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elsa hoffmann

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[Theme] Butterflies
« on: April 10, 2016, 09:58:52 »
While this is a thread to post your butterflies - PLEASE share your tips too, PLEASE! - how to make a butterfly fly straight and sits it's arse done so it can be photographed.



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Re: [Theme] Butterflies
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 10:25:51 »
Long lens so you won't scare the critter off and indefinite patience. No rain. See, it's easy ....

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Re: [Theme] Butterflies
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 10:30:26 »
Or just snap its portrait when the opportunity arises ( observing the points laid out in the previous post).

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 11:16:14 »
D800E, Zeiss 135mm APO. All manual focus.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 11:18:35 »
Elsa, Bjorn, Michael,  great shots. I have been (recently) following Bjorn's advice and here are some results.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 11:20:38 »


private garden butterflies, d800 35/1.4

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Re: [Theme] Butterflies
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 11:24:21 »
beautiful Flutterby's posted -
Bjørn - I used a looooong lens yesterday.
I still don't know how to get these things in a straight line !
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 11:24:50 »


Df 50/1.2

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Re: [Theme] Butterflies
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2016, 11:25:11 »
Michael - was that a stack?
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Re: [Theme] Butterflies
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2016, 11:32:00 »
beautiful Flutterby's posted -
Bjørn - I used a looooong lens yesterday.
I still don't know how to get these things in a straight line !

You're a quick learner, Elsa.

However the butterflies follow an apparent Brownian-type pattern of movement, ie. very erratic, so little is gained by trying to track an individual. Rather, pick a specific flower, and apply that everlasting patience principle. sooner or later your flower will be visited. Or with 99.9% probability, all other flowers than your pre-selected one will appeal to the flittering creature. Thus, wait even longer.

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Re: [Theme] Butterflies
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2016, 12:00:39 »
when you move and the sun is behind you dont shade them for they will flee

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Re: [Theme] Butterflies
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2016, 12:55:30 »
when you move and the sun is behind you dont shade them for they will flee

Yes, I've always noticed this.

Rather, pick a specific flower, and apply that everlasting patience principle. sooner or later your flower will be visited.

The key of success.

Then just adjust the focus and press the shutter... 8)

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Re: [Theme] Butterflies
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2016, 13:10:47 »
 The great white with black stripes... :-)

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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2016, 13:18:00 »
Or the little exhausted one... :-)

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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2016, 14:33:33 »
The great white with black stripes... :-)

Great one with nice lighting giving structure details.

This creature is slowly disapeairing from our countryside (in France). First culprit : regroupings of land which destroyed miles of hedges.]


Caterpillars can be very colourful :

Caterpillar of Cucullia scrophulariphila.
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