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A common blue butterfly I spotted at the Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham, taken sometime in June

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:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Resting Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:27 Jul 2011 - 6:47 PM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Common blue butterfly, Glos, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57
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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 7:08 PM

I love to see these little Butterflies Ed', but sadly we don't get too many of them around these parts like we used to.

John Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 7:09 PM

A beauty, Ed, and captured on a very pretty perch, too. Carol

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lobski
lobski  3 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 7:09 PM

Beautiful and very well spotted!

Fred Grin

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
27 Jul 2011 - 7:21 PM

nicely done...

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 7:22 PM

Well taken Ed, they ain't as easy as folk think.....

Ade

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 7:30 PM

Superb capture, was it taken on chalk hills ?

Rock

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maratsuikka
27 Jul 2011 - 8:04 PM

excellent with IXUS,E-B

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 8:12 PM

It was taken on the limestone grasslands of the Cotswolds, the chalkhill blues are not out yet

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 8:13 PM

Lovely image Ed - butterfly is nicely isolated from the bg.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 8:13 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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janty66
janty66  7 England
27 Jul 2011 - 8:14 PM

Superb image...

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 8:31 PM

Wonderful capture
Kaleena

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Adrian_Reynolds
27 Jul 2011 - 9:14 PM

Great spot and great take.
Adrian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 9:49 PM

So, I finally found one of our blues, a new azure-- just today-- could not get anywhere near this sort of shot---

This is wonderful!
jennnnn

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 9:51 PM

my butterflies (if I can find one) dont turn out like this Ed - well done you

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 10:00 PM

Beautiful, I've tried and tried but cannot capture butterflies, I was even (sort of) chasing a big moth around my kitchen but even that outdid!
Jann
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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 10:29 PM

So delicate and so beautiful! Lucky if I see a few of the standard UK sorts but never yet had the pleasure of seeing a real, live Blue!

Ann

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 11:15 PM

Cracking good shot Ed.
Ron

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 11:23 PM

Good dof here bringing to the forefront the detail in the butterfly and the flower.

Best Matt

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 11:24 PM

What,--no knapweed Ed ?
Good shot with the defocused BG.
Mick.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 11:38 PM

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

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Wonderful capture Ed

Chris

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28 Jul 2011 - 4:02 AM

Lovely work Ed ...Bill

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 7:44 AM

A great capture Ed - good dof making it stand out very nicely

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28 Jul 2011 - 9:05 AM

This is a lovely image Ed. Great capture. Carole

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gingerdelight
28 Jul 2011 - 9:43 AM

Beautifully captured Ed, lovely detail.
Carol

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 11:50 AM

I shall be going out to see if I can find a butterfly today, they are very scarce round these parts, but don't worry I won't be posing a threat to your excellent work Ed......lovely capture

Jackie

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pamelajean Critique Team 8827 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 7:03 PM

Excellent image, and an interesting flower/perch, don't suppose you know what it is?

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 8:15 PM

A great shot and that's a great UA to get. - gary

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 12:20 PM

A beauty always a pleasure to see.

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