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Three shots of hollyblue butterflies all taken fairly recently. V1 and V2 are of the same butterfly on some potentilla in my back garden, and v3 was taken at my allotment.

Camera:Canon PowerShot A400
Lens:5.9-13.2mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Holly Blues
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:8 Aug 2010 - 1:09 PM
Tags:Allotment, Close-up / macro, Garden, Glos, Holly blue butterflies, Potentilla, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63
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Silverzone
Silverzone e2 Member 6Silverzone vcard England
8 Aug 2010 - 1:14 PM

Beautiful set, good detail. Sylvia

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 1:21 PM

Super captures, Ed, wonderful soft blue colour and excellent detail. Carol

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 1:43 PM

3 wonderful captures, like the boarders you have used!!! x x x

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 1:49 PM

3 great shots, but V 1 being the favourite for me, Ed, as the greyish blue of the wings seems to show up so well against the green b/g. As always, captured in remarkable detail and very natural colours. I have still to see my first butterfly up here!
Ronnie.

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats  861 forum posts Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 2:04 PM

Superb set Ed. All pin sharp and full of detail.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 2:37 PM

Three lovely images Ed. Not big on the bright borders though. .............Sandy

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lifesnapper
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8 Aug 2010 - 2:42 PM

V2 for me Ed'.

John Smile

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 12314 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 3:11 PM

Nice set,
Alan

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 3:28 PM

Got to be V1 for me Ed - beautiful composition.
Brian.

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viscostatic
8 Aug 2010 - 3:37 PM

V1 for me - shows the butterfly and its surroundings so well.

Phil.

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jujupops
jujupops e2 Member 3jujupops vcard England
8 Aug 2010 - 3:40 PM

Superb set Ed, my favourite today is V1 Grin
Julie

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 3:55 PM

Lovely set of close-up's, all superb but my fav is V1.
Steve.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 3:56 PM

Lovely series Ed. Its V1 for me.
Ron

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maratsuikka
8 Aug 2010 - 4:03 PM

Ed,best Blue in.flight shot here,if u look very sharp....

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gingerdelight

What a lovely series!
Carol

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PinkK
PinkK  480 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 5:06 PM

Wonderful set!
Kaleena

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 5:44 PM

Great captures, very good detail, nice set,
Johanna

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 6:11 PM

Delicate butterfly, appropriately delicate and high quality images Ed.

Mike

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 6:32 PM

V1 best of the series to date

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bromley-smith
8 Aug 2010 - 7:52 PM

Super quality images Topcat.
Tony

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Roly
Roly  6 Wales
8 Aug 2010 - 8:14 PM

Excellent set Ed.

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 8:14 PM

Just beautiful! V1 is a real gem.

Sue Smile

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 8:27 PM

V1 an excellent close up Ed, super detail, such a lovely little butterfly, one that eludes me, perhaps this year.
David

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 8:41 PM

Lovely trio Ed - another that I'm still have to add to my p/f - Ina

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pamelajean
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8 Aug 2010 - 8:42 PM

V1 is an absolute cracker.

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 - 9:03 PM

Three great close up Ed, the detail is super, very nice work mate.
Shaun

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 9:04 PM

I especially like the butterfly on the potentilla-- all wonderfully exposed and finished!
Jennnnn

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 10:49 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, and to Mara for the user award, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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mikbee
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8 Aug 2010 - 11:02 PM

Wonderful detail and colours Ed.
Excellent shots.
Mick.

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9 Aug 2010 - 12:48 AM

Three beauts Ed...Bill

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2010 - 8:26 AM

Great shots love his furry wing tips
Mavis

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tubbtubby
tubbtubby  6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2010 - 1:04 PM

3 nice shots 1 being my favorite

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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 7cheesey vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2010 - 2:43 PM

Great shots, nicely done.
Cheesey.

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Andree_Borrel

Return of "Papillon" yellow border nice touch old man

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Herge88
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9 Aug 2010 - 4:25 PM

Fantastic detail,dof and colour.

Best Matt

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FeatherFriend
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9 Aug 2010 - 10:00 PM

3 good shots Ed but V1 is a cracker,
Geoff.

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HobbitDave
9 Aug 2010 - 10:47 PM

Wonderful captures, Ed, love v.1 especially with its border which works so well.
Dave.

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 8bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
10 Aug 2010 - 12:12 PM

3 beauties
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cantona43
cantona43  8851 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 7:39 PM

an outstanding trio Ed, stunning detail
Neil

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JimV
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11 Aug 2010 - 5:44 AM

Where do you get all the time to do what you do Ed? Wonderful garden, an allotment, indefatigable tog tramping all over the countryside, and holding down a job too.......phew!! Glad you do it all though as you give us some wonderful images to view as a result, as these prove!
Rgds., Jim

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 1:05 PM

I still have not managed to see many of these..... you must have them all .....

Linda

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DannoM
DannoM  556 forum posts England
11 Aug 2010 - 9:54 PM

V1 is outstanding, saw my first this year.
dan

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AnneWorner
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13 Aug 2010 - 6:26 PM

Excellent, all three, and I really like the deep tones in v2.
Anne

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