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2 Oct 2010 7:02AM
Hi Carol, this is again a perfect set of imge from your pf.. great detailed shot..


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2 Oct 2010 7:02AM
nice image-well taken
dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 7:13AM
nice lighting and good detail Carol, lovely set.

Rock 17 10 2 England
2 Oct 2010 7:13AM
Very interesting work Carol.

KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 175 England
2 Oct 2010 7:14AM
Beautifully caught - the black background really makes the butterfly stand out!
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
2 Oct 2010 7:35AM
v3 for me today.lesley
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 7:59AM
lovely detail in all 3 shots I am quite envious of all your butterflies and insect shots Carol
lesliea 10 2 Australia
2 Oct 2010 8:00AM
Very nice image , well taken.
jeb2012 10 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 8:12AM
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 8:15AM
three cracking close up's carol brilliant detail colour and tones v2 for me today a belter Wink
Ray42 11 3 England
2 Oct 2010 8:32AM
An excellent set - very good lighting and detail
moiral 9 12 Scotland
2 Oct 2010 8:44AM
Another three beauties. Moira
Wonderful capture, Carol. I like V2 - Raja.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2112 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 8:48AM
V3 somehow 'feels' right, it sits in the square frame very satisfyingly. Lovely composition.
teocali Plus
11 442 18 England
2 Oct 2010 8:58AM
One of my favourite butterflies Carol - terrific capture with beautiful light,tones, detail and textures. Looks so good against the dark bg. V1 for me.
paddyman 10 66 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 8:59AM
Nice set of images of a Brimstone butterfly.The male is a sulphur yellow in colour,and the female a pale lemon and both have a central orange spot on there hind wings and greenish veined under-wings.
They are unlike most other butterflies as they always rest with their wings closed..
we seem to get a fair few of these here on the south downs.
2 Oct 2010 8:59AM
V2 my fave today ! Reminds me of the butterfly ball and a masked one ! Gill(Away to a photo comp presentation this a.m .!)
derekv 12 3 England
2 Oct 2010 9:20AM
Cracking Shots, Carol. Dog canopy working well !
Cor 10 Belgium
2 Oct 2010 9:26AM
V3 on TOP , LOVELY as always +++++
2 Oct 2010 9:55AM
V1 for me but all three are spot on well done
Alvar 12 23 2 France
2 Oct 2010 10:37AM
Excellent Carol.
DanielD 9 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 10:49AM
Great set Carol - I like the details and the presentation

Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
2 Oct 2010 11:37AM
V2 is fabulous.
Is briza the same as hops?
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
2 Oct 2010 11:49AM
Superb detail as one expects from your work
sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 12:09PM
really beautiful
PattiW 14 24 2 United States
2 Oct 2010 12:19PM
Lovely set of images. The black BG really sets off the color of the wings and flower head in V! . Patti
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
2 Oct 2010 1:04PM

Quote:V2 is fabulous.
Is briza the same as hops?

Briza maxima and briza minima are ornamental grasses, growing in the wild here, and are nothing like hops. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
2 Oct 2010 2:15PM
3 marvellous shots once again, Carol. The detail and colours are superb.
(Once more, no one needing a quick dry down....R)
jonwebber 11 4 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 3:19PM
Gorgeous photography
2 Oct 2010 4:26PM
fine shots.
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
2 Oct 2010 4:27PM
V2 for me. Beautifully captured shots as always. Sorry I'm so late today - gardening while the weather is suitable!

barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 4:55PM
So beautiful...havent seen the likes of it before
10 10 10 England
2 Oct 2010 5:19PM
Superb detail in all three images Carol, love them all.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
2 Oct 2010 5:29PM
Three splendid close ups of this beautiful brimstone butterfly, I haven't seen one since the spring
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
2 Oct 2010 5:36PM
I've just tried photographing a spider on a beautiful web outside my house, which has survived at least a couple of days, despite wind & rain, but it's damned difficult! So, it makes me appreciate your wonderful close-ups all the more, Carol. Super set, excellently captured.
TrevB Smile
2 Oct 2010 5:49PM
Nice match and arrangement.
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 5:58PM
Wonderful captures as always!
fishiee 15 478 3 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 6:13PM
I'd be pretty confident in saying this is another Cleopatra not a Brimstone - See comment I just left on another of your pics from June Smile

There is a slight orange tint to the upper wings (and in flight there would be a very definite bright orange) which a Brimstone doesn't have and the wings are more rounded than that of a Brimstone.

I think in southern Europe Brimstones are actually not very common at all and most Brimstone like butterflies are Cleopatras.
Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
2 Oct 2010 6:47PM
Stunning Carol and I wouldn't wanna argue with John (fishee) what he don't know about butterflies you could write on the back of a postage stamp......No matter what it is, it's a stunning image Carol, well done mate.

A stunning butterfly and a superb set. V2 is the one for me.
Dinney 11 2 England
2 Oct 2010 7:51PM
Superb shots Carol well exposed and good light,
LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
2 Oct 2010 8:11PM
Three outstanding & finely-detailed macro images of the yellowish Butterfly, Carol. V2 is my fav, today. Hope that your Weekend is grand...Pietro
vandalp 12
2 Oct 2010 9:08PM
Lovely set Carol.
hary60 11 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 9:58PM
Excellent set V2 for me tonight super detail
2 Oct 2010 10:28PM
Superb images Carol.
2 Oct 2010 11:53PM
Wonderful set of a Brimstone butterfly, Carol, superb close ups, all of them. Their yellow colour is amazing!
P.S There seems to be a European variant: quote from a butterfly website "The Cleopatra is a close relation of the Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni, but differs in having orange on its forewing. They hibernate as adults so you are most likely to see them in early spring and late summer. Like the Brimstone and some other 'whites' they are tough to photograph as their brightness when in direct sunlight is difficult to meter for."
Well..there you go... (and there they went Wink
Anjantoo 11 7 1 England
2 Oct 2010 11:55PM
Whate ver it may be they are stunning captures Carol.
goso 13 2 1 Australia
3 Oct 2010 2:06AM
A lovely trio of images Carol - #2 for me if I had to choose...Bill
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2010 10:50AM
I would bow to John's superior knowledge on this one

nickyv32 12 135 England
3 Oct 2010 12:31PM
Super little butterfly whatever it is called, very pretty, great set

Nicky x
RTDS 11 Cyprus
3 Oct 2010 7:45PM
Excellent set of captures with great details and colours.
3 Oct 2010 10:02PM
Great macro shot's V1 for me well done.
Mavis 17 143 2 England
4 Oct 2010 10:07AM
Only knew it was a Brimstone Carol . Something else I've learned on here Smile
Three very beautiful images . I haven't seen a Brimstone for Years . I have plenty of that grass Smile xxx
4 Oct 2010 10:58AM
love all three click
chalkhillblue 11 164 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2010 9:33PM
It is indeed a Cleopatra Carol, a close relative of our Brimstone, beautifully captured, lovely colour and detail.

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