Cold butterfly

By ColleenA
One of my many images from the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens yesterday. It was very overcast for most of the day with bits of sun occasionally. I found this butterfly asleep, but he did move around a bit so that I could get different views of him. Do not know my butterfly names, but loved his see through wings. This was taken in very low light. A big thanks to Nathan and John for their UA's for my yacht race yesterday.

Tags: Butterflies Nature Wildlife and nature Kirstenbosch gardens

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8 Apr 2013 6:44AM
nice capture , though how can it be a cold butterfly when it's over there , and not here in the UK SmileWink

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8 Apr 2013 6:51AM
I just could not figure out it's wings until I got to V3 Smile Excellent photos Colleen !! Strong winds here last night and now thick clouds are rolling in ! Summer definitely is no more Sad
johnke Plus
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8 Apr 2013 7:08AM
A beautiful set colleen, well done your photography is coming on in leaps and bounds, fantastic, you should be very happy with all of these and I would not pick one out...John
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
8 Apr 2013 7:20AM
He's a beauty, Colleen, and how obliging of him to relax and let you take these beautiful image. Carol
Great set Colleen well takenSmileSmile
8 Apr 2013 7:24AM
Excellent photos. Smile Nice colors, composition...
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 7:28AM
Well captured.
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 7:29AM
Excellent detail in them all.

Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 7:34AM
Beautiful images Colleen - I thought his wings looked a little like a tiger in v1 and v2 - then when you get to v3 they are so bright and colourful. Great detail on these super macro shots.
Suzicoo Plus
6 481 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 8:30AM
Lovely set, you should be proud of your photography.
widtink Plus
5 406 2 Scotland
8 Apr 2013 8:47AM
Lovely image well presented Smile

8 Apr 2013 8:48AM
Super images Colleen - you should be very proud! You have captured these so very well. Smile

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 8:51AM
Great set Colleen, but would have lead with V3 a real beauty!!
8 Apr 2013 8:53AM
he really is a beauty..
boov Plus
5 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 9:58AM
Great shooting
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 10:18AM
Absolutely magic Colleen, I'm guessing it was a distinction then yesterday. These are truely beautiful shots and expertly taken.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 11:36AM
A super set of images Colleen, V1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Three excellent close up, Colleen. Superb detail and presentation.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 11:50AM
Wonderful images! Grin
8 Apr 2013 1:12PM
Amazing set of images, superb detail and colours

jan 1 Plus
13 12 Netherlands
8 Apr 2013 2:14PM
Perfectly Captured, Colleen. Fav for me..!
8 Apr 2013 4:19PM
Great set Colleen.
xwang Plus
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8 Apr 2013 4:44PM
Excellent detail, beautiful colour...
Well spotted Colleen, great image Grin
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 5:45PM
A well captured Image,

8 Apr 2013 6:24PM
Fantastic sharpness.
Alda Plus
5 70 30 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 6:32PM
Beautiful! GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
8 Apr 2013 7:32PM
This is a beautiful set with lovely detail.Smile
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 7:41PM
Three beautifully captured images of this most beautiful Butterfly Colleen. Both the colour and detail is simply stunning.

Great photography indeed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Apr 2013 7:48PM
wow here is some progress Smile v1 and 3 are very good.
DOF is a lot better, v2 could have done with even more, it is a typical f11 or 16 situation if you want the eyes AND wings sharp.
And now I'm very curios: what is it? never seen one like it
Excellent captures Colleen !
8 Apr 2013 9:57PM
Brilliant capture Colleen
JuBarney Plus
6 26 3 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 1:48PM
A fine set & esp. love V3
11 Apr 2013 12:55AM
Beautiful images ,3 of them are excellent -well done ,Colleen.........Grin
12 Apr 2013 1:42PM
16 Apr 2013 10:47AM
A brilliant image it

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