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A Knapweed Fritillary butterfly gets out his umbrella...

... just before the rain!

Provence 2008

This is part of a series I am working on of "backlit butterflies"... if you're interested see some more of them HERE on EPZ

Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Tamron 180mm f3.5 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Before the Rain
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:12 May 2008 - 8:52 PM
Tags:Backlit, Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Fritillary, Knapweed, Melitaea phoebe, Orange, Wildlife / nature
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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  9274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2008 - 8:59 PM

Love the back lighting...very effective.
Excellent.

~Alley~

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mikesmith
mikesmith Plus Member 1147 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2008 - 9:11 PM

The backlighting enhances an already very special shot. Marvelous
Mike

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2008 - 9:18 PM

A terrific head on shot, such excellent backlighting and detail

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Paintman
Paintman Plus Member 8988 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom175 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2008 - 9:58 PM

Very good exposure control. Lovely composition.
Alan.

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lonely_oryx
12 May 2008 - 10:11 PM

Excellent image

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nolongeramember
12 May 2008 - 10:12 PM

stunning light through the wing..

gorgeous..!

Nikki !

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RubberBullets
12 May 2008 - 10:37 PM

Just superb again Tim, I really have loved all these shots.

Tim

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whiteswan01
13 May 2008 - 12:06 AM

superb shot Dawn

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Greyheron
Greyheron Plus Member 13278 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2008 - 12:12 AM

Beautiful detail, colours & presentation Tim, excellent viewing.

Mike

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Gaucho
Gaucho Plus Member 132659 forum postsGaucho vcard France2 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2008 - 6:12 PM

Classy shot,and I just love the brolly. Did it actually rain? If so, send some over, we're desperate!
Malcolm

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celestun
celestun  1129 forum posts United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2008 - 6:35 PM

Thank you all again for your encouraging words!

Malcolm, yes plenty of rain here... it's refreshing and the place is teeming with butterflies as soon as the sun breaks.

Cheers,

Tim

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