Cabbage White. by shepherdman

Cabbage White.

This really seems to be the year of the cabbage white butterfly. Dozens flutter up above the vegetation when they have been disturbed by the dogs, particularly where there are wild grasses and flowers, or in this case oat “volunteers” sprouted from the seeds of a previous season’s crop, between the footpath and the field crop. Whereas peacocks and red admirals catch the eye in the garden, in the countryside the delicate cabbage white butterflies dominate, almost mirroring a similar comparison between garden blooms and the more subtle wild flowers
Lovely capture! Great focus and DOF. Love the soft tones throughout.
August 18th, 2013  
Great photo!!!
August 18th, 2013  
beautiful shot. instant fav!
August 18th, 2013  
Very nice, soft and muted!
August 18th, 2013  
Nice one! Love the oats and the neutral soft colours. Well spotted!
August 18th, 2013  
Lovely capture.
August 18th, 2013  
You did well to capture one. I watch them flitting round the garden but they never seem to settle.
August 18th, 2013  
Lovely composition
August 18th, 2013  
Fantastic macro
August 18th, 2013  
I like the composition of this -- the white butterfly against the sepia toned leaves and background.
August 18th, 2013  
Very nice shot.
August 19th, 2013  
Beautiful capture, the subtlety of tones and colours is very pleasing.
August 19th, 2013  
Wonderful compilation!
August 19th, 2013  
What a great shot. So hard to get these white butterflies they seem to hardly settle. This whole picture has such a lovely softness and beautiful toning to it but still detail of the butterfly and leaves. Fav
August 19th, 2013  
A beautiful shot, very pretty on the oats. A really lovely capture. We have had masses of them here too, sometimes a group of 4-6 dancing in the air above the flower beds.
August 19th, 2013  
very nice composition dof
August 19th, 2013  
Fantastic details, especially when viewed large!
August 19th, 2013  
That's just glorious. What a fabulous composition.
August 19th, 2013  
Yes, plenty of these about this year, but often they don't stay still enough to get a good shot. This is a great composition with good detail.
August 19th, 2013  
Really lovely and delicate photo to accompany the butterfly.
August 20th, 2013  
@busylady I did creep up to quite a few, only for them to dart into the sky as I raised the camera!
August 21st, 2013  
very beautiful butterfly portrait with these delicate flowers!
August 23rd, 2013  
so delicate - tattered wings like a ballgown in dawn
August 24th, 2013  
Great capture.
August 26th, 2013  
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