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Agapanthus and Skipper by petebfrance

Agapanthus and Skipper

Many thanks for your kind comment.

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Blue Butterfly by petebfrance

Blue Butterfly

Thanks - this one did settle but not for very long. I think it's a question of having the right plants to attract them as they always seem to be passing through to somewhere else at this time of year.


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Male Orange Tip by petebfrance

Male Orange Tip

Many thanks CarolAnne

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Audierne Quai Anatole France - Brume by petebfrance

Audierne Quai Anatole France - Brume

Thank-you. I'm particularly pleased with the 'backdrop' provided by the houses in the background.

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Graveyard2 by petebfrance


Many thanks, Paul.
The virtual variety of vampires (alit.) tend to be less dangerous than the real thing Wink

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V2 Chapelle St. Laurent by petebfrance

V2 Chapelle St. Laurent

thank-you for your comment. Presumably the church was designed to impress the natives as they approach - and to demonstrate how puny the menhir / old religion was - so this time the obvious angle was, well, quite appropriate...


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Textures - old house by petebfrance

Textures - old house

Anne thank-you for comment. I debated (with myself, of course, and not too loudly Wink) whether or not to put in the post on the left. My original crop did not include it, maybe I should have stuck with it!


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Hello by taggart



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let there be light by nac

let there be light

Excellent. I love the shot - it's true that the lighthouse is 'overexposed' and it would be nice if that could be rectified, but I do wonder if doing so would ruin the dream-like effect. Mods so far don't 'do it for me' whereas this does. All subjective?

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Lace by petebfrance


Thank-you for comments. It's actually bobbin lace, not needlework. I should have made that clear so I'll amend the description.

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Green Woodpecker by Steppenwolf

Green Woodpecker

Very nice. They are quite common around here, but I've never managed to photograph one except in the distance. Here in Brittany it's said if the green woodpecker sings (well, it's a sort of croak, really) then it's going to rain. It's usually true, but it rains a lot here anywayWink They eat ants - very useful creatures.


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Red Admiral underwing colours and pattern by petebfrance

Red Admiral underwing colours and pattern

Quote: The budleia is a s nice as the flutterby.

the 'flutterby' was certainly very keen on it..

Quote: ...taken in harsh light, love the colours

The lighting does look a bit odd because the butterfly was not on top of the flower, but the colours stand out rather well in the sun and better I think than my earlier attempts with fill-in flash.

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Brimstone Butterfly by petebfrance

Brimstone Butterfly

Thank-you - I'm not all that happy with the amount of noise on this one (ISO200 is the maximum for this camera and even then the OOF areas can be pretty bad), but until my RSI in the shoulder is sorted I'm avoiding any photo manipulation....

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Brimstone Butterfly 3 by petebfrance

Brimstone Butterfly 3

I'm going to try. It's actually still out there feeding.....

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Wall Brown by petebfrance

Wall Brown

Thank-you very much.
These butterflies have been rather good at alluding me, so I'm really pleased to have got the photos.

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Baie des Trépassés by petebfrance

Baie des Trépassés

Thank-you for comments.
Tony - that's interesting. I pulled it back far enough when cropping to ensure that the figures were still in the frame - spectators watching the show with us. But yes, I see what you mean, and did consider going that way - I wonder now if I made the right choice! At the moment, though, anything other than absolutely basic & essential editing is out as I have a really persistent RSI in my right shoulder and for various reasons there is currently nothing that can be done to cure it except, hopefully, rest.

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bird by petebfrance


Quote: It maybe a Dunnock. Sylvia

Thanks - I think it's possible too, but I'm used to them looking greyer and being much shyer. However, I guess plumage differs by gender / time of year / location....

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Pale Tussock Moth by petebfrance

Pale Tussock Moth

Thanks Ade - it / she is certainly very restful, so I won't disturb..


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First Swallowtail of the Summer - top view by petebfrance

First Swallowtail of the Summer - top view

Quote: A cracking detailed close up of this stunning butterfly, deserves far more votes imho

thank-you for your comment. I'd like more votes, too - but have just logged on to see it's lost 2VS mode challenges as well, so I guess it's back to the drawing-board againWink

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Swallowtail - experiment by petebfrance

Swallowtail - experiment

Thank-you for comments. I think the filters on Photoscape were reasonably successful.....

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White Ermine Moth by petebfrance

White Ermine Moth

Arty / Ade
many thanks. I was a bit concerned that it didn't seem to have white legs as per the picture in my book, so took another photo - added as variant.

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Small Heath Butterfly by petebfrance

Small Heath Butterfly

Many thanks for comment. It was rather a nice little butterfly, but it seemed intent on staying in the most unphotogenic places. I did try various ways of cropping at the time but couldn't make anything of the picture, but yes, now that I look at it again, cropping some of the lower part out would make the picture less cluttered. Many thanks for the suggestion, if I get a chance I'll have another crack at it.

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Holly Blue (Probably) by petebfrance

Holly Blue (Probably)

Thanks all.
Bri / Annette - thanks for the id. I was pretty confident this time, but, well, I've been wrong before.

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Darter Dragonfly by petebfrance

Darter Dragonfly

Thank-you for comments. This was merely passing through the garden and stopped on an old daffodil stalk (flower long gone!) so I've no idea about it's habits.
Lawbert - thank-you. Confuses me a bit as I've just looked up Broad Bodied Chaser on the Internet and Wiki gives the same name as I've quoted (Libellula depressa) but in my book it's classified as a darter (well, not the most learned of tomes, I guess, the Collins Gem book of insects....

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Young Seagull by petebfrance

Young Seagull

Thank-you. It's one of those days when the sun is slightly veiled and the water very limpid. The green can be a bit much sometimes, but today it was a sort of turquoise.

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Pont Croix at low tide by petebfrance

Pont Croix at low tide

Thank-you both for your kind comments.

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Derelict Cottage by petebfrance

Derelict Cottage

Quote: Seems fine for my old eyes!

maybe my being old is why it it looks OK to me Sad

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Blue Butterfly on Aster by petebfrance

Blue Butterfly on Aster

thank-you. I thought the colours were rather striking Smile


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Wall Brown by petebfrance

Wall Brown

thanks - I often have days like that too....


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