Small Copper

By CaroleS
Two grab shots, as we had just come home and found this little beauty enjoying the garden in our absence. The only Small Copper I have seen this year.
With V2 I know the focus is not spot on, but it did show the lovely wing span.

A big thank you to netta1234 and TrevBatWCC for their User Award on Misty Blue.

Tags: Butterfly Close-up and macro Small copper Wildlife and nature

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lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
17 Sep 2013 2:59PM
The lighting shows the detail well

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CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
17 Sep 2013 3:00PM
Two superb images, Carole, I would like to see V.2 rotated clockwise, so that the butterfly is looking up, as a third version. Carol
6 9 10 England
17 Sep 2013 3:10PM
2 beauties Carole
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
17 Sep 2013 3:18PM
Beautiful light in v1, Carole, the spotlight effect makes it a stronger image than v2.

17 Sep 2013 3:18PM
2 cracking good images here Carole excellent work light shadow and detail spot on

17 Sep 2013 3:18PM
Two luvverly grab shots, Carole! Smile Well done! Wink
Trev Smile
jdinne 12 16 England
17 Sep 2013 3:19PM
Think both are excellent Carole.........

LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 3:29PM
Two lovely Lepidoptera portraits.
Very nice images Carole.

Brian J.
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
17 Sep 2013 3:39PM
A grab shot...I couldn't capture that if I spent an hour focusing....excellent captures, well done
17 Sep 2013 3:43PM
Wonderful images and so full of detail
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
17 Sep 2013 3:57PM
Two good ones Carole With version 1 being exceptional.
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 3:59PM
Excellent work,

Ali Smile
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
17 Sep 2013 4:02PM
Two good captures Carole - you finally got one.Smile
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
17 Sep 2013 4:07PM
Good shots Carole and you have to be praised for allowing visitors in your garden when you are absent.
If I came home and found visitors in mine,they would be grabbed by the scruff of their necks and thrown out.
And I would not care a jot if it was the first time I have saw them this year !!
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 4:13PM
Great shot !!....nice detail & colour !!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
17 Sep 2013 4:22PM
Two excellent images Carole. Super detail.GrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
17 Sep 2013 4:36PM
Great to get these two fine shots!
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
17 Sep 2013 4:41PM
Two colourful and detailed images of this little beauty!!
17 Sep 2013 4:46PM
2 excellent images
But V1 for my vote
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 4:49PM
Excellent work.
17 Sep 2013 4:57PM
Stunning clarity and lighting on both these shots Carole, impossible to choose between the two so I'll give them both a UA. Regards, Andy
17 Sep 2013 6:05PM
Lovely Light and shade here Carole, key elements that make me sit up and look.

John Smile
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
17 Sep 2013 6:10PM
So lovely seeing the beautiful inside of the wings in V2, Carole. And that is one amazingly razor sharp shot in V1, especially for a grab! Niiice Smile

pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 6:18PM
great work Carole
EileenH 2 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 6:31PM
Two beautiful captures Smile

Fabulous captures!
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
17 Sep 2013 7:41PM
Beautiful details

17 Sep 2013 11:15PM
Two superb captures. V1 for me SmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 11:37PM
Grab shots? They look pretty well perfect to me!
A stunning Small copper.
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
21 Sep 2013 5:38PM
Two fine examples of macro photography Carole, these are lovely shots of this small copper

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