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dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 6:07AM
nice and detail close up images Carol, excellent in flight capture v4.

4 Jun 2010 6:28AM
Very nice images well taken.
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 6:31AM
Great set of images. I've got one or two of these on our local crag but haven't got one to stay still long enough to snap it. Congrats. Paul
Very colorful captures, Carol. May be it didn't find much nectar in Lantana compared to Bougainvillea - Raja.
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 6:52AM
Four stunning close up images once again, Carol, lots of details and colour.
4 Jun 2010 6:56AM
Jesus! you are my fav this summer Carol...Lovely texture, colour and all !!!!! Versions 1 and 3 are perfect as close-ups and the fourth is a beautiful action shot, catching insects flying is not easy...

Have a nice weekend,
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 6:59AM
Another wonderful set!!!!
goso 14 2 1 Australia
4 Jun 2010 6:59AM
Another top-flight set Carol - lovely work...Bill
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 7:09AM
wonderful set of captures carol wonderful detail and colours cracking presentation v2 for me today a gem Wink
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
4 Jun 2010 7:30AM
Just like leaves (which is the whole idea, isn't it Smile)
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
4 Jun 2010 7:31AM
I like 2 and 3 better! Well done!
fentiger 20 920 24 England
4 Jun 2010 7:32AM
Lovely set of images carol.

Cor 12 Belgium
4 Jun 2010 7:39AM
As always, so beautyful! +++++
Ray42 13 3 England
4 Jun 2010 7:41AM
Great set of images - as always
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 7:47AM
V1 for detail, V2 for light, V3 for composition and V4 for something different - all great Carol.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 8:09AM
V4 reminded me of Maras great work ...real arty stuff !!
V1 to V3 is the work I expect from you
So sharp ... Wonderful all 4
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 8:26AM
like v2 best here Carol for the way the light is creating the transparency of the wing detail

User_Removed 12 80 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 8:37AM
If it's not scorching hot weather or an abundance of it's butterflies...all I have is a buttercup to show for my trip to the park, I give up Wink
A superb set Carol, excellent work
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
4 Jun 2010 8:50AM
Beautiful settings for this butterfly

James_C 12 38 57 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 8:50AM
Lovely set. Particularly like v4. It's so unusual to see one flying.

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
4 Jun 2010 9:07AM
4 wonderful shots, Carol. The colours and detail are super.
Regards, Ronnie.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2435 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 9:08AM
Gorgeous set, but V4 is the special one for me, it has the soft fluttering movement of summer light.
metro074 11 8 Australia
4 Jun 2010 9:20AM
Excellent Carol. Wonderful detail on the butterfly and I know how small those little flowers are too. Well done
Adderwatcher 11 60 19 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 9:54AM
Wonderful set of captures!
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 10:00AM
beautiful shots Carol
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
4 Jun 2010 11:13AM
great shots and colours captured v2 for me today
zanzibarwinds 17 205 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 12:38PM
Lovely details and colours in this chap.
4 Jun 2010 12:45PM
Lovely to see. bright and beautiful. Gill
PattiW 15 24 2 United States
4 Jun 2010 12:52PM
Lovely to find this great speciman on such a pretty flower! Great color combination! Patti
Carrie_1 11 2 6 Wales
4 Jun 2010 12:58PM
Brilliant capture.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 1:45PM
Wonderful capture Carol, so colourful and well detailed
tmann 16 4 2 United States
4 Jun 2010 1:58PM
V1 has excellent color and is my fav
but all work for me!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
4 Jun 2010 2:26PM
Excellent set Carol. All beautiful ............Sandy
jonwebber 13 4 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 2:42PM
Great pictures. V4 head and shoulders above the rest.
12 10 10 England
4 Jun 2010 3:03PM
They are all lovely - all deserve a vote.
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
4 Jun 2010 3:40PM
What marvelous light and color, a beautiful set of close-ups Carol, so well captured and presented.
Silverzone 13 2 England
4 Jun 2010 4:30PM
Beautiful subject, my vote goes to v3 today. Sylvia
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
4 Jun 2010 4:51PM
Sorry I am so very late - you can guess where I've been working! Love these. Think my favourite is V3.

andymark 11 1 England
4 Jun 2010 5:28PM
all amazing just love the light in v2 great work as alway
Amanita05 11 11 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 5:42PM
Really Lovely Set Carol!!! Really missed your PF!!
Hope alls Well!

4 Jun 2010 5:50PM
Lovely crisp image
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
4 Jun 2010 6:40PM
Beautiful set, Carol...think V3 has to be my fave today.
TrevB Smile
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
4 Jun 2010 6:40PM
v3 for me, the dof, the angle and those pretty flowers.lesley
colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
4 Jun 2010 6:42PM
A wonderful set and v3 for me the pick of the bunch, they never sit still for me at all !

4 Jun 2010 7:41PM
top class images carol,to hard to pick the best.ray
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
4 Jun 2010 7:46PM
Great set of captures of this lovely yellow butterfly on the colorful flowers. V3 would be my top choice, today, Carol. Regards...Peter
4 Jun 2010 8:12PM
Fabulous set Carol,wonderful work as always....
Anjantoo 13 7 1 England
4 Jun 2010 9:45PM
Beautiful captures Carol! I like the last image just for the action!
Suehh 14 39 6 England
4 Jun 2010 9:51PM
Great set - V1 and 3 OUTSTANDING.
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
4 Jun 2010 10:08PM
Fabulous set Carol - wonderful light, detail and colours. V1 for me. Is it a Brimstone butterfly?
hary60 12 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2010 10:20PM
Stunning set excellent detail and colour
heids 11 1 1 Scotland
4 Jun 2010 10:42PM
Excellent set of images.
sallybea 11 41 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2010 12:47AM
Great set, especially like V1, lovely colour and detail,
accipiter 11 61 England
5 Jun 2010 9:06AM
Super set. A
nickyv32 14 135 England
6 Jun 2010 9:40AM
Beautiful butterfly, looks a bit of a snooty pose, No 1 for me

brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 6:11PM
Fantastic captures,
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
6 Jun 2010 7:29PM
A stunning set of close ups of this beautiful brimstone butterfly, the detail and colours are simply glorious
mattberry 17 259 14 Greece
4 Jul 2010 10:53PM
Hi Carol,

I believe its a male Cleopatra and not a Brimstone, due mainly to the patch of orange on the forewing and the far more rounded costa (top edge of forewing) than the Brimstone.

The Powdered Brimstone (present in Greece) also has a more rounded Costa than the Brimstone so could have been confused for that, but the orange blush settles the argument Smile

Your excellent set of images also made identifying it easier, worth remembering in future for any others that you aren't sure of - get plenty of shots from as many angles as possible! Smile

Kind regards,
fishiee 17 478 3 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 5:54PM
Just browsing and stumbled across this. Great set of images including the action shot Smile

I was going to mention it's not a Brimstone but in fact a Cleopatra... but then I see Matt had also spotted this. I thought from the first shot the wing shape looked likely for Cleopatra (the difference is really quite hard to see unless you have the two side by side!) but then shots 2 and 4 showing the definite orange give it away.

Excellent set and great for identification as Matt says Smile

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