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wonderful white

By CarolG  
This has to be the most co-operative large white that I have ever photographed! I spotted her low down in the long grass, and she didnít move when I approached. I encouraged her to climb onto a flower, in the sunshine, which she was quite happy to do. I noticed that her wings were slightly crumpled, so I am guessing that she was newly hatched, and still drying off. She let me take numerous images of her, then I left her in peace. I returned to the same spot I had left her early the following morning, and she was still there! She again was willing to take part in another photo shoot, despite still having dew on her wings and when we had finished I held her up in the air and she flew away. I have quite a number of images of her to show you, which I will upload now and again, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed working with her.

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

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LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 6:21AM
Excellent, just love those eyes.

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Andysnapper Plus
7 109 25 England
18 Mar 2014 6:24AM
Just stunning, Carol. What a sensational background as well, excellent work.

Andy
mistere Plus
2 1 2 England
18 Mar 2014 6:44AM
Wonderful images Carol, what a great model Smile

Dave.
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 6:55AM
v1 for me today carol a stunner nice one Wink
andy
18 Mar 2014 7:14AM
What luck, a beautiful model and no fee for posing. These images are brilliant Carol.

Maureen
18 Mar 2014 7:38AM
Woooo what fantastic and great captures,Carol,V1is my favorite,
Saeid
18 Mar 2014 7:38AM
Well captured. Great images.
18 Mar 2014 7:41AM
Very co-operative of her! Lol! Cracking images - superb against the blue sky. Smile
Carol
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
18 Mar 2014 7:42AM
How lucky you were Carol....a superb set, she is a beauty...you would have loved it here....lots of critters, bugs and about a dozen different types of butterflies....
Great photography ....look forward to the others
18 Mar 2014 7:43AM
Once again , excellent Carol ! - Like the blue and white sky as a background ! --- Jukka
18 Mar 2014 7:59AM
I knew it!
You have them trained to sit still, Carol.
Great pictures!
18 Mar 2014 8:05AM
Great detail in these two beautiful images Carol,
Fred.
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 8:27AM
2 great captures Carol, V1 for meSmile

Cliff
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
18 Mar 2014 8:28AM
Perfect subject in a perfect pose and the most perfect background you could wish for.Smile
Joan.
AnneB50 Plus
3 118 18 Scotland
18 Mar 2014 8:29AM
She is beautiful Carol. I had a similar experience with a very cooperative female peacock which I will upload in a day or too.

Annr
mrswoolybill Plus
9 838 1368 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 8:31AM
Blue sky thinking... I prefer the angle in V2 but I definitely want the sense of space in V1.
Moira
User_Removed 11 386 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 8:34AM
Both are just Stunning, pop out of the screen. Smile
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
18 Mar 2014 8:41AM
More quality macros Carol. Great technique.

Albert
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 9:07AM
Wonderful pictures of your lovely model Carol. Think Peter's right.
Peter.
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
18 Mar 2014 9:34AM
Beautiful detail Carol ( did she sign the model release Wink )
Ron
What a wonderful model ! you must name her !Great composition and images as always ! We also saw a fashion photo shoot at Kew . It was such a wonderful experience this year !!Wink
Irishkate Plus
5 33 91 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 10:03AM
New born perfection - such beautiful detail in both Carol.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
5 361 3 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 10:18AM
Those wings do have that fresh look, excellent detail Carol.
Carole
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 10:20AM
Wow Carol , as you say she is a beauty, so very well done I love them,

Ali GrinGrin
18 Mar 2014 10:25AM
Superb detail, Carol. Summer can't be that long away !
18 Mar 2014 10:36AM
top quality stuff once again Carol stunning
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
18 Mar 2014 11:08AM
Reach for the sky!
TonyDy Plus
7 4 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 11:21AM
Brilliant shots, Carol - wish all my subjects were as co-operative!
Tony
18 Mar 2014 11:54AM
excellent Carol my winner today

Graham
18 Mar 2014 12:56PM
Looking very beautiful against that blue and white sky. Love them both Carol.
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
18 Mar 2014 1:56PM
Some you win ..some you lose...this time you won Carol. Splendid.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
18 Mar 2014 2:51PM
Two stunning images Carol!! First class work, as usual!!
18 Mar 2014 3:06PM
Fine shot of this pretty " flying jewel"
18 Mar 2014 4:29PM
2 brilliant shots
18 Mar 2014 4:55PM
Dr Dolittle has nothing on you, Carol! Grin She does look in good shape - unlike some older ladies who can look a bit tatty around the edges of the wings Smile Super quality work here, with V1 showing her off better and being my fave Wink
Trev Smile
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 5:03PM
Quite possibly two of your very best Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
18 Mar 2014 5:13PM
Such a co-operative model. It is always such a pleasure to interact with another species.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 5:15PM
stunning detail and colours carol
regards
Yung
18 Mar 2014 5:26PM
Lovely images with a lovely little story.

Myra
18 Mar 2014 5:41PM
Just stunning Carol.
Brian
18 Mar 2014 6:27PM
two wonderful captures Carol of this lovely butterfly.
eve.Smile
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 6:34PM
Fantastic!
Diane
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
18 Mar 2014 7:37PM
Perfect POV showing the colours and details so great

Peter
Those are wonderful captures, no wonder you enjoyed the experience!
tonyng Plus
6 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 8:44PM
Superb details.
capto Plus
3 3.2k 8 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 10:53PM
Great detailed shot.Smile

ivor
19 Mar 2014 3:58AM
Wow, you are very good with that little camera of yours - but these two are amongst the best Smile
Loved your narrative and can almost feel the excitement of having such a willing 'muse' for your skills...!
Looking forward to seeing more of this pretty butterfly - beats the 'bugs' any day Wink

Simon
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2014 2:50AM
Hi Carol!
Fabulous macros with superb colours, crisp sharpness, great contrast & POV with all that blue sky in view! Grin
IB
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2014 5:03PM
Beautiful textures on the wings Carol.

Phil.
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
4 Apr 2014 9:11PM
Two outstanding macros Carol, the details and colours are sublime. If the Big O had been with you he could have practised some of his 100+ shot stacking techniques on her!Wink

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