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said the comma trying to look like an old leaf Smile
Well, I haven't seen the sun since Sunday so no shadows around. So this butterfly shadow from last spring will do the trick I hope

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many thanks for your kind reception of the speckled wood. Very special thanks to Phillip and Graham for the GEA and the UA.
How to get a speckled wood: it is a bit like getting a photo of a dunnock they are both well camouflaged and prefer to sit and eat under a bush on the ground.WinkWink
I have found that dunnocks like roasted peanuts and speckled woods like rotting plums and resinous conifers.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron adaptall 2 1:2 90 mm macro f2.5 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jun 2012 - 4:58 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Leaf me alone!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:21 Dec 2012 - 11:24 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Comma, Insect, Saturday shadow, Shadow, Wildlife / nature
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debu
debu  5 India
21 Dec 2012 - 11:36 PM

Lovely colourful super detailed image.
debu

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fificat100
21 Dec 2012 - 11:42 PM

Wow! An absolute cracker SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 12:12 AM

It could so easily ne taken for an autumn leaf, Annette, although on this perch it does show up so well.
Excellent shot, detail so crisp.
Very well done.
Ronnie.

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 1:24 AM

An amazing maco, Annette -- great light and fantastic detail.
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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 - 3:16 AM

Superb image Annette. Lots of detail and beautiful light
Jim

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Deep_Bhatia
22 Dec 2012 - 4:17 AM

Superfine, superb image, Annette. Deep

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Dec 2012 - 4:42 AM

I love this brown beauty Annette ! It is well set off against the beautiful green leaf ! A superb photo Smile

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Newdawei
Newdawei  4 China
22 Dec 2012 - 6:04 AM

an excellent micro with great details .
Chen

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LynneJoyce
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22 Dec 2012 - 6:50 AM

A pretty creature beautifully captured.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 7:08 AM

Wonderful camouflage, Annette, and such a beautiful butterfly when full open, a superb capture. Carol

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WhiteRose1
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22 Dec 2012 - 7:25 AM

Wonderful clarity and detail, Annette, the shadow is a bonus.

Dave

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prabhusinha
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22 Dec 2012 - 7:25 AM

Just see the 3rd eye in her wings.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 - 8:25 AM

Wonderful detail and colours.

P.

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netta1234
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22 Dec 2012 - 8:36 AM

A great shadowy and detailed imageSmile
NettaSmile

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
22 Dec 2012 - 8:53 AM

Great shot. light and detail amazing.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 10:05 AM

Beautiful image Annette. Fully detailed and as sharp as a new pin.GrinGrin
Ron

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CaroleS
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22 Dec 2012 - 10:12 AM

Brilliant image!!Smile
Carole

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44004 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom110 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 10:18 AM

Great title Annette and a wonderfully observed and composed photograph of this beautiful Speckled Wood

Regards and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
22 Dec 2012 - 11:48 AM

Great detail

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 11:54 AM

So sharp and crisp and brown - just like a leaf indeed.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
22 Dec 2012 - 12:10 PM

Excellent Annette

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
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22 Dec 2012 - 12:17 PM

Superb detail Annette! He does look like a leaf but he's very beautiful. Smile
Ann

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 - 12:42 PM

Cracking detailed capture

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 1:41 PM

Lol...I will forgive you the title for this utterly fabulous shot, Annette Grin

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22 Dec 2012 - 2:52 PM

little stunner Anne....

I must make like a tree...& leaf :-p

Gareth Smile

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thedon1941
22 Dec 2012 - 5:11 PM

Another beautifully lit super sharp macro. Don

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tomcat Plus Member 96339 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 6:54 PM

A fine shot Annette, but surely it is a CommaWink

Adrian

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Oleg_Lobzin
22 Dec 2012 - 7:12 PM

Brilliant macro shot. Amazing detail and color. It seems that now the wave her wings and fly away.
Regards, Oleg

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22 Dec 2012 - 8:12 PM

Ignore previous comment Annette - one of those old git momentsWink

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
22 Dec 2012 - 9:04 PM

Smashing comma butterfly Annette, lovely side detail and good light, love it, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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pamelajean Critique Team 9899 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1711 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:33 PM

What a fabulous shot, Annette. Good job it didn't land on a dead brown leafGrin!
I have pondered for years on the subject of camouflage in insects, nature is so wonderful. It's obviously all to do with evolution and adaptation to the environment, but some have warning colours, eyes, faces and can literally disappear when settled upon the right tree. The buff tip moth is a case in point, it looks exactly like a twig. I remain intrigued and in awe.

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23 Dec 2012 - 3:48 PM

Super close up ,Annette, luv the detail and lighting.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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23 Dec 2012 - 4:10 PM

Lovely shot !!!.....impressive detail & quality !!!

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25 Dec 2012 - 1:46 PM

Brilliant detail and clarity in this close up Annette, this is outstanding macrowork. As for your title it is as corny as anything Julia "NaturesHaven" could come up with!Tongue

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16 Jan 2013 - 5:16 PM

I think all the comments are great and I agree with the best of them!
DonMc

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