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I was beginning to think I wasn't going to see many, if any, of these this year, but yesterday there were a few about.

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Aug 2012 - 11:53 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/5.8
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Small Tortoiseshell
Username:Alan_Baseley Alan_Baseley
Uploaded:6 Aug 2012 - 8:04 AM
Tags:Aglais urticae, Buddleia, Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Small tortoiseshell, Wildlife / nature
Votes:50

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Aug 2012 - 8:27 AM

A beauty Alan, excellent detail captured,
Fred.

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
6 Aug 2012 - 8:29 AM

Stunning, superb colour, detail. excellent frame filler.

John

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 9:02 AM

Beautiful colours and detail, Alan, well captured. Carol

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3253 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 9:02 AM

Beautiful image .I 've not seen any this year,I dont blame them with this horrible weather we're having.
Netta

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 - 9:08 AM

Beautiful. Great DoF.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44308 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 9:31 AM

A rather stunning macro photograph depicting this rather gorgeous Small Tortoise Shell, stunning natural colour and exquisite detail running throughout.

Regards Nathan

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 9:39 AM

a true beauty

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RonnieAG
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6 Aug 2012 - 9:45 AM

Excellent shot, Alan.
Ronnie.

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digital_boi
6 Aug 2012 - 10:22 AM

a fine capture here Alan great colours and detail

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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6 Aug 2012 - 11:13 AM

Great shot, Alan - I've only seen one this year and that was yesterday!
Tony

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taggart
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6 Aug 2012 - 1:31 PM

Very sharp in all the right places--- well done!

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 1:58 PM

Good frame filler Alan.
Excellent close up.
Mick.

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WhiteRose1
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6 Aug 2012 - 2:38 PM

Beautiful colour and detail, Alan.

Dave

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CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 4:24 PM

Lucky you!!
Carole

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Maiwand
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6 Aug 2012 - 7:26 PM

Brilliant shot Alan.
Ron

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 8:41 PM

By coincidence, there was one settling on our Budlia yesterday afternoonWink

Stayed on the top flowers though

Not many about at all Alan


Adrian

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:19 PM

Excellent shot,superb details Alan..Lin

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lesliea
lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
6 Aug 2012 - 10:20 PM

Beautiful image well captured.
Allen, Smile

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raymond18
raymond18  3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 - 7:28 PM

excellent shot

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 10:35 PM

amazing colours and a very fine specimen in the perfect pose.

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