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10 Aug 2012 5:58AM
So colourful Carol superb close ups and captures.

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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 6:06AM
Two wonderful images Carol.
MoragM 7 1 Scotland
10 Aug 2012 6:08AM
Hard choice ths morning Carol but I think V1
wins by a notch - like the way the light is showing the
shadow of its body through the wing. And the green
against the purple - lovely.

exposure Plus
13 5.7k England
10 Aug 2012 6:40AM
Beautiful Carol I do like V2...I have tried so hard to capture success yetSmile
Rain!!!!!! oh I hope we get some as well...we keep getting extreme high temps warnings..still not too much longer now...soon be spring like temps again.Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
10 Aug 2012 6:40AM
Wonderful burst of colours and light in this. Two gorgeous images.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 7:22AM
2 super shots.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 7:32AM
Two extremely rich and vibrantly coloured images, depicting these rather beautiful creatures, The way the light as fizzled out as it penetrates the thin membrane which forms their wings is breathtaking, so very good.

Regards Nathan
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 7:39AM
A great image taken in very strong sunlight...
You done very well to control light..
V2 for me..

10 Aug 2012 7:44AM
Beautiful captures Carol,
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Aug 2012 7:46AM
You couldn't ask for a better colour contrast!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 7:48AM
The colours are lovely Carol.
Ray42 10 3 England
10 Aug 2012 7:52AM
Two beauties
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
10 Aug 2012 8:04AM
Two beautiful brimstones Carol, both superbly captured, the colours are simply glorious
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 8:07AM
Both great shots Carol
but how do you tell the difference on male/female?
cannot see maybe longer antennae Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
10 Aug 2012 8:14AM
I was wondering the same thing, Lillian. Maybe they were up to something before settling for a drink!!

Lovely backlit lighting throught the wings, Carol. v1 by an antenna!

Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
10 Aug 2012 8:16AM
Two super shots, Carol. Great backlight.
fishiee 14 478 3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 8:34AM
Lovely couple of shots there Carol. From my experiences of these in France they're not the easiest of subjects to get to stay still!

They are in fact Cleopatras not Brimstones though. The orange upper wings(which you can see thanks to the backlighting) indicate a Male Cleopatra. Brimstones don't have any Orange in either sex. Also to me seeing only Brimstones in the UK I can see the wing shape is not quite right for Brimstones. The pointy bits at the tips should be a bit pointier for a Brimstone. I checked the Collins Buterfly Guide which can't be 100% relied upon, but that shows that on Crete you don't get Brimstones, only Cleopatras though I know people say the distribution maps aren't great for some species so you might get the odd one. These two are definitely Cleopatras though.
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 8:47AM
Couple of cracking Cleopatras Carole !!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 9:17AM
Dave has it in one!
Thanks Carol makes good reading
jwt 12 10 England
10 Aug 2012 9:29AM
What fab detail, especially when you view them in the larger format.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Aug 2012 10:06AM
Two excellent shots with the back lighting helping to show off the insects in such detail, Carol.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 10:18AM
Love the backlighting on those lovely butterflies.
Also seeing bougainvillea is always a reminder of
Greece and Spain and holidays!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Aug 2012 10:45AM
Two stunners Carol.

Kindest regards

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 11:01AM
I just love the bold colours here
2 beauties as always....
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 11:29AM
Love the colour contrast between the butterflies and the Bougainvillaea.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 11:32AM
Two beauties Carol.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 11:34AM
Beautiful shots, Carol.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
10 Aug 2012 11:39AM
Carol, this is wonderful. Love the backlighting, Patti SmileSmileSmile
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
10 Aug 2012 12:43PM
Difficult to tell which is which.
They are both so very beautiful.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 12:52PM
Two very beautiful captures Carol.
10 Aug 2012 2:26PM
Both are marvelous! Love the light and details, Carol.


8 10 10 England
10 Aug 2012 2:45PM
Both beautiful but V2 by a whisker,Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Aug 2012 5:04PM
Gorgeous! They stand out so well against the purple flowers, and the backlighting is just super Wink
Trev Smile
10 Aug 2012 5:44PM
How the name was registered ? judging by he nose?. Oh I am gender biased . Lovely set, poor Anthony !!
Silverzone 10 2 England
10 Aug 2012 5:57PM
Super pair of images. I like view1 for the light through the wings and view 2 for the clarity. Sylvia
moiral 7 12 Scotland
10 Aug 2012 7:01PM
Such lovely looking butterfly Carol. Very nicely captured.
You would be correct in your assumption about my dislike of sport. Now excuse me, off out on my bike WinkGrin. Moira
LexEquine 11 19 United States
10 Aug 2012 7:04PM
"Two Stunning & Exquisite Macro Shots,...with v1 being my Favorite 'by a Whisker'," Carol~

Have a Great Weekend,...'o'er the Pond!~~ Smile

Ciao~ Peter
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 7:41PM
Even' Carol

Good to see 'emSmile

Back on the G&T's ice and limeWink

11 Aug 2012 7:25AM
Two beauties Carol lovely lighting,well done..Lin
11 Aug 2012 9:44AM
harsh lighting but a fine capture

SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 2:41PM
Think I like V2 the best Carol but Vi is still very beautiful.
sallybea 7 41 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 8:15PM
Stunning image Carol, beautiful backlighting
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 11:17PM
The light is just devine, and the subjects .... well your signature all over! IB
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
15 Aug 2012 10:30AM

Quote:Gorgeous! They stand out so well against the purple flowers, and the backlighting is just super Wink
Trev Smile[/quote

My thoughts exactly Carol. Couldn't be bettered xx

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