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30 Jun 2012 12:11PM
Superb Ed, excellent detail,

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
30 Jun 2012 12:13PM
Fine macro shot, Ed, the detail captured so precise. Stands out so well from the pastel b/g greens, and almost as if in 3D.
Very well done and if I may say so one of your best.
skewey 12 31 England
30 Jun 2012 12:13PM
Another excellengt capture Ed

Tibetan 6 3 England
30 Jun 2012 12:33PM
Excellent clear detailed photo like it lots, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Jun 2012 12:34PM
Good stuff Ed but IMHO it looks just a tad over-sharpened, otherwise perfect!

PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 1:31PM
Beautiful image
30 Jun 2012 1:46PM
lovely vibrant image Ed'.

John Smile
Herge88 11 40 4 England
30 Jun 2012 2:42PM
Beautiful soft colours with some great detail here Ed, I assume by your comments that Gary_D has a frog phobia?

Best Matt
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
30 Jun 2012 2:55PM
A cracker, Ed, glorious colour, a well deserved award on its way to you Smile Carol
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
30 Jun 2012 3:10PM
Cracking good butterfly capture Ed.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Jun 2012 4:01PM
This is a stunning capture of this blue-- also a well designed image!
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
30 Jun 2012 4:40PM
Exquisite detail in this amazing capture, Patti Smile
30 Jun 2012 4:43PM
Wonderful Capture. Eric.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 5:09PM
A wonderful Blue butterfly - didn't know ther were that many varities.
I too thought it a litle oversharpened having spend an afternoon editing
some of my own and trying not to overdo it.
so hard to get just right!!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 5:49PM
A beauty Ed SmileSmile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
30 Jun 2012 7:01PM
WOW. One helluva capture, Ed!

Definitely a Blue Ribbon shot Smile

banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
30 Jun 2012 7:11PM
Very difficult not to oversharpen these, but this is oversharpened, I agree with Ade, and Ive loaded a mod with less sharpening. Could well be a little too much less, but you can at least see it makes quite a difference. I would also crop to place the Butterfly on a third. try not to use those borders that are the same as the dominant colour as the shot, - they dont work well. The purpose of a border is to frame, meaning indicate the edge of a shot, and these ones done do that. Ive includes a different frame in the mod to show what I mean.

Good effort though at 300mm.


Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Jun 2012 7:16PM
Many thanks to Carol and Eric for the user awards and to Willie for his excellent mod and advice, it is greatly appreciated, Ed
30 Jun 2012 8:36PM
Great shot.Smile
goso 11 2 1 Australia
30 Jun 2012 10:18PM
Caught well Ed ...Bill
12 12 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 11:18PM
Razor sharp Ed with beautiful colour.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Jul 2012 12:04AM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
1 Jul 2012 1:11AM
This is wonderful ,ED ,very well done,
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 Jul 2012 2:17AM
A super image Ed. Really well captured.........Sandy
Ray42 10 3 England
1 Jul 2012 6:33AM
An excellent shot Ed - there don't seem to be so many butterflies around this year or is it me
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Jul 2012 11:06AM
No there aren't, you have to look hard to find the ones that are around, there have been nothing like the numbers in previous years
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 8:20PM
I think these butterflies are delightful, great work!
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Jul 2012 11:35PM
wonderful iridescent blue! You certainly won't get the blues about this one.
2 Jul 2012 8:57AM
A real beauty here Ed. A
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
6 Jul 2012 2:35PM
beautiful capture

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