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JohnM6 13 5 1 England
6 May 2011 8:48PM
The backlighting really brings out the colour
JustDucky 10 8 Canada
6 May 2011 8:49PM
great timing for the 2 on the same flower, beautiful lighting and excellent detail
royd63uk Plus
15 3 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2011 8:54PM
crab spiders are brilliant as is this shot.....
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
6 May 2011 9:09PM
Amazing, a great image with wonderful light.............Sandy
6 May 2011 9:59PM
Great shot!
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
6 May 2011 10:22PM
Nice one .
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
6 May 2011 11:54PM
Very well captured against the back lighting.
Gemma9 11 United Kingdom
6 May 2011 11:56PM
Excellent capture. Love the backlighting
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
7 May 2011 6:37AM
A fantastic image, glad the butterfly made its escape. Carol
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
7 May 2011 12:36PM
A terrific image Tim, such wonderful back lighting and timing to catch this moment. You could have entitled this one "The Great Escape", although the butterfly did better than Steve McQueen as he did manage to get away!
7 May 2011 2:19PM
great shot and fortunate capture with the crabspider
7 May 2011 4:35PM
Thanks Tim super, regards gray.
rogerfry 15 543 United Kingdom
8 May 2011 4:55PM
A lovely image... (as always!). The light is superb, and you always seem to manage to find butterflies in perfect condition.

celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
8 May 2011 5:58PM
Thanks Roger! Thank you all for your very kind comments!


fishiee 16 478 3 United Kingdom
8 May 2011 10:35PM
Another superb shot of a species I don't think I've seen you upload before? I know I saw a handful of these for the first time last year.

You've captured the flower beautifully with the light shining through the leaves and the flower itself.

I have watched these crab spiders for some time in the past with the hope of capturing the moment when they catch their prey but in fact the ones I have watched have been really terrible and missed dozens of no brainers so not quite sure how the manage to eeke out an existance!
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
8 May 2011 10:55PM
Thanks John, I saw a Moroccan Orange at the moment of attack but the camera was too far away still. I even tried to save it but was too late... so the crab spiders do have some success!



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