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jgmford 11 England
3 Jul 2009 10:18PM
Stunning close uo detail captue, love the colours.

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BeiK 12 7 Scotland
3 Jul 2009 10:23PM
I wonder if you have actually excelled yourself with this one !! Wow!
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
3 Jul 2009 10:24PM
1st class photography Tim.
RRT 9 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 10:24PM
Stunning Image

3 Jul 2009 10:25PM
Absolutely gorgeous !!! a brilliant macro with great detail,well captured.

Jean x
3 Jul 2009 10:28PM
Superb. What a stunning butterfly, first time ive seen one of these.

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
3 Jul 2009 10:29PM
Love the dof here Tim,makes it seem like the Butterfly is coming right out of the screen into my room,gorgeous bg which compliments the subject so very well.
GarethRobinson 11 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 10:35PM
Stunning image, excellent isolation and detail.
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 10:39PM
Thanks Beik! A real honour from you and my favourite type of award!

Thank you all for your very kind words!


TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 10:53PM
Beautifully captured! Large Version proves how good this is.
3 Jul 2009 10:59PM
stunning image
Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 11:00PM
Wow, this is utterly brilliant, probably the best butterfly shot Ive seen in ages. You deserve an award for this - I will be amazed if you dont get a premier award. You will get my user award for the week as soon as I can give it. Angi
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 11:07PM
Gosh Angi, you're way too kind, but I really like the attention!


Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
3 Jul 2009 11:11PM
All of the above. Brilliant butterfly capture. I've got to buy a macro lens, and I've got to hunt down some butterflies. Talk about butterfly inspiration........Sandy
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 11:14PM
This is gorgeous. A butterfly shot that works well from a macro/nature point of view and is also hugely satisfying aesthetically. Love it.

celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 11:22PM
Thanks for your award Sandy! ... wow I must say I never thought this one would capture so much attention!

lesgoodey 12 5 1 England
3 Jul 2009 11:25PM
Lovely macro shot.
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 11:25PM
This is going to get my award when it becomes available, Tim. It's exquisite - a real gem and a delight to view.
Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 11:46PM
Just had to come back and tell you that you have inspired me with this shot, butterflies here I come, Wink.
Hmmmm, photo of the week maybe?
Tony_M 14 342 England
4 Jul 2009 12:30AM
A truly stunning butterfly photo with out-of-the ordinary colours. A welcome change from the usual green background and lush vegetation.

User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 12:55AM
yu've got yourself a creacker here, it's lovely & the detail excellent, the final icing on the cake i=s the grass it's on, very pictorial shot to

cassiecat 9 39 46 England
4 Jul 2009 3:06AM
fabulous, the butterfly, dried grass and the Bg just all work together for my shortlist too.lesley
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
4 Jul 2009 7:08AM
Wow! I love it.
4 Jul 2009 7:11AM
Superb shot,
4 Jul 2009 8:11AM
Superb Tim... love the DOF... a wonderful peice of grass... great photography

ChazB 13 64 3 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 8:37AM
What a beautiful butterfly, and beautifully captured too! The dof used is stunning with a wonderful bg and the composition is superb.
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 8:38AM
Stunning shot.
porty2003 14 97 Scotland
4 Jul 2009 9:11AM
Gorgeous image
James_C 8 36 56 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 9:19AM
Wonderful - shortlisted.

Hoffy 13 262 16 England
4 Jul 2009 9:42AM
This is quality.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Jul 2009 3:24PM
A fantastic close up of this beautiful butterfly, you've raised the bar yet again. This one is exceptional even by your very high standards
4 Jul 2009 4:00PM
Like your images very much,i wish here were more bflies to shoot
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 4:40PM
Superb and very attractive shot.... delightfully arty!
vandalp 10
4 Jul 2009 8:11PM
A beautiful detailed shot Tim, great comp.
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 8:32PM
Thanks again to all of you for your incredibly kind comments!

Thanks Karen and Ian for the awards. A real honour!

Ian hilarious design too! Smile


ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 9:09PM
If I had to choose one of yours it would very probably be this one. Very possibly your best
Silverzone 10 2 England
4 Jul 2009 9:50PM
Fabulous image. Sylvia
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
4 Jul 2009 10:16PM
Amazing shot!!!!
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 10:30PM
Thanks Mandy! I am truly honoured to feature so prominently on your award list!


Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
5 Jul 2009 8:11AM
Well done Tim.......It would have had my award mate, but I've just given it to the enemy (Matt Berry) for his swallowtails! That's 3 awards I could have given out this morning.

fishiee 14 478 3 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 10:04AM
Superb shot Tim. The background colours really complement the butterflies and the detail is superb. I never did get a decent shot of these even if my images can be saved. One to target next year Smile
Gaucho 16 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 9:38PM
If I knew what this award thingy was I'd gladly award you one. This is beautiful Tim.


Found the award thingy.
James_C 8 36 56 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 10:19PM
A truely wonderful picture Tim, beautifully framed and with the most wonderful colouring. The butterfly leaps out of the page in it's brilliance and the twist of grass couldn't have had a better shape if it had been painted.

There have been some glorious photographs this week, but I have no doubt that yours is the pick of the bunch.

Congratulations and keep up the good work.

Best regards,

celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 11:48PM
Thanks Ade & John... and Malcolm now that you've worked it out you can give me the award then! Smile

James you're award and especially your kind comments mean a great deal. It's been very encouraging I must say to get all this great feedback!

Thanks to all of you again!


7 Jul 2009 8:57PM
Another stunner.
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 10:27PM
Truly wonderful the detail,perch,colour composition oh just all of it is simply superb - Ina
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 7:45AM
Stunning!! Not just a macro shot with detail- its truly a work of art.
Worthy too of all those awards and the HC
Congratulations on an amazing shot!
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 5:38PM
Thanks Tom (toffee) for your award! I really do appreciate these user awards!

Thanks also to Brian, Ina and Helen!


cuffit Plus
11 321 5 England
10 Jul 2009 8:40PM
I missed this one, outstanding as a photograph let alone the capturing the butterfly. Brilliant. If you ever run a course or a day out I'd come along! Chris
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 10:16AM
Thanks Chris!
If you ever head down this way I'd be happy to show you the ropes... although there are so many butterflies you'd probably find yourself wandering off!


celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2009 1:04AM
Thanks Angi for your award... sorry it took me while to notice!

I really do appreciate it coming from such a magical photographer as yourself!



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