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Snapped this one this afternoon at the Butterfly World in the Paarl area about 50 km from Cape Town. Stunning place in a tropical setting. A have to visit in this part of the world.
Any comments / inputs always welcome

Camera:Panasonic Lumix fz50
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Butterfly kisses
Username:leons29 leons29
Uploaded:20 Dec 2007 - 6:52 PM
Tags:Buuerfly, Close-up / macro, Insects, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2007 - 7:03 PM

This is so beautiful.
I will add it to my favourites
Super composition
Helen

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2007 - 7:33 PM

Beautiful, lovely colours and detail.
Sylvia

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
20 Dec 2007 - 7:39 PM

This is absolutely stunning mate.It deserves to score well.
Cheers
Alan

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GalleryGirl
20 Dec 2007 - 7:41 PM

This is gorgeous Leon. Super image and lovely detail.
Marilyn x

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graceland
graceland  92363 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2007 - 7:42 PM

a nice close up well taken

happy crimbo

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Ruaridh
Ruaridh  7 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2007 - 7:56 PM

Great image

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rmr
rmr  6 Wales
20 Dec 2007 - 8:20 PM

super macro love the colours and presentation
well done
mark

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2007 - 8:22 PM

great capture and presentation.
Bob.

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microchip
microchip  6 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2007 - 9:10 PM

Superb close-up beautiful colours,great shot of a splendid Butterfly,
Alan

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
20 Dec 2007 - 9:37 PM

So beautiful. A very attractive image. JNC

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 646 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
20 Dec 2007 - 10:11 PM

Now thats stunning image Leon.. Wow a wonderful butterfly

Dave

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proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
21 Dec 2007 - 3:22 AM

this is a lovely capture Leon, well done.

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Tina_Michelle
21 Dec 2007 - 4:00 AM

an absolutely beautiful butterfly. it is amazing to me the wonderful patterns and colors that the different butterflies have.beautiful.

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2007 - 8:43 AM

Superb capture Leon, can't criticise quality work.

Bernie

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Strobe
Strobe  61254 forum posts United States
21 Dec 2007 - 8:52 AM

Good close-up Leon, I like the DOF with the background softer, it brings out the detail in the foreground.
Marc

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bayleaf
bayleaf  6 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2007 - 11:37 AM

This is a super close-up. Love the details.

Well done indeed.

John.

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Gil
Gil  6 Brazil
21 Dec 2007 - 11:43 AM

Very nice shot, great detail, love it!

Gil

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MDaniel
MDaniel  7 Ghana3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2007 - 4:47 PM

well exposed shot

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2007 - 6:47 PM

I've only got a few mins today to click around my favourites but I just had to say that this one is really special.
Deserves lots of attention.
Fran

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2007 - 7:24 PM

I like the ''pose'' here.good colour and detail too.
Mick.

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rangerpaul
21 Dec 2007 - 9:58 PM

Your images are really coming on now. This is superb.
Thank you for your support this year.
Hope you and yours have a great Christmas and a good New Year.
Paul
Oh and remind those Springboks to take care of our trophy until we need it back Wink

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leons29
leons29  6 South Africa
22 Dec 2007 - 6:28 AM

Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated. Have a great festive season
Leon

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andrewrit
andrewrit  7 Northern Ireland
22 Dec 2007 - 7:26 AM

Simply perfect, nice shot and presentation
Andy

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2007 - 3:36 PM

Worth the 30 Noel. Sorry, I mean Leon.

John Smile

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
22 Dec 2007 - 4:07 PM

Delighted you made the 30 Leon,you do deserve it for this.
Cheers
Alan

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2007 - 4:11 PM

Very stunning indeed
Mavis

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2007 - 7:04 PM

How very beautiful. The soft background really emphasizes the butterfly so well.

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leons29
leons29  6 South Africa
23 Dec 2007 - 3:44 AM

Thanks guys
Leon

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graeme34
graeme34  7 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2007 - 4:54 AM

Superb image, great detail

Graeme

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Curtain
Curtain e2 Member 6Curtain vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2007 - 6:24 AM

Truly super image,
Nick

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 6dawnmichelle vcard United States
23 Dec 2007 - 8:59 AM

Leon, thank you for your kind comments on my Dad's passing..

This is wonderful image one to be proud of for sure

Merry Christmas

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glyndwr
glyndwr  666 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2007 - 7:32 PM

Great shot.

Robert

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TanyaBright
23 Dec 2007 - 9:43 PM

A gorgeous shot. Well done, Leon.

Thanks for your support in 2007 and for leaving me such lovely comments.

May you have a blessed Christmas and New Year.

All the best,
Tanya

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2007 - 1:57 AM

I find myself with some time to relax and go back and make some comments on my previous run and clicks.
I love this image and the beautiful butterfly you've captured.
Thanks so much for your comments and clicks on my uploads, it's very much appreciated.
See you in 2008 and I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Anne

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leons29
leons29  6 South Africa
24 Dec 2007 - 2:38 AM

Thanks for all the comments guys
Leon

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2007 - 11:52 AM

This is so beautiful! I like that the colour of the flower is almost the same as the one in the butterfly's wings.
Johanna

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Leo
Leo  1245 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2007 - 2:45 PM

A beautifully balanced image Leon, full of delightful colour..many thanks for your recent comments on my PF, thanks for taking the time to look at so many Smile
Cheers...Leo

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
27 Dec 2007 - 3:24 PM

Great detail and dof.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2007 - 3:50 PM

Beautiful composition with great detail and colour.
Rende

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dreamflower
27 Dec 2007 - 4:12 PM

wow well deserved praise!

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costas
costas e2 Member 6costas vcard Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2007 - 2:28 PM

Excellent image

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leons29
leons29  6 South Africa
28 Dec 2007 - 4:45 PM

Thanks for all the comments guys
Leon

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2007 - 4:52 PM

A beautiful image Leon.
Tom.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2007 - 6:13 PM

Excellent capture Leon, the colours and detail are superb

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
30 Dec 2007 - 3:39 AM

The Best Kisses ever!!

Cheers and Happy New Year,
Suz Smile

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Hop-A-Long
30 Dec 2007 - 9:34 AM

Excellent capture.
Andy

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2008 - 9:23 PM

Absolutely love this one Leon, great capture and colours.
Fran

note: just noticed this is my 2nd comment on this, (shows how impressed I am)

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cantona43
cantona43  8851 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2008 - 5:49 AM

Superb shot wonderful colour and detail
Neil

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