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This beauty settled on a rose leaf in the sun and for once was happy to let me take a couple of pics instead of instantly flying away as soon as I approached!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:green gem
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:9 Jul 2010 - 5:22 AM
Tags:Bug, Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Green, Insect, Macro, Wildlife / nature
Votes:82
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Wil_Voitus_van_Hamme

Delicate Well captured

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 5:38 AM

Good morning, Carol,
A marvellous set of shots of this butterfly masquerading as a leaf......so fascinating to see this example of naturally evolved self protection.
Ronnie.

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gabriel_flr
9 Jul 2010 - 5:59 AM

Good morning Carol
the details in your shots are so accurate, it is really impressive!
Have a great weekend,
Gabriel

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 6:00 AM

The colour and camouflage is incredible.Beautiful creature and well taken Carol.
Tom.

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 6:02 AM

Well captured Carol. Dont you feel honourd when they stay a while.
The detail and texture is superb. A wonderful set. Smile
Carol

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samarmishra
9 Jul 2010 - 6:20 AM

Hi Carol. Another great image with great details. I agree with Carol, one should feel honoured when these fast moving butterflies give you chance to take their snaps. Really they are very very fast moving. Its really a great image...

Samar Mishra..

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 6:29 AM

I thought this was a leaf at first! What a lovely creature!

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 - 6:38 AM

What fantastic close up captures, Carol, wonderful details in all, and like Viki I thought it was a leaf from the thumbnail.
Roy

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 6:48 AM

well spotted and captured, so well camouflaged, rich in detail macro series Carol.

have a great weekend
Yung

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84310 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 7:28 AM

What a beauty - brilliantly caught! Smile

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
9 Jul 2010 - 7:50 AM

Beautyful, and V3 < > 2 in one shot.
So well taken >>>Excellent *****
cor

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 7:59 AM

beautiful set my friend

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 8:01 AM

3 great gems one could say - excellent set Carol

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
9 Jul 2010 - 8:01 AM

Morning this is a smasher, gray

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 8:16 AM

awesome shot

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 8:20 AM

fantastic set carol brilliant detail v1 for me today nice one Wink
andy

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 8:33 AM

Delicate green but pin sharp images.

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viscostatic
9 Jul 2010 - 8:38 AM

Isn't nature amazing as well as your photography Carol.

Phil.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 8:42 AM

Nature at its very best and three great images. - gary

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Alan_Baseley
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9 Jul 2010 - 8:52 AM

Great set,
Alan

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 8:55 AM

Wonderfully taken pics of what I would have mistaken for a leaf with legs. Gorgeous.
jon

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 9:23 AM

Amazing texture in these superb images. Indeed, a real beauty and perfectly disguised too.

Ann

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 9:43 AM

The art of camouflage. Isn't he beautiful! He seems rather surprised at being spotted.
Moira

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 10:47 AM

What a co-operative chap! Three gorgeous captures, Carol...the added bonus of a fly, too, in V3!
TrevB Smile

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Vpics
Vpics  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 10:53 AM

Three really great shots of this Brimstone! They are so well camouflaged that even if you see where they land, they can still be difficult to find Smile
Vic.

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digital_boi
9 Jul 2010 - 11:20 AM

V1 stands out for me the texture of the wings is spot on ...kick harder will you Carol the sun still has not arrived

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nigele1
nigele1  10
9 Jul 2010 - 11:30 AM

Carol

This is a Brimstone and they are usually very active unless it was full of nectar and probably needed to rest. Bitingly sharp picture as usual and wonderful positioning of your shot.

Nigel

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64543 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 11:40 AM

Wow, looks like it's carrying a great weight on its back. Superb.
Chris

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Joline
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9 Jul 2010 - 11:51 AM

What a fortunate find....he is such a beauty.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 11:52 AM

And what a gem carol. An outstanding image.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 11:52 AM

Beautiful shot Carol. Wonderful detail-it's got to be a Brimstone. Saw one up our local crag a few days ago but it didnt stay still long enough for me. Congrats. Paul

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 1:07 PM

Beautiful images of this fancy butterfly! well done, Jennnnnnnn

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Stace
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9 Jul 2010 - 1:58 PM

Lovely Brimstone images Carol

Stace

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Artois
Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 2:50 PM

3 good images, sharp and detailed.
Stella

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 3:13 PM

love v1.lesley

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 - 3:15 PM

Well deserves the next click, super shot.....Jack.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 3:35 PM

Excellent, all 3.........Sandy

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Silverzone
9 Jul 2010 - 3:47 PM

Lovely set. Sylvia

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bayleaf1
bayleaf1  4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 - 4:08 PM

Well captured.
John.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 4:14 PM

Superb set of macro captures of this green butterfly(or Moth) with excellent clarity & color. V3 captures my fancy, today. Great work, Carol. Ciao...Peter

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photophantom
9 Jul 2010 - 4:15 PM

deserves an EC
Dennis

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HobbitDave
9 Jul 2010 - 4:45 PM

Wonderful Brimstone capture, Carol, v.1 especially. I've hope one would settle here this year but have only seen two flying past rapidly. Good for you, superb!
Dave.

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barmymarny
9 Jul 2010 - 6:03 PM

Great shot. I bet he blends in well.

Marilyn x

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 6:05 PM

#3 for me as you can see its head better

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jgmford
jgmford  7 England
9 Jul 2010 - 10:16 PM

Stunning series close up detail captures Carol, great colours.
Jeff

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 10:31 PM

Text book shot Carol - beautiful Brimstone.
Brian.

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2010 - 9:10 AM

Cracking set with lovely detail - V1 for me today - Ina

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bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 - 11:03 AM

well seen and beautifully captured
bunSmile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2010 - 9:24 PM

Three fantastic close ups Carol, such wonderful detail and colour. They don't come much better than this

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pamelajean Critique Team 8799 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1613 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2010 - 10:54 PM

Excellent, such detail and so close, you do produce some wonderful pictures.

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RajaSidambaram
12 Jul 2010 - 4:40 PM

Fantastic captures, Carol. In V3 a housefly gave company to the butterfly - Raja.

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
13 Jul 2010 - 8:22 AM

Lovely shots, very pretty butterfly

Nicky

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accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2010 - 7:19 PM

Fine set again. A

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sallybea
sallybea  441 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Jul 2010 - 9:46 PM

Great set of images, you sure have some interesting critters in your neck of the woods, very well done,
Kind regards,
Sally

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evelen  9 England
14 Jul 2010 - 6:23 PM

3 excellent images carol.
eve.

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10469 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2010 - 6:24 PM

Another super shot... again I think Cleopatra.

Here's an image of a Brimstone I found on google:

Brimstone

If you compare it to yours the pointy bits on the upper and lower wings are more pointy on the Brimstone compared to your Cleopatra. I'm not so technical as Matt Wink

In this one the wings are fairly closed so you can't see any potential orange in the upper wings.

I had to check a Brimstone picture to be sure on this one. They are really hard to tell apart if they're not side by side or you can see the orange! Smile

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