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Large White Butterfly

By Ade_Osman    
I know they're about as common a butterfly as you'll ever likely to see, but lets be honest here, it's not very often you get the chance to fire off a few frames like this as the species are just so darn flighty and rarely sit still long enough to get a goodish shot like this, especially at the time of day this was captured. So whilst they may be very common and seen on almost any day of the summer, I'm rather pleased with this one, especially as it's straight out the camera with the exception of a border being added and a little sharpen.

Many thanks once again for all the comments and vote on yesterdays image, it proved to be a lot more popular than I though it would be. Thanks for stopping by, regards as always to all.......Ade

Tags: Butterflies General Butterfly Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Large white Pieris brassicae Cabbage white Wildlife and nature

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23 Jun 2013 6:55AM
Lovely image

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jackyp 7 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 7:13AM
Well done Ade the detail here is stunning, they may be common but I can never get near them lol Grin
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 7:14AM
You are absolutely right Ade. I have tried on many occasions and failed miserably. Well done.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Jun 2013 7:23AM
Well, full marks for pinning this one down, photographically speaking of course, Ade: excellent detail captured.
23 Jun 2013 7:35AM
Pin sharp, excellent colour and nice background. So few butterflies around you were lucky to get this one. Lovely shot.
23 Jun 2013 7:36AM
I don't take any of these flying beauties for granted anymore Ade. There is always something new to notice about them! This is a cracking capture and good to get as you say they are flighty and not sitters or posers really! Lou
23 Jun 2013 7:47AM
A stunning image, great clarity and DOF. Well done. Grin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Jun 2013 7:51AM
That certainly is a beauty, Ade Smile Carol
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
23 Jun 2013 8:03AM
Beautiful and the detail is enough to knock ya socks off.....................GrinGrinGrinGrin
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 8:16AM
Common, maybe but that does not detract prom the beauty. One of the things I love about photography is it highlights and brings to our attention the beauty that is all around that we do not always notice

User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 9:01AM
Super image.
23 Jun 2013 9:28AM
Super shot Ade,
9 10 10 England
23 Jun 2013 9:34AM
Sharp as can be - super capture.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 10:00AM
Very good detailSmile A superb shot.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
23 Jun 2013 10:18AM
I'd never have the patience for this type of photography, Ade, so all kudos.

This works particularly well thanks to the contrast between the paleness of the flutterby and the rich colour of the thistle.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
23 Jun 2013 11:08AM
This looks more than just goodish, Ade!

And it's never a waste to grab a shot of any butterfly 'cos you might end up with a better shot than any previous shot you've had Smile

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
23 Jun 2013 11:32AM
Cracking detail Ade, no need to apologise that its a White, it takes just the same amount of skill as photographing any other variety,
ZoeKemp 5 31 England
23 Jun 2013 12:12PM
Not a pretty coloured butterfly. But great detail captured. Looks more like a moth Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Jun 2013 12:18PM
Glad to see it on knapweed or thistles rather than on my cabbages!Wink The details, colours and composition are spot on as always and as you say they rarely stay still for long unless they are laying eggs on brassicas at the allotment or in the garden!
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 1:03PM
Great shot, Ade.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
23 Jun 2013 1:17PM
Great captured details

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 Jun 2013 1:19PM
Very professional-- a wonderful image!
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
23 Jun 2013 1:47PM
Landed on the perfect perch Ade. This makes a superb image.
23 Jun 2013 2:46PM
Super image.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 7:41PM
superb with great use of dof
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
23 Jun 2013 8:30PM
Quite an often overlooked species Ade - which is a shame as this image proves. Super pic .
23 Jun 2013 11:52PM
Lovely shot
24 Jun 2013 12:10AM
Excellent image Ade, that 150mm macro is some lens.

24 Jun 2013 6:01PM
Great detail Ade and comp.

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