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A male chalkhill blue butterfly hanging on to a grass stalk and being buffeted by the wind at Swelshill Bank near Stroud, taken a couple of weeks ago on a a visit there with fellow epzer "Looloobey", Louise. I think she's uploaded a shot of this little fella before, he was the first one we spotted on the day. No doubt he'll be hanging on again today when the storms that are coming up from Cornwall and Devon reach us, strong winds and heavy rain is forecast! Yes folks the Great British summer is back with a vengeance!Sad

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Aug 2012 - 9:50 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Hanging Around!
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:15 Aug 2012 - 9:35 AM
Tags:Chalkhill blue butterfly, Close-up / macro, Glos, Stroud, Swelshill Bank, Wildlife / nature
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44244 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom115 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 9:41 AM

Your ability to capture these gorgeous creatures leaves me in awe and somewhat envious, this is yet another example of your photographic skill and prowess, simply stunning.

Regards Nathan

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 9:44 AM

The just get better and better, Ed. another superb capture. Sorry to hear about the weather, you'd better get out with the camera before the storms hit Smile Carol

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PinkK
PinkK  680 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 9:44 AM

Wonderful detailed captured as always Grin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 10:02 AM

Fine detail captured, Ed: another lovely shot in every way.
Ronnie.

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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 10:32 AM

perfect detail and lush colour Ed.
ant.

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CaroleS
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15 Aug 2012 - 10:43 AM

Holding on tight there, great shot.
Carole

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TonyDy
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15 Aug 2012 - 10:53 AM

Excellent shot, Ed.
Tony

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 11:09 AM

Spot on capture.
Matt

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exposure
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15 Aug 2012 - 11:13 AM

Lovely detail Ed..
Pauline.

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Fefe
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15 Aug 2012 - 11:23 AM

Lovely capture!
Think I might fetch the washing inSad
Diane

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom83 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 11:25 AM

The weather is no deterrent to your getting
great butterfly images.
KateGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
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15 Aug 2012 - 11:42 AM

Am enjoying this image Ed - Don't think you'll be taking any pics today.
Joan.

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hattrick
hattrick  11 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 - 11:56 AM

First class shot Ed. You are quite right about the weather. It started at about 5 am gales and rain, but it's mid- day now and the sun is out!!!!

GeoffGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
15 Aug 2012 - 11:59 AM

These are very difficult to capture Ed, not only are they skittish but also wind movement to contend with, excellent capture.

Regards

Trev.

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 12:00 PM

I have been complaining I have not seen a butterfly in the ''flesh'' all year Ed,
and I thought I saw my first one at the Fringe.Unfortunatly at closer inspection
it was just a guy selling paper ones on a little bit of wire.I did not notice anyone
buying one though !!
Good shot.
(And you have made a good job cloning out the wire !!)
Mick.

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PattiW
PattiW  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 12:46 PM

Another fabulous beauty! Lucky you to have these about! Patti SmileSmileSmile

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FeatherFriend
15 Aug 2012 - 1:06 PM

Cracking detail ED and a lovely natural BG again,
Geoff.

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Badgerfred
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15 Aug 2012 - 1:09 PM

Super capture Ed, excellent detail,
Fred.

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graceland
graceland  102524 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 3:08 PM

SUMMER IS BACK ITS POURING DOWN

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 3:23 PM

Excellent image Ed. Well done

Gerry

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ChiliMan
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15 Aug 2012 - 3:30 PM

Hope the forecast ain't too accurate and the weather doesn't hit you too bad, Ed. Or this little fella.

One helluva shot you got here. Well envious Smile

Andrew

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
15 Aug 2012 - 5:12 PM

I forgot this one to much of a hurry, love the detail brilliant colours like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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15 Aug 2012 - 5:17 PM


Quote: Am enjoying this image Ed - Don't think you'll be taking any pics today.
Joan.

How wrong can you be Joan, the sun has come out at long last and I took a few pictures of some of the flowers in my back garden after the rain a few minutes ago! Many thanks for the user award Andrew it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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AnnChown
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15 Aug 2012 - 5:26 PM

Lovely shot Ed!
Ann

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lifesnapper
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15 Aug 2012 - 6:29 PM

Nice shot Ed'.

John Smile

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15 Aug 2012 - 7:12 PM

Beautiful shot - very strange happenings here tonight clicked on the thumb and up came what could have been a montage but it was all over the place and didn't make sense, I clicked again and got the rightful image, never happened on here before

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Maiwand
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15 Aug 2012 - 7:12 PM

Just a tad soft on the focus ( to my eyes Ed.) when compared to others in the recent past. Still a fine shot however.
Ron

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bricurtis
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15 Aug 2012 - 8:23 PM

Caught it in a great position Ed.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
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15 Aug 2012 - 8:50 PM

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

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pamelajean
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15 Aug 2012 - 9:32 PM

Looks like it's about to do a pole vault, Ed.

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annettep38
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15 Aug 2012 - 11:47 PM

yes they do a lot of hanging around recently. Glad you had a lot of success finding these fellows recently... and to me he is not out of focus as ron says.. they are just fluffy, sorry chalky Smile

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20 Aug 2012 - 6:08 PM

beautiful again...

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