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A Common Blue butterfly taken in the field outside my house, backlit by the evening sunlight.

1/125th second, f8, ISO 400, centre-weighted metering with +0.3 stop exposure compensation, hand held, manual focus using the rocking method.

Camera:Sony A350
Lens:Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Common Blue
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:18 Jun 2010 - 2:43 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Close up, Common blue, Macro, Wildlife / nature
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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 2:44 PM

Stunning work Geoff. Just awesome detail.

Dave

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Goodley
Goodley  5 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2010 - 2:51 PM

very good again,great detail,
kev.

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PauloNascimentoPhotography

amazing shot, nice work!
Paulo

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 2:52 PM

Nice backlighting, Geoffo.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 3:03 PM

Excellent detail in this lovely image Geoff........Sandy

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 3:07 PM

Great lighting and defused background, super sharp

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TanyaHailey
18 Jun 2010 - 3:13 PM

Great capture and colours !
Tanya

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soulofharmony
18 Jun 2010 - 3:37 PM

out standing work !

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 3:57 PM

Beautifully sharp, such detail Geoff. Ron.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 4:21 PM

Top class capture Geoff. Wonderful lighting.
Ron

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 4:28 PM

Very nice

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Angi_Wallace
18 Jun 2010 - 4:32 PM

Wonderful macro image
Angi

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franken
franken e2 Member 123177 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 5:40 PM

Superb!

Ken

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 5:45 PM

it stunning wow love it

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 6:04 PM

Beautifully done and an excellent capture...

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 6:14 PM

Your butterflies are always a pleasure to view!
JEnnnnn

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 6:50 PM

Thanks everyone.
Thanks Amanda for the GEA.
Geoff.

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 8:00 PM

Cracking shot love the isolation of the subject with the wonderful complimentary b/g - Ina

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 11:16 PM

They don't come much better than this, Geoff! The detail is superb and how nicely the subject stands out from the sympathetic and complimentary b/g tone.
Ronnie.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 11:32 PM

Thanks both Smile
Geoff.

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celestun
celestun  1029 forum posts United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 2:49 PM

Crystal clear detail on both flower and butterfly! Very well done!

Tim

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 4:33 PM

So pleased to award vote No 50 on this lovely image. - gary

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geoffrey baker
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19 Jun 2010 - 7:54 PM

Thanks both Smile

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2010 - 11:25 AM

superbly composed and presented with great clarity of detail.

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 - 11:40 PM

Great image love the detail and D/F, in fact its perfect!!!
Very well captured Geoff.
Shaun

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2010 - 11:41 PM

Thanks guys Smile
Geoff.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2010 - 10:43 PM

A first class image of this tiny beauty, the detail, colours and composition are spot on

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 10:02 AM

Thanks Edmund.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 7:22 PM

Excellent detail Geoff, beautiful shot,
Geoff.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 10:11 PM

Thanks Geoff.

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jun 2010 - 12:14 PM

Beautiful pattern, colours and detail.

Tel*

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 12:20 PM

Thanks Tel.

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rpba18205
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24 Jun 2010 - 7:46 PM

Super detailed capture.Rob

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geoffrey baker
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24 Jun 2010 - 10:00 PM

Thanks Rob.

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lesgoodey
lesgoodey e2 Member 9lesgoodey vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2010 - 3:06 PM

Lovely sharp macro.

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geoffrey baker
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28 Jun 2010 - 4:12 PM

Thanks Les.

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Enmark
Enmark  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2010 - 5:15 PM

Nice touch of back light handled and seen rather smartly..
Good one bud.

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geoffrey baker
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28 Jun 2010 - 6:04 PM

Thanks Mark Smile

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2010 - 12:36 AM

Lovely shot, and great detail.
Caroline

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geoffrey baker
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5 Jul 2010 - 1:41 PM

Thanks Caroline.
Geoff.

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2010 - 2:04 PM

Stunning picture and an excellent gallery.........Jack.

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geoffrey baker
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8 Jul 2010 - 2:20 PM

Thanks Jack, glad you like my photos.
Geoff.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2010 - 8:58 PM

lovely.lesley

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geoffrey baker
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10 Jul 2010 - 9:00 PM

Thanks Lesley.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2010 - 5:21 PM

Excellent details and colours in this great capture, congrats on the GEA too.
Regards Richard

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geoffrey baker
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12 Jul 2010 - 6:39 PM

Thanks Richard.

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
1 Aug 2010 - 11:56 AM

Hi this is a perfectly stunning shot great gray,

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1 Aug 2010 - 12:05 PM

Thanks Gray.

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