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All the holly blue butterflies I have found, and that is not many, have been hiding in bramble hedges in the shade, and yesterday was no exception. However, I did manage to spot this one leave the hedge and alight on a bracken frond, where she very kindly opened his wings for me, a rare sight to see.

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:holly blue
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:29 Oct 2011 - 6:09 AM
Tags:Blue, Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macrfo, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69
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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
29 Oct 2011 - 6:56 AM

A beautiful blue

dven

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 6:57 AM

Beautiful set Carol. I so admire your ability to capture all your wonderful shots of insects - a teeny bit envious too if I am honest! A

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illiboy
illiboy  6
29 Oct 2011 - 6:59 AM

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Mike_Young
29 Oct 2011 - 7:20 AM

Nice now, great to see it open winged

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 8:35 AM

Lovely set of images. v1 with the wings open has a better composition for me, and is complimented by v4 nicely.

Dave

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moiral
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29 Oct 2011 - 8:38 AM

Gorgeous wee butterfly and ceautifully captured as always Carol. Moira

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 9:16 AM

What a pretty thing. You're so clever at spotting these creatures Carol.
Chris

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 9:33 AM

Cracking close up work love v4 for me but they are all excellent
mike

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 9:41 AM

Beautiful wee butterfly, Carol: how very decent of it to alight where you could catch his 'photie'SmileSmile
I think my favourite lies between V 3 and 4.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 29 Oct 2011 - 9:41 AM

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 9:46 AM

Lovely detail and what a pretty blue, V4 particularly appeals to me but they all have to share my vote. Carole

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Joeblowfromoz
29 Oct 2011 - 10:11 AM

Really beautiful butterfly Carol - all cracking images..Jo

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 10:19 AM

Beautiful set yet again

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digital_boi
29 Oct 2011 - 11:00 AM

V3 and 4 stand out for me Carol so its one point each great detail in all

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
29 Oct 2011 - 11:42 AM

Morning Carol, super set, well done regards gray.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 11:42 AM

I so wish I could see a real, live blue butterfly! Love this set with V3 & V4 being my favourites.

Ann

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 12:04 PM

Such a wonderful steel blue.....v4 is especially nice with those striped antennae.
I never realized how many different blues there are.

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samarmishra
29 Oct 2011 - 1:17 PM

Hi Carol, my vote is for V1 and V4. Though excellent set of images. Perfectly named.

Samar..

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 1:28 PM

lovely set here Carol, great detail in them all

Linda

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 1:30 PM

Happy to be your # 30 for this super image, what a great capture, fantastic color and detail! Patti SmileSmileSmile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 1:55 PM

All lovely shots Carol............Sandy

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 2:17 PM

After seeing all these wonderful close-ups of yours, Carol, I'm seriously considering buying myself a macro lens - my 70-300, though gives good magnification, just won't focus close enough Sad
Anyway, yet another wonderful set, and although all super images, I do rather like the profile in V4 Wink
Trev Smile

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achieverswales
29 Oct 2011 - 3:05 PM

Love them all but V4 for the clarity.

Regards

Trev.

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viscostatic
29 Oct 2011 - 3:16 PM

A beautiful set Carol - V4 my favourite too.

Phil.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
29 Oct 2011 - 4:01 PM

Lovely details

Peter

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 4:14 PM

A true beauty .. those colours are just wonderful
V3 for my vote today

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pluckyfilly
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29 Oct 2011 - 5:08 PM

your right they dont often open their wings this one was kind to you, good set

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 5:49 PM

A well taken set of photographs.
jon

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phil87
phil87  6 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2011 - 6:09 PM

Love the set but V4 for me.

Phil

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 6:44 PM

I'm backGrin

Methinks this is the female, CarolSmile

Adrian

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LynneJoyce
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29 Oct 2011 - 7:04 PM

Beautiful series of which version 4 is my favourite.

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Louise_Morris
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29 Oct 2011 - 7:54 PM

Beautiful set Carol - lovely. Lou

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 8:38 PM

"TOP {* * * * *} Set of Lovely Butterfly Images~~"

Can 'not decide between v1 or v4 (leaning toward),...as my favorite~

Ciao~ Pietro Smile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 8:44 PM

What not a pool rescue!Wink
wonderful set and such clarity here Carol
V4 is so beautiful
Lillian

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goso
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29 Oct 2011 - 9:01 PM

Splendid pics, and hard to choose between, but #4 for me today Carol ...Bill

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 9:31 PM

A wonderful set, Carol. Gorgeous colour. All beautiful and all beautifully capturedSmile
Take care, have a lovely Sunday, Pauline

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 10:45 PM

A stunning set as usual Carol.Wonderful colours..Lin

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2011 - 12:03 AM

Lovely set, Carol - such beautiful delicate tones and wing patterning.
Sylvia

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2011 - 5:15 AM

Your technical ability knows no bounds. Sumptuous colour and presentation.

Barry

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DitoInacio
30 Oct 2011 - 7:58 AM

Marvellous, Carol! This shot touched me.

regards

Dito

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Oct 2011 - 2:18 PM

Exquisite colour! Love V1 and V4! IB

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
30 Oct 2011 - 3:03 PM

Love the delicate colouring of the wings . Very beautiful to see. Gill

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Glostopcat
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30 Oct 2011 - 8:31 PM

Four fab close ups Carol, you've captured her colours and markings beautifully. It was when photographing one of these with open wings that finished off my Powershot A400 early this April!

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raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
31 Oct 2011 - 6:39 PM

superb set,well done carol.ray

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Peterpools
14 Jan 2012 - 11:54 PM

Carol
A truly delicate and soft image. Beautifully done.
Peter

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