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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V1 Brilliant capture, both very good though, great bonus of a little hover fly.


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tomcat Plus
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 Plus
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.

13 Jul 2011 8:06AM
Superb images ............Rob
nikshot Plus
8 9 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 8:48AM
V1 is more pleasing to me, both great shots...... Nick
13 Jul 2011 9:13AM
Two very good images,i like them both,well done.
8 10 10 England
13 Jul 2011 11:23AM
V1 is a top quality shot with good detail and brilliant colour, nd gets the click.
13 Jul 2011 12:01PM
brilliant quality and color.
lovley shot Smile.
Gezina Plus
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 14 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
11 4.9k 171 England
13 Jul 2011 2:31PM
Thank you everyone! Grin
Great capture!
BarbaraR Plus
11 17 1 England
13 Jul 2011 3:21PM
Beautiful especially V1.
Well done.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
13 Jul 2011 3:55PM
Lovely shots, great detail. Nice with the added bee...........Sandy
Two great shots!
Beautiful capture,and both the butterfly and the hoverfly beautifully sharp and detailed Smile
Stunning macro, superb detail.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 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
11 4.9k 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
10 41 Scotland
14 Jul 2011 8:04PM
Great picture, nice colours and as usual great detail.

KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
15 Jul 2011 7:46AM
Thanks everyone! Smile
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
11 4.9k 171 England
19 Jul 2011 7:54AM
Thank you! Smile
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
3 Oct 2011 6:34PM
Very nice capture........good composition........thanks for your comments and votes..........I appreciate it greatly.Tongue
31 Oct 2011 5:10PM
Superb photo Karen, great details in the head and wings
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
31 Oct 2011 7:15PM
Thank you! Smile
These were a new species for me last year - a beautiful image!

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