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A couple of rare Large Blues (Maculinea arion) doing what comes naturally. Taken back in June down in Somerset when we had better weather, I've only just finished processing the shots from the day, hence the reason you haven't seen this image until now. I was a little disappointed with the harsh lighting and shadows, but I've tried to make the best of it.....Hope you enjoy looking and many thanks for the positive comments on the moth series I'm running at the moment.

Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jun 2011 - 1:12 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:AV priority, manual focus
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Blue Passion
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:22 Jul 2011 - 9:27 AM
Tags:Butterflies, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Large blue, Maculinea arion, Wildlife / nature
Votes:64
Voters:ringyneck · PhillipMinnis · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Terry L · CaroleS · CarolG · pronabk · bleuchapel · Graham_P · nikshot · Brian65 · teocali · mex · stevebidmead · TonyDy · maryg · phil_j · wrinkles · taggart · EMJAYCEE · Gemma9 · Daisymaye · Stace · FeatherFriend · Samuel_Aron · KarenFB · Goodley · NigelKiteley · Gray_ina · Niknut · SurreyHillsMan · annettep38 · Neil-Ludford · SteveMoulding · MikeGreaves · pluckyfilly · janty66 · phillG · john_starkey · KBan · jasonrwl · Silverzone · Snapitt · Chinga · Ray42 · terry_cavner · PinkK · soulofharmony · Glostopcat · Lillian · bunbeam · bricurtis · Alan_Baseley · evelen · tomcat · Louise_Morris · Big_Beavis · RonnieAG · Greyheron · bluetitblue · cjl47 · TerryMcK · pamelajean · K_T ·
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ringyneck
ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2011 - 9:30 AM

A special moment...one I have yet to see.

Great exposure and dof

Keith

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CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2011 - 9:41 AM

Oh these are great you were so lucky. Excellent image. Carole

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2011 - 9:46 AM

This is stunning, Ade, fantastic. Carol

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 - 10:05 AM

Its another cracker Ade, your portfolio is great, one to be proud of. Thanks for you commentSmile
Brian

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teocali Plus Member 7391 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2011 - 10:19 AM

Superb light, tones and detail, Ade. Love the title! A top shot (but then all of yours are Smile !)
Sylvia

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TonyDy
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22 Jul 2011 - 11:02 AM

Very good shot, Ade.
Tony

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maryg
maryg  666 forum posts Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2011 - 11:17 AM

Tht is a fabulous image , great detail and so sharp. Very apt title, wish we had some butterflies here , seen very few this "summer".

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taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2011 - 11:47 AM

An exceptional view, very well photographed-- delicious colors!-- Jennnn

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Gemma9
Gemma9  6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 - 1:13 PM

Fantastic shot, lovely colours
Gemma

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2011 - 1:39 PM

Great light , good image Ade............Sandy

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Stace
Stace  7 England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2011 - 1:47 PM

Great capture Ade


Stace

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FeatherFriend
22 Jul 2011 - 2:07 PM

Beautiful detail and colour Ade, a shot to be proud off mate,
Geoff.

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Samuel_Aron
22 Jul 2011 - 3:00 PM

Excellent macro!
Sam.

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NigelKiteley
22 Jul 2011 - 4:37 PM

A cracking image Ade!

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Gray_ina
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22 Jul 2011 - 4:59 PM

Hi Ade lovely capture gray.

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SteveMoulding
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22 Jul 2011 - 5:54 PM

Well timed, Ade. Stunning detail and colour.
Steve.

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MikeGreaves
22 Jul 2011 - 6:59 PM

Another beautiful nature shot Smile
Mike

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pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2011 - 7:58 PM

awesome

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john_starkey
22 Jul 2011 - 8:23 PM

Brilliant shot Ade,great detail on such lovely colourful butterfly's,i haven't seen any of these this year,

John.

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22 Jul 2011 - 9:42 PM

Great shot of such rare butterflies Ade. I would love to see one.

Jane

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 - 9:49 PM

Very good title for a very good capture... Good shot. IB

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Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 5:50 AM

Superb

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soulofharmony
23 Jul 2011 - 11:57 AM

Brilliant !!!


Nikki !!!

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23 Jul 2011 - 12:17 PM

A fantastic close up Ade, it must have been a real privelege to view these firsthand.

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23 Jul 2011 - 2:34 PM

Fantastic image absolutely perfect!
deserves a little extra I thinkWink
Lillian

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 - 2:37 PM

wonderful capture
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23 Jul 2011 - 3:45 PM

Getting the pair is s great capture Ade.
Brian.

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evelen  10 England
23 Jul 2011 - 6:05 PM

wonderful capture .
eve.

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23 Jul 2011 - 9:55 PM

I can see what you mean about the lighting but I don't think it really detracts from the actual focus of the image, more so adds to it, for me anyhow! Certainly a shot to be proud of! Lou

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