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late autumn skipper

By CarolG  
With no internet connection, and time on my hands, I managed a few trips to the meadow during the odd dry spell, on the off-chance of spotting anything interesting. Yesterday morning I saw 5 different species of butterflies, skipper, red admiral, painted lady, large white and small copper. Here are a couple of skippers I captured, and I couldn't resist the manipulation in V.1.
Very many thanks for the lovely welcome back messages, and special thanks to the four wonderful members who gave my mantis their user award.

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

Voters: KarenFB, RonnieAG, Hermanus and 61 more

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
23 Nov 2012 5:35AM
These are lovely! All of them could stand on their own, but I especially like the butterfly at an angle, with an out of focus background, so today version 1 is my favourite! Smile

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 5:52AM
I agree with Karen, Carol: like what you have achieved in V 1, managing to isolate the bloom and insect so well from the b/g.
Very well done.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
23 Nov 2012 5:52AM
Ah ! So good to have you back again Carol ! So nice to see your excellence gracing my screen again Smile Three great photos and I must agree that the background on V1 does enhance the picture amazingly above that of V2 Smile Excellent photos Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 6:33AM
V1 is outstanding!
Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
23 Nov 2012 6:43AM
Thank goodness your back, I was getting worried....

3 great shots again Carol, the pp in the 1st one works really well.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 7:09AM
I can't choose Carol, so the vote will have to be shared, 3 great images.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 7:21AM
Your manipulation has worked really well Carol in v1 making the butterfly stand out. Great details all round!
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
23 Nov 2012 7:26AM
Frames full of pleasure.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 7:29AM
We've just had a night of heavy rain and gales, all quiet now. Glad you managed to get out and 3 super images. You are lucky the butterflies are still around. Take care friend.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
23 Nov 2012 7:42AM
Very good manipulation Carol and the Skipper is well represented too !! ( seems a little weather beaten !!!)
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 7:42AM
All been said Carol
a great set and have to say all as beautifully captured as each other
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1912 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 8:12AM
Lovely work, I like the stylised simplicity of V1.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
23 Nov 2012 8:16AM
A fine set of close-ups.

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
23 Nov 2012 8:18AM
Fantastic and great captures,Carol,V1 is my favorire,good job,
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 8:19AM
Mornin' Carol,
We seemed to have survived last night's onslaught, or where I am anywayWink
Blue skies this morningSmile

Good work with your latest presentation. It puts the emphasis totally on the subject

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 8:22AM
Loveley capture and great presentation Carol love V3.
23 Nov 2012 8:22AM
Super images Carol, V1 a slight favourite,
23 Nov 2012 8:22AM
Hope V1 is worked out on V2, but V3 is real cracker.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 8:36AM
Super detail - it is the comp in V1 that works so well. V3 is just great!
moiral 7 12 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 8:42AM
Beautiful set of captures Carol. Moira
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 8:48AM
all looking good to me
Tibetan 5 3 England
23 Nov 2012 9:18AM
Three nice shots Carol, nicely presented great detail as always, well done regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
23 Nov 2012 10:01AM
Another great set of macros Carol, I kinda like V3 myself.


Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 10:46AM
The brown skipper against the yellow flower is just perfect..
V3 is a very natural nature image with b/g defocused but your
work in V1 is perfect. Back in form.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 11:04AM
3 excellent captures here Carol SmileSmile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 11:10AM
Lovely images Carol. My UA goes for all that lovely green b/g! Grin
So nice to see you still find butterflies at this time of the year... Had a walk in Hyde Park looking for greens, nut a bug on site... IB
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
23 Nov 2012 11:22AM
Super detail
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 11:35AM
V 1 works perfectly but the other two are great shots as well, Carol - I'm very envious that you still have some to photograph!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Nov 2012 12:01PM
v1 is very well worked and I like the detail in v3, but I'm going for v2 with the natural background and diagonal orientation.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
23 Nov 2012 12:22PM
Bang on Carol....

23 Nov 2012 1:32PM
Don't think I've seen 5 butterflies this year, never mind 5 different species.

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 2:06PM
Another very lovely set with V1 being my favourite.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
23 Nov 2012 2:36PM
Lovely set, Carol, and though I tend to go for more natural backgrounds, think V1 works very well Wink
Trev Smile
RuthyJ 11 England
23 Nov 2012 4:32PM
Another stunning set of shots Carol.
23 Nov 2012 5:24PM
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
23 Nov 2012 5:45PM
A great composition Carol, V1 my fav.
23 Nov 2012 6:26PM
Looks particularly striking against the plane green b/g (V1).

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 7:39PM
So glad you are still managing to find specimens to capture, Carol.
I am very impressed with your background in V1, beautifully done.
23 Nov 2012 7:57PM
Excellent work with V1 Carol Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Nov 2012 8:30PM
Three tremendous close ups Carol, each one deserves an upload in its own right. I saw one red admiral earlier this afternoon which was brought out by the glorious sunshine which we had all day until around 4pm when it reverted back to the usual heavy rain!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
23 Nov 2012 11:26PM
v3 for me, lovely colours and wonderful detail.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 9:24AM
Lovely Carol! I have two faves, V1 and V3!Grin
evelen 13 5 England
24 Nov 2012 5:50PM
wonderful collection of shots Carol.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 1:52PM
Like the work on v1 Carol. Must admit this is the first time I've seen skipper with wings open.

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