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I rarely spot these beautiful butterflies here, but was lucky enough to see this one yesterday, feeding on the wild thyme.

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210 Check out Olympus Image Space!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:long-tailed blue
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:28 Jun 2011 - 5:20 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:77
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4134 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 5:39 AM

Good morning, Carol: another beautifully captured set of butterfly images, with on this occasion V 3 my favourite......I like the way the sun is rim lighting the wing tips, and the detail is excellent.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 5:44 AM

They are all lovely Carol. I think I must go with Ronnie on V3, because the light..........Sandy

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
28 Jun 2011 - 5:47 AM

You're so lucky Carol to have such a wonderful array of insects on your doorstep, beautifully captured butterfly series with V4 my fav today.

Len

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 - 5:48 AM

What a beauty with "eyes" on the tail... Lovely use of light and focus in all shots! IB

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samarmishra
28 Jun 2011 - 5:59 AM

Hi Carol, excellent set of images, loved the V1, V2 and V3. V1& V2 excellent eye contact and in V3 the rim of the wings shinning beautifully in the sun light.. Excellent set..

Samar..

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 5:59 AM

V2 best for me Carol.
Tom.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 6:19 AM

V3 for me Carol, just wisher we had them here Sad

Ade

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Rock
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28 Jun 2011 - 6:42 AM

All Beauties !

Rock

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 7:10 AM

excellent set

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stokesy
stokesy  3 Scotland
28 Jun 2011 - 7:44 AM

v3 for me caryl its just nice the way the light comes in on it , well done, ronnie

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 7:46 AM

Four lovely shots of a butterfly I've never seen before.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 8:06 AM

he must be tiny ! ... or is your thyme flower larger than ours

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  5
28 Jun 2011 - 8:34 AM

Morning Carol a stunning set, well done regards gray.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 8:40 AM

So pretty! Wish we had them here. Don't think we can lay claim to any "blues". Perhaps if they are as tiny as this one, I simply don't notice!

Ann

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 9:05 AM

outstanding capture Carol, lovely butterfly and series.
regards
Yung

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 9:08 AM

Am quite ignorant about butterflies really but this little beauty and your ability to capture them so well is amazing.
Joan.

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LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 9:11 AM

Wonderful, like V2 best.

Lucien

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 9:26 AM

A very good set Carol

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 9:30 AM

V3 for me to a very good set

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 10:03 AM

Great set Carol.....as usual !!!!
Alvar

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gingerdelight
28 Jun 2011 - 10:05 AM

All very beautiful, but it's V3 that really appeals to me today, not sure why, but I think it's that little bit of sunlight shining onto it.
Carol

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barmymarny
28 Jun 2011 - 10:59 AM

Lovely captures. V2 is my favourite.

Marilyn x

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Joline
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28 Jun 2011 - 11:20 AM

Beauties, all.

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Stace
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28 Jun 2011 - 11:29 AM

Well spotted and captured Carol

Stace

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 12:30 PM

V4 for me Carol - is more then superb - wonderful details

Daniel

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digital_boi
28 Jun 2011 - 12:40 PM

Another fine set Carol V4 stands out for me nice work as always

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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gabriel_flr
28 Jun 2011 - 1:11 PM

What a beautiful set Carol, perfect focus and lighting!

Gabriel

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Silverzone
Silverzone e2 Member 6Silverzone vcard England
28 Jun 2011 - 2:10 PM

Hi Carol, good to be back at the keyboard again. Delays all the way on our return journey from Luxembourg. It was lovely to see our youngest 2 grandchildren. These butterflies are similar to the ones I spotted in Mauritius, they are very small and flighty so you did well to capture them. Sylvia

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danbrann
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28 Jun 2011 - 2:11 PM

Four tremendous frame fillers Carol.

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achieverswales
28 Jun 2011 - 3:17 PM

Nice ones Carol, I think V4 edges it for me today!

Regards

Trev.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 3:31 PM

A cracking set, Carol, think V3's my fave too, with that lovely rim lighting Smile
Trev Smile

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sweetpea62
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28 Jun 2011 - 4:05 PM

Beautiful set Carol, I love V4 it seems to have the edge..Lin

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FeatherFriend
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28 Jun 2011 - 4:39 PM

A superb set Carol but I too like V3 best,
Geoff.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 5:27 PM

Very well taken, my vote also goes to V3.
jon

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LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 5:47 PM

v3 is 'my top pick,' today, Carol, of these four 'outstanding images' of this lovely Long-tailed Blue Butterfly.

Peter

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
28 Jun 2011 - 5:54 PM

love V2 &3, great set Carol
Tammy

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
28 Jun 2011 - 6:43 PM

Great set!
V3 is excellent.
JNC

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Dave_Holdham
28 Jun 2011 - 7:17 PM

Superb detailed set Smile

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Mynett
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28 Jun 2011 - 8:43 PM

nice set and v3 is the one which gets my vote today Carol

Linda

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
28 Jun 2011 - 9:27 PM

Fabulous captures Carol! Gill

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Glostopcat
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28 Jun 2011 - 10:27 PM

A fabulous set of close ups Carol, i've never seen this blue butterfly before. You've captured its markings so superbly

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nigele1
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28 Jun 2011 - 10:38 PM

I like them all, but will go for V4 as they are really difficult to capture with their wings open, great shot.

NIGEL

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HobbitDave
29 Jun 2011 - 8:41 AM

Superb images Carol, I wish we had those in Britain. All cracking captures, v's 3 & 4 especially. Rare and desirable Wink
Dave.

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bricurtis
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29 Jun 2011 - 9:08 AM

V3 is my fav here Carol - really shows the tails of this butterfly.
Brian.

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
29 Jun 2011 - 2:13 PM

fantastic set carol,love v4,well captured indeed.ray

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suejoh
suejoh e2 Member 9233 forum postssuejoh vcard United Kingdom
29 Jun 2011 - 4:31 PM

Just amazing colour and detail - I will go back to the drawing board and try to get better myself.
thanks for the inspiration. Sue

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evelen
evelen  9 England
29 Jun 2011 - 6:47 PM

wonderful set of captures i just love your butterfly shots carol.
eve.

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