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Snapped on our local crag. Thought I would have a go at a backlit into the sun shot of a Brimstone. I had a very special 2 hours sat amongst butterflies and bees and other insects late afternoon. In beautiful sun surrounded by the natural world. It was amazing.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 105mm VR micro f/2.8 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Aug 2013 - 4:45 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
Title:'backlit Brimstone'
Username:PaulLiley PaulLiley
Uploaded:22 Aug 2013 - 9:14 PM
Tags:Brimstone, Butterfly, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:33
Voters:MandyD · Eastlands · gwynn56 · Glostopcat · phillG · robthecamman · senn · ali63 · mjparmy · johnlw · WhiteRose1 · EAS · Alan_Baseley · briantjjones · Irishkate · mikbee · andylea · eastbankflowers · Daisymaye · Davidroid · Hermanus · CarolG · KarenFB · fificat100 · annettep38 · NaturesHaven · AnnChown · SammyRatFan · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Potra · Niknut · AlexAppleby · Source ·
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 9:22 PM

A top quality close up Paul, the backlighting has really enhanced this beautiful butterflys yellow colour.

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johnlw
johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:11 PM

Very nice capture.
Regards John.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51299 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:14 PM

Beautiful backlit colour, Paul.

Dave

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:33 PM

The best therapy in the world you've described! What a beautiful image you've captured, just to top it all off!

Ann

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:17 PM

That backlighting is gorgeous - a truly lovely image.
I can imagine your pleasure in your surroundings -
'The best things in life are free'!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:43 PM

A splendid shot Paul.
But I disagree with Kates comment.
I have never come across a pub that gives its Guinness away for free !!
Mick.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 1:08 AM

Beautiful colour, detail and light.....Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
23 Aug 2013 - 4:13 AM

This is excellent Paul !!

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 5:30 AM

Wonderful back-lighting, Paul, a beautiful image. Carol

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 7:35 AM

Fantastic light, Paul! You are getting very good at this.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 8:29 AM


Quote: A splendid shot Paul.
But I disagree with Kates comment.
I have never come across a pub that gives its Guinness away for free !!
Mick.

If you find let me know-don't keep it to yourself Mick. Paul

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Potra
Potra Plus Member 2Potra vcard Venezuela
23 Aug 2013 - 5:15 PM

So glad to be the vote #30 for this awesome image.
M

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5959 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 7:23 PM

Stunning shot !!!!!!.......lovely detail & colour, but the lighting is wonderful....impressive !!.......into UA territory methinks !!

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AlexAppleby
23 Aug 2013 - 10:28 PM

Lovely photo - it glows.

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23 Aug 2013 - 10:46 PM

This is stunning!A fantastic macro
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