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Due to the appalling weather we have had recently, I am having to resort to trawling through my archives for something to upload. I came across this one of a butterfly that I took back in the summer. I was trying to get a close-up of the flower that you can just see beneath him, but he decided that he would like to settle on it first, so I quickly took a shot of him. Today the sun is shining, so I hope I can get out and find some inspiration!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:memories of better days
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:31 Jan 2008 - 6:17 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Plant
Votes:65

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 6:38 AM

He is so beautiful - such lovely translucent colours - what type of butterfly I wonder - Jude.

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  6312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 6:42 AM

Excellent shot Carol well composed
Steve

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 6:49 AM

Lovely light and focussing Carol
Andrew

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84270 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 7:20 AM

A gorgous Blue (I think it's a Holly Blue), it's not often we get to see the Blues with their wings open like this. I hope we get to see more this year then last!!

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 7:26 AM

Good morning Carol,
Different, no flower, but just as clear and detailed. Allover spot sharp, the bud as well as all those little hair - very, very good image.
Jo

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 7:45 AM

Great shot with lovely colouring; slight shame that the near wing obscures the head but the clarity is superb showing all the delicate details
Tim

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
31 Jan 2008 - 8:13 AM

I remember chasing one of these in Normandy for ages to try and catch it, lovely shot, pretty colour.

Nicky

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 - 8:22 AM

Very beautiful Carol. Glad you've got some sunshine Smile
John.

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Costy
Costy  6483 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 8:36 AM

Nice creature.... the colour and texture is evident is excellent!

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
31 Jan 2008 - 8:47 AM

Fantastic close up, what a stunning butterfly
Mandy

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
31 Jan 2008 - 8:52 AM

Thats a funny looking flower.Love the wing textures and almost translucency of this one.
Cheers
Alan

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
31 Jan 2008 - 9:19 AM

Stunning colour and capture Carol, what a delicate looking think

Dave

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Silverzone
31 Jan 2008 - 9:22 AM

Nice subject.

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Douglas_George
31 Jan 2008 - 9:25 AM

Fantastic capture Carol, wonderful detail well done.

Dougie.

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 9:30 AM

The detail is amazing !

Fine shot.

Rock

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
31 Jan 2008 - 1:11 PM

Keep on trawing if you come up with this stuff Carol
Lovely Butterfly
Glen

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willgriffiths
willgriffiths e2 Member 6willgriffiths vcard Wales
31 Jan 2008 - 1:23 PM

Excellent shot lovely colour.
Will

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dianah
dianah  724474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 1:57 PM

Superb detail Carol..what a beautiful butterfly.
Di

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
31 Jan 2008 - 2:28 PM

Oh that is so pretty and what a lovely delicate butterfly.
Super capture, well taken. Annette

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
31 Jan 2008 - 2:31 PM

this butterfly with it's coloring looks magical.. you took a lovely shot

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hebdens
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31 Jan 2008 - 3:49 PM

great detail , like the way the light has caught all the hairs on the wing tips.
Tracy

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 3:50 PM

Great capture Carol, great detail and color in this beautiful butterfly.
Bob

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 4:25 PM

What a beautiful shot of this Blue - very detailed, even the hairs on his body stand out beautifully on my screen.
Anne

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 6:46 PM

SO not easy to capture butterflies and you've captured this VERY admirably, Carol.

Andrew

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costas
costas e2 Member 6costas vcard Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 6:57 PM

Thats beautiful Carol, great shot

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dave1207
dave1207  7 England
31 Jan 2008 - 7:00 PM

Lovely shot, lets hope those better days are not too far off now.
Dave.

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 - 8:03 PM

lovely details.. beautiful image
bunSmile

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 8:40 PM

Glad you brought this one out of your archives, it's beautiful.
Fran

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
31 Jan 2008 - 9:07 PM

Fabulous detail in this carol well capt.
Mike

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Hop-A-Long
31 Jan 2008 - 9:35 PM

Brilliant shot. Great detail and colour.
Andy

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digiray63  7 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 - 10:27 PM

Great image and lovely detail.
Ray

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simont  102248 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2008 - 1:55 PM

Great detail, and lovely colours in the butterfly.
Simon

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sandrish
sandrish  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Feb 2008 - 1:19 PM

This is an excellent shot with beautiful detail and lovely presentation.

Sandra

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2008 - 9:25 PM

A superbly detailed shot of this beautiful butterfly, what a lovely shade of blue it is

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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2008 - 2:18 PM

Suprb detail and colour excellent dof,
Alan

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photoeye
photoeye  6 India
3 Feb 2008 - 3:12 PM

nice work and macro carol !

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Bludnok
Bludnok  11 England
4 Feb 2008 - 6:04 PM

Beautiful!

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GalleryGirl
6 Feb 2008 - 2:37 PM

Wow amazing close-up. Beautiful hairy creature - fab colour.
Marilyn x

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
6 Feb 2008 - 3:43 PM

Beautiful.
Dot

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