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  • Barr1e
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    ...and the last in this series

    Small Tortoiseshell

    both taken with Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 40-150 lens with 1.4 converter

    http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk...lies-and-moths


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  • Barr1e
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    I remember travelling to a site in Norfolk (UK) where Anne and I had heard this butterfly was newly emerged. We were fortunate as there were only six or seven others who had arrived early to photograph the Swallowtail.

    I think we always remember when pressing the button on the camera you had bagged a good one. It took me some seconds to get in position after waiting for another to take his pix. As I pressed the button after focusing a guy with all gizmos walked in front of my lens.
    I never got the pic I wanted of this rare butterfly but I enjoyed our morning.

    Anyhow, I hope you like this one taken with my Olympus E-5.



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  • Barr1e
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    Two of the same butterfly. This was another taken on our visit to Butterfly World.


    Tiger Longwing : Heliconius hecale

    Olympus E-5 - 70-300 lens - A.mode - f.4 - iso 400 etc

    Box mirror image


    The Tiger Longwing, Hecale Longwing, Golden Longwing, or Golden Heliconian is a Heliconiid butterfly that occurs from Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon. Wikipedia
    Scientific name: Heliconius hecale
    Rank: Species

    http://www.lifeintherainforest.org/a-longwing-butterfly


    I followed the video uploaded by Gavin Hoey on YouTube using the mirror box as seen above, one of his many techniques using Photoshop, in my case Photoshop Elements.

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmRmDW6odXY[/ame]


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  • Barr1e
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    We re-visited the UK Butterfly World in Hertfordshire recently which unfortunately had closed due to trading losses.
    We were fortunate in visiting the hothouse five years ago where many foreign species were housed.

    Here is one of them.

    Owl butterfly Caligo eurilochus

    Olympus E-5 +70-300 lens - A. mode - f.4 - ev -0.3 - iso 400 etc

    An owl butterfly is a butterfly, in the genus Caligo, known for their huge eyespots, which resemble owls' eyes. They are found in the rainforests and secondary forests of Mexico, Central, and South America. Wikipedia
    As adults, the butterfly wingspan is usually 12 to 15 cm (5-6inches approx)

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  • StephenL
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    You're really getting into these butterfly (and other insect!) shots, Barrie. And why not, you're making a great job of them.

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  • Barr1e
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    Common Blue Polyommatus icarus (male)



    We were transferring a shrub yesterday and I spotted this – taken with the Olympus 60mm macro lens.
    Speckled Bush Cricket is a flightless species of bush-cricket that occurs across most of Europe. Wikipedia
    Scientific name: Leptophyes punctatissima



    Unless I take something special in the coming days I'll let the page rest unless comments are made.

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  • Barr1e
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    There are some days when you go out into the meadows and the butterflies as if by magic obey your thoughts as to position and objects which interfere.
    We both had the opposite today with sultry conditions and little sun - at least it was dry.
    This leads me to my next image which although a little cluttered, less so with the heavy vignette I had to post, it's the first time I have photographed it and so it lead me to having a much better day than I thought.

    Small Copper Lycaena-phlaeas

    Olympus OM D EM 1 - + Olympus 40-150 lens coupled with 1.4 converter - F5.6 - ev -0.7 - iso 200 etc

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  • Barr1e
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    Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
    These are so good. I'm now working at the Essex Wildlife Trust and we get a lot of pictures submitted for use on our website. Very few come close to the quality of these images.

    Hi Graham -

    Thanks.

    Looking through them today after being absent for a couple of days I could have done a little better with a few of them.

    Anyhow, another to add to list.

    Green veined White Pieris napi



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  • Graham_of_Rainham
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    These are so good. I'm now working at the Essex Wildlife Trust and we get a lot of pictures submitted for use on our website. Very few come close to the quality of these images.

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  • Barr1e
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    Originally posted by OlyPaul View Post
    Lovely set Barrie but the marbled white shines through.
    Hi Paul -

    Thanks, I'm rather pleased with that one too.

    Although I wished I could hone my skills to be as worthy as yours with post processing, you are in my eyes the 'master'.

    I hope your health has improved over the year.

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  • OlyPaul
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    Lovely set Barrie but the marbled white shines through.

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  • Barr1e
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    This butterfly fits in my top five of favourites. The difference in colour between the male and female both delight and its limbs stand out well too.

    Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni

    Olympus OM D EM 1 + Olympus 40-150 lens coupled with 1.4 converter – F7.1 - A.mode - ev -0.7 iso 250 etc


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  • Barr1e
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    This well known butterfly spends a lot of its time sunning itself on the ground (in these pic on leaves).

    Painted Lady Vanessa cardui



    Olympus OM D E M1 + 40-150 lens with 1.4 converter -A.mode - F7.1 - ev -0.7 - iso250 etc

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  • Barr1e
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    This shows the ragged outline of the Comma and in flight it can be mistaken for a fritillary.

    Comma Polygonia c-album




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  • Barr1e
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    Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus

    Olympus OM D EM 1 + 40-150 lens coupled with 1.4 converter - F6.3 ev -0.7 A. mode etc

    ...and a full frontal.

    Olympus OM D EM 1 + 40-150 lens coupled with 1.4 converter - F6.3 ev -1.3 A. mode etc


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