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I was delighted to spot and capture my first skipper of 2014 this week, now I know that Spring is really here SmileSmileSmile
Not only a skipper, but I have also seen a couple of blues, but far too flighty to capture yet.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:first skipper
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:21 Mar 2014 - 5:35 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Skipper, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:62
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 5:41 AM

An excellent set Carol....I love all three and especially him eyeballing you in V2, an incredible pov.
I can practically hear the delight and excitement in your voice now that Spring has arrived and the critters are back....
Well done on your awards and GE yesterday, all well deserved.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 6:03 AM

Three fabulous shots. V2 is my favourite too. Well done on the GE yesterday - seriously envious!

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ade123
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21 Mar 2014 - 6:16 AM

A lovely set Carol
Ade

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kuvailija
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21 Mar 2014 - 6:18 AM

V2 is the winner for me today!- Especially like the angle of the wings and the contrast between the brown against the green. --- Excellent as usual , Carol. --- Jukka.

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dven
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21 Mar 2014 - 6:18 AM

Stunning detail, I prefer no 1

dven

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 6:27 AM

Hooray for Spring, Skippers and Carol's photos....

3 lovely shots Carol, V2 for me as well, just perfect.

Andy

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Caziwinkles
21 Mar 2014 - 7:17 AM

Stunning images Carol - V2 is a corker! Smile

Carol

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KarenFB
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21 Mar 2014 - 7:27 AM

Brilliant captures, the details are amazing!! Smile

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2014 - 7:32 AM

Well captured. Lovely set.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 7:35 AM

Three wonderful images, Carol - I particularly like the 'head on' V2!
Richard

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Badgerfred
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21 Mar 2014 - 7:42 AM

Excellent macro work Carol, great detail in all,
Fred.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 7:57 AM

They don't come any better than this Carol. Three quite superb macro captures of this beautifully detailed Skipper. Image two being the pick of the bunch. "Superb as always"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Mollycat
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21 Mar 2014 - 7:59 AM

Wonderful to see the return of spring. Especially to see more excellent pictures like these. Well done Carol. V2 for me as well.
Peter.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 8:19 AM

Wonderful images Carol,well done on your GEA & UA's for your images yesterday GrinGrinGrin.
It's so nice to see all the little critters about again, dull & cold here today Sad

Ali

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Nikonuser1
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21 Mar 2014 - 8:30 AM

What a super set CarolSmile, spring is here but we have rain, wind and getting colder with the possibility of a snow flake or two!!!!!!!!


Cliff

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PhilT2
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21 Mar 2014 - 9:07 AM

Lovely detailed shots

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bobhowell
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21 Mar 2014 - 9:33 AM

I love all 3 so stunning. V2 tips it for me with the sharp detail of the head. Brilliant. Bob SmileSmileSmile

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digital_boi
21 Mar 2014 - 10:24 AM

your spring is very much more advanced than ours is up here in the cauld north lovely captures Carol with fine texture

Graham

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 10:24 AM

Another great set, Carol, each one delightful, but think if I'd to choose a winner, it would be V2...just! Wink
Trev Smile

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Irishkate
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21 Mar 2014 - 10:47 AM

A lot of 'firsts' Carol - you'll be in your element again.
Three great macros as usual!!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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ddolfelin
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21 Mar 2014 - 10:55 AM

Wonderful pictures as always, Carol.
Hoorah for Spring!

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CaroleS
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21 Mar 2014 - 11:13 AM

Fresh and furry!

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TonyDy
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21 Mar 2014 - 11:31 AM

Great set, carol.
Tony

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Daisymaye
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21 Mar 2014 - 11:46 AM

Three excellent captures of this beautiful specimen.

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Joline
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21 Mar 2014 - 11:52 AM

Delightful!

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prabhusinha
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21 Mar 2014 - 12:10 PM

Well taken set.

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RonnieAG
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21 Mar 2014 - 12:26 PM

As ever, so well captured in this set, Carol, and the detail is excellent: hope it's the first of many more for you this season.
R.

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rontear
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21 Mar 2014 - 1:37 PM

We have just descended back to Winter Carol !! even snow forecast. But Spring does have a hold !! good to see you have started with the arrival of these butterflies.
Hope for a good season. Nice shots.

Ron.

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danbrann
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21 Mar 2014 - 3:00 PM

Incredible quality Carol.

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sweetpea62
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21 Mar 2014 - 3:06 PM

Stunning details Carol..Lin

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GeorgePlatis
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21 Mar 2014 - 3:35 PM

Excellent captures in great detail, Carol !
George

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viscostatic
21 Mar 2014 - 5:07 PM

What beautiful colours and patterns on the wings Carol.

Phil.

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dmhuynh72
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21 Mar 2014 - 5:11 PM

excellent detail and colours and v1 for me today.
regards
Yung

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EMJAYCEE
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21 Mar 2014 - 6:19 PM

The set is beautiful with V1 absolutely more so.
Joan.

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Mike_Smith
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21 Mar 2014 - 6:44 PM

Cracking set of close ups Carol, i seen 3 Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies in my garden the other day, bit too early really

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Fefe
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21 Mar 2014 - 8:41 PM

What beautiful captures, I love all three CarolGrinGrinGrin
I have to go take a peek at what I missed yesterdayWink
Diane

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ukgubbi
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22 Mar 2014 - 12:38 AM

Superb details. Lively and lovely

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22 Mar 2014 - 3:51 AM

I don't know how you get so close to these little critters, Carol...
One sight of my lens and they're off...!!
Wonderful detail in all three. V2 is scary..!!
Very well done for your GE Award, so well deserved.

Simon

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Chinga
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22 Mar 2014 - 12:16 PM

What a good looking baby! Grin
Three first class macros Carol!
IB

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evelen
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22 Mar 2014 - 6:05 PM

wonderful set of shots Carol.
eve.Smile

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annettep38
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23 Mar 2014 - 11:59 PM

Lovely... and I can promise you a collection of very odd skippers which I'm struggling to identify!

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Glostopcat
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4 Apr 2014 - 9:20 PM

A little beuaty Carol, I wonder what type of skipper it is, no doubt Celestun (who is uploading on here again) and Matt Berry would know!

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