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Brown Argus pair

By PhilG_DPAGB  
Taken last year at Broughton Down Hants. I had 10 shots left on an iso 50 film in fading light and a stiff breeze. Out of desperation I locked the mirror up and fired away until the film ran out - as did the light. Was delighted to get 2 sharp in what was pretty bad conditions. Some you win - some you lose. I like to think this time I won. Hope you like it. Phil

Tags: Close up wildlife Wildlife and nature

Voters: fransglobal, ColouredImages, franken and 37 more

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17 Jun 2006 11:12PM
Excellent close up shot

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ColouredImages 15 47 35 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2006 11:16PM
Cracking image but does it need a tweak on the contrast or is it my monitor??
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2006 11:16PM
Wow! This is truly amazing! The composition is outstanding. The detail and colours are lovely.

17 Jun 2006 11:17PM
great shot, click

A_Harrison 15 261 Canada
17 Jun 2006 11:19PM
Well I think you won as well. This is one in a million.

17 Jun 2006 11:24PM
wow whot a shot

lynsfiona 15 5
17 Jun 2006 11:25PM
Great capture, really well spotted! Lyns x
Bridie 13 6
17 Jun 2006 11:26PM
WOW from me too.
KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
17 Jun 2006 11:35PM
My book doesn't show the underside of the Brown Argus - I wouldn't expect it to look like this!! Thank you for sharing this brilliant photo with us.
Malc_V 13 England
17 Jun 2006 11:37PM
Superb image Phil, what a wonderful capture.
Nice one.
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2006 12:21AM
Excellent shot Phil...Spot on with the D-o-F

JohnoP 14 2
18 Jun 2006 2:19AM
A lovely pair against the red of the grass head - John
dalischone 15 295 Scotland
18 Jun 2006 2:37AM
Beautiful natural capture, just superb!

18 Jun 2006 3:57AM
What a great picture. Nic
pcjackso Junior Member 14 7
18 Jun 2006 6:53AM
A wonderful it
adderman 13 8 1
18 Jun 2006 7:09AM
Superb shot and two fo rthe price of one. Excellent capture, well done.

glazzaro 14 70 23 United States
18 Jun 2006 8:11AM
Nice job on focussing, both a clear and have excellent detail, nice work.

Tom_H 14 48 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2006 8:31AM
Super shot, great work.
Julian 15 76 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2006 9:57AM
Great shot Phil;just one more clik for a readers' blessing!
Melanie_M 14 168 9 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2006 10:20AM
What a superbly balanced composition for a wildlife shot. That you have it so sharp in the conditions you describe is a testement to your skill. A harmony in tones that needs no words when you spend time to look at this.
JohnDyer 13 72 2 England
18 Jun 2006 10:31AM
Happy to award you this RC award for this stunnning close up - and 1000 to spend on anything u like (well an icon anyway) nice one
18 Jun 2006 10:42PM
Sincere thanks to all for your flattering comments.
Special thanks to John Dyer for the 1000. I shall put it towards a 600mm f2.8 IS lens, leaving just another 65,000 to find.
phil_j 13 134 4 England
18 Jun 2006 11:05PM
Just found your portfolio of shots, and would like to say how much I enjoyed looking at them. Hope to be able to match your work.
19 Jun 2006 4:37PM
cracking phil mate well done how the hell do you find these like this 2 together in that pose????
superb m8 and very well taken
ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2006 4:43PM
Wonderful clarity and excellent macro detail, two for the price of one, marvellous.
David 18 32 Scotland
19 Jun 2006 5:15PM
Super shot. Love the colour in the BG.


pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 8:38PM
Super peachy tones, fabulous mirror-image of these pretty little butterflies. Great composition and ideal bg.
Jens_Peter 13 1
5 Jul 2006 12:08PM
Looked through your photos. They are fine. And of rare and interesting motives.

You might(a matter of personal view) improve them by using levels and other tools in photoshop.
Jens_Peter 13 1
5 Jul 2006 12:11PM
This photo has fragile colours and a delicate sharpness. Sort of "clare obsure".

Very good for a calender or a postcard or something.

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