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I was out stalking blues yesterday, such flighty little butterflies, but I managed a few captures, and rather liked V.1, with the butterfly appearing to be gazing out into the blue sky.
Have a great weekend.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:the blue yonder
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:28 Apr 2012 - 6:35 AM
Tags:Blue, Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:83
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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 6:38 AM

Incredible detail.
-=\Walter

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goso
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28 Apr 2012 - 6:39 AM

What a beautiful creature, and caught to perfection Carol ...Bill

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Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
28 Apr 2012 - 6:40 AM

I like V2

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 6:46 AM

V1 and 2 are just stunning......amazing ! Smile

Barry

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 6:50 AM

Wow Carol, so pleased I had quick look before putting this to bed for a week!
what an outstanding set, really great shots and detailed so beautifully
see you in a weekSmile pouring with rain too
Lillian

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 7:21 AM

Just beautiful and a lift to the spirits to view in these very grey days in the Scottish Borders, Carol!

Ann

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debu
debu  4 India
28 Apr 2012 - 7:35 AM

Amazing capture very well taken,I like V1.
debu

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moiral
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28 Apr 2012 - 7:37 AM

3 superb captures Carol. The blue butterflies are gorgeous, as your shots show. Moira

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
28 Apr 2012 - 7:39 AM

Superb. So well taken. TOP *****
Cor

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom955 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 7:42 AM

V1 is just perfect - poised to take off into the blue sky.
Moira

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 - 7:48 AM

A set of stunning images Carol. All 3 are superb and difficult to choose between them. Shortlisted
Jim

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Fefe
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28 Apr 2012 - 7:49 AM

V1 is just beautiful Carol! the colour is wow and the pose and fluffinessGrinGrin Love V2 too for the irredescant lilac colour in the wings.......... Dont think I have spelt irredescant correctTongue
Diane

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KarenFB
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28 Apr 2012 - 7:53 AM

Beautifully caught!

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User_Removed
28 Apr 2012 - 7:55 AM

Beautiful detail, V1 for me. Smile

Lucien

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2136 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 7:58 AM

WAW!!!!!!!dont ask me to decide on the best ,3 excellent close up of a beautiful buterfly.
NettaSmile

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42282 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
28 Apr 2012 - 8:41 AM

Superb Carol - all of them!!! Can't wait to see these again... Lou

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 8:49 AM

great set but agree with you on the lead photo I like it a lot

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41022 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 8:53 AM

Excellent captures Carol, but v1 is superb. Wonderful colour and texture, and the composition is so good. Brilliant.

Dave

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prabhusinha
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28 Apr 2012 - 9:05 AM

V1 is Too good

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54169 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 9:35 AM

Absolutely beautiful Carol. V1 is truly a work of art.
Chris

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 - 9:47 AM

All 3 are fantastic Carol, how do you get them to stay for you to get the shot? I talk to the birds and give them a little treatSmileSmileSmileSmileWinkWink Yes im bonkers!!WinkWinkSmileTongue
Brian

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 10:00 AM

Top quality Carol - definitely 10/10.
Joan.

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 10:09 AM

This quite stunning Carol
Alvar

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digital_boi
28 Apr 2012 - 10:12 AM

corkers Carol nice work V1 10/10++++++

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28 Apr 2012 - 10:15 AM

My humble star for V1 ...What a belter

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 10:30 AM

Yep, I have to say this is one of your best images I think I've seen Carol, well done mate.....

Ade

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Adderwatcher
28 Apr 2012 - 11:36 AM

These are fantastic Carol some of your absolute best!! I love V1 especially!
Scott

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 12:07 PM

Stunning and wonderful set of images,very well done.
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28 Apr 2012 - 12:14 PM

As Ade says, one the best sets so far Carol, V1 is a belter,
Geoff.

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28 Apr 2012 - 12:33 PM

stunning detail in every image carol,top photography,well done.ray

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annettep38
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28 Apr 2012 - 1:35 PM

No 1 is just superb. A cracker. No wonder you have already had two awards, well deserved.

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Daisymaye
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28 Apr 2012 - 2:47 PM

Wow! Excellent detailed capture Carol. All good though..............Sandy

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TrevBatWCC
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28 Apr 2012 - 3:11 PM

I rather like V1 also, Carol Smile All three are super, but it's definitely V1 as my fave, it's a beauty Wink
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28 Apr 2012 - 3:26 PM

Superb colour in these beautiful detailed close ups.
Gary

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28 Apr 2012 - 4:41 PM

Exceptional set, give yourself a big pat on the backWink

Len

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 4:54 PM

Superb set Carol, wonderful detail! Grin

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28 Apr 2012 - 5:38 PM

Fantastic set! What a blue colour, you been 'tweaking'?

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
28 Apr 2012 - 5:43 PM

Just amazing carol. fabulous composition, detail and presentation. such a joy to see. Sunny here today but still chilly.Wink

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LynneJoyce
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28 Apr 2012 - 6:05 PM

Stunning!

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pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 6:22 PM

Coming in late, but joining others with their accolades for these pictures, Carol. V1 is outstanding, and as you say, the butterfly is looking out into the distance, fantastic dof achieving this.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 6:23 PM

Brilliant, V1 in particular.
jon

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28 Apr 2012 - 7:12 PM

One of your best yet Carol, well done - Carole

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 8:55 PM

Fantastic macros here!
I really like the point of view in V1.
Sam.

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28 Apr 2012 - 9:09 PM

Beautiful Carol....such lovely detail.
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dasher  4 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 - 2:13 PM

Neve managed to get one stationary for a decent shot so far.Fantastic photos.
Horrendous storm here .Best wishes Robert

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29 Apr 2012 - 2:59 PM

Really smashing shots Carol - so beautiful with wonderful detail. You must be so proud of these. Sue

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29 Apr 2012 - 6:28 PM

A beautiful close-up, Carol.
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29 Apr 2012 - 7:31 PM

What a stunning set Carol, the first two versions are particularly impressive. I've got the blues just looking at these, I doubt we'll see many butterflies in the foreseeable futureSad

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DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 9:27 PM

#1 is a really good shot: you've captured the texture perfectly.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 4:24 PM

'A Trio of Magnificent Butterfly Macro's,...surely deserving of the "multiple UA's",' Carol~~

~ Great Work {A+++++} ~

~ Peter

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

Very beautiful image, like the composition and super detail. Well worth all those awards. Well done Carol!
Johanna

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7293 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2012 - 11:52 AM

Love No 1 with the "so different" background.
First time I have seen a butterfly actually forming part of the overall picture.

Keith

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19 May 2012 - 2:43 PM

Carol what a pity I cant give you 2 awards these are just fantastic . Love them all xxxx

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