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I think this one is called a Gaudy Commodore, from Africa. If i am wrong please let me know. I never realised just how many Butterfly species there is.
Last night i went down to Redcar to take some shots of the sunset, i had a nightmare, i was going down a wide concrete ramp on my mobility scooter what the boats use to get to the beach. Half way down i stopped to take a shot, i had my camera on a tripod, then i moved further back and these scooters have a slight delay before the brakes come on and i was too close to the edge and went over backwards, the camera went flying i ended up on my back with the scooter on top of me, bit bruised but ok. The camera seems to be ok thanks to the hood on the lens which took the impact. So from now on i am sticking to my wildlife its much safer lol.

It seems i got the ID wrong this is a Red Lacewing thank you to Karen FB for that

Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Gaudy Commodore
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:8 Aug 2013 - 5:05 PM
Tags:Butterflys, Close-up / macro, Gaudy commodore, General, Insects, Wildlife / nature
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cocobean
cocobean  3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 - 5:11 PM

great photo

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 5:26 PM

Cracking shot mike
mike

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 5:58 PM

Great image, sounds like you had a lucky escape, hope you are ok,

Ali

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christinecilia
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8 Aug 2013 - 6:03 PM

beautiful. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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8 Aug 2013 - 6:15 PM

Mike I am so glad you are Ok. That must have been awful. Great shot. Cathy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
8 Aug 2013 - 6:25 PM

Although I am from Africa I must confess that I have never seen this beauty before Mike Smile Excellent image this !! I am glad that you came away from the accident with just a bruised ego Smile

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NDODS Plus Member 44326 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 6:36 PM

Blooming hell mate, you need to keep off the unbeaten track and stick to what you do best...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
8 Aug 2013 - 6:37 PM

Hope you are feeling better. Smile

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Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 6:37 PM

Delighted to hear that you were able to bounce back after that unfortunate incident Mike. A narrow escape!!!
A very fine shot of the butterfly.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 6:41 PM

Beautiful butterfly image Mike, but how awful the experience last night...
do hope there were some kind people to help you?
and did you get the sunset image you were after??
Lillian

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94513 forum postsKarenFB vcard England165 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 6:41 PM

A gorgeous capture, beautiful colours and details - I think it's a Red Lacewing. Smile

It must have been really frightening for you, those mobility scooters look very heavy - I hope someone came to your aid quickly!

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ColleenA Plus Member 3305 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 7:29 PM

Wow, the lengths we go to to get the perfect capture...you are very lucky to have saved yourself and your camera from injury. My Mom came off her mobility scooter its a heavy thing to fall on top of you....an excellent capture, with co ordinating flower coloursGrinGrinGrin

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Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 - 8:00 PM

A beautiful image. Hope your ok now Mike.

Take care
Jenny Smile

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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 5279 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
8 Aug 2013 - 8:03 PM

I am glad you came out ok. Butterflies are safer that is for sure.

Harriet

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Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
8 Aug 2013 - 9:14 PM

Fine capture Mike,
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johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 9:32 PM

Lovely composition and a great butterfly.
Regards John.

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
8 Aug 2013 - 9:48 PM

Superb composition and capture.
Effrossini

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 9:57 PM

Never seen one of these, a beauty!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 10:39 PM

bloomin eck Mike this is different - love that colour, never seen one of these before

Just read your accident comment, take care out there Smile

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brownsilent
9 Aug 2013 - 1:54 PM

What a beautiful butterfly. His colours remind me of a flamenco dancer.
Johanna

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