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Large Blue butterflies (Maculinea arion) mating on Wild Thyme (Thymus polytrichus). I took this image today between the clouds on Collard Hill. Plenty of fresh blues were on the wing and a very busy day!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark III
Lens:EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jun 2012 - 11:40 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:The Thyme of their lives
Username:livinglevels livinglevels
Uploaded:17 Jun 2012 - 4:48 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Collard Hill, Large Blue butterfly, Lepidoptera, Maculinea arion, Mating, Somerset, Wild Thyme (Thymus polytrichus), Wildlife / nature
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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 5:21 PM

Lovely shot and title.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 5:39 PM

Excellent.

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 5:51 PM

I gather the whole world and it's brother were down there today Wink Were going down in the week sometime hopefully all being well.....

Lovely image of these rare little beauties.....

Ade

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NDODS e2 Member 32911 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 6:37 PM

A really good photograph, sorry I can't expand further due to my current posture and discomfort.

Regards Nathan

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
17 Jun 2012 - 6:58 PM

Beautiful capture.

Len

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 8:33 PM

So pleased you nailed this pair of beauties

Adrian

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 6:26 PM

I gather you had the thyme of your life on your visit back in June, the Big O did not, he found huge crowds of togs there on the day of his visit and very few butterflies!

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