Butterfly Highlights (2020 - image heavy)


Link Posted 03/09/2020 - 18:28
2020 has been, for me at least a fabulous year for butterflies, with the opening (early May) and close (late August) marked by my first sightings of Green (Callophrys rubi; medium priority UK conservation status) and Brown (Thecla betulae; high priority UK conservation status) Hairstreaks respectively.

I know that such 'beasties' are not to everyone's liking, but these, to my tired old eyes, are just so appealing that I thought I couldn't resist sharing.

For both sets of images the camera used was my trusty K3 paired with an SMC Pentax-FA* 200mm F2.8 ED [IF] in the case of the Green and an IRIX 150mm F2.8 in the case of the Brown.

All C&C welcome.


Link Posted 03/09/2020 - 21:00
Finely captured details and well presented.

Best regards


Link Posted 04/09/2020 - 22:12
How is the Irix 150mm for those of us who arenít likely to get their hands on a FA* 200mm f2.8 any time soon?


Link Posted 05/09/2020 - 00:02
You did well to spot the green one and even better to get such nice images. They are usually way up in the canopy!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 05/09/2020 - 09:58
K10D wrote:
Finely captured details and well presented....

My thoughts precisely
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