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Xmas Decoration

Found this little hibernating butterfly, a Small Tortoiseshell, decorating one of the Christmas decorations. We do get butterflies over-wintering in the house and garage quite often, rarely successfully in the house due to the changes in temperature. I can only hope now the visitors have all gone and their bedrooms are no longer so warm that this little fellow makes it!

Thanks to all who have looked in, commented/voted on my previous image and for all your support and encouragement throughout 2010. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas as we did. Everyone eventually made it here despite the conditions.

Tags: Butterfly Close-up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Decoration Wildlife and nature Small tortoishell

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PattiW 12 24 2 United States
29 Dec 2010 12:31PM
I really like what you have done with this lovely image, Patti

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Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 Dec 2010 12:38PM
A beautiful seasonal image Ann, I hope that this butterfly went back into hibernation after participating in your photoshoot
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Dec 2010 12:39PM
What a beautiful image, Ann, and I do hope the beautiful butterfly survives. Carol
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2010 1:07PM
Really glad your Christmas worked well .. It had everthing against it happening
Love this image
29 Dec 2010 1:16PM
Lovely image/work Ann

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Dec 2010 2:40PM
How lovely! Really good work Ann............Sandy
Alvar 11 23 2 France
29 Dec 2010 3:13PM
Great capture. Well done.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
29 Dec 2010 4:19PM
How beautiful Ann - and what a lvoely surprise! Such a pretty image.

29 Dec 2010 4:24PM
Lovely shot Ann, how amazing your little butterfly is still fluttering Grin
29 Dec 2010 5:17PM
That's a cracker of a shot, well done.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2010 5:19PM
Superb shot Ann, beautifully captured and presented, Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you and your family a Happy and prosperous New year.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2010 5:21PM
wonderful comp ann great colours and detail love the butterfly you must be keeping it warm a beauty Wink
29 Dec 2010 5:43PM
bril image
29 Dec 2010 5:58PM
Lovely image with super composition. Excellent work.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
29 Dec 2010 6:44PM
Excellent presentation
RTDS 9 Cyprus
29 Dec 2010 6:53PM
A lovely image you got here Ann.
I like it very much.
Well done.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
29 Dec 2010 7:14PM
That's lovely, well done Ann.
Hope too it survives.

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2010 7:18PM
how very pretty Ann, lovely presentation, beautifully captured

imagio 11 12 1 England
29 Dec 2010 8:00PM
Superb Ann

hary60 9 2 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2010 8:06PM
What a excellent image Ann
Dave_Holdham 9 4 1 Wales
29 Dec 2010 8:10PM
Beautiful image, well captured and presented
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
29 Dec 2010 8:53PM
Something a little different - I like it.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Dec 2010 9:46PM
Exquisite!-- Happy New Year!


PS-- we did not drive
29 Dec 2010 9:46PM
Lovely image Ann colourful and pretty. Gary
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
29 Dec 2010 9:48PM
lovely work and a great presentation ,well done .
29 Dec 2010 11:04PM
What a beautiful image, thought it was a drawing at first had to look again Smile
Great stuff Ann.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
29 Dec 2010 11:53PM
Excellent & lovely Holiday still life image, Ann. "Wishing You & Family, All The Best, For The New Year, 2011."
30 Dec 2010 1:20AM
Lovely image.All the best for 2011.
30 Dec 2010 6:56AM
Good image - Hope he survives. Have a wonderful new year. A
Techno Plus
9 2.8k 8 England
30 Dec 2010 9:37AM
Lovely presentation.
Happy New Year to you and yours
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 10:33AM
Not just an image but a work of art Ann, love it. All the best for 2011.
30 Dec 2010 12:52PM
Very nice, I also get overwintering butterflies, last year two tortoiseshells and one Admiral, this winter so far two tortoiseshells, over the years many more, despite my best efforts only one survived.
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
30 Dec 2010 2:34PM
When I saw this I thought you had just done a marvelous job of manipulating a buttefly into your already lovely image. Well done Ann.
Wishing you a really Happy New Year.
Ray42 10 3 England
30 Dec 2010 10:03PM
Makes an even better decoration - Wishing you a really Happy New Year
31 Dec 2010 4:37AM
Beautiful image! Best wishes for 2011......Milena.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
31 Dec 2010 8:40AM
A very attractive and unusual image.

tashi 7 2
31 Dec 2010 9:44AM
Lovely image! Very artistic Ann and simply beautiful. Love it.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Best wishes.
31 Dec 2010 12:32PM
Beautiful image, same to you Ann all the best for 2011.
Cheers Allen,
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2010 5:48PM
A lovely image Ann. Thank you for all YOUR support on my uploads. I hope you and George Have A Very Happy New Year.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
31 Dec 2010 7:31PM
A lovely surprise it must have been to find it!
I've got my plants out in the shed with a heat lamp; went out to water them yesterday and several flew outside!
A very Happy New Year to you.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 7:40AM
Well captured and presented Ann, and hope this beauty will survive.
Happy New Year.
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 9:25AM
Great image. Excellent composition.
porty2003 14 97 Scotland
1 Jan 2011 11:28AM
Well done Ann Smile.Hope you and yours have a good 2011

1 Jan 2011 12:19PM
A fantastic image, Ann, superbly captured as always.
All my very best wishes to you and yours for 2011.
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 6:48PM
Happy New Year Anne to you and George, hope all gets sorted before too long.
great shot
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
2 Jan 2011 12:18PM
A super image Ann and so well presented,
Happy new year,
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
2 Jan 2011 5:07PM
Beautiful, happy new year

Brilliant work. Amazing composition is constructed.
Regards, Oleg.
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2011 7:14PM
Wonderful capture Ann! Love this!!
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 4:20PM
What a find. Great work Ann. Paul
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
10 Jan 2011 7:59PM
Lovely Christmas decoration with a pretty bonus .
Thank you Ann yes thanks to you I did notice my previous photo as E2 Feature this morning xx I did write a comment but so much happening here today that I think I forgot to press the right button !
13 Jan 2011 3:41PM
very nice indeed click
davey_griffo 9 213 165 England
17 Jan 2011 12:30PM
Very clever removal of the background (assuming it wasn't shot on white).
jeanmarie 9 12 England
25 Jan 2011 3:17PM
love how you've done this - very effective, easily a greetings card!Smile

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