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will this pose do?

By CarolG  
This cute little blue was giving me a wonderful pose, resting his arm on the edge of the cistus seedhead, as if to say 'well get on with it, I want some sleep' Smile

At the risk of boring you all, I am going to upload a number of sets of ‘blue’ images periodically over the next few weeks. The reason being that I have discovered a spot where there are tens of blues around at present, and a number of them willing to do some posing for me! I go in the early evening when they are starting to roost, and they are at their quietest, the downside of going in the evening is that they are in the shade, and my little Panasonic doesn’t take too kindly to taking photographs in shady spots! I hope that you will enjoy the first set as much as I did taking the images.

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

Voters: ddolfelin, Chinga, ColleenA and 81 more

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ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
24 Sep 2013 6:08AM
Looks up to your standard, Carol.
Look forward to the series.

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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:27AM
Good morning Carol!
This is gorgeous! A beautiful result and very nicely composed! Each image excellent!
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
24 Sep 2013 6:41AM
What a wonderful pose indeed Carol....magnificent photography
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
24 Sep 2013 6:59AM
Three beauties Carol !! I love the Blueys - will never tire of them Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:01AM
A great set Carol, V3 for meSmile

24 Sep 2013 7:13AM
Absolutely stunning set.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:13AM
Three crackers Carol. Looking forward to some more. Smile

24 Sep 2013 7:16AM
V3 is a fine capture V1 & 2 looks like he is leaning on a bar waiting for his beer

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:18AM
3 great shots Carol,

Ali Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:23AM
Three lovely shots.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
24 Sep 2013 7:24AM
If it's too shady you could take a reflector with you - mine is a postcard covered in tin foil. Smile Admitedly that means taking shots one handed unless you take a tripod, but worth a try. Smile
24 Sep 2013 7:45AM
Nice set Carol, like the POV on #1
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
24 Sep 2013 7:57AM
Awww...I love the leg resting up there GrinGrinGrin

Exquisite shot in V3, but the 'casual pose' ones win the show for sure Grin

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 8:07AM
Well spotted Carol. Three beauties.

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
24 Sep 2013 8:24AM

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 8:30AM
A very casual butterflyWink Love V3Smile
24 Sep 2013 8:35AM
I love V1 looking straight at the camera but V3 is my favourite.

24 Sep 2013 8:37AM
Three beauties Carol. I love V3,is stunning.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 8:55AM
It's between V1 & V2, and I think I want the more comprehensive, commanding precision of V1.
That little leg stuck out horizontally on the left is wonderful...
24 Sep 2013 8:59AM
magic shots love em ! thank you for reminding me that buddy wasn't asleep but just pretending
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 9:06AM
V3 for me carol.
cheers phil.
myrab 12 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 9:06AM
A lovely set carol, but V3 ticks all the boxes for me.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 9:07AM
Beautiful set Smile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 9:32AM
Top notch photography Carol, image three for me please...

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
24 Sep 2013 9:35AM
Wonderful quality captures of this delightful butterfly Carol, V3 for me.


rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
24 Sep 2013 9:44AM
V1 beauty Carol.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
24 Sep 2013 10:12AM
I certainly did enjoy the first set Carol.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
24 Sep 2013 10:54AM
V2 is a real cracker
9 10 10 England
24 Sep 2013 11:09AM
We're in for some treats CarolSmileSmile and today my favourite is V3.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
24 Sep 2013 11:17AM
A lovely head-on shot. Very aerodynamic. Smile
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 11:32AM
Great trio, Carol.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 11:51AM
Loving V3 Carol - as good as any butterfly could ask for!
Lovely bokeh and a great perch.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
24 Sep 2013 12:15PM
Great set again Carol, V3 for me Wink
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
24 Sep 2013 12:22PM
Stunning images Carol, yet again!! Great set!!
24 Sep 2013 12:38PM
Another stunning set, Carol!

ann_g 14 19 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 1:00PM
V3 for me, a beauty
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
24 Sep 2013 2:03PM
No fall off in quality Carol.
Very nice.
Hpope things are ticking along nicely for you,

24 Sep 2013 2:23PM
Three beauties
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
24 Sep 2013 2:37PM
A beautiful set.......Sandy
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 2:56PM
3 cracking good shots Carol, hope it didn't jump at you.WinkWinkTongueSmile
24 Sep 2013 3:04PM
Wonderful poses and so are all of your captures today, as always, Carol !
24 Sep 2013 3:21PM
Lovely fun images ! Looking forward to the blues . Just loved seeing them in the hedgerow by the little beach ! gill
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Sep 2013 3:52PM
Yet again, amazing work and an amazing set, Carol Smile I'm looking forward to being 'bored' by your blue images! WinkWink
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:08PM
A splendid set and love the perch too.
24 Sep 2013 8:09PM
Excellent shots. Go early in the morning then you will catch them when the sun rises.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 8:41PM
Cracking shots !!......V1's a stunner !!
I love butterflies, and this little one is hard to capture, so I won't get tire of images of this beauty. I love your set, but V3 is my favorite!!!
Warmest regards,
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
24 Sep 2013 8:55PM
Head on is good Carol but it has to be V3 for me - a beauty.
Three crackers Carol!
24 Sep 2013 10:24PM
Brilliant shots Carol..Lin
24 Sep 2013 10:37PM
Three absolutely stunning shots, Carol. Need three votes for this posting!!!SmileSmileSmile

Ayoob 7 Australia
25 Sep 2013 2:44PM
Fantastic set of images , Carol - like them all.....GrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 Sep 2013 7:08PM
The classic side on shot v3 wins hands down, although all are top quality
BydoR9 7 9 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 9:20AM
Great shot! Smile

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