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Many thanks to you all for your nice comments on the emerging cricket! And a very special thank you to Isabel Chinga Smile

Here is just a quick upload, a brown argus I took last night. V2 is the original image Smile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jul 2012 - 8:49 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:The last rays of the sun
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:25 Jul 2012 - 5:40 PM
Tags:Aricia agestis, Brown argus, Butterfly, Insect, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:72
Voters:graceland · stevenb · Paintman · gajewski · MalcolmM · robthecamman · stuart1963 · Philip_H · Norfolkboy · barbarahirst · mickyr · JohnChambersPhotography · EAS · marktc · paskinmj · CarolG · andylea · canonfan · morpheus1955 · gary_d · Mike_Young · gazlowe · WhiteRose1 · Silverzone · RonnieAG · AnnChown · OAKEY · taggart · senn · digital_boi · Herge88 · tomcat · bagman · UrbaneMagick · jdinne · Glostopcat · Humblebee · mrswoolybill · KeithCullis · woolybill1 · bricurtis · Skeet1Away · LynneJoyce · Alan_Baseley · ValeryAst · lostnspace2011 · GillyB · nicedayout · Irishkate · mikbee · debu · pamelajean · fentiger · netta1234 · CaroleS · mex · pronabk · Tibetan · Arty · ElaineGregg · Lillian · martinjp · Niknut · LexEquine · helenlinda · Badgerfred · Ayoob · tonyng · ChiliMan · Richsr · Chinga · sparrowhawk ·
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graceland
graceland  102524 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 5:41 PM

i like it well done nice close up

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 5:46 PM

I actually prefer V2. The lens flare and the back light on the quite fascinating. Nice comp. and bokeh as well.
-=\Walter

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 - 5:59 PM

Beautiful capture and gorgeous light.

P.

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Norfolkboy
25 Jul 2012 - 6:07 PM

A superb capture, Annette.
Colin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 6:11 PM

incredible detail ... a wonderful image

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 6:38 PM

Great image. Love the soft light and exposure.
Matt

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 6:39 PM

Incredible indeed...mlovely shot Annette

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 6:48 PM

Wonderful lighting, Annette, two beautiful images. Carol

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 6:52 PM

brilliant detail annette wonderful light and tones v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 - 6:55 PM

Well captured Annette with beautiful lighting. Lots of detail
Jim

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morpheus1955
25 Jul 2012 - 7:00 PM

Fantastic shot, fabulous light, colours and detail.

Hugh

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 7:08 PM

I have to say I prefer the overall composition in V2 which is a really lovely image. - gary

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Mike_Young
Mike_Young Plus Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 7:16 PM

Excellent, I love this type of shot, well done!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 7:20 PM

Beautiful lighting, Annette, and the bokeh is excellent. It crops down well, v1 for me.

Dave

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 8:12 PM

The back lighting works a treat here, Annette, and the closer crop at V 1 is the more satisfying......very well captured in fine detail and whilst even in shadow the wings colours are nicely recorded.
Ronnie.

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 8:26 PM

The backlighting is wonderful - love the colour and detail too Annette!
Ann

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OAKEY
OAKEY  7 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 - 8:26 PM

Great work Annette, love V2, very nice detailand the lighting is a big bonus to this image and you've coped with it very well.
Shaun

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 8:33 PM

A very special talent singing here! in tune!
WOW!

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digital_boi
25 Jul 2012 - 8:35 PM

nice one Annette i assume v1 is a tight crop of v2 like both

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
25 Jul 2012 - 9:25 PM

Brilliant Annette, superb detail and the light is excellent, both deserve a vote.

John

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 9:34 PM

A beautifully backlit brown argus butterfly Annette, I like both versions very much

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Humblebee
Humblebee  3 England
25 Jul 2012 - 9:35 PM

Wonderful lighting and brilliant detail in both versions, can't choose, so won't even try ... Carol

By the way, my cat also loves large bags, esecially paper ones, maybe its the noise, and playing hide an seek underneath mats Wink

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 9:57 PM

Great evening light in this. [ I think your sensor needs cleaning !! ] Smile
Brian.

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LynneJoyce
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25 Jul 2012 - 10:25 PM

V1 for me, though both are lovely.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
25 Jul 2012 - 10:38 PM

Without doubts this is a work of top class!Smile
Regards, Valery

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lostnspace2011
25 Jul 2012 - 11:20 PM

A lovely capture Annette. I like both the crop and V2 Smile

Mark

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nicedayout
25 Jul 2012 - 11:30 PM

Excellent work . Jamie

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 11:32 PM

Love the way is catching the butterfly's wings.
Superb work as usual.
KateGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 11:35 PM

Something different here with the lens flare annette.
For that reason,go for V2 !!
Mick.

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debu
debu  5 India
26 Jul 2012 - 12:09 AM

A couple of excellent captures.
debu

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 7:25 AM

The rim lighting adds so much to this delightful capture. Tough choice but No. 2 gets the vote.

Albert

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3243 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 7:29 AM

Beautiful capture with some lovely light
NettaSmile

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5197 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 7:45 AM

Well captured Annette with the light just catching the tips of the wings.
Carole

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
26 Jul 2012 - 10:28 AM

What can I say the others have not! nicely balanced shot good over all detail nice colours, well done you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ElaineGregg
26 Jul 2012 - 11:08 AM

Lovely , prefer V1 but only because it closer. Excellent detail, Well done,
Elaine

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 12:04 PM

Such a beautiful shot Annette
Lillian

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LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 4:43 PM

"Superlative macro Butterfly Capture & two Image renditions" ~ Peter Smile

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Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
27 Jul 2012 - 8:47 AM

Two excellent macro images Annette......GrinGrin

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 2:05 PM

Wonderfully captured. Like both versions. If I must choose then it is V1 and it fills the frame more.

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Jul 2012 - 12:02 AM

Beautiful, I love both... IB

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