A couple of butterflies


walt

Link Posted 30/04/2019 - 22:24
Took the Pentax kit out to see if I could find some green haistreaks and duke of burdundies. I found quite a few once the clouds started to break up. Trying to find a green hairstreak without seeing it fly is similar to a needle in a haystack as far as I'm concerned. In fact sometimes even when I see exactly where they land I still can't find them. This was my first serious outing with my new 100 WR macro since getting it last november. I will say it's not love at first sight and it is a frustrating lens to use. Why can't it have been designed with a focus limiter....



The duke of burgundy was taken using handheld pixel shift and then stacking 2 of them to get better depth of field with the sigma 180 F3.5 macro. I am quite impressed with this pixel shift feature.


Both taken with the Pentax KP
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Last Edited by walt on 30/04/2019 - 22:26

Sry

Link Posted 30/04/2019 - 22:49
The Green Hairstreak is stunning - butterfly and image.

AlJones2402

Link Posted 01/05/2019 - 00:49
Love the 1st but both great examples.

08tiger

Link Posted 01/05/2019 - 01:53
Both good images but I like the composition of the 1st one.
C&C welcome.
Don.

pschlute

Link Posted 01/05/2019 - 06:01
Great detail in that first one.
Peter



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AndrewH

Link Posted 01/05/2019 - 08:19
Lovely images of my favourite subject material 🙂🦋
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Chrism8

Link Posted 01/05/2019 - 16:01
Excellent detail in both images, superb
Chris

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 02/05/2019 - 08:29
Super shots with great detail - I've never seen a green hairstreak before
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walt

Link Posted 02/05/2019 - 18:26
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to comment, it's much appreciated.
It also appears I've invented 2 new butterfly species, the "haistreaks" and the "burdundies"..... It shows how much I rely on spiell chaeckers... Doh
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 05/05/2019 - 09:21
Very nice...

Best
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