Female Orangetip

By Glostopcat  
A female orangetip resting on some nettles, taken in a field between Aggs Hill and Cleeve Common last week during a brief interlude from all this rain

Tags: Spring Close-up and macro Glos Wildlife and nature Orangetip butterfly

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CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
3 May 2012 6:43AM
A belter, Ed, one of your best, love the muted colours. Carol

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Glyn1 Plus
6 4 1 England
3 May 2012 6:49AM
A lovely shot Ed, the markings & colour are so delicate.

Glyn
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 7:27AM
Super image.
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 7:33AM
A fantastic photograph which screams out quality from every angle.

Regards and very envious Nathan
Fantastic photo,, really like this
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
3 May 2012 8:38AM
Seems to merge effortlessly with the b/g and perch colours, Ed......it's a wonder you saw it.
Great shot, beautifully detailed.
Ronnie.
Alvar Plus
9 23 2 France
3 May 2012 9:54AM
A beauty Ed
Alvar
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
3 May 2012 10:42AM
Well camouflaged, well spotted, and well taken.

Dave
Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!
JNC
puertouk Plus
4 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 11:22AM
Hi Ed, you must have eyes like an hawk to spot this. Your knowledge of butterflies is obviously good, but I'm afraid your knowledge of plants may be a little off. Or I might be wrong here, but I'm sure that the butterfly is sat on a goosebury bush? The giveaway is the goosebury's below. Anyway, does it matter I ask myself, NO! Your image does and it's well taken. I've made some adjustments in Photoshop CS6, by using the new iris blur tool around the butterfly, which I think makes it stand out a little more. I also made adjustments to highlights, shadows, cropping and clarity. I hope you like what I've done, but next time, pick the goosebury's!
Stephen
mhfore Plus
9 6 176 England
3 May 2012 11:23AM
What a good capture, well done.

Martin
3 May 2012 11:49AM
A wonderful shot he is so well camoflarged great depth of field and super detail

Can't see the mod but I think you are right it is a nettle a bit to early for goosgogs Tongue Tongue

Susan
3 May 2012 12:05PM
A lovely shot. Superbly camouflaged is this little lady!

Lavina
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
3 May 2012 12:49PM
Blends in well with the surroundings Ed.
Good shot.
Mick.
3 May 2012 12:52PM
Wonderful and lovely capture ,ED,very well done,
Saeid
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
3 May 2012 1:49PM
Lovely capture Ed.
Ron
Briwooly Plus
10 452 5 England
3 May 2012 3:17PM
Some lovely detail Ed and I'm with you on nettle they look like nettle flower buds to me gooseberry fruit is ready late summer to early autumn Wink. Grin

Brian.................
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
3 May 2012 6:37PM
My goodness...SUPERB detail, Ed!!

Knew it was the Ixus Smile

Andrew
3 May 2012 6:51PM
Very well taken shot Ed', hard to find them on that sort of foliage I bet.

John Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 7:08PM
looks like gooseberries to me but no matter its a great shot of the butterflySmile
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
3 May 2012 7:17PM
Gooseberries, what are you lot on about, methinks some of you need a trip to Specsavers in the morning to get your mince pies tested! lol Wink
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 7:32PM
Oh what a lovely shot of the butterfly and the nettles.......... I am no David Bellamy but sure look like nettle leavesWink I may be wrongTongue, Great image whatever they areGrin
Thanks so much for your nice comments on my images, much appreciatedGrin
Diane
A corking shot Ed. Lovely detailed capture.

Jane
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
3 May 2012 10:33PM
excellent shot I love the fine texture and the tone in tone background
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
3 May 2012 10:49PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
goso Plus
9 2 1 Australia
3 May 2012 11:16PM
Lovely little fella and well taken Ed ...Bill
EAS Plus
6 1 13 Scotland
4 May 2012 8:07AM
A top shot!

Ann
Rock Plus
13 10 2 England
4 May 2012 8:15AM
The Headgardener leave clumps of Nettle in the garden so as to encourage Butterflies.

Grand shot.

Rock
5 May 2012 7:07PM
Lovely image with great detail looks very dainty there, nice one!
Shell
5 May 2012 10:52PM
Fantastic detail,
JOhanna
6 May 2012 8:09AM
Superb tones and detail, a lovely image Ed.

Len

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