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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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A fabulous image showing great detail and colours, wonderful macro work David!

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Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Dec 2010 4:00PM
A cracking close up David, the detail and colours are first class
Gezina 11 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 11 199 20 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 11 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 11 351 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 12 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 9 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 12 2.2k 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
10 441 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
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Dec 2010 10:16PM
Superb shot, David, captured in such fine detail. Excellent bit of photography.
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2010 10:01AM
Beautiful closeup with excellent details and those patterns
Silverzone 10 2 England
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
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Dec 2010 2:25PM
Superb image, wonderful colour and detail. Excellent capture................Sandy
VidB 9 11 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2010 7:07PM
Beautiful image , love the detaila and colour
EAS 9 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 10 3 England
30 Dec 2010 9:43PM
A real cracker of a shot - very impressive especially the large view
debu 8 India
30 Dec 2010 11:32PM
An excellent capture.
TerryMcK 9 72 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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