More Butterflies than last year


wvbarnes

Link Posted 05/07/2017 - 22:12
Inspired by David's excellent set I've had a trawl through my local walks albums for here in Chesterfield Derbyshire this spring and summer to date. All taken with 55 - 300 PLM on K3 and more recently K3 II.

I've not got great pics of small blues yet this year and very jealous of friend in Norfolk who has English Swallowtails in flight. For my dragonflies and damselflies so far do visit my gallery on here. Dog walks are never dull if you carry a Pentax.

1. Comma



2. female Large white



3. Large skipper



4. Meadow Brown at rest



5. Orange Tip early on, underside of leave intricate.



6. Red Admiral



7. Ringlet, hard to get at rest with open wings in long grass



8. Small Tortoiseshell



9. Speckled Wood



10. Unknown Moth. Anyone?


Bill

JAK

Link Posted 05/07/2017 - 23:00
Looks like this: Shaded Broad-bar
Lovely selection of photos of them all.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 05/07/2017 - 23:02

wvbarnes

Link Posted 05/07/2017 - 23:10
Thank you, I think you are right about the moth. my Collins Gem Butterflies didn't have it

JAK wrote:
Looks like this: Shaded Broad-bar
Lovely selection of photos of them all.


Bill

davidwozhere

Link Posted 06/07/2017 - 01:44
That lens produces a really good result. Mine were with a Tamron A17 55-300 which isn't quite as crisp as yours - and your red admiral played the game while mine refused to. The Orange Tip is really nice.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Nigelk

Link Posted 06/07/2017 - 08:29
Lovely set, lovely to see. The Orange tip is the standout image for me also.

derek897

Link Posted 06/07/2017 - 08:33
Really nice set, am jealous of these, I have seen just one butterfly this year, a cabbage white.
I know what i like, If not always why.

pschlute

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 15:16
We have just returned from a week in the Norfolk broads, and the place is swarming with butterflies i am happy to say.

I am not a photographer of them, but while walking the dogs I did spot this fellow. One of the elusive Swallowtails.



Peter



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wvbarnes

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 22:03
Lucky you, only place in the UK now. All my Swallowtails have been taken in Greece on Lesbos and Parga in Epirus. As to the UK, get out in your local countryside and you will be rewarded. My Pentax keeps daily dog walking fun!

pschlute wrote:
We have just returned from a week in the Norfolk broads, and the place is swarming with butterflies i am happy to say.

I am not a photographer of them, but while walking the dogs I did spot this fellow. One of the elusive Swallowtails.




Bill

pschlute

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 22:32
wvbarnes wrote:
Lucky you, only place in the UK now.

Yes we had been looking for them all week. We saw hundreds of other types mainly Peacocks. We could not take the dogs into the nature reserves where we were told we were more likely to see them, so had basically given up on spotting them. Our last day we were walking around Hickling Broad when my partner spotted one and it actually put on a little display for us for a couple of minutes. We were very pleased.
Peter



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davidwozhere

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 23:25
My original comment that scarcity maybe depends on your locale was supported today when we went walking around Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Lots of sunshine, grass, brambles, vetch, thistles, ragwort etc. and a bare few ringlets and two skippers were seen over the course of 6 miles. It actually felt a bit odd, having been surrounded by lots of them only the day before in Meriden.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link
Last Edited by davidwozhere on 09/07/2017 - 23:25

wvbarnes

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 23:11
It seems we may have more than a few Butterflies missing to worry about. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/10/earths-sixth-mass-extinction... Thanks for all the kind comments.
Bill
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