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ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
19 Sep 2013 5:47AM
Top job, Carol.

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ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
19 Sep 2013 5:54AM
Wow wow wow amazing set, it always amazes me that these turn into such beautiful butterflies, thanks for showing us V3 as well...excellent
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Sep 2013 6:16AM
Excellent images Carol !! Even the worm is lovely Smile
19 Sep 2013 6:25AM
I agree with Colleen, wow and how amazing it is to see how this caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly but we can see the colours are there even in its larva stage. all threa are fantastic images.

19 Sep 2013 6:28AM
It should go to book on Entomology.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 6:33AM
These are amazing images Carol. Love how the caterpillar has a firm grip along the edge of the leaf. Smile

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 Sep 2013 6:48AM
Yay! Another swallowtail to wait for GrinGrin

BEAUTIFUL shots, Carol, and the shot of the swallowtail in V3 is AWESOME.

This has to be one of the most caterpillars (and butterflies) around, to me.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 6:49AM
A beauty in both forms.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 7:08AM
A well handsome chappie.....
Isn't mother nature incredible?
Fat and chubby one day then abeautiful fly away the next....
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 7:25AM

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Sep 2013 7:30AM
A caterpillar that actually bears some resemblance to its butterfly. Smile
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
19 Sep 2013 7:42AM
Truly stunning images Carol!

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 7:44AM
Excellent set of images CarolSmile

Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 7:53AM
Nice set of images Carol.TedGrinGrin
pink Plus
14 5.2k 7 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 8:07AM
stunning, the detail is mazing
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 8:16AM
A beautiful creature Carol, so well photographed, especially V1.

Ayoob 7 Australia
19 Sep 2013 8:22AM
Three excellent shots , like them all ES v2....GrinGrinGrin
19 Sep 2013 8:35AM
has to be V1 for me good use of the shallow dof Carol fine work

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 8:42AM
V1 reminds me strangely of the front end of the Mallard steam locomotive . But with a different paint job...
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 9:08AM
Incredibly beautiful imagery Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 9:26AM
LOL to Moira's train relationship, but I see what she meansGrin!
I love the angle of V1 and the caterpillar going along the leaf edge, Carol, but prefer the extra detail shown in V2.
jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
19 Sep 2013 9:27AM
All three are great............John
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Sep 2013 9:50AM
... or a big, fat, juicy titbit for a bird TongueGrin. Lovely colour and clarity, Carol, could almost be the illustration for the 'Very Hungry Caterpillar' Grin

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Sep 2013 10:07AM
Very beautiful set CarolSmile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 10:16AM
The one caterpillar I can ID because of its colour being similar to the butterfly, splendid shots CarolSmile
19 Sep 2013 10:46AM
Three excellent images Carol. V2 has to be my fav today. It's awesome.
19 Sep 2013 11:06AM
wonderful set i love v1 because it looks like the caterpillar is coming straight out of my monitor
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 11:19AM
Superb set, Carol, - looks like the sun is still shining on you - it's absolutely peeing down here!
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
19 Sep 2013 11:25AM
Another WOW series Carol. What a superb set.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 11:36AM
It seems the colour of caterpillar remains on the butterfly, lovely shots Carol.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
19 Sep 2013 11:43AM
Even V1 has beautiful colours Carol, equal marks as they are all stunning captures.


A train Moira....I'm with you I think, maybe we get out more, lovely set of shots Carol. Like them all.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
19 Sep 2013 12:24PM
V2 for me. Great detail and composition.

When I saw V1 as a thumb nail I thought it was a train on a monorail. Silly me.Blush
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 12:29PM
Three stunning captures Smile

19 Sep 2013 12:41PM
Great set of images especially like V1.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
19 Sep 2013 1:38PM
Beautiful images Carol....Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 1:38PM
I've never seen a better looking caterpillar and the swallowtail butterfly is also a stunner.
You bring us all down to earth to appreciate the beauty of nature.
9 10 10 England
19 Sep 2013 1:45PM
Marvellous nature. Superb images.
19 Sep 2013 2:47PM
Fabulous captures and very interesting!
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 3:18PM
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Sep 2013 3:22PM
What beautiful markings! Smile A cracking detailed set as always, Carol Wink
Trev Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Sep 2013 4:00PM
A sort of before and after take here, Carol: excellent shots of the caterpillar and what it will eventually become.
19 Sep 2013 4:11PM
Macro photography at its best, Carol!
Stunning, just stunning.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
19 Sep 2013 4:13PM
Brilliant Carol.
myrab 11 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 4:44PM
These are wonderful Carol, the caterpillar markings are really something.

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 5:00PM
Fantastic shots again Carole, I cant get over the detail you get time and time again.SmileSmile
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 5:18PM
Superb macro work
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
19 Sep 2013 5:38PM
Amazing macro Carol,
like V1 today.

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
19 Sep 2013 5:53PM
I so love no,1.
Beautiful set up ,no,2 is nice but to see no,3 ,,,stunning.

19 Sep 2013 6:56PM
These are amazing images
19 Sep 2013 6:57PM
Beautiful at both stages of its life cycle.

dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
19 Sep 2013 7:39PM
terrific shots
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 Sep 2013 7:50PM
Beatiful even as a caterpillar

19 Sep 2013 8:10PM
Gosh, beautiful, both the caterpillar and the butterfly. If I were you I'd take it hostage and not let it go until it had become a butterfly and I'd taken a photo of it!!!
I love this caterpillar Carol, you manage to capture its face very wellSmileSmileSmile nice set
19 Sep 2013 8:58PM
Brilliant Carol..Lin
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 9:06PM
Wonderful images. Obviously the caterpillar is as beautiful as the butterfly!
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
19 Sep 2013 9:10PM
Absolute stunners Carol!!!!!! First Class Images!!!
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 10:11PM
Great view and angle of shot. super macro Carol. paul
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Sep 2013 12:08AM
Their caterpillars are as interesting as the butterfly, you have shown the detail so well
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 12:19PM
Delightful images Carol! Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Sep 2013 11:18PM
V2 and v3 are stunning Carol, surely one of these should have been the lead

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