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One of my favourite species of butterfly, but one I find very difficult to capture because it is always flitting in and amongst the bramble hedgerows, mainly staying in the shade.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:holly blue
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:18 Jul 2012 - 5:00 AM
Tags:Blue, Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildilfe, Wildlife / nature
Votes:78
Voters:zapar40 · Andysnapper · Glostopcat · andylea · fentiger · Rock · macromal · mickyr · canonfan · BigCol · KarenFB · SUE118 · annettep38 · Badgerfred · WhiteRose1 · aniamoore · NaturesHaven · barbarahirst · martinjp · Jekaro · SlowSong · achieverswales · JohnChambersPhotography · Alan_Baseley · Growmore · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · gingerdelight · Pinnace · NDODS · Arty · Christazzopardi · RonnieAG · Irishkate · AnnChown · TonyDy · tomcat · Ade_Osman · ChiliMan · digital_boi · mrswoolybill · JenniCh · unicorn17 · EAS · CaroleS · Fefe · crookymonsta · evelen · moiral · sweetpea62 · mex · Chinga · dven · Daisymaye · bagman · Sandipb · Karen_Summers · Silverzone · TrevBatWCC · jaktis · Cor · Ray42 · Brian65 · Philip_H · ChristineD · prabhusinha · bricurtis · PinkK · tonyng · Neil-Ludford · Greyheron · pamelajean · lostnspace2011 · nicedayout · TerryMcK · LexEquine · helenlinda · illiboy · accipiter ·
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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 6:39 AM

Difficult you say....well you have still succeeded in taking a beautiful shot of a beautiful creature.

Andy

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Glostopcat
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18 Jul 2012 - 6:42 AM

Two fabulous close ups Carol, the detail and colour are sublime and the background looks rather good

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 6:55 AM

fantastic detail carol wonderful colours and tones v2 for me today love the bg a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Rock
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18 Jul 2012 - 7:04 AM

You certainly have excelled your self with these two wonderful shots.

Rock

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macromal
macromal  3
18 Jul 2012 - 7:12 AM

Beautiful macro`s both are a very high standard....Mal.

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canonfan
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18 Jul 2012 - 7:15 AM

Superb image and very well captured Carol
Jim

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SUE118
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18 Jul 2012 - 7:30 AM

Lovely shot and it's V1 for me.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 7:57 AM

How lucky you are, I have never seen that one!
A wonderful pose, too so pretty against the golden background.

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Badgerfred
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:07 AM

Excellent captures Carol,
Fred.

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WhiteRose1
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:14 AM

Very well cleaned up in v1, Carol, although I think I prefer the natural background in v2 which is nicely out of focus.

Dave

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barbarahirst
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:45 AM

V2 for a vote from me ....

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Jekaro
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:52 AM

Two fabulous close up shots, Carol, V1 for me.
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SlowSong
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18 Jul 2012 - 9:13 AM

Such a delicate ice blue. Lovely. Smile

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achieverswales
18 Jul 2012 - 9:14 AM

Like both Carol! Would be interesting to know how you have achieved the clean background in V1.

Regards

Trev.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Both good well captured and presented

John

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gingerdelight
18 Jul 2012 - 10:03 AM

A glorious close up Carol! I assume it is the same image but with a different background for V1?
Both are superb!
Carol

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 10:10 AM

A beautiful natural wildlife/insect image, which for me ticks all the right boxes, and so many more. My vote goes to Version 1.

Regards Nathan

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Christazzopardi
18 Jul 2012 - 10:31 AM

Both are good but personally I prefer V1.

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RonnieAG
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18 Jul 2012 - 10:36 AM

Two fine presentations, Carol, V 1 my favourite too.
Ronnie.

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Irishkate
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18 Jul 2012 - 10:41 AM

Two fantastic images of one of my favourite butterflies.
Lovely presentation.
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AnnChown
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18 Jul 2012 - 10:46 AM

This is so beautiful Carol! v1 is so well captured and presented.
Ann

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TonyDy
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18 Jul 2012 - 10:53 AM

Lovely shots, Carol - I have these in my garden but haven't seen one for weeks because of the rain!!!
Tony

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18 Jul 2012 - 10:57 AM

As good as they come Carol
Saw a few up the woods a while back, but they stayed high up amongst the Ivy


Adrian

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18 Jul 2012 - 11:01 AM

Well done you!......Strange how I've done something similar today Wink

Ade

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ChiliMan
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18 Jul 2012 - 11:40 AM

WONderful shot in V1, Carol, especially with that lovely smooth background!

A Smile

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digital_boi
18 Jul 2012 - 12:25 PM

fine close up work as is your norm Carol

Graham

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
18 Jul 2012 - 1:12 PM

well caught ! great detail . GillWink

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CaroleS
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18 Jul 2012 - 1:26 PM

A delightful blue, well captured. I think I prefer V1, well worked background.
Carole

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Fefe
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18 Jul 2012 - 1:49 PM

Oooo lovely, think I prefer V1 but very happy with V2 too!
Diane

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evelen
evelen  10 England
18 Jul 2012 - 2:07 PM

great captures carol.
eve.

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18 Jul 2012 - 2:25 PM

What a beautiful butterfly. 2 super captures Carole. Moira

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18 Jul 2012 - 2:54 PM

Really is a beautiful capture Carol,excellent work..Lin

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18 Jul 2012 - 3:14 PM

Sooooooooo pretty Carol! GrinGrin
IB

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18 Jul 2012 - 3:33 PM

Two stunning beauties Carol.............Sandy

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Karen_Summers
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18 Jul 2012 - 3:43 PM

very pretty

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18 Jul 2012 - 4:35 PM

A stunning capture, Carol, and though you've done an excellent job on the background in V1, I think the more natural looking V2 works best for me Wink
Trev Smile

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18 Jul 2012 - 4:52 PM

Superb details

Peter

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
18 Jul 2012 - 6:32 PM

V2 = TOP *****
Cor.

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Ray42
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18 Jul 2012 - 6:54 PM

Two fabulous close ups

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 - 7:09 PM

V1 - Gorgeous capture, Carol.

P.

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18 Jul 2012 - 7:38 PM

Two fabulous close ups

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18 Jul 2012 - 8:07 PM

V 2 is my choice to day.

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18 Jul 2012 - 8:23 PM

V1 for me Carol. Superb image showing the wonderful texture of the wings.
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:33 PM

Exquisite.

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18 Jul 2012 - 10:46 PM

Nice work on the background, Carol.

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lostnspace2011
19 Jul 2012 - 12:40 AM

Both versions deserve half a vote each Carol. They are both crackers Smile

Mark

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24 Jul 2012 - 9:06 PM

'Superb Capture & presentation,' Carol~

Ciao~ Peter

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27 Jul 2012 - 9:09 AM

Beautifully captured Carol SmileSmile
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