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A pair of brown argus butterflies mating on the lower slopes of Rodborough Common in Stroud, this pair were the courting couple featured in an upload a few days ago.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 157.3 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Aug 2014 - 10:30 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual Temperature (Kelvin)
Title:Brown Arguses Mating
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:28 Aug 2014 - 8:14 AM
Tags:Brown argus butterflies, Close-up / macro, Glos, National trust, Rodborough common, Stroud, Wildlife / nature
Votes:55
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Aug 2014 - 8:16 AM

Excellent capture !!

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viscostatic
28 Aug 2014 - 8:25 AM

Excellent close-ups Ed.

Phil.

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EMJAYCEE
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28 Aug 2014 - 8:26 AM

Another excellent image Ed.
Joan

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CarolG
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28 Aug 2014 - 8:27 AM

Super captures, Ed. Carol

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RonnieAG
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28 Aug 2014 - 8:29 AM

Two fine shots, Ed, with V 2 just edging ahead for me.
R.

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Badgerfred
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28 Aug 2014 - 8:33 AM

Excellent captures Ed, V2 a slight favourite,
Fred.

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 8:42 AM

Two good images Ed, colours timing and details all work well
Regards
Richard

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LynneJoyce
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28 Aug 2014 - 9:00 AM

As above plus how thoughtful of these guys to supply your models for next year.

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bobpaige1
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28 Aug 2014 - 9:29 AM

Just beautiful Ed.

Bob.

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gary_d
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28 Aug 2014 - 9:47 AM

V2 for me Ed as the exposure is ever so slightly better. - Gary

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 10:52 AM

I'm with the majority in preferring V2 Ed but most of us would be thrilled to have taken either image.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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28 Aug 2014 - 11:25 AM

Excellent shots, Ed.
Tony

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Nikonuser1
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28 Aug 2014 - 11:46 AM

Excelent captures EdSmile

Cliff

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Mollycat
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28 Aug 2014 - 11:53 AM

Two perfect captures of this duo Ed.
Peter.

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rontear
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28 Aug 2014 - 12:19 PM

Nature at work Wink Ed.
Ron

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JohnoP
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28 Aug 2014 - 12:58 PM

Two beauties Ed! Smile John

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Daisymaye
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28 Aug 2014 - 1:24 PM

Superb captures Ed.

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cantona43
cantona43 Plus Member 9920 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 1:46 PM

wow what an excellent duo of shots Ed of these lovebugs you have captured nature in its prime
Neil

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ali63
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28 Aug 2014 - 2:51 PM

Excellent capture Ed,

Ali

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mikbee
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28 Aug 2014 - 3:08 PM

Good shots Ed.
But for a strict church goer like I am,
I do not believe in all this sex before marriage !!
Mick.

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graceland
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28 Aug 2014 - 3:24 PM

should this be x rated ??? TongueWink

great yet again

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9899 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1711 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 4:37 PM

A lovely pair pairing, Ed.
They're mates mating, mate.
The site's ex-rating isn't necessary.

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DonMc
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28 Aug 2014 - 5:48 PM

Excellent Ed, V2 has the edge I think. SmileSmileSmile
Regards Don

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28 Aug 2014 - 7:24 PM

Excellent sharpness across the frame Ed, lovely shots of capturing the behaviour perfectly!! Andy

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Glostopcat
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28 Aug 2014 - 8:43 PM

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

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Lynniesefforts
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29 Aug 2014 - 1:13 AM

Such a delight to see... beautiful images Ed.. I have enough trouble finding one of these lovelies!

Lynette GrinGrin

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29 Aug 2014 - 8:12 AM

Many thanks for the user award Lynette, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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