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"I'm in Disguise!"

By Mozzytheboy
I'd been trying to capture a tiny butterfly earlier without success, and when I say tiny it was tiny. However this RA decided to give me some entertainment by assuming no-one could see him on the matching Osteospermum. I only had the 55-250 on at the time so it was as it comes and hand-held. Thankfully I saw right through the disguise Smile

Thank you for all the comments and votes yesterday on my 'orange Mushroom.' Blush

NB: I'm being a complete idiot here; this WAS NOT the larger Red Admiral but the much smaller Butterfly; approximately 2CM wing tip to wing tip. It has three small light blue spots at the bottom of each wing. It also had a mate it was 'playing' with. It is the tiniest butterfly I have ever seen, and I WOULD be grateful if anyone could tell me precisely what species of butterfly it is. Sorry for confusion, I am being treated for it thoughSmile Blush Blush Blush

Updated: It is a small copper butterfly:Lycaena phlaeas and I'm grateful for the 'nod.'

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2013 9:45AM
A very well observed and captured image with beautiful colour and pin sharp detail..

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
19 Oct 2013 10:21AM
Yes, the perfect disguise. Well spotted.
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2013 10:48AM
Your eyesight is obviously better than mine. Excellent capture Mike. Well spotted. Grin Peter.
Mozzytheboy 6 710 4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2013 11:18AM
I have updated the description; I'm getting so fed up with this memory / brain thing I have; at times I make mistakes. I made a mistake in the description so have left original but updated with relevant info. Sorry for any confusion.

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Oct 2013 1:32PM
It is a small copper and a grand shot of one too. This species has fared well this year after the past few poor summers
Mozzytheboy 6 710 4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2013 2:40PM
Thank you. much appreciated I'm grateful to you.

19 Oct 2013 4:29PM
A very well captured image with beautiful colours
19 Oct 2013 6:35PM
beautiful shot love the detail
19 Oct 2013 11:12PM
Lovely shot. Great disguise. Cathy

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