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It seems to be butterfly week for me, this beautiful swallowtail was trying to hide from the strong winds in the long grass, and let me attempt to give him some assistance, rewarding me with some images.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:swallowtail in grass
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:17 Apr 2013 - 5:49 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Swallowtail, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:87
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johnke
johnke  155 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 6:01 AM

A fantastic set Carol lovely and sharp , and great images...John

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 6:20 AM

Yes, he's a beauty! Green with jealousyBlush

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 - 6:26 AM

O.M.G!!! This is such a beauty! GrinGrinGrin A joy to look at...
Wonderfully shots Carol and once again they land on your hands...
I am sure they know you only want to photograph them... Never seen insects this friendly with me...
IB

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Apr 2013 - 6:52 AM

What a stunning butterfly Carol !! Excellent images you have captured !!

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:04 AM

5 fabulous images of a beautiful subject.... These are gorgeous Carol, wish I had a UA to give you, it certainly deserves more than a few!

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:11 AM

As always I am amazed and delighted by your shots Carol, just perfect.

Andy

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Caziwinkles
17 Apr 2013 - 7:16 AM

These are fantastic Carol - you have amazed me yet again - superb! Smile

Carol

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 6GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 - 7:35 AM

These must be your best shots ever!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:36 AM

What a beautiful critter.....
Never see anything like that in south leeds.....
Lucky you!!!!!

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 625 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:43 AM

Cracking shots, the hand held are so sharp and colourful.
Regards
Burnsie

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:47 AM

a stunning set carol fantastic detail brilliant colours love v4 a real gem nice one Wink
andy

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1910 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:57 AM

Great detail.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:02 AM

An excellent set Carol - looks as if you have them tamed - and without the use of a whip and chair!!!!WinkWink

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
17 Apr 2013 - 8:03 AM

The colours and detail on these pics are stunning Carol

Andy

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:03 AM

A beautiful set.Smile

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:19 AM

Wow Carol...simply top notch butterfly images....GrinGrin

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:38 AM

Now that is what I call a frame Filler.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:42 AM

Stunning series Carol. I'm afraid a series on an arachnid has taken the user award that would have been yours this morning.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41113 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:48 AM

Wonderful clarity and sharpness, Carol.

Dave

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Apr 2013 - 8:52 AM

Superb set Carol, V1 my favourite,
Fred.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:54 AM

No sign of any here yet. But there's still snow lying in places...
Moira

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:59 AM

So cute ,I love to touch them too.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
17 Apr 2013 - 9:02 AM

I think the butterflies feel comfortable with you, Carol. Amazing set of captures.
Effrossini

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 9:30 AM

Stunning set of images Carol!! Wonderful!!

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 9:33 AM

Excellent Carol, beautiful detail!
Diane

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 10:04 AM

Brilliant set Carol - V1 and V2 are like wonderful paintings,
Joan.

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 - 10:31 AM

Fantastic set.... brillllll

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 10:35 AM

Stunning images of this so beautiful butterfly.

Ann

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TonyDy
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17 Apr 2013 - 11:14 AM

Superb set, Carol.
Tony

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 11:29 AM

Simply remarkable Carol Versions one and two are quite extraordinary

NathanGrinGrinGrin

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 11:34 AM

Top work Carol

Stace

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achieverswales
17 Apr 2013 - 11:56 AM

This Swallowtail is in pristine condition Carol and you have captured five awesome shots, congratulations on the awards have another one.

Regards

Trev.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 12:17 PM

Chased these in Provence, but never got a shot like any of these !! Carol. Gorgeous !!
Ron.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 12:21 PM

What a nature study class I'm in today - Trev's moving butterfly, Johnke's spiders and now your beautiful Swallowtail!
This is an excellent series and how on earth do you get a butterfly to sit on your hand?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Laslo
Laslo  2 Serbia and Montenegro
17 Apr 2013 - 12:46 PM

Fantastic, I have been trying to capture, but I can not get near it.

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Joline
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17 Apr 2013 - 1:11 PM

Looks like he is fresh from the cocoon.....what a beauty!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 1:20 PM

He is a beauty. Love the last two on your finger. Amazing shots.......Sandy

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 1:33 PM

A very beautiful set, Carol, and how kind of him to pose on your hand too! Wink
Trev Smile

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NigelKiteley
17 Apr 2013 - 1:41 PM

A fab set Carol, loving V1.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 1:45 PM

Most impressed Carol
all brilliant
Lillian

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digital_boi
17 Apr 2013 - 1:48 PM

all awards very well deserved Carol excellent captures all

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
17 Apr 2013 - 2:16 PM

Que bella parace una pintura..Felicitaciones.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 3:44 PM

First class captures, Carol ! Especially V4 it's amazing ! I wonder how you persuade her to stay on your fingers..! Your are a master of butterflies !SmileSmileSmile
George

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 - 4:58 PM

Everyone a winner Carol, fantastic!!!!
Brian

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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 5:24 PM

Excellent and fantastic images,Carol,All very beautiful,
saeid

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 - 5:59 PM

What an absolute beauty!

Well captured set, Carol.

P.

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jaktis
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17 Apr 2013 - 7:54 PM

A real beauty

Peter

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42413 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
17 Apr 2013 - 8:23 PM

Absolutely beautiful Carol. Lucky you with the butterflies already!! Lou

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pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 9:58 PM

I think we all wish we lived in Crete, Carol.
I couldn't give your skipper a UA, so this one's half for him and half for the swallowtail.

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gwynn56
gwynn56  377 forum posts England
17 Apr 2013 - 10:54 PM

beautiful set of images SmileSmile

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18 Apr 2013 - 6:42 AM

What a stunning set Carol, these are amongst your very best images. It looks like you've been getting some tips from Bunbeam in v4 and v5, talking of which she'll be uploading on here again in the not too distant future. You are in need of some competition!Grin

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evelen  10 England
18 Apr 2013 - 6:33 PM

wonderful set of iage Carol.
eve.Smile

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 6:48 PM

'Superlative {A++++} color macro Swallowtail Image Set' ~ Peter

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Silverzone
19 Apr 2013 - 10:13 PM

Just stunning, worth all those awards. Sylvia

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akhtarkhan  12 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 12:59 PM

Excellent macro detail, beautiful Swallowtail and the wingspreads amazing......brilliant capture, Carol.

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