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Gatekeepers on Blue Thistle

By pamelajean
The gatekeepers were loving my blue thistle, so I set up some laminate boarding behind the flower, sat and waited.
Iím no butterfly photographer, but couldnít pass up a chance like this.

The response to my Hellebore was overwhelming, and a real surprise, considering the number of hellebores that are being put onto the site at the moment.
So thankyou all, especially those who awarded it with their 17 UAsTongue, who have all received private messages of thanks.


Tags: Butterfly Shrub Pyronia tithonus Wildlife and nature Eryngium planum Eyespots Nymphalida

Voters: Bzox, NaturesHaven, mikbee and 89 more


mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
13 May 2015 1:24PM
Sits well in the frame here Pamela.
Your patience was rewarded.
Thanks goodness I do not have to sit
and wait on my subjects rusting !!
13 May 2015 1:40PM
A superb image.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
13 May 2015 1:41PM
A wonderful capture, Pamela.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
13 May 2015 2:26PM
You have more patience than me Pamela and it has been well rewarded here.
13 May 2015 2:41PM
Lovely image Pamela.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
13 May 2015 3:24PM
Well worth the waitGrin
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
13 May 2015 4:07PM
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
13 May 2015 4:35PM
A beautiful image, Pamela,
PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
13 May 2015 4:47PM
13 May 2015 5:08PM
Well worth the patience, Pamela and the result is excellent!!! Wonderful capture and composition.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
13 May 2015 5:25PM
Busy little critters --I like the color contrasts!
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
13 May 2015 6:10PM
A really beautiful shot with the splendid perch.
xwang 11 56 8
13 May 2015 6:16PM
It worked out beautifully. Your patience paid off, Pamela.Grin
I'm really glad that I learnt the the plant called Blue Thistle, they looked like the ones I saw in Ham House, I love them but I didn't know what they were...Thanks!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
13 May 2015 6:24PM
Well done on all your Awards, Pamela! Smile Another delightful image here, I do like those flowers very much, and you've got the added bonus of two butterflies also Smile
Trev Smile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2015 6:29PM
Patience is indeed a virtue Pamela, and this looks wonderful.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
DonMc 12 4 United Kingdom
13 May 2015 7:15PM
A cracking image getting both tiny heads in focus at the same time Pamela!SmileSmileSmile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
13 May 2015 8:22PM
Not your usual photo, but my goodness Pamela, this is a beauty
Hope that you do more of these
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
13 May 2015 8:27PM
A great capture, I like this a lotGrinGrin

Mike_Young Plus
14 27 11 United Kingdom
13 May 2015 8:30PM
Great work Pamela, wonderful colour and the butterflies are sharp as a tack
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
13 May 2015 9:13PM
Makes for a very attractive image gives it a good earthy feel.
13 May 2015 9:41PM
A beauty Pam, well done..Lin
danbrann 16 640 17
13 May 2015 9:44PM
Stunningly beautiful.
Paree 15 616 3
13 May 2015 10:12PM
this is so beautiful
so well done its a smasher

13 May 2015 10:30PM
Lovely image Pamela,nice colour combo.

13 May 2015 11:16PM
Beautiful double capture.
Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
14 May 2015 1:40AM
Such natural beauty. You have done them proud with this image.
rgg 9 11 United States
14 May 2015 2:12AM
Simply outstanding.
debu 10 India
14 May 2015 4:11AM
Lovely image.
ukgubbi 8 5 India
14 May 2015 4:22AM
This is awesome.
fentiger 19 920 24 England
14 May 2015 12:27PM
An attractive and enjoyable composition which demonstrates that you don't always have to fill the frame with these little beauties.

Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
14 May 2015 12:28PM
Great capture!
Lovely image produced...
14 May 2015 4:51PM
A wonderful capture
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
14 May 2015 6:57PM
Superb Pamela.GrinGrinGrinGrin
senn 9 5 1 Belgium
14 May 2015 8:08PM
fab capture Pam; .. a beauty
brian17302 8 2 13 United Kingdom
15 May 2015 10:31AM
Beautiful image well captured, Pamela
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
15 May 2015 1:18PM
Lovely contrasting elements

Mike_Smith Plus
13 668 1 United Kingdom
15 May 2015 7:28PM
What a beautiful capture Pamela, i like all the colours too
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
16 May 2015 10:40AM
Thanks for your vote & comments on my "Waterman's" upload...that sidecar would be perfect for the motorcycle! Grin
Trev Smile
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
17 May 2015 5:20PM
Beautifully captured Pamela.
18 May 2015 12:09PM
This is a stunning image Pamela,
well worth a vote young Lady.Blush
19 May 2015 3:06AM
Wonderful, Pamela. I love how the thistle looks like it ismth body of th butterfly.

what a beautiful image with lovely light and wonderful colours great macro photography, SmileSmileSmileSmile
20 May 2015 4:46AM
An outstanding image, Pamela. Your patience was amply rewarded.SmileSmile
I love the way the superb dof makes one's eyes hop to the main focal point which are the two beautiful butterflies.
Thanks for your valued critique on my image.

26 May 2015 4:30PM
Superb double capture. Thank you kindly Pamela for the UA.
BIGRY1 8 3 8 United Kingdom
31 May 2015 9:41AM
Great contrasting colours in this one, a great shot!Grin
1 Jun 2015 4:23PM
To get one butterfly on the lovely blue thistle would be great but to get two.....
Very well composed Pamela.


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