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5 Jan 2013 6:51AM
What a great find Carol ! This is a lovely butterfly and an impressive shadow !

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5 Jan 2013 7:06AM
So delicate Carol. Beautiful.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
5 Jan 2013 7:10AM
Spotted the shadow straight away. A lovely bright and colourful capture, Carol, just what the doctor ordered Smile.

marktc Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 7:54AM
Marvellous, and lovely to see butterflies on New Years Day!
Tibetan 5 3 England
5 Jan 2013 7:59AM
Chance would be a fine thing here Carol, lol. freeze it's little wings off! nice detail and good shadow like it well done, I quite like these even if they cause problems in the garden.Regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
5 Jan 2013 8:17AM
Fills the frame purposefully Carol, excellent !
5 Jan 2013 8:22AM
Excellent and great capture,like the light and shadow here,very well done,
5 Jan 2013 8:25AM
Beautiful capture in the sun light and blue sky Carol.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Jan 2013 8:34AM
Fantastic light, great detail and that Blue sky are excellent. Also the flower is well detailed!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:34AM
Wow, a blue sly. Haven't seen one of these in a long time. Lovely image.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:34AM
Great capture Carol wish I could have captured some but only saw a couple and they didn't hang around long .
5 Jan 2013 8:45AM
The real time shot of high standard.
5 Jan 2013 8:54AM
Super image Carol, great detail,
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
5 Jan 2013 8:55AM
Wonderful close up of this beautiful butterfly.

All the very best for 2013 Carol.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 9:13AM
A terrific start to the year for you then Carol !!!
Great capture and shadow SmileSmile
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
5 Jan 2013 9:17AM
Just one shot but a great one at that. The details are oin-sharp and the colours so beatuiful. Nice little shadow along with it is a real bonus!

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 9:26AM
What a lovely start to the year, a super image with shadow too!
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
5 Jan 2013 9:42AM
The composition of the butterfly and the flower is excellent
5 Jan 2013 9:50AM
The shadow makes this special
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 9:57AM
A grab shot of the highest quality Carol. Superbly detailed with the addition of a well defined shadow as an added bonus.

Regards NathanGrin
5 Jan 2013 10:36AM

Quote:A grab shot of the highest quality Carol. Superbly detailed with the addition of a well defined shadow as an added bonus.

Regards NathanGrin

wonderfully captured
You are specialist of close-upSmileSmileSmileSmile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 11:12AM
Wonderful butterfly! Love the light and the pose! Grin
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 11:43AM
Mornin' Carol,
Unbelievable! - butterflies in JanuarySmile

Another decent day here, but no togging - againSad

I would never have made it over the gate to the woods

Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 11:54AM
A beautiful flower and a lovely butterfly in early January.
There's a lot to be said for living in Greece.
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 12:00PM
Excellent shot, carol - how lovely to have butterflies in January!!!
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
5 Jan 2013 12:53PM
Your images always warm me as I sit shivering from the Jan. chillSmile
Just a superb macro shot, Carol - it is so sharp it almost looks as if it is in 3D! As ever, I adore seeing your beautiful nature images.
5 Jan 2013 1:59PM
fune capture Carol with fine detailed shadow

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
5 Jan 2013 2:32PM
A very beautiful capture, Carol, with the added bonus of a shadow too! Wink
Trev Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 2:53PM
Wow, that is some grab shot Carol!
great colour and detail all set
off so well with the wonderful blue sky
Glad you took that walk, it brings hope of things for us in the future! Sylvia
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 4:25PM
Lucky you having butterflies in the depth of winter! Very well taken in the circumstances Carol!
Wow one word stunning
What a great find.
Happy New Year to you
Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
5 Jan 2013 5:21PM
Another stunner Carol, such fantastic work.
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
5 Jan 2013 5:33PM
A beautiful image with lovely detailSmile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
5 Jan 2013 5:58PM
Wonderful capture Carol, a top shot.


8 10 10 England
5 Jan 2013 7:05PM
Against that sky looks perfect.
JimV Plus
11 6 3 Canada
6 Jan 2013 3:52AM
Wish I could just once in my life get a 'grab' shot such as this Carol, if you'd been given all the time in the world I don't see how it could have been any better, well worthy of awards!
Rgds., Jim
Hi Carol, this is an excellent image, a real time shot.. very sharp image..

Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
6 Jan 2013 12:10PM
A cracking close up Carol, the detail and clarity is exemplarary. Well done you on spotting a butterfly this early in the year, according to UK Butterflies website five or six species were spotted in the UK on New Years Day, most of them in Cornwall and the Isle of Wight though
6 Jan 2013 5:52PM
hi carol a beautiful capture hope you had a good christmas ,all the best for the new year.
8 Jan 2013 1:12PM
Lovely shot. Regards John
8 Jan 2013 7:47PM
'Stellar & very Lovely Butterfly Macro Image,' Carol~

Ciao~ Peter
Great shot.....

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