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I hope I am correct in the ID of this beautiful little butterfly, but there are many experts here on ePZ who will put me right if I am wrongSmile. There are numerous butterflies around now, and I am enjoying 'stalking' them with my little point and shoot.

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:female common blue
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:1 May 2011 - 5:34 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Wildlife / nature
Votes:103
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 5:40 AM

I certainly don't know about butterflies, but this one is really beautiful. And, you've got 4 lovely captures of her here. Excellent detail and love her colour...............Sandy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 5:42 AM

Insect identification is not one of my strong points, Carol. But for sure you have captured this specimen beautifully, in fine detail and for me, V 1 takes a lot of beating. Beautifully captured images!
Ronnie.

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
1 May 2011 - 5:55 AM

great detail, love V 3


Tammy

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DitoInacio
1 May 2011 - 5:56 AM

Outstanding job, Carol!
Impossible to me to choice...all versions are great!

regards

Dito

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 6:31 AM

Beautifully caught, the colours and details are wonderful! Smile

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samarmishra
1 May 2011 - 6:49 AM

Hi Carol, this is no doubt an excellent set but my vote goes to V1,2,& 3.. Excellent set..

Samar....

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 6:51 AM

What fantastic set of images,all very beautiful indeed,
saeid

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Curtain
Curtain e2 Member 6Curtain vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 7:04 AM

Fabulous Carol.
Nick

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 7:09 AM

Awesome set, feel like touching.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 7:25 AM

v1 for me i like the light shining through the little hairs.lesley

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 8:31 AM

brilliant set carol cracking detail and colours v1 for me today a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 8:33 AM

Well taken against the light.
jon

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 8:34 AM

A spectacular set Carol - lovely Butterfly and set ...Bill

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 8:36 AM

Fine shots,
Alan

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 8:41 AM

V3 is my favourite and don't they make lovely subjects. You were lucky they stayed still for you. Have a good weekend Carol.

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
1 May 2011 - 8:44 AM

4 lovely shots Carol. Love the pov in V3 today. Moira

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paddyman
paddyman e2 Member 566 forum postspaddyman vcard United Kingdom
1 May 2011 - 8:51 AM

Well you got one,i went looking for them yesterday found quite a lot of males but did not see one female,should be more about in the next few days,as the females hatch about 10 days later than the males..Alec.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64390 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 9:02 AM

It's so clever how you get these creatures to stay nice and still for you to photograph! I can never manage it. I do like V3, although it's lovely to see the pattern on the wings too.
Chris

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42311 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
1 May 2011 - 9:08 AM

Lovely set Carol! Louise

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Len1950
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1 May 2011 - 9:11 AM

Wonderful set Carol with excellent detail and colour, V3 just comes out on top.

Len

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 9:11 AM

this is a beauty Carol - I took my buttercup with yellow border down (you were right it didnt suit)Wink

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User_Removed
1 May 2011 - 9:14 AM

Wonderful detail, really excellent captures.

Lucien

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 May 2011 - 9:15 AM

Cracking details

Peter

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 9:20 AM

Excellent images Carol. He looks a show off in V3 Wink
Carol

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 10:16 AM

gorgeous

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achieverswales
1 May 2011 - 10:21 AM

Morning Carol
These four shots are awsome, every one spot on, myself V3 stands out and would place well in competition.

Regards

Trev.

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digital_boi
1 May 2011 - 10:47 AM

4 corkers again Carol think for me V1 has it by a short nose

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EmilyAmber
EmilyAmber Junior Member 6
1 May 2011 - 11:13 AM

wow! this butterfly is really beautiful
emilyamber

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
1 May 2011 - 11:24 AM

Morning wow a stunner regards gray.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 11:25 AM

A true beauty you have caught here...
V3 for a vote

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Joline
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1 May 2011 - 12:26 PM

Wonderful set. V3 is so unusual it gets my pick today.

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 - 12:43 PM

wowo, superb set of captures
bunSmile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 1:16 PM

It certainly looks like a female adonis blue to me, Carol. I love them all, so close and sharp.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 2:14 PM

Your little point & Shoot serves you well Carol, this is another well detailed set of shots. I really like v 3 for the pov and the rim light.

Fran

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Silverzone
1 May 2011 - 2:38 PM

Super set v3. for me as I like the unusual POV. Sylvia

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 2:58 PM

Very beautiful set of this beautiful butterfly, Carol. I too rather like the head-on capture in V3, so think this has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile

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viscostatic
1 May 2011 - 3:22 PM

Beauti9ful Carol. V3 for me, just.

Phil.

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RickFreid
RickFreid  4 United States
1 May 2011 - 3:38 PM

Beautiful capture!

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gingerdelight

Amazing detail here Carol, all really well captured!
Carol

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Samuel_Aron
1 May 2011 - 5:06 PM

Brilliant macros!
Sam.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 5:21 PM

V2 comes out on top Carol, but I just wish I could get one.
Joan.

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 - 5:46 PM

What a suberb set Carol great detail V3 my favourite
Harry

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 6:47 PM

Wonderful set Carol Wink

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 7:11 PM

These are super, Carol and V3 is really outstanding.
Shell

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bluetitblue
1 May 2011 - 7:17 PM

Good detailed macro shot well done.

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jacqs
jacqs e2 Member 3jacqs vcard United Kingdom
1 May 2011 - 7:40 PM

What a wonderful set of captures. V3 is my favorite. Beautiful

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Gemma9
Gemma9  5 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 - 7:57 PM

Beautiful set of images, Carol. Great colours.
Gemma

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
1 May 2011 - 8:21 PM

They're a lovely all around view.
freda

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Norfolkboy
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1 May 2011 - 8:45 PM

A fantastic series Carol.
Colin

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HobbitDave
1 May 2011 - 10:36 PM

Now you've made me green, Carol Wink We used to get them years ago on Maiden Castle but they are very few and far between nowadays. Super set, beautiful!!
Dave.

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EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 10:40 PM

She's a little beauty and a set of images to match!

Ann

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1 May 2011 - 10:44 PM

Four stunning shots,
Johanna

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10460 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 11:21 PM

Super set of images Carol and plenty of detail in there from your compact! Image 2 would be my favourite with the great diagonal composition.

The species is in fact a female Common Blue. The easiest way to distinquish the Adonis Blue from the Common Blue (apart from the amazing brilliant blue in the Males) is that the Adonis blue has black dots on the white borders around the edges of the wings whereas the Common Blue does not, as in this photo.

Here's plenty of Adonis Blue images for comparison

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
2 May 2011 - 4:36 AM

Excellent close up Carol!Smile

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 8:46 AM

Beautiful image Carol. Love the POV of V3. They are emerging now up north here now. Paul

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 9:58 AM

V1 for me Carol like the detail and sheen on the wings - Ina

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NobbytheNobster

Fantastic close up set Carol, superb detail Smile
Rick

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raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
2 May 2011 - 11:51 AM

just when you think it cant get any better,you come up with something quite superb,great photography carol.ray

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2 May 2011 - 2:16 PM

Fabulous set of captures. A

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 2:49 PM

V1 is my favourite here Carol
Such beautiful colours and markings
Helen

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 6GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
2 May 2011 - 6:49 PM

Superb! v3 for me.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 7:23 PM

Wonderful as always.

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2011 - 9:36 PM

Superb set , Carol . Beautiful colour and detail . All beautifully captured. Can't choose, love all 4Smile
Take care,
Pauline

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
3 May 2011 - 7:05 AM

fabulous Carol! gill

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teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2011 - 7:42 PM

Stunning set, Carol - delighted to make it a century Wink
Sylvia

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8 May 2011 - 10:43 PM

Four fabulous images of this female common blue. Last year was a very good one over here for these beautiful little butterflies

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