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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
19 Aug 2011 8:46AM
A gorgeous capture, I love the tantalizing glimpse of the upper wing! I'm sure I can see a smile on her 'face'! Smile

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
19 Aug 2011 8:54AM
Good details and tones too V1 for me
lil48 8
19 Aug 2011 8:58AM
fantastic shot, love the tones and colours
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 9:28AM
Mike, great photographs, love the lighting, did you use a flash?
stokesy 7 2 Scotland
19 Aug 2011 9:42AM
superb close up, ronnie
19 Aug 2011 10:09AM
A beauty Mike, all three captures are gorgeous!

have a nice weekend,
19 Aug 2011 10:11AM
Quality captures with terrific detail.

mwoods 13 21 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 10:45AM
V1 for me too, Mike. *vote*

Incredibly detailed and sharp. Mark.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
19 Aug 2011 11:46AM
A beautiful moth, v1 shows her to perfection.
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 12:09PM
Cheers folks Smile have added another image, which I couldn't find earlier !

Quote:Mike, great photographs, love the lighting, did you use a flash?

Thanks Johnjo, yes I used flash, a Sigma close up flash unit (called a ring flash but in fact has two small tubes mounted either side of the lens)
Very simple to use with variable output settings
19 Aug 2011 12:12PM
A really beautiful set. All well composed.
19 Aug 2011 1:39PM
All four shots are spot on
Ray42 10 3 England
19 Aug 2011 2:09PM
An excellent set of shots - very good clarity
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 4:49PM
Great set, but V4 ticks my box !.......never seen a butterfly 'upside-down' before, with such exquisite clarity & colour....1st class !!
19 Aug 2011 4:51PM
Fantastic macros! Like V3 the most.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
19 Aug 2011 4:58PM
Invert V4 and I reckon you've a winner, but they're all stunning images.....

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 6:13PM
V1 looks rather inquisitive Mike, all good images though
did you use a tripod?
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 6:48PM
Thanks everyone Smile

Yes Lillian, I did use a tripod, although most of the times this butterfly landed, it was in bushes on a steep slope, which meant I was often only using two of the legs.
19 Aug 2011 6:57PM
Great set of images, beautiful colours & detail, nice one!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 7:36PM
superb set of piccies V1 being my outright favourite, the butterfly looks as if she is in contact with you
JackieB 7 18 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 8:03PM
Great clarity and detail to these images, I can't seem to get a good sharp shot of butterflies

janty66 10 3 England
19 Aug 2011 8:21PM
Superb set, every one a winner...
19 Aug 2011 8:26PM
Glad to be 30 on this set Mike - excellent captures every one. Lou
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 8:32PM
Cheers Lou Grin
johncob 8 34 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 8:41PM
Mike I would love to get one of the and the D of B. A cracking range. John
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 9:02PM
Thanks everyone for the comments Smile I've added yet another V, a flipped version of V4 as per Ade's suggestion.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 9:08PM
Gorgeous images, love V1 and V4 for the angles. IB
19 Aug 2011 10:36PM
Superb set of macro's, Mike. The detail and colour is outstanding.
20 Aug 2011 9:54AM
Personally I like V1 anyway - but they are all just wonderful and would be happy to have them in my portfolio..Jo
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 4:27PM
I'll stick with V4, it's just so different.......regards....Nn.
20 Aug 2011 8:49PM
Good work V 4 & 5 great shots.
A cracking set Mike, very envious as i've not even seen one of these little beauties yet!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Aug 2011 5:32PM
A brilliant set of images of a species I've never seen before

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