliant clear shot....Martin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Imagephotographics

Beautiful shot Ed

Chris

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 1:20 PM

Fabulous Blue! Guess there has to be some good point to dull, rainy weather and you were the fortunate one to discover it!

Ann

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 1:22 PM

This is a fabulous image, Ed, wonderful colour and detail, what an obliging butterfly! Carol

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 1:24 PM

Beautiful.
Jann
xxx

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 1:40 PM

A lovely, well detailed shot of this pretty butterfly.
Joan.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 1:42 PM

Tremendous colour and detail in this one Ed.
Tend to agree with Ronnie.
One of your best !!
Mick.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 1:43 PM

Nice shot.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 1:48 PM

Certainly is up there with your best but its in good company. - gary

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

terry67
terry67  4 England
14 Aug 2010 - 1:50 PM

NICE ONE,

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

koka
koka e2 Member 6koka vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 - 4:05 PM

nothing common about this guy - great work KT

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 - 4:17 PM

Lovely sharpe shot well done

Bob

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

maratsuikka
14 Aug 2010 - 4:42 PM

not one of your best,EB,it is THE Best

try to get Blue in.flight
it is THE most difficult BF to shoot in.flight

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 4:43 PM

He is indeed beautiful.
Moira

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 4:59 PM

Perfect title Ed' and that's just what it is.

John Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 5:22 PM

What a beauty and do you know I have never photographed a butterfly in my life.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 5:46 PM

Fine capture. A

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

TonyWatson
14 Aug 2010 - 5:56 PM

Superb shot ~ well captured.
Doc

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

finepetportraits

An excellent shot. Beautiful!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 6:28 PM

Stunning detail and beautifully captured.
Steve.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 7:19 PM

Beautiful shot Ed. Wonderful closeup.
Ron

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 7:20 PM

Lovely sharp image and what a beautiful butterfly.

Sue Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 7:28 PM

Wow! Impressive or what?
One to be really proud of Ed.
Fran

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 - 7:36 PM

Lovely colours and detail. Nice work.
Chesey.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BarbaraB
BarbaraB  953 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 - 7:38 PM

Srunning! Never seen one!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 - 7:43 PM

A top shot, spot on.
Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

gabriel_flr
14 Aug 2010 - 8:40 PM

The comon blue is my favorite butterfly, yours is gorgeous! Impressive details!
Gabriel

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 8:41 PM

excellent shot equals your upload of yesterday

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 10:18 PM

A stunning shot Ed, immaculate detail, I would also say one of your very best,
Geoff.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 10:39 PM

Lovely colour and detail in this one Ed - a fine captured indeed - Ina

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Roly
Roly  7 Wales
14 Aug 2010 - 11:11 PM

Super detail in this one Ed.Well captured.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2010 - 1:16 AM

I am envious of this captues--- that blue is ever so splendid!
Jennnnn

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2010 - 1:50 AM

A stunner Ed...Bill

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2010 - 10:00 AM

An excellent shot - very good detail and colour

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2010 - 11:57 AM

One of your best Ed - a wonderful capture.
Brian.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2010 - 11:59 AM

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

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2010 - 8:29 PM

it certainly is a beautiful blue
bunSmile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 10:49 PM

Simply exquisite Ed - wonderful detail, colours and in particular wing and body textures.
Sylvia

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2010 - 6:20 PM

Beautiful indeed - excellent detail and colour,
Johanna

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

LV426
LV426  5 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2010 - 1:04 AM

Truely beautiful detail!
Lovely done.
Tarek

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2010 - 2:31 AM

A fine specimen indeed Ed, so well taken and shown in your usual top rate style!
Rgds., Jim

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2010 - 7:54 PM

what a capture Ed, this is a gem of a shot the detail you have captured is outstanding so lifelike
Neil

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2010 - 9:37 PM

WOW!!!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

MrBlueSky
MrBlueSky e2 Member 6MrBlueSky vcard United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 - 8:59 PM

stunning image of a very attractive butterfly - well done

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

birdbath
birdbath  4
24 Aug 2010 - 4:12 PM

great butterfly shots,crisp detail,welll done,allen

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

KamalPurohit
20 Sep 2010 - 7:33 PM

Wonderful shot. great detail and colour saturation.
Kamal Purohit

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2010 - 7:35 PM

wow - this is really beautiful

Linda

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.