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red admirals

By bunbeam
These 2 admirals gave me the runaround and confused me yesterday..
I caught the tatty one v3/4 first, it landed on the hedge (or so I thought) but it wasn`t so tatty, then realised there`s 2 of them.. Then they started messing me about by fluttering round my head and landing on my arm .. I must have looked strange trying to point the camera at myself v5...
All one handed macro shots..
Thanks for all the brilliant comments and all the clicks on my big spider shots, very much appreciated xxxxxx

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature and butterfly and red admiral

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cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2011 5:08PM
A fine set of images V1 for me


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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Apr 2011 5:17PM
Excellent captures, Bun, I've been chasing one round the verandah for ages and it won't play ball SmileSad Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Apr 2011 5:54PM
Superb set with V 1 my favourite.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
24 Apr 2011 5:56PM
Good set again Bun, V1 for me,
dasher 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2011 5:58PM
Fantastic detail,unusual colouring.The red admirals I see have a lot more red where yours are orange.I understand these butterflies do not hibernate over here so the early ones are foreigners!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2011 6:12PM
wonderful set bun cracking colour brilliant detail v1 for me too nice one Wink
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2011 6:30PM
Good to see them Bun

24 Apr 2011 6:40PM
You always post so many great shots Bun, they could all stand alone,
excellent work,
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
24 Apr 2011 6:43PM
Great shots, Bun. I'm looking forward to the first ones to arrive here. I may not see as many this year as I have had two of my buddleia killed by the Winters' extremely cold weather.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
24 Apr 2011 6:44PM
Top detail Bun - #1 for me today ...Bill
lammie 13
24 Apr 2011 7:07PM
Nice set of images.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2011 7:20PM
A really lovely set.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
24 Apr 2011 8:51PM
Cracking good capture Bun. Spot on.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
24 Apr 2011 9:11PM
Who needs a work out in the gym when they've got butterflies to run around after! Well caught (poor tatty one!).
9 10 10 England
24 Apr 2011 10:43PM
V1 is especially beautiful Bun but enjoyed them all.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
24 Apr 2011 10:55PM
A cracking set Bun.
25 Apr 2011 8:15AM
Great set Bun,
25 Apr 2011 4:53PM
Lovely set of images Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Apr 2011 5:58PM
V1 is the clear winner in this super set, the detail and colours are first class
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 9:45PM
I agree with Ed, V1 for me. You definitely have a way with critters, but perhaps the alternative to chasing them around is to stay still, then they land on you. Great shots, as usual.

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