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Great photos Harold. Your knees must be sore...……..
Thanks but, in this case, I brought the lump of wood indoors. I was sitting on a kitchen stool.

Some of the cropping and other editing was to remove a couple of letters from a newspaper, used to keep the furniture clean and visible through the plastic.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A Brown Papilio in the vegatable patch this morning.

a large brown papilio by philip Gate Keeper, on Flickr

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Thanks Peter and Mark, not the best quality today. I need more practice
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A few images from the butterfly house in central Vienna!




















This one was Hooooge! the grille behind has 25mm grids...





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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

The large one is an Atlas Moth, one of the largest moths in the world, and quite often found in butterfly houses, but natively from the forests of Asia. And although large they have no mouths and so do not feed as an adult, relying on stored energy from larval stages.

The last one (on the hand) is a Pale Owl butterfly (eye spots like an owl) the topside of the Owl is the last but one shot. And there is also one feeding on the banana plate, alongside a common Morpho - one of my personal favourites - which also has eye spots (but more of them) and is electric blue when flying....

Are you interested in naming all of them?
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The large one is an Atlas Moth, one of the largest moths in the world, and quite often found in butterfly houses, but natively from the forests of Asia. And although large they have no mouths and so do not feed as an adult, relying on stored energy from larval stages.

The last one (on the hand) is a Pale Owl butterfly (eye spots like an owl) the topside of the Owl is the last but one shot. And there is also one feeding on the banana plate, alongside a common Morpho - one of my personal favourites - which also has eye spots (but more of them) and is electric blue when flying....

Are you interested in naming all of them?
The common morpho was indeed very attractive when it had its wings open - electric blue - we “chased” several around but they flitted around and settled to feed and that was it - wings resolutely closed - I would have tried harder but a school group followed by a bus tour arrived so I gave up as the place was fuller than capacity! And I was dripping after going around two or three times including a climb up to the viewing area up in the eves of the greenhouse!

Amazed how the camera simply misted up all over stepping from the cold and dry to the hot and wet. Once it had warmed up simply wiped the lens clean and off we went!
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The common morpho was indeed very attractive when it had its wings open - electric blue - we “chased” several around but they flitted around and settled to feed and that was it - wings resolutely closed - I would have tried harder but a school group followed by a bus tour arrived so I gave up as the place was fuller than capacity! And I was dripping after going around two or three times including a climb up to the viewing area up in the eves of the greenhouse!

Amazed how the camera simply misted up all over stepping from the cold and dry to the hot and wet. Once it had warmed up simply wiped the lens clean and off we went!
Yes, beautiful in flight, even more so in their natural habitat by rivers. Which I would love to see. Unfortunately only ever seen on videos so far.

Have done my fair share of chasing and muttering under my breath! But if you are lucky you will see them basking. Like these.




And the underside is rather special too.



I try to keep the camera in the warm before going into a butterfly house or a greenhouse. It is a bit frustrating to wait for the warm-up. Glad it isn't just me who has sweat poring down them in these places...I shall be off to Stratford on Avon again soon, taking advantage of my Tesco vouchers for entry.
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Amazed how the camera simply misted up all over stepping from the cold and dry to the hot and wet. Once it had warmed up simply wiped the lens clean and off we went!
I first experienced that many years ago, when I entered the tropical fern house at Kew.

Somewhere, I have a couple of those chemical hand-warmers, which you crush to release the heat. They were for just such a purpose i.e. to go in my camera bag. I have yet to use them. (They look like breast implants).

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

The unexpectedly warm and sunny weather at the end of last week produced my first Brimstone of the year at Strumpshaw Fen. It wasn't until I was viewing the shots on my computer that I noticed the 'bishy barnabee' keeping it company in the corner of the photo. I guess I am not very observant.



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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A couple of years ago I saw a morpho flying around in the New Forest. It was obviously an escape. It was a wonderful sight seeing it flying free!

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A couple of years ago I saw a morpho flying around in the New Forest. It was obviously an escape. It was a wonderful sight seeing it flying free!

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Lucky you, I would have been over the moon. All the escapees around Stratford on Avon are great too. Something about seeing them outside which is worth ten times as much as inside.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Here are some shots from my latest macro safari this was in the rotting wood I keep in a bin in the garden. Its a great place to find these things.


A tiny springtail about 1mm long shot with the E-M1 sigma 105 25mm extension tube and two Raynox MCR 250's stacked on the front using the STF-8 flash. The working distance of this is tiny and this guy was not hanging around.



Little springtail Neanura muscorum by Alf Branch, on Flickr


The rest of these were taken with one Raynox attched



A larvae not sure what of



Larvae by Alf Branch, on Flickr


a little millipede



Little millipede 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Another little millipede


Little millipede 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Another millipede possibly a snake spotted millipede


Millipede by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A something a bit bigger a wood louse


Wood louse by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Alf,

The springtail is Neanura muscorum.

I think the woodlouse is Porcellio scaber.

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The springtail is Neanura muscorum.

I think the woodlouse is Porcellio scaber.

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Thanks Harold

Indeed the springtail is Neanura muscorum I had already been told and meant to change the title.

How can you name that woodlouse from that shot?
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How can you name that woodlouse from that shot?
I could be wrong but that is the common species in my garden and I have taken similar shots.

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