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A selection of images of butterflies that i've seen this spring and summer when out and about in the Cotswolds.
V1 - A brown argus on a devils bit scabious at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham, taken in mid September
V2 - A small copper at Prestbury Hill taken in early August on a visit there with epzer Tomcat
V3 - A large skipper butterfly at Prestbury Hill taken back in July
V4 - A male green veined white I saw in a country lane near Burford in Oxfordshire back in May
V5 - A male marbled white butterfly feeding on some knapweed in a field near Prestbury Hill, taken back in early July
V6 - A female meadow brown taken at the summit of Leckhampton Hill near Cheltenham back in August
V7 - A male adonis blue butterfly at Swelshill Bank near Stroud, taken in early September
V8 - A wall brown butterfly at the summit of Leckhampton Hill near Cheltenham, taken back in August.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Butterflies of the Cotswolds
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:16 Oct 2011 - 12:04 PM
Tags:Adonis blue, Brown argus, Butterflies, Green veined white, Large skipper, Marbled white, Meadow brown, Small copper, Wall brown, Wildlife / nature
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 12:09 PM

What Amazing and lovely set of images,All very beautiful,V7 is my favorite,
saeid

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 12:11 PM

V8 for me but such a great set - you did have fun this summerWink

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 12:12 PM

Indeed, what an amazing variety of species demonstrated in this set, Ed, each and every one so beautifully recorded.
Ronnie.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 12:21 PM

Interesting how over half of these have settled on vegetation where they are effectively camouflaged by colour.
Moira

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CaroleS
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16 Oct 2011 - 12:24 PM

A wonderful set, such beautiful and fine detail in V7. Carole

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Mike_Young
16 Oct 2011 - 12:30 PM

Great idea to put this set together, super images every one

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taggart
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16 Oct 2011 - 12:35 PM

love those little orange repeats!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 12:46 PM

What a cracking set of images, Ed, with V's 4 & 6 being my favourites, closely followed by V.8. Carol

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 12:53 PM

A really stunning set of images. Very well done!

Albert

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 1:27 PM

Amazing series of stunning shots Ed. Spot on.
Ron

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 1:37 PM

A delight to view. As always, beuatifully captured shots of these beauties.

Ann

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
16 Oct 2011 - 2:23 PM

Fine set Ed.I know I'm snuggling up to Carol but it's No.4 for me too.
Cheers
Alan

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achieverswales
16 Oct 2011 - 3:14 PM

Awesome set Ed, V4 for me also.

Regards

Trev.

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ChristineD
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16 Oct 2011 - 4:14 PM

A stunning collection, v1 and v8 for my choice.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 4:21 PM

Beautiful colection here Ed, but love the angle and the way the light has captured V3
beautiful set
Lillian

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 - 4:34 PM

WOW! Ed, all 8 are great shots, but i only have one voteSadSadWinkWink
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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 4:49 PM

A splendiferous set Ed - wish I could give each of them a vote.
Joan.

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 11Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 5:36 PM

Wow a myriad of winged beauties.

Rock

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A Booth
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16 Oct 2011 - 6:50 PM

a galaxy of natural history beauty, splendid in colour and with great clarity of detail.

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annettep38
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16 Oct 2011 - 6:51 PM

fantastic collection! I got the same regret as Brian, user award is only 1x week, and there is only one vote

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 6:58 PM

Many thanks for the User Award Mara, it is greatly appreciated coming from such a talented photographer as yourself, Ed

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goso
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16 Oct 2011 - 7:07 PM

More fine work Ed - a pleasure to view ...Bill

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Glyn1
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16 Oct 2011 - 7:11 PM

Excellent set of images, the detail & colours are superb.

Glyn

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janty66
janty66  6 England
16 Oct 2011 - 8:02 PM

What a wonderful mixed bag of beautiful butterflies...

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franken
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16 Oct 2011 - 8:06 PM

Impressive set Ed.

Ken

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bricurtis
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16 Oct 2011 - 8:18 PM

Superb set Ed. that male Green- veined White is a real top shot well done.
Brian.

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AnnChown
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16 Oct 2011 - 8:26 PM

Love v4 and v5 particularly - but the whole set is superb Ed!
Ann

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16 Oct 2011 - 8:27 PM

Stunning shots top draw
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TerryMcK
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16 Oct 2011 - 8:32 PM

Some Butterfly collection, Ed! Excellent photography throughout.
Terry

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Snapitt
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16 Oct 2011 - 9:11 PM

Great set of images Ed. V6 my favourite, with V7 and V8 a close 2nd and 3rd.

Jane

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Louise_Morris
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16 Oct 2011 - 10:24 PM

A superb collection Ed - very very good images - every one of them. Lou

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Peagreen
Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 10:35 PM

Superb set, Ed. Beautiful colour and detail in all and all beautifully captured. Smile
Take care, hope you had a good weekend, Pauline

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Glostopcat
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16 Oct 2011 - 11:07 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks folks, they are greatly appreciated, Ed

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Joeblowfromoz
17 Oct 2011 - 12:16 AM

What a wonderful, wonderful set of images. all just so perfect in every way. I like V4 for the lovely color of the fly - all just superb..Jo

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2011 - 10:10 AM

What a lovely collection, Ed. Vs 4 and 5 are my favourites, followed by V7 as a veeery close 3rd.

And you call ME the master of the Ixus?? Smile

Once I'm done with catch-up, I'll be uploading another butterfly. Hope you like it. That'll be a bit later.

Andrew

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acousticmist
17 Oct 2011 - 10:14 AM

A well captured set of images................Martin

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JustDucky
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17 Oct 2011 - 10:18 PM

gorgeous set Ed, love them allSmile
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