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A set of images of blue butterflies all taken this summer, these were all taken at Prestbury Hill unless stated
V1 - Male Adonis blue at Swelshill Bank in Stroud, Glos
V2- Male Common blue at Sand Bay, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
V3 - Common blue on devils bit scabious
V4 - Brown argus on knapweed
V5 - Female Chalkhill blue on knapweed
V6 - Male Adonis blue at Swelshill Bank Stroud
V7 - Chalkhill blue on carline thistle
V8 - Male Chalkhill blue
V9 - Female adonis blue on carline thistles
V10 - Common blue on knapweed
V11- Brown argus
V12 - Male Adonis blue at Swelshill Bank
V13 - Male Chalkhill Blue
V14 - Brown Argus

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 161.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Aug 2013 - 10:06 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Summertime Blues II
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:15 Sep 2013 - 12:36 AM
Tags:Adonis blues, Blue butterflies, Brown argus, Chalkhill Blues, Close-up / macro, Common blues, Glos, Wildlife / nature
Votes:60
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anglingandyq
anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
15 Sep 2013 - 12:46 AM

Excellent set of well detailed images

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richmowil
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15 Sep 2013 - 12:49 AM

Nice set of images - good detail and colour in all Ed!!

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Badgerfred
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15 Sep 2013 - 12:52 AM

Super set of images Ed, one of your best,
Fred.

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taggart
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15 Sep 2013 - 12:57 AM

Like the blue in v1!

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Daisymaye
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15 Sep 2013 - 1:36 AM

A super set and all very beautiful......Sandy

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Lynniesefforts
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15 Sep 2013 - 5:22 AM

Such a beautiful set of one nature's most beautiful creations !!!!

Lynette GrinGrin

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CarolG
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15 Sep 2013 - 5:28 AM

Difficult to choose a favourite from this excellent set, Ed, but I think I will plump for V.8 today. Carol

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DicksPics
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15 Sep 2013 - 7:42 AM

Another fine set of beautiful images, Ed!

Richard

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lifesnapper
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15 Sep 2013 - 7:46 AM

V1 a good choice as a lead picture to this lovely set Ed'.

John Smile

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NaturesHaven
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15 Sep 2013 - 7:50 AM

Nice catalogue of memories......javascript:;..GrinGrinGrin

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Nigeve1
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15 Sep 2013 - 7:53 AM

Great set, V1 the winner for me.
Nigel

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LynneJoyce
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15 Sep 2013 - 8:29 AM

Yet another chapter in your lovely butterfly book.

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CaroleS
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15 Sep 2013 - 8:41 AM

An excellent set Ed - the colour in V1 is stunningSmile

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mrswoolybill
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15 Sep 2013 - 8:53 AM

V1 is inded stunning.
I just have a suspicion that at the end of the season you are going to set us an exam paper on identifying these... Wink
Moira

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2013 - 9:58 AM


Quote: V1 is inded stunning.
I just have a suspicion that at the end of the season you are going to set us an exam paper on identifying these... Wink
Moira

I never could identify them till Ed and uncle who knows it all told me off!
Here is the worlds best cheat!
http://www.butterfliesoffrance.com/blues_ID.htm

And it is a stunning serie Ed

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44162 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom112 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2013 - 10:10 AM

The Genesis of the Butterfly by Victor Hugo

The dawn is smiling on the dew that covers
The tearful roses; lo, the little lovers
That kiss the buds, and all the flutterings
In jasmine bloom, and privet, of white wings,
That go and come, and fly, and peep and hide,
With muffled music, murmured far and wide.
Ah, the Spring time, when we think of all the lays
That dreamy lovers send to dreamy mays,
Of the fond hearts within a billet bound,
Of all the soft silk paper that pens wound,
The messages of love that mortals write
Filled with intoxication of delight,
Written in April and before the May time
Shredded and flown, playthings for the wind's playtime,
We dream that all white butterflies above,
Who seek through clouds or waters souls to love,
And leave their lady mistress in despair,
To flit to flowers, as kinder and more fair,
Are but torn love-letters, that through the skies
Flutter, and float, and change to butterflies

A fantastic set and some wonderful words to accompany it kindly provided by Victor Hugo....

Last Modified By NDODS at 15 Sep 2013 - 10:11 AM

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tedtoop
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15 Sep 2013 - 10:43 AM

Lovely set.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 - 11:20 AM

Great set of images.

P.

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Irishkate
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15 Sep 2013 - 12:01 PM

A set of images which makes me glad to be alive - these beautiful butterflies
on lovely flowers and grasses. It is strange in a way that so many of you butterfly specialists are men,
so we girls obviously don't understand your finer sensitivities!
V8 is my absolute favourite but love V1, 3, 10,11, 13,and 14 because of less cluttered b/g -
just the way I'd like to capture them.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
15 Sep 2013 - 1:09 PM

Stunning set Ed and I believe you led with the correct capture.


Regards

Trev

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AlexAppleby
15 Sep 2013 - 4:28 PM

Excellent set of stunning images. You are going to miss those butterflies - til next year!

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ali63
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15 Sep 2013 - 4:48 PM

A beautiful series of Blues, V13 being my favourite Smile

Ali

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EAS
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15 Sep 2013 - 4:53 PM

Love all these pretty blues, especially V1. Just green with envy that you get to see so many in reality! TongueGrin

Ann

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Glostopcat
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15 Sep 2013 - 5:14 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to David "dven" for the user award, they are greatly appreciated, Ed

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robway
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15 Sep 2013 - 5:14 PM

Amazing detail in all the images, beautifully done.

John

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EileenH
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15 Sep 2013 - 5:55 PM

Beautiful set Smile

Eileen

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ChiliMan
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15 Sep 2013 - 7:27 PM

Amazing...yet another fabulous collection, Ed. And yep, V1 so deserves to lead this lot Smile

Andrew

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tonyguitar
15 Sep 2013 - 7:43 PM

The fine detail quality makes all of these a real pleasure to muse over. Our local high ranking bird man, Mike Yip, [ Google;..Vancouver Island Birds ], has switched focus to butterflies. Far more demanding as travel costs and energy demand seems to be higher. TG
Driving up and down mount Washington and others costs wear and tear and money.

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pluckyfilly
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15 Sep 2013 - 7:57 PM

You really did get loads of butterflies Ed superb set.ll

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JuBarney
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15 Sep 2013 - 8:11 PM

V1 is a beautiful shot; internet too slow to see the others!
Ju

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15 Sep 2013 - 8:13 PM

14 votes today !


Rock

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pamelajean
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15 Sep 2013 - 8:48 PM

Now you're just braggingGrinGrinGrin!
There ain't no cure for those summertime blues!

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15 Sep 2013 - 8:55 PM

Great set Ed. V1 my favourite. Cathy

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saeidNL
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15 Sep 2013 - 8:59 PM

Excellent and wonderful set of image,ED,all very beautiful indeed,
saeid

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anglingandyq
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15 Sep 2013 - 10:00 PM

A fantastic and stunning setSmileSmileSmile

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Ridgeway
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15 Sep 2013 - 10:16 PM

Stunning variety of butterflies. So well taken and presented.

Aidan,,

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mikbee
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15 Sep 2013 - 11:41 PM

A well coloured and varied set Ed.
And I went into my kitchen today and I saw two Common Blues dancing on my jar of jam.
I asked them what were they doing on my jam jar ?
They said the lid told them too, ''twist to open'' !!
Mick.

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18 Sep 2013 - 7:22 PM

You have been busy Ed No 1 for me great collection.

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