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One of my many images from the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens yesterday. It was very overcast for most of the day with bits of sun occasionally. I found this butterfly asleep, but he did move around a bit so that I could get different views of him. Do not know my butterfly names, but loved his see through wings. This was taken in very low light. A big thanks to Nathan and John for their UA's for my yacht race yesterday.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:55-200mm f/4-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Apr 2013 - 10:13 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Sunny
Title:Cold butterfly
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:8 Apr 2013 - 6:39 AM
Tags:Butterflies, Kirstenbosch gardens, Nature, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:gwynn56 · Hermanus · S_Psharma · johnke · KarenFB · CarolG · Glostopcat · anglingandyq · SUE118 · User_Removed · Mrsbass · Bzox · NaturesHaven · ugly · Suzicoo · Derek_Fearn · Caziwinkles · widtink · Lillian · barbarahirst · pollisher · WhiteRose1 · Alan_Baseley · boov · Tish1 · HSTONEY222 · Nikonuser1 · CaroleS · Chinga · Jenny-D · phil_j · morpheus1955 · jan 1 · Ray12 · Brian65 · xwang · jackyp · ali63 · craggwildlifephotography · prabhusinha · Alda · cabbie · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · marshfam19 · netta1234 · NDODS · annettep38 · GeorgePlatis · mauriceegan · canonfan · gary_d · helenlinda · leontari · GillyB · Big_Beavis · JuBarney · DonMc · Ayoob · sparrowhawk · termite53 ·
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gwynn56
gwynn56  380 forum posts England
8 Apr 2013 - 6:44 AM

nice capture , though how can it be a cold butterfly when it's over there , and not here in the UK SmileWink

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 Apr 2013 - 6:51 AM

I just could not figure out it's wings until I got to V3 Smile Excellent photos Colleen !! Strong winds here last night and now thick clouds are rolling in ! Summer definitely is no more Sad

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 6:54 AM

BEAUTIFUL AND WELL CAPTURED.

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 7:08 AM

A beautiful set colleen, well done your photography is coming on in leaps and bounds, fantastic, you should be very happy with all of these and I would not pick one out...John

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 7:20 AM

He's a beauty, Colleen, and how obliging of him to relax and let you take these beautiful image. Carol

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anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
8 Apr 2013 - 7:24 AM

Great set Colleen well takenSmileSmile

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jovanovic
jovanovic Plus Member 3jovanovic vcard France
8 Apr 2013 - 7:24 AM

Excellent photos. Smile Nice colors, composition...

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 7:28 AM

Well captured.

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User_Removed
8 Apr 2013 - 7:29 AM

Excellent detail in them all.

Lucien.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 7:34 AM

Beautiful images Colleen - I thought his wings looked a little like a tiger in v1 and v2 - then when you get to v3 they are so bright and colourful. Great detail on these super macro shots.

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Suzicoo
Suzicoo  3445 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 - 8:30 AM

Lovely set, you should be proud of your photography.
Suzicoo

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 8:47 AM

Lovely image well presented Smile

Rod

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Caziwinkles
8 Apr 2013 - 8:48 AM

Super images Colleen - you should be very proud! You have captured these so very well. Smile

Carol

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8 Apr 2013 - 8:51 AM

Great set Colleen, but would have lead with V3 a real beauty!!
Lillian

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barbarahirst
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8 Apr 2013 - 8:53 AM

he really is a beauty..

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boov
boov Plus Member 2boov vcard United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 - 9:58 AM

Great shooting

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Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 10:18 AM

Absolutely magic Colleen, I'm guessing it was a distinction then yesterday. These are truely beautiful shots and expertly taken.

Tish

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Nikonuser1
8 Apr 2013 - 11:36 AM

A super set of images Colleen, V1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


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leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
8 Apr 2013 - 11:42 AM

Three excellent close up, Colleen. Superb detail and presentation.
Effrossini

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Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 - 11:50 AM

Wonderful images! Grin
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morpheus1955
8 Apr 2013 - 1:12 PM

Amazing set of images, superb detail and colours

Hugh

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jan 1  11 Netherlands
8 Apr 2013 - 2:14 PM

Perfectly Captured, Colleen. Fav for me..!
Jan

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8 Apr 2013 - 4:19 PM

Great set Colleen.
Brian

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xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 4:44 PM

Excellent detail, beautiful colour...

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jackyp Plus Member 4jackyp vcard United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 - 4:49 PM

Well spotted Colleen, great image Grin

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ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 5:45 PM

A well captured Image,

Ali

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8 Apr 2013 - 6:24 PM

Fantastic sharpness.

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Alda
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8 Apr 2013 - 6:32 PM

Beautiful! GrinGrinGrin

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netta1234 Plus Member 3243 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 7:32 PM

This is a beautiful set with lovely detail.Smile
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NDODS Plus Member 44162 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom112 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 7:41 PM

Three beautifully captured images of this most beautiful Butterfly Colleen. Both the colour and detail is simply stunning.

Great photography indeed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 7:48 PM

wow here is some progress Smile v1 and 3 are very good.
DOF is a lot better, v2 could have done with even more, it is a typical f11 or 16 situation if you want the eyes AND wings sharp.
And now I'm very curios: what is it? never seen one like it

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8 Apr 2013 - 8:46 PM

Excellent captures Colleen !
George

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8 Apr 2013 - 9:57 PM

Brilliant capture Colleen
Jim

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JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 1:48 PM

A fine set & esp. love V3
Ju

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Ayoob
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11 Apr 2013 - 12:55 AM

Beautiful images ,3 of them are excellent -well done ,Colleen.........Grin

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12 Apr 2013 - 1:42 PM

superb

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termite53
termite53  2 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2013 - 10:47 AM

A brilliant image .......love it

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