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Male Chalkhill Blue on Dead seedhead

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A male chalkhill blue butterfly resting on a dead seedhead in the masts field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 161.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jul 2013 - 11:18 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Male Chalkhill Blue on Dead seedhead
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:28 Sep 2013 - 12:30 AM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Chalkhill blue butterfly, Close-up / macro, Glos, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:60

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achieverswales
28 Sep 2013 - 12:38 AM

Excellent composition and the clarity is exceptional Ed.

Regards

Trev.

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TyChee
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28 Sep 2013 - 12:47 AM

Excellent capture.
Ty

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Trev_B
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28 Sep 2013 - 12:49 AM

Well done Ed, super detail and composition.

Trev

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taggart
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28 Sep 2013 - 1:18 AM

I can't believe you captured so MANY of these, Wonderful work!

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RonnieAG
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28 Sep 2013 - 2:52 AM

You never fail to come up with the goods, Ed: another excellent offering from this massive butterfly collection of yours.
Ronnie.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Sep 2013 - 4:05 AM

Excellent !

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CarolG
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28 Sep 2013 - 6:18 AM

A beautiful blue, Ed, we still have plenty of butterflies around here. Carol

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LynneJoyce
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28 Sep 2013 - 7:25 AM

Another splendid shot.

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viscostatic
28 Sep 2013 - 8:19 AM

Excellent.

Phil.

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GillyB
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28 Sep 2013 - 8:40 AM

Lovely capture Ed.

gill Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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28 Sep 2013 - 9:18 AM

Another perfect one.Smile
Joan.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 - 9:19 AM

Beautiful capture Smile

Eileen

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Irishkate
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28 Sep 2013 - 11:05 AM

Beautiful study of nature.
Your backgrounds are getting better and better.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
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28 Sep 2013 - 2:33 PM

Excellent butterfly Ed.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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kathrynlouise
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28 Sep 2013 - 3:40 PM

A beautiful capture Ed GrinGrin

kathryn

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mikbee
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28 Sep 2013 - 3:43 PM

A fine capture Ed,
and on a bit of grot too !!
Mick.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33139 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 4:00 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and photographed Butterfly image with great colour and wonderful pin sharp detail Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ali63
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28 Sep 2013 - 4:05 PM

Excellent work ,

Ali Smile

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SlowSong
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28 Sep 2013 - 4:59 PM

They seem to be trying to match each other for fluffiness. Lovely shot.
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28 Sep 2013 - 5:31 PM

These images really are a delight, Ed!

Richard

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Mike_Smith
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28 Sep 2013 - 7:25 PM

Another cracking shot Ed, almost end of Butterflys for this year now, but i have hundreds on file

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ChristineD
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28 Sep 2013 - 8:16 PM

Excellent composition and detail

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Glostopcat
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28 Sep 2013 - 10:28 PM

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

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28 Sep 2013 - 10:50 PM

Smashing shot Ed. Cathy

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