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    "I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man".

    Another macro shot from Arlington Reservoir but of a beautiful butterfly this time.
    I'm very bad with names so not sure which butterfly this is but please feel free to give the name in your comment or via a tag.
    I was very pleased to get this shot because every time I get near a butterfly they just fly away.
    i handheld this shot and kept creeping nearer and nearer until I could fill the frame before he flew away.
    Thanks to Richard for pointing out that I have left out my press 'L' on your keyboard on my previous picture, I was rushing due to tiredness at work.
    Check out Richards work via his tag on the right.
    Thanks for all your comments, favs and views everyone.

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    Frederic Mancosu, and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Expressions by Christine 43 months ago | reply

      Beautiful clarity and color. :o)

    2. Fawaaz Nuzeebun 43 months ago | reply

      another piece of art! :)

    3. david gutierrez [ www.davidgutierrez.co.uk ] 43 months ago | reply

      love the details, the color tones..excelent work my friend!

    4. kgreipel [www.kgreipel.de] 43 months ago | reply

      Excellent composition and colours! Another excellent shot!

    5. Linda Rowlinson 43 months ago | reply

      Another superb capture! Incredible detail and bright colour.
      I believe the buttterfly is a male Small White. It is similar to a Large White, but has a single spot on the wing, which the Large White lacks. The flower is Common Ragwort.
      Very pretty, Simon.

    6. Kassel 43 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture !

    7. Cheryl Atkins 43 months ago | reply

      Fantastic timing and the color and bokeh are fantastic!

    8. Green Explorer (Tom) 43 months ago | reply

      What a shot! Nature in the raw - or in this case quite soft and fluffy
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      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    9. Helaine37 43 months ago | reply

      Superb!
      Beautiful !

      EXPOSITION GROUP

    10. Steve'57 43 months ago | reply

      Beautiful !

      EXPOSITION GROUP

    11. MarisaAnn94 43 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture! I love all of your nature macros! Really great work!

    12. Mio~ちゃん 43 months ago | reply

      Lovely composition and focus! Great detail and BOKEH!! :D

    13. Gar40y 43 months ago | reply

      great shot

    14. Galerie de photos de Marc Saint-Clément [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      Beautiful macro! The colors are simply marvelous!

    15. Shin-Nagoya 42 months ago | reply

      Very sharp !!! :D

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