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Hello and a very good morning to everyone. Wow wow wow I am absolutely over awed by you super response and have no idea what to say but a very kind thank you.

Kathryn, Phil, Netta and Carol, than you for your very kind UA's , just fantastic.

Today's Image has landed on what we call a Black Jack, as you can see they are hooked and stick to any clothing, working themselves in until they start to dig into your skin, I suspect that this butterfly was more likely stuck than looking for pollen. I decided to not try and clone out the other two heads in the BG as I thought they added to the environment quite nicely and improved the composition being all very earthy colors with the soil in the BG. I thought this image something a little different and striking and hope you enjoy. This Butterfly is around 1.5 to 2cm in length, looking closely you can see the hooks on the head of the Black jacks that grip on your cloths. A very common weed at most times of the year

Sorry I will try and comment and vote as soon as I am able. Have an awesome day everyone , my very best wishes...John

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jun 2013 - 11:29 AM
Exposure Comp:0.0
Title:Once Upon a Black Jack.
Username:johnke johnke
Uploaded:21 Sep 2013 - 11:41 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:55

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 6:18 PM

A very well detailed capture. Love the beaut autumnal tones in this image.

Lavina

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sparrowhawk
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21 Sep 2013 - 11:30 AM

a gem my friend

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briantjjones
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21 Sep 2013 - 11:49 AM

Lovely image and contrasts

Brian J.

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jacks59
jacks59  4 Wales
21 Sep 2013 - 11:52 AM

Very well captured and like the coloours

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Chinga
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21 Sep 2013 - 12:03 PM

Very lovely capture! Well done! IB

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myrab
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21 Sep 2013 - 12:10 PM

What a great shot, love the DOF.

Myra

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NaturesHaven
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21 Sep 2013 - 12:19 PM

Love the colours in this..............everything suits everything................GrinGrinGrin

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canonfan
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21 Sep 2013 - 12:28 PM

Wonderful detail and colour John. Very well done
Jim

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nonur
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21 Sep 2013 - 12:40 PM

So crisp and beautiful, lovely warm colours, John.

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Alan_Baseley
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21 Sep 2013 - 1:18 PM

Super shot John,
Alan

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widtink
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21 Sep 2013 - 1:33 PM

Lovely shot John Smile

Rod

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2013 - 1:42 PM

I trust you released this beautiful butterfly when you had finished the photo shoot, John Wink A superb image, gorgeous tones. Carol

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Holmewood
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21 Sep 2013 - 1:53 PM

Great shot John. Cathy

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 165 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2013 - 2:04 PM

A really cracking take, until you get up really close and personal with these little creatures you don't realise beautiful and complex they really are.

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Irishkate
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21 Sep 2013 - 2:10 PM

An exceptional wildlife image of great beauty John.
The black jacks make an excellent perch for the butterfly.
Background and border perfect.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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christinecilia
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21 Sep 2013 - 2:32 PM

super photo good colours. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AlexAppleby
21 Sep 2013 - 2:36 PM

Wonderful shot - beautiful butterfly, excellent light - winning combination!

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Maiwand
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21 Sep 2013 - 2:46 PM

Top class image John. A beauty.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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digital_boi
21 Sep 2013 - 2:59 PM

so pleased you left the background John I think it adds not that you need add much to this stunner excellent work

Graham

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GeorgePlatis
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21 Sep 2013 - 3:11 PM

Fabulous capture, John!
George

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viscostatic
21 Sep 2013 - 5:25 PM

Beautiful colours and patterns.

Phil.

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Nigeve1
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21 Sep 2013 - 5:48 PM

Superb image with beautiful detail and colour.
Nigel

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kathrynlouise
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21 Sep 2013 - 6:49 PM

What a stunner John. A fabulous macro. Beautiful colours and detail.
Keep smiling and gracing us with your wonderful images GrinGrinGrin

Kathryn

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LynneJoyce
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21 Sep 2013 - 7:04 PM

Gorgeous.

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WhiteRose1
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21 Sep 2013 - 7:24 PM

Bright, vibrant and ovely colour, John.

Dave

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netta1234
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21 Sep 2013 - 8:05 PM

Another Brilliant close upSmile
NettaSmile

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helenlinda
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21 Sep 2013 - 8:46 PM

Lovely capture and presentation SmileSmile
Helen

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dave1967
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21 Sep 2013 - 10:11 PM

Superb shot
Dave

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ali63
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21 Sep 2013 - 10:20 PM

What a beauty John.


Ali SmileSmile

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JuBarney
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22 Sep 2013 - 7:09 PM

A super shot & love the blackjack.
Ju

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22 Sep 2013 - 7:38 PM

Great stuff, John!

Richard

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annettep38
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12 Nov 2013 - 9:59 PM

looks like the Acraea violae - Tawny Coster in Malaysia.
great capture.

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