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The way I usually capture bugs is with my 50mm with a macro filter attached, not so good with butterflies as they're so skittish and sense any movement before you've even moved it would seem. So I decided to give my zoom a go today. I was at my best friend's writing an assignment and took a break in her garden where there were dozens of butterflies fluttering around her buddleia bush. Unfortunately it was incredibly windy so getting a decent shot in focus was almost impossible. I did like this one though with its multi coloured background. Here are a couple more as I couldn't decide today. The first one was taken with my 50mm+macro filter and is artistically out of focus ;o) The second one has been ETSOOIed to within an inch of its life.
I'm looking forward to catching up with you all this evening. I hope everyone's had a marvellous weekend xx

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wow those colors are delicious! great dof and lighting too! fav!
posted August 11th, 2013  
This is gorgeous. I know how difficult it is to make a focused image with a butterfly! Love the DOF giving a defocused back ground - and the greens and purples are fab. FAV
posted August 11th, 2013  
Beautiful
posted August 11th, 2013  
Awesome colours! Specially of the backdrop. Beautiful shot!
posted August 11th, 2013  
Those colours in the background are so gorgeous and fit the foreground so well!
posted August 11th, 2013  
Beautiful colours
posted August 11th, 2013  
The background is almost as beautiful as the foreground! Fav!
posted August 11th, 2013  
gorgeous shot and great dof
posted August 11th, 2013  
Again with the fab colours. :)
Love that bokeh.
posted August 11th, 2013  
Fav
posted August 11th, 2013  
Wonderful and fantastic image :)
posted August 11th, 2013  
Gorgeous colours!
posted August 11th, 2013  
You captured it beautifully, really great shot.
posted August 11th, 2013  
Stunning colors! Fav!
posted August 11th, 2013  
All pretty but I love the background and light in this one.
posted August 11th, 2013  
what a stunning picture, instant fav!
posted August 11th, 2013  
beautiful....a FAV from me!
posted August 11th, 2013  
Beautiful colors and a lovely capture! Fav!
posted August 11th, 2013  
very pretty and lovely colours :)
posted August 11th, 2013  
Meg
Wonderful colours, great capture
posted August 11th, 2013  
Wow! This needs to be seen enlarged - it's gorgeous! fave
posted August 11th, 2013  
Love the colours...
posted August 12th, 2013  
awesome
posted August 12th, 2013  
This is so lovely. Nice colours.
posted August 12th, 2013  
Amazingly stunning, Lisa. Fav! Those colors are so vibrant and awesome!
posted August 12th, 2013  
Simply stunning!
posted August 12th, 2013  
The colours re wonderful!
posted August 12th, 2013  
Oh my goodness I LOVE THE COLORS in this shot!! So so pretty!!!! Fav!
posted August 12th, 2013  
beautiful colours
posted August 12th, 2013  
Totally brilliant
posted August 12th, 2013  
Love this stunning capture.
Beautiful
FAV
posted August 12th, 2013  
fine image
posted August 12th, 2013  
This is so wonderful, great focus and the colours are so bright, love it.
posted August 12th, 2013  
Great butterfly pic!!!
posted August 12th, 2013  
very nice shot Lisa
posted August 12th, 2013  
Great pic!!!
posted August 13th, 2013  
JH
Amazing background colours!
posted August 13th, 2013  
Beautiful shot Lisa! x
posted August 13th, 2013  
Beautiful - the detail and colours are glorious. Nice one missus
posted August 13th, 2013  
Super! Fav!
posted August 13th, 2013  
instant fave!
posted August 14th, 2013  
The colours and the composition are just superb. Fav.
posted August 14th, 2013  
Gorgeous shot Lisa, the background is so pretty!
posted August 14th, 2013  
Beautiful capture Lisa, such lovely bright colour too!
posted August 14th, 2013  
beautiful capture!!
posted August 17th, 2013  
Wow, this is just stunning. The colours are perfection.
posted August 18th, 2013  
Wow gorgeous colours and lovely shot. Fave :-))
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Gorgeous photo !!! :-)
posted September 4th, 2013  
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