Love Is Like..............

By KarenFB
.................A Butterfly.

I have two versions of this gorgeous Marbled White (female). This one was taken at a distance, using the camera's zoom. I quite like this one because a) a hover fly decided to get in frame and b) because of the oof background.

Version 2: This was taken with Super Macro within a few inches.

Personally I prefer version one, it seems sharper and the background less cluttered. I was a little disappointed with the second image because the edge of the wings are a bit fuzzy.

I was a little surprised, I thought getting the details on Super Macro at a very close distance would have provided more details, not less!

Perhaps I shall try zooming in from a distance a little more often, the number of times I've got too close and frightened the subject away! Smile

Tags: Butterfly Insect Marbled white Wildlife and nature

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13 Jul 2011 7:12AM
V1 Brilliant capture, both very good though, great bonus of a little hover fly.


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tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 7:16AM
Well done Karen.
I had to go and have another bash at them yesterday eveningSmile - a tad to breezy though for my liking.Sad
I can't leave them alone.Grin
Never know when we might have another explosion of them in our parts, like this yearWink

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
13 Jul 2011 7:17AM
Yes i agree V1.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Jul 2011 7:26AM
Two excellent images, Karen, but V.1 is definitely the better of the two. Carol
13 Jul 2011 7:31AM
Lovely captures Karen, nice sharp detail.

Devon_Wild 7 8 1 England
13 Jul 2011 8:06AM
Superb images ............Rob
nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 8:48AM
V1 is more pleasing to me, both great shots...... Nick
paddyman 9 66 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 9:13AM
Two very good images,i like them both,well done.
9 10 10 England
13 Jul 2011 11:23AM
V1 is a top quality shot with good detail and brilliant colour, nd gets the click.
ciara25 7 2 Ireland
13 Jul 2011 12:01PM
brilliant quality and color.
lovley shot Smile.
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 12:46PM
Love V1 Karen for the same reasons you've mentioned - great detail on them both - lovely - Ina
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
13 Jul 2011 12:49PM
Both images are extremely worthy Karen, but V1 definitely has the edge for me.....

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
13 Jul 2011 2:31PM
Thank you everyone! Grin
13 Jul 2011 3:02PM
Great capture!
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
13 Jul 2011 3:21PM
Beautiful especially V1.
Well done.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 Jul 2011 3:55PM
Lovely shots, great detail. Nice with the added bee...........Sandy
13 Jul 2011 7:53PM
Two great shots!
13 Jul 2011 8:48PM
Beautiful capture,and both the butterfly and the hoverfly beautifully sharp and detailed Smile
Stunning macro, superb detail.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Jul 2011 11:22PM
Two terrific detailed close ups of this female marbled white Karen, the detail and colours are first class
Hey Karen. Hope your well.
I like V1 too. Fantastic captures on both. Brilliant. Grin
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
14 Jul 2011 7:04AM
Thank you everyone!

A special thanks to Edmund, what a wonderful surprise to receive your User Award - thank you!!! Grin
UBOAT 10 41 Scotland
14 Jul 2011 8:04PM
Great picture, nice colours and as usual great detail.

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
15 Jul 2011 7:46AM
Thanks everyone! Smile
17 Jul 2011 8:54PM
pretty shots
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Jul 2011 10:22PM
very good indeed, sharp and well framed. It is amazing how butterflies seem to go for this particular thistle.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
19 Jul 2011 7:54AM
Thank you! Smile
Mike_S 6 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2011 10:47AM
What a superb shot Karen. I am trying my hand at macro with my Panasonic FZ38 - I am trying Shutter priority with AF Macro-from about 4ft away - or Close up setting on the dial about 1" away but that relies on subject remaining in place. So I am taking some inspiration from your portfolio. Thanks for comment and confirmation of Speckled Wood.
great detail !!!! , thanks for sharing - Michael
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
3 Oct 2011 6:34PM
Very nice capture........good composition........thanks for your comments and votes..........I appreciate it greatly.Tongue
zanzibarwinds 14 205 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2011 5:10PM
Superb photo Karen, great details in the head and wings
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
31 Oct 2011 7:15PM
Thank you! Smile
16 Feb 2012 7:57PM
These were a new species for me last year - a beautiful image!

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