Butterflies at RHS Wisley (Image heavy)


swarf

Link Posted 24/01/2018 - 16:25
The butterflies are out in the glasshouse at RHS Wisley until 4th March. If you want to go, I suggest that you avoid the school holidays and the weekends if you can as the queues to get in can be large! There aren't a large number of butterflies out at the moment and it might be a little better in a couple of weeks.

They were taken with my K-5iis and either a Tamron 70-200 or Pentax FA 50 F1.4 and all with a little bit of bounced flash - all handheld.

1 - Autumn Leaf - 50mm




2 - Blue Banded Morpho - 50mm




3 - Great Mormon (male) - 130mm




4 - Great Orange Tip - 200mm




5 - Indian Leaf - 200mm




6 - Tree Nymph- 50 mm




Phil
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Fishbones

Link Posted 24/01/2018 - 19:13
Fantastic images Phil, the Indian leaf is a statement in how wonderfully incredible nature is and of course perfectly recorded
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davidtrout

Link Posted 24/01/2018 - 19:23
Fascinating and very beautiful. I too am intrigued by the Indian Leaf.
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 25/01/2018 - 01:35
That's going to most people's favourite I think. Smashing subject for these cold times !
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alfpics

Link Posted 25/01/2018 - 08:22
Nice; how long did it take for your lenses to acclimatise to the humidity? I went a couple of years ago and couldn't take a decent image for probably 15mins or more!
Andy

swarf

Link Posted 25/01/2018 - 09:02
alfpics wrote:
Nice; how long did it take for your lenses to acclimatise to the humidity? I went a couple of years ago and couldn't take a decent image for probably 15mins or more!

Andy

Zero minutes!

I 'cheated' by putting a hot wheat bag in my camera bag for about an hour before I went so everything was already warm when I arrived. I got the idea from a local photographer a couple of years ago and it works a treat. Without it, it would take 15-20 minutes depending on how cold it was outside.

Re. the Indian Leaf, their wings are a beautiful blue and orange when open but I couldn't get a decent shot this time. Hopefully I'll get lucky next time I go.

Phil
K-5iiS; K-r; ME Super; ME; DA* 16-50 f2.8; DA 18-135 WR; DA 55-300 WR; HD DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited; FA 50mm f1.4; A50mm f1.7; DAL 18-55mm; M40mm f2.8; + assorted non-Pentax lenses

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alfpics

Link Posted 25/01/2018 - 09:15
swarf wrote:
alfpics wrote:
Nice; how long did it take for your lenses to acclimatise to the humidity? I went a couple of years ago and couldn't take a decent image for probably 15mins or more!

Andy

Zero minutes!

I 'cheated' by putting a hot wheat bag in my camera bag for about an hour before I went so everything was already warm when I arrived. I got the idea from a local photographer a couple of years ago and it works a treat. Without it, it would take 15-20 minutes depending on how cold it was outside.
Phil

Ah - thanks for that!!
Andy

derek897

Link Posted 25/01/2018 - 17:52
Nice.
That Indian leaf really does look like a leaf.
Fantastic
I know what i like, If not always why.
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