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Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io). Chainbrige NNR June 2009
01/02/2010 - 12:49paulgee20
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/200
Focal Length500mm


Link Posted 01/02/2010 - 14:10
500 mm ??? wouaouh ! how did you do that ? what lens is that, a Pentax ?
Pentax - what else ?


Link Posted 01/02/2010 - 16:29
Hi Patrick

The lens is a Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM. It was tripod mounted and triggered with a remote. The lens was also cushioned to prevent any shake when the trigger released. Last year was amazing for Butterflies. This one + lots more, were in a large Buddleia bush. Some of them though were a fair distance away, hence the use of the 500mm.
K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
Photography is an index for measuring futility and pride.......


Last Edited by paulgee20 on 01/02/2010 - 16:30


Link Posted 01/02/2010 - 22:51
Amazing depth and clarity!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.
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