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Leaf me alone!

By annettep38  
said the comma trying to look like an old leaf Smile
Well, I haven't seen the sun since Sunday so no shadows around. So this butterfly shadow from last spring will do the trick I hope

many thanks for your kind reception of the speckled wood. Very special thanks to Phillip and Graham for the GEA and the UA.
How to get a speckled wood: it is a bit like getting a photo of a dunnock they are both well camouflaged and prefer to sit and eat under a bush on the ground.WinkWink
I have found that dunnocks like roasted peanuts and speckled woods like rotting plums and resinous conifers.

Tags: Butterfly Shadow Comma Insect Wildlife and nature Saturday shadow

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debu 8 India
21 Dec 2012 11:36PM
Lovely colourful super detailed image.

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21 Dec 2012 11:42PM
Wow! An absolute cracker SmileSmileSmile

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Dec 2012 12:12AM
It could so easily ne taken for an autumn leaf, Annette, although on this perch it does show up so well.
Excellent shot, detail so crisp.
Very well done.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
22 Dec 2012 1:24AM
An amazing maco, Annette -- great light and fantastic detail.
22 Dec 2012 3:16AM
Superb image Annette. Lots of detail and beautiful light
22 Dec 2012 4:17AM
Superfine, superb image, Annette. Deep
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 Dec 2012 4:42AM
I love this brown beauty Annette ! It is well set off against the beautiful green leaf ! A superb photo Smile
22 Dec 2012 6:04AM
an excellent micro with great details .
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 6:50AM
A pretty creature beautifully captured.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Dec 2012 7:08AM
Wonderful camouflage, Annette, and such a beautiful butterfly when full open, a superb capture. Carol
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Dec 2012 7:25AM
Wonderful clarity and detail, Annette, the shadow is a bonus.

22 Dec 2012 7:25AM
Just see the 3rd eye in her wings.
22 Dec 2012 8:25AM
Wonderful detail and colours.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
22 Dec 2012 8:36AM
A great shadowy and detailed imageSmile
RuthyJ 11 England
22 Dec 2012 8:53AM
Great shot. light and detail amazing.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
22 Dec 2012 10:05AM
Beautiful image Annette. Fully detailed and as sharp as a new pin.GrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 10:12AM
Brilliant image!!Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 10:18AM
Great title Annette and a wonderfully observed and composed photograph of this beautiful Speckled Wood

Regards and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Dec 2012 11:48AM
Great detail
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 11:54AM
So sharp and crisp and brown - just like a leaf indeed.
22 Dec 2012 12:10PM
Excellent Annette

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 12:17PM
Superb detail Annette! He does look like a leaf but he's very beautiful. Smile
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 12:42PM
Cracking detailed capture
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
22 Dec 2012 1:41PM
Lol...I will forgive you the title for this utterly fabulous shot, Annette Grin

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 2:52PM
little stunner Anne....

I must make like a tree...& leaf :-p

Gareth Smile
22 Dec 2012 5:11PM
Another beautifully lit super sharp macro. Don
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 6:54PM
A fine shot Annette, but surely it is a CommaWink

22 Dec 2012 7:12PM
Brilliant macro shot. Amazing detail and color. It seems that now the wave her wings and fly away.
Regards, Oleg
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 8:12PM
Ignore previous comment Annette - one of those old git momentsWink
Tibetan 5 3 England
22 Dec 2012 9:04PM
Smashing comma butterfly Annette, lovely side detail and good light, love it, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:33PM
What a fabulous shot, Annette. Good job it didn't land on a dead brown leafGrin!
I have pondered for years on the subject of camouflage in insects, nature is so wonderful. It's obviously all to do with evolution and adaptation to the environment, but some have warning colours, eyes, faces and can literally disappear when settled upon the right tree. The buff tip moth is a case in point, it looks exactly like a twig. I remain intrigued and in awe.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 3:48PM
Super close up ,Annette, luv the detail and lighting.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 4:10PM
Lovely shot !!!.....impressive detail & quality !!!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Dec 2012 1:46PM
Brilliant detail and clarity in this close up Annette, this is outstanding macrowork. As for your title it is as corny as anything Julia "NaturesHaven" could come up with!Tongue
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 5:16PM
I think all the comments are great and I agree with the best of them!

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