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A bright and sunny day had me taking myself down to the beach for a wander, and to my delight I spotted the first butterfly of the new year. He only gave me one chance for a grab shot, this is it, I hope you like it. One for shadow Saturday, too, as the butterfly created a rather pleasing shadow on the leaf alongside it.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:new year's day butterfly
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:5 Jan 2013 - 6:35 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, General, Lighting, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
5 Jan 2013 - 6:51 AM

What a great find Carol ! This is a lovely butterfly and an impressive shadow !

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
5 Jan 2013 - 7:06 AM

So delicate Carol. Beautiful.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 7:10 AM

Spotted the shadow straight away. A lovely bright and colourful capture, Carol, just what the doctor ordered Smile.

Dave

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 7:54 AM

Marvellous, and lovely to see butterflies on New Years Day!

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
5 Jan 2013 - 7:59 AM

Chance would be a fine thing here Carol, lol. freeze it's little wings off! nice detail and good shadow like it well done, I quite like these even if they cause problems in the garden.Regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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rontear
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5 Jan 2013 - 8:17 AM

Fills the frame purposefully Carol, excellent !
Ron.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:22 AM

Excellent and great capture,like the light and shadow here,very well done,
saeid

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Growmore
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5 Jan 2013 - 8:25 AM

Beautiful capture in the sun light and blue sky Carol.
Gary

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:34 AM

Fantastic light, great detail and that Blue sky are excellent. Also the flower is well detailed!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:34 AM

Wow, a blue sly. Haven't seen one of these in a long time. Lovely image.

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:34 AM

Great capture Carol wish I could have captured some but only saw a couple and they didn't hang around long .
Rob

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prabhusinha
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5 Jan 2013 - 8:45 AM

The real time shot of high standard.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Jan 2013 - 8:54 AM

Super image Carol, great detail,
Fred.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:55 AM

Wonderful close up of this beautiful butterfly.

All the very best for 2013 Carol.

Albert

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 9:13 AM

A terrific start to the year for you then Carol !!!
Great capture and shadow SmileSmile
Helen

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 9:17 AM

Just one shot but a great one at that. The details are oin-sharp and the colours so beatuiful. Nice little shadow along with it is a real bonus!

Ann

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CaroleS
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5 Jan 2013 - 9:26 AM

What a lovely start to the year, a super image with shadow too!
Carole

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 9:42 AM

The composition of the butterfly and the flower is excellent

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barbarahirst
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5 Jan 2013 - 9:50 AM

The shadow makes this special

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NDODS
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5 Jan 2013 - 9:57 AM

A grab shot of the highest quality Carol. Superbly detailed with the addition of a well defined shadow as an added bonus.

Regards NathanGrin

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 10:36 AM


Quote: A grab shot of the highest quality Carol. Superbly detailed with the addition of a well defined shadow as an added bonus.

Regards NathanGrin

wonderfully captured

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leontari
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5 Jan 2013 - 10:48 AM

You are specialist of close-upSmileSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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Chinga
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5 Jan 2013 - 11:12 AM

Wonderful butterfly! Love the light and the pose! Grin
IB

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tomcat
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5 Jan 2013 - 11:43 AM

Mornin' Carol,
Unbelievable! - butterflies in JanuarySmile

Another decent day here, but no togging - againSad

I would never have made it over the gate to the woods

Adrian

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Irishkate
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5 Jan 2013 - 11:54 AM

A beautiful flower and a lovely butterfly in early January.
There's a lot to be said for living in Greece.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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5 Jan 2013 - 12:00 PM

Excellent shot, carol - how lovely to have butterflies in January!!!
Tony

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Joline
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5 Jan 2013 - 12:53 PM

Your images always warm me as I sit shivering from the Jan. chillSmile

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zazzycat
zazzycat  8 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 - 1:52 PM

Just a superb macro shot, Carol - it is so sharp it almost looks as if it is in 3D! As ever, I adore seeing your beautiful nature images.

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digital_boi
5 Jan 2013 - 1:59 PM

fune capture Carol with fine detailed shadow

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 2:32 PM

A very beautiful capture, Carol, with the added bonus of a shadow too! Wink
Trev Smile

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Lillian
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5 Jan 2013 - 2:53 PM

Wow, that is some grab shot Carol!
great colour and detail all set
off so well with the wonderful blue sky
Lillian

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Silverzone
5 Jan 2013 - 3:53 PM

Glad you took that walk, it brings hope of things for us in the future! Sylvia

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AnnChown
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5 Jan 2013 - 4:25 PM

Lucky you having butterflies in the depth of winter! Very well taken in the circumstances Carol!
Ann

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5 Jan 2013 - 4:29 PM

Wow one word stunning
mike

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ChristineD
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5 Jan 2013 - 4:51 PM

What a great find.
Happy New Year to you

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 5:21 PM

Another stunner Carol, such fantastic work.
Bob

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netta1234
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5 Jan 2013 - 5:33 PM

A beautiful image with lovely detailSmile
NettaSmile

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achieverswales

Wonderful capture Carol, a top shot.

Regards

Trev.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 7:05 PM

Against that sky looks perfect.
Joan.

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6 Jan 2013 - 3:52 AM

Wish I could just once in my life get a 'grab' shot such as this Carol, if you'd been given all the time in the world I don't see how it could have been any better, well worthy of awards!
Rgds., Jim

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samarmishra
6 Jan 2013 - 9:29 AM

Hi Carol, this is an excellent image, a real time shot.. very sharp image..

Samar..

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6 Jan 2013 - 12:10 PM

A cracking close up Carol, the detail and clarity is exemplarary. Well done you on spotting a butterfly this early in the year, according to UK Butterflies website five or six species were spotted in the UK on New Years Day, most of them in Cornwall and the Isle of Wight though

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evelen
evelen  9 England
6 Jan 2013 - 5:52 PM

hi carol a beautiful capture hope you had a good christmas ,all the best for the new year.
eve.Smile

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johncob
johncob  4 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 - 1:12 PM

Lovely shot. Regards John

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 7:47 PM

'Stellar & very Lovely Butterfly Macro Image,' Carol~

Ciao~ Peter

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amarmishra1910
27 Jan 2013 - 4:41 PM

Great shot.....

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