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Having spent all summer and autumn trying to capture a red admiral on camera, I had given up the ghost of ever succeeding. However, yesterday I had a stroke of luck, and found this beautiful butterfly to be a very willing model. She even allowed me to put my hand near her, at which she climbed onto my finger, to say I was amazed is putting it lightly!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:vanessa atalanta
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:10 Jan 2011 - 5:47 AM
Tags:Bug insect, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Red admiral, Vanessa atalanta, Wildlife / nature
Votes:84
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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 5:50 AM

Nice and bright !

Rock

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
10 Jan 2011 - 6:10 AM

Lovely close-ups of this beaitful butterfly. V1 for me - detail is amazing. Louise

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
10 Jan 2011 - 6:42 AM

All four shots are superb, Carol, wonderful details, light and colours, can't choose between them as all deserve a vote each.
Roy

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 7:05 AM

Good morning Carol,
another set of images of very good quality. V3 is my fav. because of the unusual pov, great detail in all,
Johanna

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 7:11 AM

A beautiful set of images carol!!! Fantastic x x

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 7:29 AM

yes all 4 deserve a vote each, but I love v4 as she is on your finger. Delightful!

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 7:30 AM

Lovely set Carol and you were lucky.

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fudgy
fudgy  348 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Jan 2011 - 7:31 AM

All fabulous but my fave is v3 ...

very well done

fudgy

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 7:50 AM

Beautifully captured Carol, and an honour for you indeed! V3 is outstanding ...such a poser.
Lillian

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 8:03 AM

She really is a true beauty.
Fabulous captures
And what lovely colouring she has

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2011 - 8:24 AM

Great set of four, all are nice.. Peter

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 8:26 AM

Wonderful set of images ,all very beautiful indeed V1 is my favorite,
saeid

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 8:54 AM

Amazing Carol how you get insects to climb on to you hand. Very good macro photography.

Albert

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 8:57 AM

Superb Carol - lovely rich tones and wing textures/detail. Particularly like the unusual POV in V3.
Sylvia

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 9:13 AM

brilliant set carol cracking detail and colour v3 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 9:26 AM

Super set,
Alan

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 9:26 AM

V1 has a lovely, gentle, draped look. All such insect life disappeared here long ago...
Moira

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 9:32 AM

A good set Carol - you do get them early there - I would like to know who does the finger modelling!!!! LOL

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HobbitDave
10 Jan 2011 - 9:55 AM

Hello Vanessa, you're gorgeous! And there's me thinking you were just a Red Admiral Wink Beautiful set, Carol, all excellent, especially v.2.
I had a Peacock (maybe she was called Frederica Wink sit on my finger to be photographed last year. Wonderful feeling, isn't it.
Lovely set of images. Dave.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 10:06 AM

v2 is my fav.lesley

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
10 Jan 2011 - 10:31 AM

Hi Carol wow you were lucky ,a great set gray.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 11:08 AM

An outstanding set Carol.

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 11:12 AM

Beautiful set
Alvar

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 11:32 AM

Lovely set, Carol: such an attractive butterfly,with V 1 standing out for me.
Ronnie.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 12:05 PM

Love the colours in V2. What a very special treat to have her on your finger.

Ann

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Joline
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10 Jan 2011 - 12:27 PM

All things come to those who wait....what a special treat!

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 12:54 PM

Brilliant set, Carol, and to get her onto your finger, too, that's amazing!
TrevB Smile

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
10 Jan 2011 - 1:18 PM

Boy have you got this off to a fine art, absolutely stunning set.

Len

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Silverzone
10 Jan 2011 - 2:28 PM

It doesn't surprise me at all! You know how the animals befreinded Tarzan, well word has got round that you are the Tarzan of the bug world! Super captures, Sylvia

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 2:37 PM

You must wear a special bug perfume that the critters love. You sure get some amazing captures. Good for you, these are excellent again.............Sandy

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
10 Jan 2011 - 4:12 PM

4 fantastic shots. I love the way you have shot the underside in V3. Beautiful. Moira

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 4:16 PM

All four shots are superb but V2 is my favourite.
Joan.

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10 Jan 2011 - 4:54 PM

Lovely set Carol very colourful and beautiful. Gary

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graceland
graceland  92378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 5:27 PM

HI blancmange its a 1970s thing i guess ( :

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dusfim
dusfim  4 Malta
10 Jan 2011 - 5:31 PM

Lovely close-ups of this beautiful butterfly Sure you was so lucky to allow you to touch her. V3 caught my eye, full marks for your set. dusfim

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 5:32 PM

V3 is the star of this show for me. Great stuff.
jon

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 6:22 PM

lovely set here carol - nice detail in all of them

Linda

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jase147
jase147  4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2011 - 6:58 PM

lovely set of images , great detail and colour .......... Jase

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 7:00 PM

Wonderful as always Carol Smile Excellent macro work.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
10 Jan 2011 - 7:11 PM

Mrs Dolittle does it again ! Lovely summery images making me forget the cold outdoors !

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
10 Jan 2011 - 7:16 PM

Superb details of the antennae

Peter

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2011 - 7:28 PM

Beautiful compositions and detail. Especially like V1 & V3 with the flower adding interest.
Vivien

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vandalp
vandalp  6
10 Jan 2011 - 7:59 PM

Great set as always Carol, love V3.
Vanda

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jackitec
jackitec  6 Spain
10 Jan 2011 - 8:19 PM

Lovely set, no.4 for me,

Jack.

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bluetitblue
10 Jan 2011 - 8:25 PM

Great macro shots V2 for me excellent work.

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whiteswan01
10 Jan 2011 - 9:00 PM

four cracking shots
Dawn

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Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 10:48 PM

Fabulous detail in the images V2 excellent Smile Geoff.

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
11 Jan 2011 - 4:31 AM

Excellent work Carol!

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 - 9:59 AM

WOW what a stunning set V3 my fav
Harry

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 4:44 PM

Superb & lovely set of macro images of this splendid Butterfly, Carol. Great work.
Peter

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11 Jan 2011 - 4:50 PM

magnificent set the the wonders of nature never cease to amaze you do they

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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 4:47 PM

Great shots and I love the POV of #3
Tim

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evelen
evelen  9 England
12 Jan 2011 - 6:33 PM

great set of shots carol happy new year.
eve.

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digital_boi
13 Jan 2011 - 2:13 PM

love the finger shot also click

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14 Jan 2011 - 6:50 AM

Superb set Carol. A

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16 Jan 2011 - 4:09 PM

A fabulous set Carol, v3 is fantastic I love the viewpoint

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