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The Duke

By Mike_Young
Morning folks, what a relief to wake up to no wind this morning , its not going to last unfortunately (nothing to do with the sprouts for dinner last night Grin Blush ). Sad

Thanks to all for the clicks and comments on yesterday's shadow shot, very special thanks to Ann(Pluckyfilly) for giving her precious award.

Today we are back to Butterflies in the form of a Duke of Burgundy fritillary - Hamearis lucina. This one, perched on a grass, was a real challenge to capture, due to the gust breezes at the time.

V2..... just for added interest is of our camper and a favourite spot in the Tarn gorge, France. This is where I photographed the "Duke"

Tags: France Butterfly Tarn Insect Close-up and macro Duke of burgundy Hamearis lucina Wildlife and nature

Voters: Caziwinkles, Philip_H, viscostatic and 43 more

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Caziwinkles 7 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2014 9:17AM
Mike I am sure the chemist can give you something to cure your wind problem!! Tongue
Superb image - fabulous colours and detail. Smile


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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
5 Jan 2014 9:33AM
A fantastic image of this beautiful butterfly, Mike. Love the location of the camper-van, what a wonderful life Smile Carol
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2014 10:06AM
Love the pretty specimen in V1
Love the scenery in V2
So, half a vote each! Grin
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2014 10:11AM
One hell of an image Mike
One I have still to nail in this country - can't be everywhere at onceWink

SimonFletch 5 3 2 Scotland
5 Jan 2014 10:16AM
That's one superb image of the Duke, love the 'perch', too.
Camper Van? I imagined a little old VW split-screen jobbie...
That's a Proper Motorhome, Mike. That's what I call style Smile

KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
5 Jan 2014 10:53AM
Oh! How beautiful - the colours and markings are wonderful and I love all the details we can see!
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2014 11:16AM
Super shot!
jasonrwl Plus
9 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2014 12:28PM
Excellent work Mike and a real beauty
TonyDy Plus
10 52 3 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2014 1:24PM
Superb shot, Mike.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
5 Jan 2014 2:24PM
A stunning shot of this beautifully marked and coloured little butterfly, this specimen looks very fresh
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 591 England
5 Jan 2014 3:24PM
Beautiful shot.
V2 is a lovely panorama.
DerekL 14 211 24 England
5 Jan 2014 4:05PM
Super image Mike.
Colours and detail are 1st class.

5 Jan 2014 6:01PM
Stunning shot.
5 Jan 2014 6:12PM
Pin sharp and perfect Mike!
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
5 Jan 2014 7:33PM
Absolutely Stunning image!!!!As Nigel said Pin Sharp and perfect!!
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2014 7:58PM
Exceptional shot Mike
Very deserving of all the awards
So have another one
ali63 7 778 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2014 8:09PM
Excellent image,

jacquig 5 3 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2014 10:41PM
A stunning shot, Mike. The intense colours are just beautiful. Smile
6 Jan 2014 7:41PM
Superb captures in great details and fabulous dof, Mike!

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