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Picsel July 15, 2011, 04:40 PM
Like it. Beautiful picture.
janress July 15, 2011, 06:11 PM
very nice !
mate-fotos July 15, 2011, 06:58 PM
I also like it. Very nice captured :)
b4light July 16, 2011, 06:04 AM
Thank you Picsel, janress and mate-fotos!
Shot hand-held from a distance, so this is cropped quite a bit.
Also, distracting elements in the background were removed in
post-processing. I've now uploaded another, similar photo.
Which one do you prefer?
xoseduardo July 16, 2011, 06:49 AM
This is a Silver-washed Fritillary, male.
Good work.
b4light July 16, 2011, 09:10 AM
Wow thanks xoseduardo! You seem to have nailed it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver-washed_Fritillary
You wouldn't happen to know the name of the flower as well?
xoseduardo July 16, 2011, 02:04 PM
he can be some specie of Scabiosa
richy July 16, 2011, 05:15 PM
Beautiful butterfly.
mramshaw July 16, 2011, 07:09 PM
They're both good, as a pure butterfly picture this one is better.

I have taken some butterflies myself, ID'ing them is pretty hard.

Will try to upload at some point. That lens is wonderful, lots of DoF.

b4light July 16, 2011, 07:14 PM
Thank you richy and mramshaw! - And thanks again xoseduardo!
You got me on track and I am pretty sure it is this one:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knautia_arvensis
which is related to the scabiosa genus.
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