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Common Blue

By dewie    
I took this at the LWT on quite a cloudy and windy day. As a result, many of the butterflies were down in the grass so they wouldn't get blown about. I took a while to get closer to this so it would not be scared away. I framed it at the top of the image so the balde of grass that it is sitting on becomes part of the image. I used a shallow depth of field (f3.5) to throw the background of grass out of focus.

Hope you like it!


Tags: Butterfly Grass Insect Close-up and macro Common blue London wetland centre Wildlife and nature

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
16 Jun 2010 5:44PM
Beautifully caught! I really like the colours and details we can see. The composition is also brilliant. Well done!

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A beautiful composition, nicely done!
beautiful capture!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Jun 2010 6:42PM
Perfect Oscar, certainly improving your photographic knowledge also. Ron.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
16 Jun 2010 6:54PM
Just Superb! Smile

Fran x
andymark 8 1 England
16 Jun 2010 6:57PM
and a great shot it is
Sprigo 9 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2010 8:07PM
Beautiful capture.
dewie 8 9 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2010 5:20PM
Thanks guys and especially to the Junior Team for the Junior Award!

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