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Looking forward

By chalkhillblue
Common blue (Polyommatus icarus), taken at Rew down, Ventnor, July 2010.
1/500th sec @ f/5.6, ISO 200, 105mm, manual focus, hand held. Such a miserable day today spent sometime looking back and sorting out images taken throughout the year, in only about four and a half months these beauties will be back on the wing. A little less breeze next spring would be pleasing, please view large.
Thank you to all who viewed, commented and voted on my previous upload.

Tags: Butterflies General Close-up and macro Common blue butterfly Wildlife and nature Close upandmacro

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28 Dec 2010 3:56PM
A fabulous image showing great detail and colours, wonderful macro work David!

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Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
28 Dec 2010 4:00PM
A cracking close up David, the detail and colours are first class
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2010 4:09PM
How we wish on a dull like today to have summer back - a super shot with beautiful detail. Hope you have a wonderful 2011 David - Ina
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
28 Dec 2010 4:12PM
A superb image, David, and believe it or not, I am still seeing the odd one of these fellas in the meadow now! Carol
28 Dec 2010 4:32PM
Excellent shot well done
lawbert 9 1.8k 15 England
28 Dec 2010 4:51PM
A rather humbling capture and as you say its a bit grim today and only 18 weeks until we get the chance to capture these delightful butterflies again!!
Seriously though....An absolutely stunning capture.
All the Best
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2010 5:03PM
great shot one of the best I have seen on epz
28 Dec 2010 5:10PM
Absolute beauty, the clarity, colour and background is wonderful, an exceptional shot.

tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2010 5:38PM
a real beauty David.
As you, I can't wait until Spring/Summer to go chasing the BF's around.

Catch you later

28 Dec 2010 6:24PM
Gorgeous shot and beautifully sharp.
28 Dec 2010 6:32PM
Stunning macro capture great detail well done.
RTDS 7 Cyprus
28 Dec 2010 7:17PM
Superb capture you got here.
The colours and the details are excellent!!
Wish you all the best for 2011.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
28 Dec 2010 8:43PM
A beautiful capture David - it certainly is something to look forward to.
All the best for 2011.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
28 Dec 2010 10:08PM
Simply superb David. Just love the subtle tones, the detail and the wonderful textures. Posing to perfection against those soft bg colours.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
28 Dec 2010 10:16PM
Superb shot, David, captured in such fine detail. Excellent bit of photography.
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2010 10:01AM
Beautiful closeup with excellent details and those patterns
29 Dec 2010 1:40PM
Looking back can bring back happy memories of sunny meadows and butterflies. I did exactly the same today as it is dark, foggy and drizzling. still the days are now getting longer! Sylvia
29 Dec 2010 2:25PM
Superb image, wonderful colour and detail. Excellent capture................Sandy
VidB 7 11 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2010 7:07PM
Beautiful image , love the detaila and colour
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
30 Dec 2010 1:33PM
1st visit to your pf and so impressed. Have left just a click of two but really, could have voted for each and every one!

Ray42 8 3 England
30 Dec 2010 9:43PM
A real cracker of a shot - very impressive especially the large view
debu 6 India
30 Dec 2010 11:32PM
An excellent capture.
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2011 1:16PM
Very pleasing indeed, David. Perfectly captured & well presented.
Can't wait for spring, too. Common by name but there were not many of these wonderful little b/fs at my local reserve last year - hoping for better numbers in Spring.

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