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Much to my delight, a number of these beautiful butterflies are surviving the gales and I have also spotted the odd painted lady with the coppers in the meadow.
How on earth do such delicate things survive such powerful weather? Lovely shots as usual Carol.
3 wonderful images Carol, a timely reminder of summer!
The colours you've captured on this tiny little butterfly are amazing!
Stunning !! Great photos Carol
Magnificent detail Carol, all three are stunning, thank you for your comments on my shot`s....Mal.
3 super images and lovely they are surviving.
gorgeous trio of shots
lovely to see.... but do feel sorry for them
must be hard work
V1 for a vote today
A large small copper. Great macro work as ever.
great light bringing out the best of the colour in all three Carol fine detail and texture three winners today
Well done Carol, V1. for me but a great set very good macro detail, like all three, happy hunting, regards Leon.
Well captured Carol, a delight to see this time of the year.
Super set Carol,
Three lovely shots but the detail in V1 is outstanding.
Stunning detail in no1
Apparition of a Butterfly
Upon a fuzzy vista – vision blurred –
I tried to focus; nothing ever solid
Came to view, but undeterred, I blinked
An eye to try again. Through the mist
A coloured hue; polychromatic flames
Had flickered at a whim; a rhythm bore
A thrumming too: a naturalistic hymn.
Behold! Were I to find a synonym to
Reproduce or recreate
The apparition of a Copper Butterfly,
Evolving through the waning vapour,
Drawing on a sigh from this romantic.
Glory be! The raging sun above
Had fired his furnace, flaming off
The hangers on. Now I saw the flare:
His time has come. He spread a Copper Coat –
A scene of Mother Nature at her best.
I lay in peace in knowing I was blessed.
Brilliant set of images,Carol..
Now Carol there will be a few green envy with this shot
Amazing that they are still around, and still in such good condition.
V1 is superbly sharp
Super set of shots.
An excellent set but V 1 is quite outstanding, Carol.
Excellent Carol, equal votes today.
Lovely set of images with good detail and colours. Nice macro work.
Stunning macro of the Copper - so detailed I feel I can touch those wings.
Glad you're seeing butterflies at this time of year.
Beautiful colour and detail Carol! V1 and V3 my faves today
Colours and details are gorgeous! So envious as we saw so few butterflies all summer and with frost and snow, no chance whatever now!
3 gorgeous images.
A fine specimen.
Lovely images Carol V1 being my favorite.
They are all good Carol but V1 is outstanding, really well done, fab set,
Excellent trio Carol, wonderful work.
Magnificent details and colour Carol!
Thank you for your distinguished images yesterday! IB
You lucky devil, Carol - great shots by the way!
I can't express better than Nathan , so i go with him.
Unfortunately due to scripting issues etc; my works laptop will not let me view the versions, but if they are owt like V1 then all is well
Mixture here today of sunshine, cloud and light rain - cold too
Gorgeous colour and detail Carol!
great trio carol,pin sharp images,well done indeed.ray
Amazing how they survive the weather you've described to us, Carol. A great set, and think V1 just wins for me
Beautiful capture & detail.
What a little beauty Carol. Lovely colours and detail.
3 Cracking good shots Carol.
Three lovely shots, great light and colours.
Three lovely images of this little butterfly
Very lovely captures of this pretty butterfly.
So glad you are still finding subjects to photograph, Carol, but I still think you attract them like a magnet.
Nathan's poem is so beautiful!!!
Lovely colours in this shot Carol .
Beautiful colour and texture.
I only have one award to give each week, and this is it.
Well done Carol - never saw one this rainy summer.
V1 is spectacular. Love it.
What a fab set Carol, the colours and detail are exceedingly good. How close did you get in v1, the detail and magnification is nearly as good as the Big O's with his super dooper macro lens costing nearly a grand!
in december ? WOW. this no1 is a top shot indeed. Excellent.
Really lovely shots, esp. V1
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