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Painted Lady

By Ade_Osman    
One of our more colourful butterflies, this Painted Lady was feeding away without a care in the world on a thistle (just visible), which gave me lots of time to get a halfway decent image.
Hope your enjoying my butterfly uploads at the moment, I know some folk might be getting a tad bored of them, but it's summer and I like to make the most of it.
I'll log back on this afternoon to see what everyone else has been up to, only I'm off out this morning to hopefully try and capture some Grizzled and Dingy Skippers from a location close to home, it will be the last chance I get for a few days as it's my daughters wedding on Sunday and I've been volunteered to be the wedding tog on the day......I hate weddings! Sad I'd much rather be out shooting butterflies or other wildlife.....LOL
Hope you enjoy and thanks for all the kind comments on yesterdays upload........Ade

P.S. Please view large where the detail in the shot is much more apparent.

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Kloid, HobbitDave, celestun and 49 more

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Comments


19 Jun 2009 9:33AM
Great capture! The background sets it off. Lucky you having grizzled skippers around - you'll have to go chasing the Lulworth skipper next Wink Fine shot.
Dave

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19 Jun 2009 9:40AM
Lovely capture.
Sylvia
celestun 12 29 14 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 9:40AM
Tight crop, barely room to breathe! Smile ... on a dazzling festival of colour and impressive detail!

Well done!

Tim
19 Jun 2009 9:41AM
Not bored with them
As you say they are only around for a short time
cjl47 8 4 3 England
19 Jun 2009 9:45AM
Good capture.
chris
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
19 Jun 2009 9:47AM
A stunning image, Ade, the colour and detail is magnificent, and so beautifully presented. Carol
Kloid 7 10 3 United States
19 Jun 2009 9:55AM
Very beautiful image, great bokeh with lots of color. That Tamron can get some nice detail.
19 Jun 2009 10:19AM
Beautiful well composed macro. Lovely pin sharp detail and great colour.
Steve.
ringyneck 9 315 18 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 10:21AM
............"this Painted Lady was feeding away without a care in the world"..................Training them up now !!
Only ones I see stop just to tease and then off again.

Another cracking shot.

keith
Gaucho Plus
14 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 10:26AM
We're inundated with them at the moment. I wonder if this is one I saw last week? Smile

Malcolm
janet 14 27 England
19 Jun 2009 11:11AM
A beautiful capture! I never get tired of looking at butterflies.

Janet.
martinjp 7 2 3 Wales
19 Jun 2009 11:47AM
racker Ade,

great image, dof and beautifully composed...


Martin.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
19 Jun 2009 1:25PM
LARGE is ESSENTIAL to see the best of details in this fly image--
splendid
f8 12 9.2k 22 England
19 Jun 2009 3:10PM
Love to see it in large,but no button to click.
Great shot anyway.
19 Jun 2009 3:31PM
Super close up shot!! Excellent detail in LV, well caught.


Lynton
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
19 Jun 2009 4:49PM
Excellent in all respects Ade and large view shows the stunning detail, lovely class work from you since I last popped in and have caught up on some others too, too many to comment on each but all a pleasure to view, love your write ups too, it makes such a difference,
Regards,
Geoff.
PeelNStick 12 4 United States
19 Jun 2009 5:49PM
Good angle and detail.
19 Jun 2009 6:20PM
Another very good macro shot Ade.
Well done.
Geoff.
19 Jun 2009 7:40PM
Fabulous Ade.... almost a 3D effect, cracking detail... keep 'em coming I say

Jon
maggie9 7 45 2 Scotland
19 Jun 2009 8:27PM
wow the detail takes your breath away Smile

fantastic portfolio, really enjoyed looking through

maggie
Hoffy Plus
11 262 16 England
19 Jun 2009 10:05PM
You have captured the colours well and perfect detail.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Jun 2009 11:40PM
Superb detail against that lovely yellow background.Top shot Ade.
Tom.
PattiW 10 24 2 United States
20 Jun 2009 2:25AM
Super color and detail! Patti

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