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The sun came out for a while yesterday, and the wind dropped, so off to the meadow I went. Better known as the short tailed blue, I spotted a number of these rather pretty butterflies, feeding on the wild heather that is covering the banks and hillsides.
Back to winds again today, and the temperature is down to 16C at 7.00am this morning, think I should have stayed in bed longer Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:leptotes pirithous
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:12 Nov 2012 - 5:00 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:73
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User_Removed
12 Nov 2012 - 5:17 AM

Aren't those just gorgeous. You are going to have to share some time how you manage to get the shots before they flit off. At least that is the difficulty we have with butterflies. They flit off far too quickly.

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jaktis
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12 Nov 2012 - 5:31 AM

I like v2 for the "background"

Peter

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12 Nov 2012 - 6:06 AM

I do like V3....
Nice colours great detail...
A great set of images...


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basith
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12 Nov 2012 - 6:17 AM

Great set of images.
Some beautiful detail on this pic.
Basith

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Andysnapper
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12 Nov 2012 - 6:34 AM

16C.....positively balmy, I don't think it reached that all summer here Sad

Anyway, enough whinging from me, another lovely set Carol.

Andy

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bobsblues
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12 Nov 2012 - 6:45 AM

Lovely set of images Carol wish it was 16c here .
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marktc
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12 Nov 2012 - 6:50 AM

A beautiful set of images Carol. V1 wins it for me, the light making it just that little more special.

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fentiger
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12 Nov 2012 - 7:02 AM

Another fine set of first class macro images.

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LynneJoyce
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12 Nov 2012 - 7:19 AM

V5 for me with those lovely sharp water droplets.

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SUE118
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12 Nov 2012 - 7:25 AM

Such a pretty butterfly I've never seen one. Lovely collection of images.

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Hermanus
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12 Nov 2012 - 7:45 AM

What a beauty ! Excellently captured Carol. All are special Smile

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fificat100
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12 Nov 2012 - 8:05 AM

A beautiful set of excellent shots of this pretty butterfly

Lavina

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CaroleS
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12 Nov 2012 - 8:08 AM

Superb composition in V2 and gorgeous light and detail in V5. Good captures Carol
Carole

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12 Nov 2012 - 8:14 AM

Super set Carol, great detail captured,
Fred.

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rontear
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12 Nov 2012 - 9:06 AM

A very good set of images Carol, showing the beauty of this species !
Ron.

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WhiteRose1
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12 Nov 2012 - 9:55 AM

I love your sense of humour, Carol, 'down to 16c'!! We're unlikely to see that temperature again for another 5-6 months Smile I shall give you my vote though, for v3 Smile

Dave

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12 Nov 2012 - 10:16 AM

V5 for me today Carol love the light and the water drops 7.6C here in Glasgow easterly wind at 5mph and grey skies dreich as hell

Happy new week

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
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12 Nov 2012 - 10:50 AM

What an unusual blue!! I have never seen this one..
wonderful capture

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annettep38
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12 Nov 2012 - 10:51 AM

and it is no 3 i like best Smile

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12 Nov 2012 - 10:54 AM

Well good and well sharp Carol a fine set of beautiful close ups, it's lovely and warm here it's 20.C just don't go out sideGrinGrinGrin

Gary

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12 Nov 2012 - 10:58 AM

I love the detail in V5 but V2 is best with less distracting b/g IMHO!
A lovely butterfly Carol.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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12 Nov 2012 - 10:59 AM

Another awesome set Carol, my vote today is V3 with excellent detail.

Regards

Trev.

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12 Nov 2012 - 10:59 AM

Gosh 16c it must be hell for you Carol. It didn't get that warm during our summer. You do make good use of the conditions when you produce wonderful stuff like you have shown us over a period of time.

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RajaSidambaram
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12 Nov 2012 - 11:44 AM

Irrespective of distracting background, you have brought out 5 contrasty pictures of Leptotes, Carol. - Raja.

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12 Nov 2012 - 11:45 AM

A wonderful collection here, Carol, love 'em all! Wink
After much sunshine and calm weather here lately, it's rather wet & gloomy this morning Sad I've not ventured out yet, but my iPhone weather app tells me it's 7°C here in Wakefield! Smile
Trev Smile

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12 Nov 2012 - 11:58 AM

Great set, Carol - never seen one of these before!
Tony

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12 Nov 2012 - 12:13 PM

Lovely set with V3 being my favourite. Must be tough suffering 16C! Please forward it here immediately!

Ann

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12 Nov 2012 - 12:21 PM


Quote: Lovely set with V3 being my favourite. Must be tough suffering 16C! Please forward it here immediately!

Ann

i agree with Ann please do this for me too Carol ! beautiful work

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12 Nov 2012 - 12:45 PM

Incredible shots!!!!!
V2 is my favorite for the pose. Such a beautiful little creature.
Send me some of your warm weather!!!!

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12 Nov 2012 - 12:59 PM

v3 for me Carol - although they are all wonderful. How lovely that they are still flitting about.
Ann

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12 Nov 2012 - 1:18 PM

A fine selection Carol - V2 for me.
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12 Nov 2012 - 1:27 PM

A fine set of a cute butterfly

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Tibetan
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12 Nov 2012 - 2:14 PM

Some one knocked 10c off of our temp. carol, 6c at the moment, nice butterfly love the Coloured spots on the wings, lovely set like them all regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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12 Nov 2012 - 3:55 PM

5 of the best Carol, love V1 And V2.
Brian

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12 Nov 2012 - 4:31 PM

V3 is the pick of this fine set Carol, what a beautifully marked little butterfly

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12 Nov 2012 - 5:02 PM

A lovely set of shots great detail in al.
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12 Nov 2012 - 6:19 PM

Fantastic and lovely set of images,
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12 Nov 2012 - 6:25 PM

Lovely set Grin
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12 Nov 2012 - 6:36 PM

wonderful set of shots Carol.
eve.Smile

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12 Nov 2012 - 6:52 PM

A wonderful set Carol, all superb..Lin

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12 Nov 2012 - 7:31 PM

What a lovely set Carol
hope all going well for you too
Lillian

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12 Nov 2012 - 8:48 PM

Good set of pixies, had to scroll down a long way but glad your getting well deserved recognition

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13 Nov 2012 - 12:41 AM

Superb set Carol

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13 Nov 2012 - 3:34 AM

Great capture Nice set-------Gary(milky)

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13 Nov 2012 - 5:02 AM

GrinGrin Sooo pretty! Love the "two eyes" design on the wing...
Very good poses lovely set, and don't know how you do it but they all oblige! Grin Well done you... IB

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14 Nov 2012 - 10:13 AM

Hoping one day to get as much detail as you have in these amazing close ups of such a pretty butterfly xxx Raining now Sad

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