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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 May 2011 5:40AM
I certainly don't know about butterflies, but this one is really beautiful. And, you've got 4 lovely captures of her here. Excellent detail and love her colour...............Sandy

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 May 2011 5:42AM
Insect identification is not one of my strong points, Carol. But for sure you have captured this specimen beautifully, in fine detail and for me, V 1 takes a lot of beating. Beautifully captured images!
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
1 May 2011 5:55AM
great detail, love V 3

1 May 2011 5:56AM
Outstanding job, Carol!
Impossible to me to choice...all versions are great!


KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
1 May 2011 6:31AM
Beautifully caught, the colours and details are wonderful! Smile
1 May 2011 6:49AM
Hi Carol, this is no doubt an excellent set but my vote goes to V1,2,& 3.. Excellent set..

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
1 May 2011 6:51AM
What fantastic set of images,all very beautiful indeed,
1 May 2011 7:04AM
Fabulous Carol.
1 May 2011 7:09AM
Awesome set, feel like touching.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
1 May 2011 7:25AM
v1 for me i like the light shining through the little hairs.lesley
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 8:31AM
brilliant set carol cracking detail and colours v1 for me today a beauty nice one Wink
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 8:33AM
Well taken against the light.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
1 May 2011 8:34AM
A spectacular set Carol - lovely Butterfly and set ...Bill
1 May 2011 8:36AM
Fine shots,
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 8:41AM
V3 is my favourite and don't they make lovely subjects. You were lucky they stayed still for you. Have a good weekend Carol.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
1 May 2011 8:44AM
4 lovely shots Carol. Love the pov in V3 today. Moira
paddyman 9 66 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 8:51AM
Well you got one,i went looking for them yesterday found quite a lot of males but did not see one female,should be more about in the next few days,as the females hatch about 10 days later than the males..Alec.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
1 May 2011 9:02AM
It's so clever how you get these creatures to stay nice and still for you to photograph! I can never manage it. I do like V3, although it's lovely to see the pattern on the wings too.
Lovely set Carol! Louise
1 May 2011 9:11AM
Wonderful set Carol with excellent detail and colour, V3 just comes out on top.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 9:11AM
this is a beauty Carol - I took my buttercup with yellow border down (you were right it didnt suit)Wink
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 9:14AM
Wonderful detail, really excellent captures.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
1 May 2011 9:15AM
Cracking details

metro074 8 8 Australia
1 May 2011 9:20AM
Excellent images Carol. He looks a show off in V3 Wink
1 May 2011 10:16AM
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
1 May 2011 10:21AM
Morning Carol
These four shots are awsome, every one spot on, myself V3 stands out and would place well in competition.


1 May 2011 10:47AM
4 corkers again Carol think for me V1 has it by a short nose
EmilyAmber 10 1
1 May 2011 11:13AM
wow! this butterfly is really beautiful
1 May 2011 11:24AM
Morning wow a stunner regards gray.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 11:25AM
A true beauty you have caught here...
V3 for a vote
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
1 May 2011 12:26PM
Wonderful set. V3 is so unusual it gets my pick today.
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 12:43PM
wowo, superb set of captures
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 1:16PM
It certainly looks like a female adonis blue to me, Carol. I love them all, so close and sharp.
franfoto 10 2 32 England
1 May 2011 2:14PM
Your little point & Shoot serves you well Carol, this is another well detailed set of shots. I really like v 3 for the pov and the rim light.

Silverzone 10 2 England
1 May 2011 2:38PM
Super set v3. for me as I like the unusual POV. Sylvia
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 May 2011 2:58PM
Very beautiful set of this beautiful butterfly, Carol. I too rather like the head-on capture in V3, so think this has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 3:22PM
Beauti9ful Carol. V3 for me, just.

1 May 2011 3:38PM
Beautiful capture!
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 4:53PM
Amazing detail here Carol, all really well captured!
1 May 2011 5:06PM
Brilliant macros!
9 10 10 England
1 May 2011 5:21PM
V2 comes out on top Carol, but I just wish I could get one.
hary60 9 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 5:46PM
What a suberb set Carol great detail V3 my favourite
1 May 2011 6:47PM
Wonderful set Carol Wink
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 7:11PM
These are super, Carol and V3 is really outstanding.
1 May 2011 7:17PM
Good detailed macro shot well done.
1 May 2011 7:40PM
What a wonderful set of captures. V3 is my favorite. Beautiful
Gemma9 9 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 7:57PM
Beautiful set of images, Carol. Great colours.
piccy 12 8 Wales
1 May 2011 8:21PM
They're a lovely all around view.
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
1 May 2011 8:45PM
A fantastic series Carol.
1 May 2011 10:36PM
Now you've made me green, Carol Wink We used to get them years ago on Maiden Castle but they are very few and far between nowadays. Super set, beautiful!!
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
1 May 2011 10:40PM
She's a little beauty and a set of images to match!

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 10:44PM
Four stunning shots,
fishiee 14 478 3 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 11:21PM
Super set of images Carol and plenty of detail in there from your compact! Image 2 would be my favourite with the great diagonal composition.

The species is in fact a female Common Blue. The easiest way to distinquish the Adonis Blue from the Common Blue (apart from the amazing brilliant blue in the Males) is that the Adonis blue has black dots on the white borders around the edges of the wings whereas the Common Blue does not, as in this photo.

Here's plenty of Adonis Blue images for comparison
2 May 2011 4:36AM
Excellent close up Carol!Smile
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 8:46AM
Beautiful image Carol. Love the POV of V3. They are emerging now up north here now. Paul
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 9:58AM
V1 for me Carol like the detail and sheen on the wings - Ina
2 May 2011 10:10AM
Fantastic close up set Carol, superb detail Smile
just when you think it cant get any better,you come up with something quite superb,great photography carol.ray
2 May 2011 2:16PM
Fabulous set of captures. A
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 2:49PM
V1 is my favourite here Carol
Such beautiful colours and markings
GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 6:49PM
Superb! v3 for me.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 7:23PM
Wonderful as always.
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
2 May 2011 9:36PM
Superb set , Carol . Beautiful colour and detail . All beautifully captured. Can't choose, love all 4Smile
Take care,
3 May 2011 7:05AM
fabulous Carol! gill
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
4 May 2011 7:42PM
Stunning set, Carol - delighted to make it a century Wink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
8 May 2011 10:43PM
Four fabulous images of this female common blue. Last year was a very good one over here for these beautiful little butterflies

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