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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Lumix DMCFZ7, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-11 1:43
Viewed: 3161
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning Everyone,

It's good to be back after my touring and family celebrations.

This morning I am sharing with you a beautiful, if somewhat ragged, Speckled Wood butterfly.

We have had very few butterflies in our garden all year, but just as autumn was approaching, our first ones arrived. (To tell you the truth, when we had just packed up our camera gear and were leaving the house to begin our holiday, there were 3 Peacocks and 4 Red Admirals on the flowers, butterflies we had not seen before!!)

Anyway, this specimen was spending its time sunbathing on the sedum leaves and, although not known for feeding from nectar, did seem interested in the flowers. Possibly there are not many aphids around.

If you are interested in learning more about this butterfly, please click here for an Internet link.

Many thanks for stopping by.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph.

pp cropped, sharpened, rotated slightly, added border and signed

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-11 2:44]

Hello Beverley,
Another wonderful capture of this beautiful butterfly with great details in a fine composition.
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-11 3:25]

Hello Beverley,
A nice capture of a female Speckled Wood with damaged wing (most probably caused by bird). The rest of her is pretty fresh but I guess she has already laid her eggs. Nice composition on the OOF green leaves.
TFS this fine image. I would have to travel over 100 km to get to photograph this species.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-11 8:05]

Hi Beverley.
Nice full of lights and colours picture. Only nor perfect condition of the butterfly reminds that this is autumn. I also like excellent composition of the image, wonderful smooth BG and nice reproduction of all butterfly feathers. Only DOF i shallow a bit and left butterfly wing is out of focus a bit. My warm greetings and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-11 9:55]

Hello Bev,
This is a sure sign of autumn, a Speckled Wood looking rather worn! It's amazing how butterflies sometimes keep on flying even if their wings are nearly gone! A nice sharp capture in beautiful light and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Bev again:)
Perfect macro shot of this poor beauty in a fine composition with wonderful details on the wings and nice DOF/POV.
TFS and have a nice weekend!


Hi Bev, elegant Pararge with bronen wing, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Bev,
Nice to see you back after your holidays!
good sharing of this well captured Speckled Wood!
the lighting is good with great clarity, nice colour and details
well done
take care

Hi Bev,she's back from the Iraqi war..ehehe..very interesting pic,the POV make a difference,i like a lot the warm colors too and the perfects details,have a nice Sunday and thanks ,Luciano

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-12 4:17]

Hello Bev, looks like that the age is catching up. Well done and TFS Ganesh

Hi Bev,
Very good capture of this Speckled Wood Butterfly with good POV and composition, sharp details and nice natural blurred BG.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-17 6:53]

Hello Beverley,
a very lovely capture of this nbutterfly in a good pose.
great details with fine composition.
Lighting well controlled and the wingspread shows the patterns.


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