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Small Copper - Lycaena phlaeas
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turkeyneck



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Taken in the Cynin valley, West Carms
· Date: Sat July 17, 2010 · Views: 907 · Filesize: 70.2kb, 136.2kb · Dimensions: 1458 x 1030 ·
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Keywords: Small Copper - Lycaena phlaeas
Camera Information: Nikon D60, Tamron SP 90mm
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ellen h

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Sun July 18, 2010 5:41pm

Well captured-they are not the easiest butterflies to photograph,tend to flitter all over the place

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turkeyneck

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Sun July 18, 2010 8:15pm

That sounds like the voice of experience talking! You're right, behind and low for the approach, same with dragonflies. Everything else--combat crawl (my wife saw me doing this out of the cottage window the other day just as one of our ginger toms pounced out of the undergrowth on to my back, I wasn't going to lose the picture even with an unwanted passenger). Makes the photography more exciting, I stalk the insects, Stan and Ollie (the cats) stalk me.

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Ian Gray

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Mon July 19, 2010 7:55pm

very nice. as Ellen said, a difficult subject, and one I always struggle with. Good work.



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turkeyneck

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Mon July 19, 2010 8:30pm

Many thanks Ian for the kind words, it means a lot and it gives me loads of encouragement.

Two years ago I had a serious dettached retina in my right eye and nearly lost my sight in that eye.

After over four hours of surgery and a few bits of plastic and stitches here and there in the eyeball, I'm able to use the same eye for taking these photos. They always look a bit 'iffy' to me when viewing through the viewfinder and just before pressing the shutter release, but they seem to come out alright, well at least some of the time!

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Martin Wilson

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Mon July 19, 2010 9:18pm

A well worked shot and very well composed Turkeyneck, great lighting.



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Tue July 20, 2010 7:19am

Thanks Martin :-)

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