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With no internet connection, and time on my hands, I managed a few trips to the meadow during the odd dry spell, on the off-chance of spotting anything interesting. Yesterday morning I saw 5 different species of butterflies, skipper, red admiral, painted lady, large white and small copper. Here are a couple of skippers I captured, and I couldn't resist the manipulation in V.1.
Very many thanks for the lovely welcome back messages, and special thanks to the four wonderful members who gave my mantis their user award.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:late autumn skipper
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:23 Nov 2012 - 5:25 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:64
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84360 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 5:35 AM

These are lovely! All of them could stand on their own, but I especially like the butterfly at an angle, with an out of focus background, so today version 1 is my favourite! Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 5:52 AM

I agree with Karen, Carol: like what you have achieved in V 1, managing to isolate the bloom and insect so well from the b/g.
Very well done.
Ronnie.

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Hermanus
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23 Nov 2012 - 5:52 AM

Ah ! So good to have you back again Carol ! So nice to see your excellence gracing my screen again Smile Three great photos and I must agree that the background on V1 does enhance the picture amazingly above that of V2 Smile Excellent photos Smile

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LynneJoyce
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23 Nov 2012 - 6:33 AM

V1 is outstanding!

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 6:43 AM

Thank goodness your back, I was getting worried....

3 great shots again Carol, the pp in the 1st one works really well.

Andy

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marktc
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23 Nov 2012 - 7:09 AM

I can't choose Carol, so the vote will have to be shared, 3 great images.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 7:21 AM

Your manipulation has worked really well Carol in v1 making the butterfly stand out. Great details all round!
Ann

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Rock
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23 Nov 2012 - 7:26 AM

Frames full of pleasure.

Rock

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 7:29 AM

We've just had a night of heavy rain and gales, all quiet now. Glad you managed to get out and 3 super images. You are lucky the butterflies are still around. Take care friend.

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rontear
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23 Nov 2012 - 7:42 AM

Very good manipulation Carol and the Skipper is well represented too !! ( seems a little weather beaten !!!)
Ron.

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Lillian
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23 Nov 2012 - 7:42 AM

All been said Carol
a great set and have to say all as beautifully captured as each other
Lillian

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 8:12 AM

Lovely work, I like the stylised simplicity of V1.
Moira

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fentiger
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23 Nov 2012 - 8:16 AM

A fine set of close-ups.

Albert

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saeidNL
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23 Nov 2012 - 8:18 AM

Fantastic and great captures,Carol,V1 is my favorire,good job,
saeid

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96185 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 8:19 AM

Mornin' Carol,
We seemed to have survived last night's onslaught, or where I am anywayWink
Blue skies this morningSmile

Good work with your latest presentation. It puts the emphasis totally on the subject

Adrian

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bobsblues
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23 Nov 2012 - 8:22 AM

Loveley capture and great presentation Carol love V3.
Rob

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Badgerfred
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23 Nov 2012 - 8:22 AM

Super images Carol, V1 a slight favourite,
Fred.

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prabhusinha
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23 Nov 2012 - 8:22 AM

Hope V1 is worked out on V2, but V3 is real cracker.

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CaroleS
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23 Nov 2012 - 8:36 AM

Super detail - it is the comp in V1 that works so well. V3 is just great!
Carole

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moiral
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23 Nov 2012 - 8:42 AM

Beautiful set of captures Carol. Moira

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barbarahirst
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23 Nov 2012 - 8:48 AM

all looking good to me

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
23 Nov 2012 - 9:18 AM

Three nice shots Carol, nicely presented great detail as always, well done regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
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23 Nov 2012 - 10:01 AM

Another great set of macros Carol, I kinda like V3 myself.

Regards

Trev.

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Irishkate
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23 Nov 2012 - 10:46 AM

The brown skipper against the yellow flower is just perfect..
V3 is a very natural nature image with b/g defocused but your
work in V1 is perfect. Back in form.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
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23 Nov 2012 - 11:04 AM

3 excellent captures here Carol SmileSmile
Helen

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Chinga
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23 Nov 2012 - 11:10 AM

Lovely images Carol. My UA goes for all that lovely green b/g! Grin
So nice to see you still find butterflies at this time of the year... Had a walk in Hyde Park looking for greens, nut a bug on site... IB

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lonely_oryx
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23 Nov 2012 - 11:22 AM

Super detail

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TonyDy
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23 Nov 2012 - 11:35 AM

V 1 works perfectly but the other two are great shots as well, Carol - I'm very envious that you still have some to photograph!
Tony

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WhiteRose1
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23 Nov 2012 - 12:01 PM

v1 is very well worked and I like the detail in v3, but I'm going for v2 with the natural background and diagonal orientation.

Dave

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Ade_Osman
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23 Nov 2012 - 12:22 PM

Bang on Carol....

Ade

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Big_Beavis
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23 Nov 2012 - 1:32 PM

Don't think I've seen 5 butterflies this year, never mind 5 different species.

David

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EAS
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23 Nov 2012 - 2:06 PM

Another very lovely set with V1 being my favourite.

Ann

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TrevBatWCC
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23 Nov 2012 - 2:36 PM

Lovely set, Carol, and though I tend to go for more natural backgrounds, think V1 works very well Wink
Trev Smile

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RuthyJ
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23 Nov 2012 - 4:32 PM

Another stunning set of shots Carol.

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sparrowhawk
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23 Nov 2012 - 5:24 PM

beautiful

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Norfolkboy
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23 Nov 2012 - 5:45 PM

A great composition Carol, V1 my fav.
Colin

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Philip_H
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23 Nov 2012 - 6:26 PM

Looks particularly striking against the plane green b/g (V1).

PSmile

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pamelajean
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23 Nov 2012 - 7:39 PM

So glad you are still managing to find specimens to capture, Carol.
I am very impressed with your background in V1, beautifully done.

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23 Nov 2012 - 7:57 PM

Excellent work with V1 Carol Smile

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Glostopcat
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23 Nov 2012 - 8:30 PM

Three tremendous close ups Carol, each one deserves an upload in its own right. I saw one red admiral earlier this afternoon which was brought out by the glorious sunshine which we had all day until around 4pm when it reverted back to the usual heavy rain!

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annettep38
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23 Nov 2012 - 11:26 PM

v3 for me, lovely colours and wonderful detail.

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24 Nov 2012 - 9:24 AM

Lovely Carol! I have two faves, V1 and V3!Grin
Diane

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24 Nov 2012 - 5:50 PM

wonderful collection of shots Carol.
eve.Smile

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tonyng
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29 Nov 2012 - 1:52 PM

Like the work on v1 Carol. Must admit this is the first time I've seen skipper with wings open.

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