Painted Lady-Vanessa cardui.

By Badgerfred
Captured in my old garden in Ebbw Vale

A big thank you to Andy (anglingandyq) for his user award for yesterday's upload, Swallowtail Butterfly, which is really appreciated.

Tags: Butterfly Wildlife and nature ImZ18and25 FJE893

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bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 12:28AM
beautiful close up, love the eye detail
bun Smile

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debu 6 India
2 Jul 2013 12:37AM
Very nice detailed image.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 12:54AM
Magnificent image, a very successful capture...
2 Jul 2013 1:53AM
Lovely and colourful image.......Sandy
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
2 Jul 2013 2:04AM
What a face--- super good focus!
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
2 Jul 2013 4:28AM
A lovely capture Fred !! I like those eyes and the composition here Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
2 Jul 2013 5:51AM
Love the angle of capture, Fred, these beauties are slowly making an appearance again over here. Carol
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
2 Jul 2013 6:41AM
Lovely angle and a great imageSmile
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 7:09AM
Super Fred - he is looking right at you! Smile

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
2 Jul 2013 7:10AM
Excellent shot Fred.Grin
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
2 Jul 2013 7:33AM
A really fine and attractive composition.

andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 7:35AM
wonderful colour and detail fred love the comp a belter nice one Wink
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 8:46AM
Another lovely shot Fred
love the colours and face on!
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 8:57AM
Superb Fred, fabulous colours and detail

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
2 Jul 2013 8:59AM
Good head on capture, Fred.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
2 Jul 2013 11:48AM
Lovely POV and colours Fred.
2 Jul 2013 12:11PM
Good portrait
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
2 Jul 2013 3:51PM
A great capture fred
Mike_Smith Plus
9 314 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 5:52PM
Lovely close up Fred, you must have grown certain flowers to attract Butterflys
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 7:05PM
About the only one I will se this yearWink

2 Jul 2013 7:09PM
Excellent angle of capture, fabulous result, Fred!
2 Jul 2013 7:31PM
Lovely macro Fred the detail is excellent
Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks,

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