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Many thanks to Walter and Ron for their generous UAs for the fat spider.
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Haven't seen any butterflies for 10 days, the birds don't look much in miserable weather either and can't bore you with another blue tit. Yesterday it was grey, rainy and a nice day for November Smile .
But One little argus ventured out and tried the nectar in Mr Nadaud's garden. So here is my lunchtime shot.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 May 2013 - 12:51 PM
Focal Length:330mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:the illusion of spring
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:15 May 2013 - 8:11 AM
Tags:Brown argus, Butterflies, Butterfly, Insect, Wildlife / nature
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 8:15 AM

Superb shot, fabulous colours and i love the simplicity of the composition

Hugh

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 8:18 AM

Excellent capture.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 8:27 AM

A superb lunchtime capture Annette....love itGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
15 May 2013 - 8:30 AM

A lovely illusion you are suffering under Annette Smile

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jackyp
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15 May 2013 - 8:44 AM

Absolutely beautiful Annette, stunning detail and colours Smile

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prabhusinha
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15 May 2013 - 8:45 AM

A superb presentation,

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6521 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 8:52 AM

Stands out well against the green background, not seen many but you caught a good one here. - gary

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
15 May 2013 - 8:54 AM

A fantastic image. Well done. Smile

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:11 AM

Just superb Annette.

Albert

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DicksPics
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15 May 2013 - 9:20 AM

Two excellent images, Annette!

Richard

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:28 AM

A beauty Annette. Another struggling year for butterfliesSad unless it gets warmer!!!
Ron.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:28 AM

Superb shot Annette. A lovely composition although for perfection I feel the flower stalk is just a tad too long. Still a cracking shot however.
Ron

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leontari
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15 May 2013 - 10:18 AM

Two lovely images excellenty captured and presented.
Effrossini

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 10:20 AM

Certainly a wonderful shot here Annette and beautifully presented going
for V1 love the simplicity of overall shot
Lillian

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LynneJoyce
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15 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

WOW!

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Irishkate
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15 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

Can't wish for better than this Annette.
Is that a critter on the stem?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
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15 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

V1 for me. Beautiful light and DOF

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Ayoob
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15 May 2013 - 12:21 PM

Both of them excellent and very well presented , Annette....GrinGrinGrin

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Joline
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15 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

A real beauty!

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
15 May 2013 - 1:26 PM

Exceptional.....

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maggietear
15 May 2013 - 1:55 PM

Very beautiful Annette, I like the position in the image.
Maggie

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Jefflor
Jefflor  1 United Kingdom
15 May 2013 - 1:59 PM

Lovely shot..........sWink

Jeff

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achieverswales
15 May 2013 - 2:51 PM


Quote: Superb shot, fabulous colours and i love the simplicity of the composition

Hugh

Have to agree and with my choice V1 Annette.

Regards

Trev.

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netta1234
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15 May 2013 - 4:40 PM

Simple but verry Beautiful image-ExcellentSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4559 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 4:41 PM

Beautiful shot !!!!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 4:43 PM

When the chips are down you still produce the goods, Annette. Beautifully done.

Dave

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digital_boi
15 May 2013 - 4:56 PM

both very special Annette all awards richly deserved

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Tynnwrlluniau
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15 May 2013 - 8:16 PM

What a beautiful image! Wonderful capture.
Alun

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mauriceegan
15 May 2013 - 8:46 PM

Two wonderful images Annette, love the colour and the detail
Maurice

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pamelajean
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15 May 2013 - 9:06 PM

So many well-deserved awards, Annette, which say it all. There is something very appealing about this image, and I'm glad others think so too.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
15 May 2013 - 10:07 PM

Both stunners Annette very deserved of the awards.

John

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cbrundage  1 United States
15 May 2013 - 10:37 PM

V1 for me, Annette - lovely!!

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gajewski
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16 May 2013 - 12:13 AM

V1 for me as well. It may be an illusion but it couldn't look more like Summer.
-=\Walter

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debu
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16 May 2013 - 4:21 AM

Excellent images.
debu

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GeorgePlatis
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16 May 2013 - 5:52 AM

Fabulous images!
George

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bricurtis
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17 May 2013 - 9:09 AM

Cracking capture - well cropped - great stuff.

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Glostopcat
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18 May 2013 - 4:51 PM

A really top class image Annette, one of your very best methinks

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tonyng
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20 May 2013 - 9:10 PM

Gorgeous!

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Miti
Miti  1 Canada
13 Jun 2013 - 2:33 PM

Fantastic shot. Bravo

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