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...is Mr Chalkhill blue, provence version.

taken in Pam's garden today in the cold north wind.

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Again, thanks to Ann and Diane for the kind UAs and to you all for your ongoing encouraging support

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Sep 2012 - 3:00 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.3
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:off for a spin...
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:1 Sep 2012 - 8:51 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Insect, Lysandra hispana, Provencal chalkhill blue, Wildlife / nature
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 9:11 PM

The butterfly and it's perch float in the warmth OOF b/g.......beautiful presentation, Annette.
Ronnie.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 9:11 PM

brilliant detail and colours annette love the presentation a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom83 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 9:17 PM

Beautiful butterfly - detailed and sharp
and beautifully presented.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 9:37 PM

Good find Annette.....Been a bad year for me butterfly because of health issues.....Never mind I still have my hogs and moths Grin

Ade

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fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 644 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 9:59 PM

lovely soft pastel colours and great detail on the butterfly

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 480 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 10:31 PM

Terrific Annette

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 10:33 PM

Splendid-- this is so wonderful! Love how you did the frame!

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65209 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 10:42 PM

Delicately beautiful.
x

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51380 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 10:44 PM

A fine image, Annette, love the presentation.

Dave

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dawnmichelle
1 Sep 2012 - 11:13 PM

lovely shot

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PattiW
PattiW  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 11:25 PM

Oh Ann! This is a fabulous capture. I would love the chance to spot and photograph one of these beauties and you have done it so well! Patti SmileSmileSmile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 11:49 PM

Splendid capture of this lovely beast.

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 12:04 AM

This as such a summer romance feel to it...odd thing to say but that is the emotion it evoked. Beautiful, beautiful.

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 12:27 AM

Agree with Joline about that Summer Romance feel to it annette.
But the shot is not as tight here as Olivia Newton Johns leather pants
from the all time great Summer Romance film Grease !!
Mick.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 6:19 AM

A fine capture and presentation, Annette. Carol

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Deep_Bhatia
2 Sep 2012 - 8:10 AM

Superb!!!
Deep

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3248 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 8:22 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileBeautifulSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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2 Sep 2012 - 8:42 AM

Some extraordinary light in this one
Mike

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Maiwand
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2 Sep 2012 - 9:28 AM

Beautiful light and colouring Annette.
Ron

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jasonrwl
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2 Sep 2012 - 9:52 AM

Lovely Annette - the b/g sets off the butterfly superbly
Jason

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
2 Sep 2012 - 10:12 AM

Nice one like the background sets it off nicely, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5255 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 11:59 AM

A lovely dof Annette with lovely colours.
Carole

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54928 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway28 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 12:05 PM

Definately a good un, Annette. Marvellous feeling of it floating in the midst of blurry nothingness (if you understand what I mean).

Malc

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2 Sep 2012 - 12:22 PM

beautiful

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2 Sep 2012 - 3:42 PM

A beautiful little butterfly Annette - love it against that peach background and the oof grasses - it gives it a bit of an oriental feel.
Ann

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elainebaker
2 Sep 2012 - 4:46 PM

Beautiful image and captureSmileSmile

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2 Sep 2012 - 11:02 PM

Fantastic image and well captured Annette
Jim

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paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 10:40 AM

Simply beautiful.
Matt

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3 Sep 2012 - 8:18 PM

Very creative comp. and use of DOF.
-=\Walter

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9 Sep 2012 - 9:24 PM

A fine shot of this handsome male chalkhill blue, there are still a number of these still on the wing here albeit looking rather faded and worn now

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