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Captured on the bank of the River Rhymney on the2nd of August, the first blue I had ever seen, been seeing a few nearly every day since in small numbers.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K20D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Aug 2014 - 12:24 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/180sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Common Blue (f).
Username:Badgerfred Badgerfred
Uploaded:19 Aug 2014 - 12:10 AM
Tags:Butterfly, FJE1282, IMGP4826, IMGP4827, Wildlife / nature
Votes:54
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43660 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 12:15 AM

Two very fine captures of the less prettier female.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
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19 Aug 2014 - 12:18 AM

Wonderful colours Fred.
Super shots.
Mick.

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richmowil
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19 Aug 2014 - 12:43 AM

Colourful and beautiful Fred!! Nice images.

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handlerstudio
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19 Aug 2014 - 1:59 AM

Beautiful, Fred. Great catch.

Peter

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Chinga
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19 Aug 2014 - 2:36 AM

This two images look like intimate captures of a secret nature world!
Wonderful work Fred! Grin
IB

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Mollycat
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19 Aug 2014 - 6:42 AM

Lots of lovely colour in this Fred and I like your pov of the butterfly.
Peter.

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Andysnapper
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19 Aug 2014 - 6:45 AM

Very nice shots Fred.

Andy

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JohnoP
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19 Aug 2014 - 7:06 AM

Lovely perspectives and colour here Fred! Smile John

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barbarahirst
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19 Aug 2014 - 7:40 AM

Looks kinda sad in V 1

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WhiteRose1
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19 Aug 2014 - 7:42 AM

Bright and colourful, Fred, well captured again.

Dave

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brandish
brandish e2 Member 1brandish vcard United Kingdom
19 Aug 2014 - 8:05 AM

Lovely Fred,V2 is the better of the 2 for me.The detail in the legs makes this picture stand out.Not the easiest of subjects to photograph as I know from experience, just get everything in focus and ready to shoot and when you check the image,its flown off and you are left with nout
Martyn.

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viscostatic
19 Aug 2014 - 8:21 AM

An excellent pose in V1 Fred.

Phil.

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capto
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19 Aug 2014 - 8:42 AM

Two smashing shots.Smile

ivor

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morpheus1955
19 Aug 2014 - 8:47 AM

Two excellent macro images Fred, beautifully captured and presented

Hugh

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 9:19 AM

Two lovely images for us again this morning .Smile
Have you counted how many you've seen this season?
NettaSmile

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Badgerfred
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19 Aug 2014 - 9:21 AM

At least 9 different blues Netta, in different locations,
Fred.

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PhilT2
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19 Aug 2014 - 9:38 AM

Nice shots Fred..........the angle of capture in V1 is superb

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19 Aug 2014 - 9:45 AM

Two superb images, Fred!

Richard

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pentaxpatty
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19 Aug 2014 - 10:25 AM

superb images love V2 the colours are stunning Grin

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Richsr
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19 Aug 2014 - 11:14 AM

Good colours and a head on view point which is different
Regards
Richard

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glenalva
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19 Aug 2014 - 11:30 AM

Two lovely bright and cheerful images.......Smile

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FeatherFriend
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19 Aug 2014 - 11:52 AM

Lovely colours and a different pov from the usual Fred,
Geoff.

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georgiepoolie
19 Aug 2014 - 3:15 PM

Lovely capture.
George.

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danbrann
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19 Aug 2014 - 3:25 PM

Good Pov Fred helping to making these excellent images.

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Maiwand
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19 Aug 2014 - 4:06 PM

Fine shot Fred.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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taggart
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19 Aug 2014 - 4:17 PM

Working hard here among these flowers, with a bit of competition, he must move quickly!

Thank you for your UA-- delighted to receive it!

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19 Aug 2014 - 5:47 PM

Beautiful shots Fred
Ju

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19 Aug 2014 - 6:01 PM

2 good images Fred.

Myra

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19 Aug 2014 - 6:07 PM

Wonderful images !
George

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Mike_Smith
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19 Aug 2014 - 9:57 PM

Two cracking shots Fred, beautiful species these

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19 Aug 2014 - 10:05 PM

Two great shots Fred with my favourite caterpillar. Cathy

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20 Aug 2014 - 9:00 AM

Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks, all really appreciated,
Fred.

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21 Aug 2014 - 10:30 PM

Good to see you getting the female of the species, the female common blues vary so much in colour and markings compared with the males. A real bonus to catch the cinnebar moth caterpillar on the ragwort too

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22 Aug 2014 - 8:47 AM

v1, at what looks like the point of take off is superb. The vibrant background also provides beautiful context and contrast.
Lovely.
Alun

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