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What, at first glance looked like a leaf, turned out to be this beautiful cleopatra butterfly, so well camouflaged in amongst the leaves.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:an autumnal leaf......or is it?
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:17 Oct 2013 - 5:49 AM
Tags:Butterfly cleopatra, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:73
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 6:05 AM

That is so well camouflaged Carol....excellent images and the butterfly has a lovely name.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 6:33 AM

That's a remarkable creature, from the thumbnail I honestly thought it was just a leaf.

Andy

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 6:42 AM

Two wonderfully clear and detailed close ups of this cleopatra butterfly, it was well hidden but not well enough hidden to evade your eagle eyes!

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KarenFB
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17 Oct 2013 - 6:54 AM

Gorgeous details, well caught! Smile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Oct 2013 - 6:55 AM

Beautiful butterfly and super detail and colour here Carol SmileGrinGrin

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 7:05 AM

Excellent

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 7:08 AM

Two splendid portraits of this beauty.

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Caziwinkles
17 Oct 2013 - 7:10 AM

Wow! Must check my leaves carefully - so very well camouflaged indeed. Smile

Carol

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 7:19 AM

2 great images Carol, well spottedSmile

Cliff

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SUE118
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17 Oct 2013 - 7:24 AM

Very well spotted and captured.Smile

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 7:34 AM

They have the best camouflage of all the butterflies. Two very fine captures.

Albert

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viscostatic
17 Oct 2013 - 8:04 AM

An amazing creature with the camouflage shown so well in V1 Carol. The detail in this image is also superb.

Phil.

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HarrietH
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17 Oct 2013 - 8:35 AM

Marvellous camouflage and your eyesight is definitely the best.

Harriet

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capto
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17 Oct 2013 - 8:41 AM

A quality nature image.Smile

ivor

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AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 2103 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 8:42 AM


Quote: That's a remarkable creature, from the thumbnail I honestly thought it was just a leaf.

Andy

So did eye, well spotted Carol!

Anne

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 8:45 AM

Wonderful shots CarolSmile

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

Super images Carol, great detail,
Fred.

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EMJAYCEE
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17 Oct 2013 - 9:13 AM

What a great spot by you and great images too.
Joan.

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BydoR9
BydoR9  3 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 - 9:18 AM

Kudos for making a camouflaged insect stand out! Great shot! Grin

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
17 Oct 2013 - 9:22 AM

Superb camoflague and well captured Carol. Moira

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
17 Oct 2013 - 9:23 AM

Great camouflage in V1 Carol. Two excellent shots.
Effrossini

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 9:35 AM

Well spotted, Carol and so well placed in the frame/cropped.

Dave

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 9:48 AM

Your eyes are wonderful for spotting the wildlife around you Carol . Two perfect images xxSmileSmile

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achieverswales
17 Oct 2013 - 9:51 AM

Two stunning shots Carol.

Regards

Trev.

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Brian65
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17 Oct 2013 - 9:57 AM

You had me looking for it in V1, great shots Carol.
Brian

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 174 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 10:19 AM

Two brilliant shots, similar to my leaf butterfly only yours looks like a live leaf mine was a dead leaf.

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prabhusinha
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17 Oct 2013 - 10:20 AM

But the predator in V 2.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 10:22 AM

A master of camouflage! Love V1 - well spotted, Carol

Lavina

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 10:36 AM

Brilliant camouflage and only you could spot the butterfly hidden here!
Lovely to see him with the flower too.
Two excellent images.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 11:03 AM

Excellent and wonderful images,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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FeatherFriend
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17 Oct 2013 - 11:08 AM

Super detail Carol,
Geoff.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 12:48 PM

They blend in so well with the leaves it's amazing that you and others spot them. Lovely images Carol.

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Joline
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17 Oct 2013 - 1:02 PM

V1 is just stunning. Nature's artistry at work.

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DicksPics
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17 Oct 2013 - 1:31 PM

Two splendid, well detailed images, Carol!

Richard

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NDODS
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17 Oct 2013 - 1:40 PM

You nearly had me fooled there for a moment Carol. I new along along it was a Spider...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
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17 Oct 2013 - 1:58 PM

You had me fooled at first. It was only read your comment that I studied it further.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 3:21 PM

Amazing nature !
Lovely capture.

B.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 - 3:24 PM

Great capturesSmile

Eileen

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JuBarney
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17 Oct 2013 - 3:50 PM

How amazing, and so well spotted;
a splendid capture.
Ju

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TrevBatWCC
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17 Oct 2013 - 3:53 PM

You must have damned good eyesight, Carol - I'd all to spot in the photograph in V1! Wink Brilliant work as always... Smile
Trev Smile

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Niknut
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17 Oct 2013 - 4:24 PM

Top shot !!.......terrific camouflage !!

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sparrowhawk
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17 Oct 2013 - 4:36 PM

me thinks not !! superb shots must admit though at first glance i thought it was just a leaf

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 5:33 PM

The camouflage is extraordinary - well spotted and taken Carol. Just love v1! Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 - 6:15 PM

Well spotted and captured, Carol.

P.

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Fefe
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17 Oct 2013 - 7:35 PM

Two lovely captures CarolGrin
Diane

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richmowil
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17 Oct 2013 - 9:37 PM

Stunning camouflage, Stunning images Carol!!

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ChiliMan
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18 Oct 2013 - 11:18 AM

Good grief...V1 is STUNNING, Carol. V2 is a superb shot for sure, but V1 is just awesome Smile

Andrew

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GeorgePlatis
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18 Oct 2013 - 6:32 PM

Great captures Carol! On V1 nature has done great work on camouflage and this image is my favorite !
George

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Chinga
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19 Oct 2013 - 12:10 PM

Spectacular! Green! And so well camouflaged... I'd have missed it without my glasses for sure! Grin
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Ayoob
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19 Oct 2013 - 2:45 PM

Fantastic shots ,Carol.......GrinGrinGrin

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