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nat king 16 7
27 Aug 2004 3:08PM
Wow, what amazing detail. Nat :o)
JouŠo 16 56 Finland
27 Aug 2004 3:09PM
Great macro!
Pin sharp and excellent DOF!!! Wow!
Love the bg too...
johnjohn01 19 58 England
27 Aug 2004 3:20PM
Fantastic detail again.
Terry L 17 609 5 England
27 Aug 2004 3:26PM
Beautifully detailed macro shot Tim, lovely work as always.

ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 3:35PM
Excellent macro and congrats on the EC Tim, well done.
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 3:40PM
Some people have a "flea circus" - I reckon you must have a troupe of trained butterflies!

Another EC for another super shot, excellent work Tim (leave some for the rest of us Smile

StevenHanna 18 296 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 3:41PM
Super shot, wonderful detail, sharpness and a shallow DOF really makes the butterfly stand out from it's background. Well done and congrats on the EC Award.
Miles Herbert 18 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 3:43PM
Well deserved EC, amazingly clear and sharp macro image.

simont 17 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 3:43PM
What fantastic detail.
urban-hero 17 23 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 3:44PM
Superb macro!

deltafour 16 13
27 Aug 2004 3:47PM
congratulations,excellent shot.

johntaylor 16 38
27 Aug 2004 3:50PM
well done - great sharpness and detail
kit-monster 17 3.7k 2 Singapore
27 Aug 2004 3:56PM
Fantastic - I really don't know how you do it. I've got the same lens and effectively the same camera and can't get this depth of field and sharp, they either fly off or there's too much breeze or not enough light. Sometimes, when I see you win another EC for a butterfly shot I feel like giving up! Sometimes I just feel I need to try harder. So what's your secret Tim?
IanA 17 3.0k 12 England
27 Aug 2004 4:10PM
What happened to this morning's upload?
27 Aug 2004 4:15PM
Another beautiful shot. The calrity of this one is tunning.
wgfarquhar 16 473
27 Aug 2004 4:29PM

clicked (big time)

nanpantanman 17 24 1 England
27 Aug 2004 4:29PM
Great Macro. Beutifuly clear. Superb detail. Click.
billydo 17 79 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 4:46PM
It's another beauty, colourful, sharp, and well exposed. Congrats on the EC.
27 Aug 2004 4:47PM
Knew this was going to be yours. Great shot as usual.

27 Aug 2004 5:01PM
Stunning. Great EC.
katieb 16 255 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 5:14PM
Stunning photo, I love the colours too.
KathyW 17 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
27 Aug 2004 5:22PM
Excellent shot - well done on the EC!
geoffrey baker 16 501 1 Wales
27 Aug 2004 5:42PM
Wow, I can see every tiny hair on this butterfly, lovely shot, well done.
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 6:05PM
Wow, I really do appreciate all your wonderful comments! and to Pete for getting people to take a look!

Edward, I decided to put the answer to your question in the forum, perhaps others would like to contribute, as I feel I am by no means the best person to help!

I took a closer look at your portfolio and can't understand why you would feel like giving up at any time! There are some real gems in there, that I would be delighted to have taken. You should focus more on the popularity of your images (far greater than mine!) and less on the EC's which are really not as significant. One opinion can never replace the many!


mattberry 16 259 14 Greece
27 Aug 2004 6:53PM
Brilliant yet again Tim Smile I just uploaded a Common Blue shot but its not up to this standard by any means. I enjoy seeing all yours and others great photo's of wildlife, it inspires me to better my own photos albeit I am slightly limited with my kit.

Well done for this and a great!

luigitoi 17 5 1 Argentina
27 Aug 2004 7:13PM
Tim, once more... a great shot..., fantastic!
jules41 17 197 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 7:32PM
Fabulous shot,and such a well deserved EC,congratulations*click*
Kris_Dutson 18 8.2k 1 England
27 Aug 2004 8:08PM
Superb colour and detail
27 Aug 2004 8:33PM
Amazing. Excellent Work.

dontforgetme 17 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 8:34PM
Fantastic image, great colours and clarity, well done.

ruzzi 17
27 Aug 2004 8:46PM
Had to be yours,excellent shot,congrats on EC!
trahern 17 863 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 9:01PM
Absolute beauty
JohnRShort 17 25 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 9:24PM
brilliant, well deserved EC
27 Aug 2004 10:07PM
Superb shot so
27 Aug 2004 10:26PM
Excellent macro well deserved EC well done
Steve Cribbin 17 49 10 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2004 6:36PM
Faultless work. Stunning.
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
28 Aug 2004 6:50PM
Wow...A shot for me to aspire to...simply stunning....Click
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2004 9:45PM
Thank you again to all of you have offered such encouraging and generous comments. Your words really do inspire!


ronr 17 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2004 9:49PM
Beautiful shot, congratulations on a well deserved EC.
old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
29 Aug 2004 8:13AM
Stunning detail and wonderful colour, Tim!
Congrats on the EC - thoroughly deserved.
30 Aug 2004 3:56AM
Amazing detail and colours.
User_Removed 19 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2004 8:49AM
Super shot - well done!
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2004 11:56AM
Ron, Jim, Jane and Barrie, thank you very much for your support. It has truly motivated me to keep going!


whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2004 4:04PM
Just beautiful, stunning detail & colour, your portfolio is full of brilliant pictures. EC well deserved.
jonc 16 7
31 Aug 2004 4:19PM
Fantastic. Love the composition. The color and detail are superb.
1 Sep 2004 12:42AM
Well there is no doubting the beauty of this shot. Excellent - and thanks for your comments on mine. Den
zippie 17 1.3k England
1 Sep 2004 7:13PM
Another stunning butterfly capture
rbf 17 56
6 Sep 2004 10:11AM
simply stunning no need to say anymore click
rogues 17 4 India
7 Sep 2004 9:07AM
SUPERB shot !
wonder how i missed this earlier. Well-captured buddy !
like your folio overall...

Dmitri 16 80
17 Sep 2004 2:31PM
Great shot, just goes to show how far expensive macro lenses can go. - D.
Dmitri 16 80
17 Sep 2004 2:32PM
Great composition, with the flower placed carefully in the corner, and it's spikes point to the corner as well. The butterfly is pin sharp too. Well done! *Click*

Terryd1 16 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2005 2:27AM
I just love this type of picture! I could see these pictures on a set of dinner plates, just superb!
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2005 5:51AM
Many thanks for all your kind comments!


4 Jun 2005 12:40PM
stunning as usual

Julian 16 76 3 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 9:37PM
Nice pic. I like the complimentary blue and the orange. Well done.

P.S. Sorry to be a nerd and I am suprised that kit- monster and Rodosranger have not pointed out the obvious mistake yet but I guess it has been nearly 2 years...check out the twin spots(white with black pupils) like a colon on the underside hindwing which disrupts the natural flow of the curve of pupilled eyes running body side of the orange lunules... Also the innermost pupiled eyespots which run virtually parallel to the body. These form something of a zig-zag, whereas Common Blues don't have these attributes. Therefore =Brown Argus. Still got you an EC tho!

Take-a-View 17 293 5 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2008 11:12PM
After seeing your latest upload I couldn't resist taking a quick tour of your portfolio; some amazing shots.

5 May 2009 3:39PM
great in every respect - composition, color & its' combination, details and all. Congrats.

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