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clouded yellow

By CarolG  
I was as happy as a dog with two tails yesterday! After I returned from the dentist I took myself down to the meadow to see if there were any butterflies around. I immediately spotted two clouded yellows, but they are such flighty little fellas, I didnít think I stood a chance of capturing one. However, this very obliging butterfly settled on a leaf and allowed to me to get Ďup close and personalí with him, and I managed about 5 clicks before he fluttered away.

Tags: Nature Macro General Butterfly Close-up Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Wildlifw

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22 Mar 2012 5:13AM
I did follow them but could not record a beauty like this. Great

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Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
22 Mar 2012 5:22AM
It was definitely a great day for you. These are just lovely shots Carol.............Sandy
posty57 11 6 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 5:39AM
Watch out for size elevens....Smile

Stunning......that's it !

annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
22 Mar 2012 5:57AM
Aamazing texture and lovely composition
ugly Plus
11 9 57 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 6:27AM
V1 for me to day..
B/G not a distraction unlike V2...
Great work...

Andysnapper 11 109 25 England
22 Mar 2012 6:31AM
Just beautiful.

Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
22 Mar 2012 6:50AM
Two fabulous close ups Carol, the detail and colour you've captured is immaculate. This is one of your very best images as the background in v1 is perfect. I bet big Ade Osman will be most envious when he views these! I saw my first butterfly of the year yesterday morning, a male brimstone, when visiting Bourton-on-the-Water for work, he did not hang around for long though!
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 6:58AM
Well captured - v1 is my favourite Carol - it stands out so well against the background - a bonus for you after having to see the dentist SmileSmile
saeidNL 9 3 Netherlands
22 Mar 2012 6:59AM
Two Fantastic and great capture indeed,V1 is my favorite,
KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
22 Mar 2012 7:15AM
Still too cold around here, although we're having bright sunshine, the wind is still cold! Smile

You've caught the butterfly beautifully.
susanbarton 11 11 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 7:29AM
Stunning close up

SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 7:32AM
I love the detail you have captured it's so sharp.Smile
andylea 10 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 7:39AM
detail as sharp as a knife carole fantastic colours and textures can't split these two half a vote each today two stunning captures top shots Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 7:48AM
Superb macro captures. Lucky you, it will be months before we see any of these over here.
Stace 11 2 2 England
22 Mar 2012 7:55AM
Great work Carol, one of you best v1 me thinks Smile

22 Mar 2012 7:59AM
A couple of gorgeous and well detailed images Carol.

CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 8:06AM
Well captured Carol, terrific detail, V1 for me - I only managed bees and hoverflies yesterdaySad Carole
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 8:08AM
Great shots from you ...
what a pretty fella he is.
nothing like that in Surburban Leeds.
Alvar 12 23 2 France
22 Mar 2012 8:16AM
Two beautiful shots Carol
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.2k 156 England
22 Mar 2012 8:22AM
Very obliging and very sharp, Carol. Still like the natural bg so going with v2.

mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2066 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 8:45AM
I like what you've done in V1. I'm not normally a fan of replacement backgrounds but it seems right here, a luminous green world.
Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
22 Mar 2012 9:19AM
Smashing image Carol and some really good work on the background too, it just loses some detail on the edges of the wings, but other than this I have to say I think it's probably one of the best images I've seen you post!.....Shortlisted!

Cor 10 Belgium
22 Mar 2012 9:31AM
A SUPERB duo > 10+++++Smile
nice shades of green
achieverswales 9 8 101 Wales
22 Mar 2012 9:49AM
The detail is excellent Carol and very good B/G also.


AnnChown Plus
9 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 10:13AM
Certainly one of your best Carol! Fabulous detail and v1 for me.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 10:16AM
Stunning images Carol, the detail captured is outstanding
as Cor say's 10 +++++
22 Mar 2012 10:23AM
Superb captures carol.! just been snaping and now away to cut the grass then an office lunch as we have some people leaving Sad
TonyDy Plus
10 50 3 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 11:04AM
Two superb shots, Carol.
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 11:04AM
Beautiful images! Stunning colours on both. IB
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 11:22AM
Just given my UA away otherwise this would get it Carol. v1 i stunning with fine detail, excellent bg and lighting.
PattiW 14 24 2 United States
22 Mar 2012 11:59AM
Utter perfection! SmileSmileSmile Patti
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
22 Mar 2012 12:14PM

Quote:...nothing like that in Surburban Leeds...
Or in suburban Wakefield! Two real stunning shots, Carol, has to be up there amongst your very best Wink
Trev Smile
22 Mar 2012 12:43PM
Hyi Carol well done actually saw a few yesterday gray
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 1:57PM
the detail here is exceptional Carol
dasher 9 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 2:46PM
Lovely butterfly Carol.I have been waiting for our first Yellow Brimstones being normally the first to hatch,and although it is warm and sunny haven't seen one yet.
Best wishes Robert.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
22 Mar 2012 2:49PM
V1 is superb Carol, definitely one of your best taking into account the detail and super BG,
piccy 13 8 Wales
22 Mar 2012 4:57PM
Well taken Carol, the first pose is lovely.
22 Mar 2012 5:03PM
Superb detail, I love view 1. I have never managed to capture one with the wings open yet and they are so pretty when they fly. Sylvia
LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
22 Mar 2012 5:30PM
'v1 is a {5 STARs *****} & beautiful macro Butterfly Capture' ~ Peter Wink
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
22 Mar 2012 5:47PM
If you stock up the fridge with cider ready for Ade's visit to Crete I reckon the GEA is in the bag!WinkGrinTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
22 Mar 2012 6:39PM
Two wonderful close up captures Carol.

10 10 10 England
22 Mar 2012 6:41PM
Two great images Carol. I like V2 with the more natural background.Smile
Snapitt 10
22 Mar 2012 6:56PM
Two superb macro captures of the Clouded Yellow Carole. Particularly like V2.

Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 7:03PM
Oh lovelyGrin FluffySmile
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
22 Mar 2012 7:18PM
Superb details

bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
22 Mar 2012 8:43PM
Lovely wing textures and veining Carol.
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 10:04PM
exposure Plus
15 6.0k England
22 Mar 2012 10:48PM
Brilliant Carol....this was the yellow I was talking about....but they havn't landed in our garden so farSmile
A lovely detailed Image...
23 Mar 2012 1:18AM
Hi Carol, it is really difficult to choose the best. Excellent set of image.

goso 13 2 1 Australia
23 Mar 2012 5:33AM
Lovely indeed Carol ...Bill
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
23 Mar 2012 7:49AM
V1 is downright STUNNING, Carol!! Cooor...

BarbaraR 13 22 1 England
23 Mar 2012 8:40AM
Great, very well caught Carol.

23 Mar 2012 10:05AM
up close and personal with the dentist and then a butterfly quite a day for sure V1 lovely detail Carol

evelen 14 5 England
23 Mar 2012 6:20PM
two great shots colour and detail carol.
Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
23 Mar 2012 8:22PM
Superb, V1 is perfect.

23 Mar 2012 9:23PM
Superb captures Carol..Lin
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
25 Mar 2012 5:30PM
Thought this one deserved the TT award Carol, they are extremely difficult species to photograph as they rarely settle for long. Not that I've tried to photograph one or even seen one mind
Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 3:29PM
A beauty. TGrinhey are so elusive but great when you capture one.Kate

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