Black Veined White Butterfly


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Actually been extinct in Britain since the 1920's, I was lucky enough to find this in the part of our garden we call "the nature reserve" today.

I hope to get some more photos when it's less breezy.
04/06/2012 - 21:32darkskies
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/250
Aperturef/7.1
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length100mm
Views/Likes63/0

snappychappy

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 21:48
Fabulous image.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 21:54
Beautiful shot. I've been outside nearly all day today and I have not seen a single butterfly.

Regards
David
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senn

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 22:01
nice capture, .., but I felt it a bit overexpo, .. seemingly some precious details of right wing and flower have been lost

regards,
senn
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Last Edited by senn on 04/06/2012 - 22:03

darkskies

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 22:01
davidstorm wrote:
Beautiful shot. I've been outside nearly all day today and I have not seen a single butterfly.

Regards
David

You live in the wrong country!
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davidstorm

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 22:09
darkskies wrote:
davidstorm wrote:
Beautiful shot. I've been outside nearly all day today and I have not seen a single butterfly.

Regards
David

You live in the wrong country!

I've got plenty of other bugs in the garden though! Seen some today I've never seen before in my life

Regards
David
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darkskies

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 22:11
senn wrote:
nice capture, .., but I felt it a bit overexpo, .. seemingly some precious details of right wing and flower have been lost

regards,

Rather too much contrast with the white flower. But no clipped highlights. It's a compromise of having to lose the detail with the flower, which isn't very important, and having the butterfly well exposed.

But I will have a check and see if I can just tone it down a bit......and report back!

And I'll be taking some more if I find it again, and any mates.
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autumnlight

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 22:34
Beautiful shot and detail in the Butterfly.
Kind regards Maria

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Last Edited by autumnlight on 04/06/2012 - 22:34

nonur

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 07:30
Wonderful!
Regards,
Nezih

paulgee20

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 08:53
Absolute blinder, well captured

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focus

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 11:23
Goregeous caprure! - mary.

darkskies

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 17:19
Taking on board what senn said, I had another look. I have slightly toned down the patch on the right wing, but it really is a patch with no detail. next time I'll find a better specimen of this rare butterfly! I've also toned down the cow parlsey a touch, and this has brought out slightly more detail in the petals that are in focus. So, thanks senn! Here's the very slightly changed version.

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Jumbo48

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 18:11
Superb shot.
Regards John/Jumbo

GIULIO57

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 22:07
Lovely and tender compo. Nice white "high-key"
PPG

darkskies

Link Posted 06/06/2012 - 20:40
Thanks folks!
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