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the sky's the limit!

By CarolG  
A little tale about how I managed to capture these images………….to my delight I spotted a couple of clouded yellows yesterday, flitting around me but never settling. I stood and watched them for ages, they finally decided to go into the neighbour’s garden, where, of course, they settled. I whipped the metal fencing open, scrambled over bricks, wood, and goodness knows what, until I reached them and managed to take one very poor image, whereupon off they went again, this time down a steep slope and into the meadow. Without taking my eyes off them I followed in hot pursuit, wearing only slippers on my feet, and traipsed through dew sodden grass and thorn bushes up to my knees. When I finally reached them, trouser legs soaking wet, as were my socks and slippers, I crept close enough to take some images. I’m sure they were laughing at my attempts to capture them, because off they went again, only to settle a few yards away. This time on reaching them they didn’t move at all, I could have taken hundreds of photos if I had wanted toSmile Before leaveing them in peace I pointed my finger in front of them, and they duly obliged by scrambling onto my hand, as if to say ''come on then, we’re looking forward to being stars on ePZ!''. Who says photography isn’t fun Grin

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

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mute 9 Maldives
27 Dec 2012 5:58AM
so beautiful.. great details

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
27 Dec 2012 6:04AM
it is plain why they were fluttering away from you Carol !! They obviously wanted to do their thing in privacy -- until they just gave up and allowed you to capture them in this embarrassing position !! I love V3 !!
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
27 Dec 2012 6:34AM
Well done Carol! Well worth your hard work and discomfort!! Smile
27 Dec 2012 7:12AM
Excellent details Carol. V1 for me
Effrossini
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 7:43AM
Thank you for v3 it puts into perspective just how tiny the creatures in your images actually are, and the wonderful world you show to us.
27 Dec 2012 7:56AM
3 super captures Carol, I particularly like V2,
Fred.
27 Dec 2012 7:56AM
Carol...this has to be the best photo i have ever seen...i have given up macro as i can`t get my shot`s as good as your`s....Mal.
27 Dec 2012 8:00AM
thanks for the full description... still have a smile on my face
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 8:05AM
well worth all that effort carol to get three stunning shots like these love them all nice ones Wink
andy
Sky is no limit for your macros (V1), Carol. How obliging these Critters are (V3)! - Raja.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 8:10AM
Mornin' Carol

A pair of beauties indeed - loved the taleSmile

Guess what? - rainingSad

Adrian
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
27 Dec 2012 8:19AM
WOOOo
What fantastic and great captures,Carol.very well done,V1 is my favorite,
saeid
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
27 Dec 2012 8:21AM
"Do you really have to turn your back Lass ?"

Grandwork indeed.

Rock
27 Dec 2012 8:25AM
Hello there found a few moments before I head out, to have a wee look in! Chased some butterflies too but not as precariously as you !Excellent images Mrs Dolittle! Ryan air flights now back on .Will be booking up for our return very soon !! GillWink
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
27 Dec 2012 8:39AM
Wonderful description, Carol, definitely leading you astray Grin. Beautifully captured but v1 is a real show stopper.

Dave
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 8:43AM
I love your story Carol. I can imagine your excitement - what fun and I'm so glad they obliged in spades! Smile
Ann
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
27 Dec 2012 8:53AM
A good story and well worth the scramble.
Like the details in these
Regards Richard
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 9:11AM
A great pre-narrative Carol supported by rather extraordinary photographs.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
RuthyJ 10 England
27 Dec 2012 9:16AM
Excellant Carol. You take some amazing photo's.
Hope you've had a lovely Christmas.Ruth.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 971 1494 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 9:24AM
Love in the afternoon...
Smile
Moira
27 Dec 2012 9:43AM
Great tale and perseverance and photos
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
27 Dec 2012 9:56AM
WOW! Stunning sharpness and clarity, amazing shots, Carol!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
27 Dec 2012 10:03AM
Loved your description of the chase.......pure dedication of the highest order, and the results, quite superb, Carol: the detail is exquisite.
Very well done on all counts.
Ronnie.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 11:14AM
Oh Carol I can identify with you traipsing after them and getting soaking wet.
With butterflies I usually give up because they fly off so quickly so you were very lucky that they landed on your hand!
Wonderful close ups with great detail.
KateGrinGrinGrin
27 Dec 2012 11:55AM
V3 hands down for me Carol good one indeed

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
27 Dec 2012 12:04PM
Love the story Carol, cracking shots , just shows what can be achieved with skill and determination, really well done,
Geoff.
27 Dec 2012 1:12PM
My goodness Carol, what you went through. But so worth it! These are fabulous and to get them posed on your finger is amazing........Sandy
27 Dec 2012 2:32PM
Fantastic set Carol, I cannot pick a favourite as they are all outstanding captures Smile
You deserve my UA just for your perseverance let alone these super photos.
For me, going out in search of that elusive special shot is what it's all about, nothing like a good
photography adventure Wink

Very well done my friend Smile

Best wishes
Ricky
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
27 Dec 2012 2:36PM
Pin sharp close ups
Dennis
moiral 6 12 Scotland
27 Dec 2012 3:03PM
Supperb set of shot Carol, especially V1. Hmmm I wonder what they did not want you interupting LOL. Would give you my UA for that story alone never mind the super shots. Moira
27 Dec 2012 3:23PM
Cloud nine ?? Great.
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 3:31PM
Just reward Carol.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
27 Dec 2012 5:40PM
Loved the intro and most certainly the results you finally got are stunning, so well worth all that effort!

Ann
27 Dec 2012 6:26PM
Amazing images Carol
mike
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 7:46PM
WOW! WOW! WOW! A WOW! for each one Carol.
Brian
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
27 Dec 2012 7:51PM
Superb Carol!!
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 8:21PM
Brilliant, Carol - particularly No.1
Look at that beautiful blue sky - you told us it rains all the time??!!TongueWink
Tony
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 8:48PM
Your determination and perseverance paid off Carol. These are three excellent shots with your usual superb detail. I take my Lancashire cap off to you.
Ray
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
27 Dec 2012 11:25PM
A tremendous set of natural history images Carol, well done you on getting these close ups of this clouded yellow couple copulating. I had to chuckle at your narrative of you dashing off in hot pursuit after them and trespassing across your neighbours land! Although knowing the Greeks they are probably so laid back that they don't give a toss! If you tried this over here you'd get chased by rabid dogs or mad locals wielding sawn off shot guns shouting get orrrffff my laaaaaaannnnddddd!!!! This one should have had a GEA but the Tomcat only dishes out those to images with birds in, of both the feathered and non feathered variety!!!WinkGrinTongue
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 11:43PM
Three fine shots but V3 is my favourite as it evidences your unique communication skills with the insect world.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Dec 2012 12:42AM
gorgeous light and texture and excellent taming success in v3 Smile
28 Dec 2012 11:04AM
Superb set Carol. A
28 Dec 2012 12:44PM
Super story and it all turned out right in the end. Sylvia
28 Dec 2012 4:11PM
An amazing trio
Tibetan 4 3 England
28 Dec 2012 5:50PM
An amazing set good Title "back together again" lol. on your finger! what ever next!, nice to see you got some awards regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
29 Dec 2012 7:01AM
What an adventure you had to get these fabulous shots Carol, perseverence paid off in spades, well deserving all these UA's!
Rgds., Jim
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
29 Dec 2012 10:19AM
LOL...LOVE the write-up and your adventure. And so cool they clambered onto your hand like a pushme-pullyou!

STELLAR capture in V1, Carol SmileSmileSmile

Andrew
pclick 3 India
11 Jan 2013 4:54PM
wowww

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