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A little tale about how I managed to capture these images………….to my delight I spotted a couple of clouded yellows yesterday, flitting around me but never settling. I stood and watched them for ages, they finally decided to go into the neighbour’s garden, where, of course, they settled. I whipped the metal fencing open, scrambled over bricks, wood, and goodness knows what, until I reached them and managed to take one very poor image, whereupon off they went again, this time down a steep slope and into the meadow. Without taking my eyes off them I followed in hot pursuit, wearing only slippers on my feet, and traipsed through dew sodden grass and thorn bushes up to my knees. When I finally reached them, trouser legs soaking wet, as were my socks and slippers, I crept close enough to take some images. I’m sure they were laughing at my attempts to capture them, because off they went again, only to settle a few yards away. This time on reaching them they didn’t move at all, I could have taken hundreds of photos if I had wanted toSmile Before leaveing them in peace I pointed my finger in front of them, and they duly obliged by scrambling onto my hand, as if to say ''come on then, we’re looking forward to being stars on ePZ!''. Who says photography isn’t fun Grin

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:the sky's the limit!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:27 Dec 2012 - 5:58 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:73
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mute
mute  7 Maldives
27 Dec 2012 - 5:58 AM

so beautiful.. great details

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
27 Dec 2012 - 6:04 AM

it is plain why they were fluttering away from you Carol !! They obviously wanted to do their thing in privacy -- until they just gave up and allowed you to capture them in this embarrassing position !! I love V3 !!

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84313 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 6:34 AM

Well done Carol! Well worth your hard work and discomfort!! Smile

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
27 Dec 2012 - 7:12 AM

Excellent details Carol. V1 for me
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 7:43 AM

Thank you for v3 it puts into perspective just how tiny the creatures in your images actually are, and the wonderful world you show to us.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Dec 2012 - 7:56 AM

3 super captures Carol, I particularly like V2,
Fred.

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macromal
macromal  3
27 Dec 2012 - 7:56 AM

Carol...this has to be the best photo i have ever seen...i have given up macro as i can`t get my shot`s as good as your`s....Mal.

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barbarahirst
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27 Dec 2012 - 8:00 AM

thanks for the full description... still have a smile on my face

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:05 AM

well worth all that effort carol to get three stunning shots like these love them all nice ones Wink
andy

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RajaSidambaram
27 Dec 2012 - 8:07 AM

Sky is no limit for your macros (V1), Carol. How obliging these Critters are (V3)! - Raja.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:10 AM

Mornin' Carol

A pair of beauties indeed - loved the taleSmile

Guess what? - rainingSad

Adrian

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:19 AM

WOOOo
What fantastic and great captures,Carol.very well done,V1 is my favorite,
saeid

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:21 AM

"Do you really have to turn your back Lass ?"

Grandwork indeed.

Rock

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
27 Dec 2012 - 8:25 AM

Hello there found a few moments before I head out, to have a wee look in! Chased some butterflies too but not as precariously as you !Excellent images Mrs Dolittle! Ryan air flights now back on .Will be booking up for our return very soon !! GillWink

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:39 AM

Wonderful description, Carol, definitely leading you astray Grin. Beautifully captured but v1 is a real show stopper.

Dave

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:43 AM

I love your story Carol. I can imagine your excitement - what fun and I'm so glad they obliged in spades! Smile
Ann

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:53 AM

A good story and well worth the scramble.
Like the details in these
Regards Richard

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 9:11 AM

A great pre-narrative Carol supported by rather extraordinary photographs.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
27 Dec 2012 - 9:16 AM

Excellant Carol. You take some amazing photo's.
Hope you've had a lovely Christmas.Ruth.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1078 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 9:24 AM

Love in the afternoon...
Smile
Moira

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 9:43 AM

Great tale and perseverance and photos

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 9:56 AM

WOW! Stunning sharpness and clarity, amazing shots, Carol!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 10:03 AM

Loved your description of the chase.......pure dedication of the highest order, and the results, quite superb, Carol: the detail is exquisite.
Very well done on all counts.
Ronnie.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 11:14 AM

Oh Carol I can identify with you traipsing after them and getting soaking wet.
With butterflies I usually give up because they fly off so quickly so you were very lucky that they landed on your hand!
Wonderful close ups with great detail.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
27 Dec 2012 - 11:55 AM

V3 hands down for me Carol good one indeed

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 12:04 PM

Love the story Carol, cracking shots , just shows what can be achieved with skill and determination, really well done,
Geoff.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 1:12 PM

My goodness Carol, what you went through. But so worth it! These are fabulous and to get them posed on your finger is amazing........Sandy

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NobbytheNobster

Fantastic set Carol, I cannot pick a favourite as they are all outstanding captures Smile
You deserve my UA just for your perseverance let alone these super photos.
For me, going out in search of that elusive special shot is what it's all about, nothing like a good
photography adventure Wink

Very well done my friend Smile

Best wishes
Ricky

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photophantom
27 Dec 2012 - 2:36 PM

Pin sharp close ups
Dennis

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
27 Dec 2012 - 3:03 PM

Supperb set of shot Carol, especially V1. Hmmm I wonder what they did not want you interupting LOL. Would give you my UA for that story alone never mind the super shots. Moira

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 3:23 PM

Cloud nine ?? Great.

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 3:31 PM

Just reward Carol.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 5:40 PM

Loved the intro and most certainly the results you finally got are stunning, so well worth all that effort!

Ann

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 6:26 PM

Amazing images Carol
mike

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 - 7:46 PM

WOW! WOW! WOW! A WOW! for each one Carol.
Brian

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 7:51 PM

Superb Carol!!

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:21 PM

Brilliant, Carol - particularly No.1
Look at that beautiful blue sky - you told us it rains all the time??!!TongueWink
Tony

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:48 PM

Your determination and perseverance paid off Carol. These are three excellent shots with your usual superb detail. I take my Lancashire cap off to you.
Ray

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27 Dec 2012 - 11:25 PM

A tremendous set of natural history images Carol, well done you on getting these close ups of this clouded yellow couple copulating. I had to chuckle at your narrative of you dashing off in hot pursuit after them and trespassing across your neighbours land! Although knowing the Greeks they are probably so laid back that they don't give a toss! If you tried this over here you'd get chased by rabid dogs or mad locals wielding sawn off shot guns shouting get orrrffff my laaaaaaannnnddddd!!!! This one should have had a GEA but the Tomcat only dishes out those to images with birds in, of both the feathered and non feathered variety!!!WinkGrinTongue

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LynneJoyce
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27 Dec 2012 - 11:43 PM

Three fine shots but V3 is my favourite as it evidences your unique communication skills with the insect world.

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annettep38
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28 Dec 2012 - 12:42 AM

gorgeous light and texture and excellent taming success in v3 Smile

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28 Dec 2012 - 11:04 AM

Superb set Carol. A

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Silverzone
28 Dec 2012 - 12:44 PM

Super story and it all turned out right in the end. Sylvia

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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
28 Dec 2012 - 4:11 PM

An amazing trio

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
28 Dec 2012 - 5:50 PM

An amazing set good Title "back together again" lol. on your finger! what ever next!, nice to see you got some awards regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 7:01 AM

What an adventure you had to get these fabulous shots Carol, perseverence paid off in spades, well deserving all these UA's!
Rgds., Jim

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29 Dec 2012 - 10:19 AM

LOL...LOVE the write-up and your adventure. And so cool they clambered onto your hand like a pushme-pullyou!

STELLAR capture in V1, Carol SmileSmileSmile

Andrew

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pclick  1 India
11 Jan 2013 - 4:54 PM

wowww

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