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  1. Wow so rare to see something like that at this of year. It’s really beautiful. Great capture!

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    • Incredible isn’t it. We were walking with friends in Sussex last weekend and there it was!

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  2. Just Beautiful, great capture :)

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  3. Stunning shot of the butterfly!

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  4. Beautiful image. I’m also jealous that you’ve clearly experienced sunshine over the past week!

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    • Thank you John. We had a teeny tiny bit of sunshine before it was replaced with downpours :)

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  5. Beautiful picture, funnily enough I saw one of those indoors this week! #SilentSunday

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    • Thank you – amazing to see at this time of year :)

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  6. Stunning shot. Gorgeous x

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  7. Stunning shot Charly. Look at those colours and shadows! I love it! #SilentSunday

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  8. Lovely image-where’s that sun come from then?!

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    • Had no sun at all here just rain although I can see some blue this morning! This was taken in Sussex last Sunday, it was a beautiful day :)

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  9. Wow, what a GORGEOUS photo, I love it! So much detail and clarity, you must be very proud – I would be!

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    • Thank you Zoe, was amazing to see it. Was lucky it was spotted otherwise I would have missed it :)

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  10. We had one in our bedroom a few days ago, I was amazed to see one in winter!

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    • That must have been such a strange sight! I was amazed to see this one too :)

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  11. Beautiful, and out of hibernation already!!

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    • Thank you – so weird seeing at this time of year :)

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  12. just gorgeous what beautiful surprise

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  13. Lovely shot – saw loads of these critters at the Butterfly House at London Zoo (yes, go figure Luci, the clue’s in the name…) they are fascinatingly beautiful things! x

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    • They are wonderful aren’t they. I bet the Butterfly House is amazing. We have the butterflies at Wisley this month, looking forward to that :)

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  14. Lovely lighting!

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    • Nothing better than natural light and sunshine – I’ve missed it!

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  15. What a great capture. It’s so hard to shoot wildlife. Wonderful:)

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    • Thank you – amazed I got it given where it was :)

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  16. Beautiful! Amazing to see one at this time of year!

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    • Thank you – so surprised when we saw it :)

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  17. Butterflies are my favourite – beautiful photo :)

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  18. Lovely shot. So unusual to see, let alone get close enough at this time of year.

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    • Thank you – it really is. Was creeping around so it didn’t fly off :)

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  19. Lovely picture – brightened my morning

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    • That’s good to hear – hope you feel better soon :)

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  20. Wow, didn’t expect to see a butterfly in January! Beautiful photo :)

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    • The element of surprise – fabulous! Thank you :)

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  21. Gorgeous, well done for capturing x

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  22. awww thats gorgeous x

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  23. Gorgeous, such a fab photo

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  24. Amazing capture. So beautiful

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  25. Fabulous :) I think the seasons are all muddled up!

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    • I think you’re right there Lisa – found a flower in the garden the other day!

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  26. Good grief – just proves how mild this winter has been! I saw butterflies just before Christmas but nothing this side of New Year.

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    • It really does – such an incredible sight for this time of year :)

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  27. Beautiful Butterfly

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  28. we had a few sunny spells here this week too amongst the chaotic weather, beautiful shot!

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    • Thank you – it’s so fabulous when the sun shines. The rain has been relentless these past days!

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  29. Make me miss the summer, I can’t believe you saw one this time of year, great find

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    • Amazing isn’t it – roll on Summer time :)

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  30. Wow, what an amazing photo to get at this time of year!

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  31. Happy New Year! :)
    Fab photo… Spring is coming, right? ;) xx

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    • It must be, surely? Wouldn’t that be lovely. Happy New Year too :)

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  32. Beautiful :)

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  33. Gorgeous image. I love butterflies! You’ve made me hanker for spring x

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    • Me too – wouldn’t it be lovely if Spring was just around the corner :)

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  34. So beautiful – fab capture.

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  35. Beautiful! The Butterfly Conservation are on the look out for sightings if you wanted to go and add it to their list xx

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    • Thank you Jo – amazing to see them at this time of the year. Will have a look at the Butterfly Conservation, cheers :)

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  36. Colors of nature are always awesome.

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    • They really are and wonderful to see a butterfly at this time of year :)

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  37. Wow! You’d be mistaken for thinking it was Spring – must have been a brief respite from the terrible weather.

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    • Amazing isn’t it Helen – so surprised when we saw it :)

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  38. Gorgeous butterfly – great shot.

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  39. Beautiful x

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  40. the patterns on butterflies are so stunning, nature really is quite beautiful x

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    • It was such a wonderful sight especially considering how dire the weather has been :)

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  41. Oh, beautiful, was it taken this winter or is it an older one?

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    • Thank you – it was taken on Sunday whilst we were in Sussex :)

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  42. fantastic, a butterfly at this time of year!

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  43. Brilliant photo. I love butterflies ;D
    (Would you believe that I have one in my cupboard. He’s up near the ceiling and he’s been there since summer. I’m not sure if he’s alive or not. I’m hoping he is and that he’ll flutter into life once the temperature rises).

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    • Wow what an amazing story! They’re fabulous aren’t they :)

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  44. ar wonderful take that as a good omen that wonderful things are instore for you in 2014 well found and captured

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    • I do hope so Helen – Happy New Year :)

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  45. I love how you managed to capture the details of the pattern and how amazing to see a butterfly this time of the year x

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    • Thank you very much – an amazing sight at this time of year :)

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  46. I was shocked to see a bitterly at this time of year. Beautiful shot :) x

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    • Always lovely to get those surprise posts Emma – thank you :)

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  47. Beautiful how amazing to see a butterfly at this time of year .The colours are amazing. x

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  48. This is gorgeous! I bet she was posing just for you too ;) x

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    • I do hope so – was really lucky to capture this one :)

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  49. Great shot

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  50. Top work Super wife!

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  51. Is spring finally on its way? x

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