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Thank you to everyone who voted and commented on yesterday's Small Skipper and especially to Alan_Baseley and pudd64 for their UA's, all are greatly appreciated.

I've been clearing space on an external hard drive in preparation for spring and the return of the butterflies and i've found a few images that i haven't uploaded from my Spanish trips in 2011. This is one such image, a Marsh Fritillary resting on lavender.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 May 2011 - 5:19 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-0.375
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Marsh Fritillary
Username:NigelKiteley NigelKiteley
Uploaded:11 Jan 2013 - 12:07 PM
Tags:Butterflies, Close-up / macro, Marsh fritillary, Wildlife / nature
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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
11 Jan 2013 - 12:09 PM

Very pretty.Smile

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DicksPics
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11 Jan 2013 - 12:42 PM

Fabulous colours!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 1:11 PM

I love those hand painted fritillaries and this is a beautiful, perch, too.

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jaspalsingh21
11 Jan 2013 - 1:29 PM

G8 CAPTURE...

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 2:02 PM

Nice butterfly on a lovely perch.Smile
Joan.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 2:15 PM

Perfection for me, Nigel. Sweet light, glorious wing patterning and colours, super perch detail and textures and bg tones to die for.
Sylvia

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christinecilia
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11 Jan 2013 - 3:40 PM

great colours . christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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11 Jan 2013 - 4:26 PM

Beautiful shot, Nigel.
Tony

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WindowonWildlife
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11 Jan 2013 - 6:41 PM

Exquisite in all areas Nigel Wink

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 8:02 PM

Can't believe you had left this beauty, to succumb to HD failureWink

Another Kiteley KorkerSmile

Adrian

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Irishkate
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11 Jan 2013 - 9:05 PM

You've brought out details in the lavender which many of us have never noticed before
along with your beautiful butterfly!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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mikepearce
11 Jan 2013 - 9:24 PM

Superb!
Mike

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 12:25 AM

A fantastic close up Nigel, the detail, colours and composition are all first class. You must have some wonderful images in your archives as this one has remained lurking on your hard drive for so longSmile

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