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A male common blue butterfly I saw in the masts field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham back in mid summer. Many thanks to all those who have commented and clicked on my recent uploads it is greatly appreciated. Sorry I have not been around much recently family health problems and work have taken up most of my time, I shall endeavour to catch up with what you've all been up to as soon as I have the time, Ed

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 603.9 - 2588.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jun 2012 - 4:25 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Male Common Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:27 Oct 2012 - 12:35 AM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Close-up / macro, Common blue butterfly, Glos, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:58

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 1:00 AM

Excellent focus right on his "face" Perfect!

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tezquirk
tezquirk  327 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 - 2:07 AM

Great capture

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
27 Oct 2012 - 2:56 AM

Great shot.

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 4:24 AM

nicely captured Ed, a good crop/comp.
ant.

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macromal
macromal  3
27 Oct 2012 - 5:09 AM

A very beautiful capture of this delicate creature.....Mal.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 5:39 AM

Family comes first Ed!.........

Ade

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 6:22 AM

A cracker, Ed, good colour and detail and the perfect background. Carol

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 7:48 AM

Excellent macro again Smile
NettaSmile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 8:04 AM

Lovely detail on his face Ed. don't worry about 'catching up' - as Ade says, family come first.
Ann

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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 8:11 AM

Stunning image, great colours ,nice light and lovely detail..very well done,
saeid

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 8:57 AM

Excellent shot Ed. Hope health matters soon return to normal.
Ron

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 - 10:10 AM

Lovely one Ed, thanks for the votes. Hope things improve soon.
Brian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 10:54 AM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Mara for the user award it is greatly appreciated. Everything should be back to normal again in a couple of days, Ed

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 11:00 AM

Lovely blue butterfly on a very delicate stem.
Hope family problems will soon well again.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 11:15 AM

Exquisite work. Focus and colours are just superb.

Ann

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achieverswales
27 Oct 2012 - 11:53 AM

Nice capture Ed.

Regards

Trev.

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cazzycool
cazzycool  6 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 - 1:06 PM

That is stunning! Great macro shot. Hope things get better for you. I just saw a Red Admiral in the garden, despite the cold! I was indoors so no photo sadly.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 3:28 PM

Maybe your VERY best of this wonderful little Butterfly Ed'.

John Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
27 Oct 2012 - 3:44 PM

A very fine detailed shot of this little butterfly, colours look spot on and well presented, like it!; hope all gets back to normal very soon for you regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 3:51 PM

def family first Ed and this a great shotSmile

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 4:31 PM

Lovely delicate colours, Ed.

Ray

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 5:46 PM

Lovely Ed, stands out well against the muted BG,
Geoff.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 11:47 PM

Many thanks for all your c&c's they are much appreciated, Ed

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44277 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 8:13 AM

Family & health are always first priority, Ed. Epz can wait! Hope all goes well.
A very good reminder of warmer days in this image, minus 4.9 this morning over here!

Malc

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