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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Harold as promised here are a couple of Commas from my trip to White-Cross Green Woods in Oxfordshire. It was a lovely bright day and there were dozens about (plus 4 hares, a harvest mouse nest and three different deer species). I hope to go back there on wednesday.


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Harrold as promise here are a couple of Commas from my trip to White-Cross Green Woods in Oxfordshire. It was a lovely bright day and there were dozens about (plus 4 hares, a harvest mouse nest and three different deer species). I hope to go back there on wednesday.
The one viewpoint I didn't get.

Was there much in flower? (Probably Celandine and Dandelion).

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Was there much in flower? (Probably Celandine and Dandelion).

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Blackthorn, Celandine and very little else that springs to memory. I was looking for any early signs of Lady's Smock or Garlic Mustard as an indicator for Orange Tips, but I think that is 2/3 weeks away. Although a friend has seen his first ever March Orange Tip in Hants at the weekend.

I shot a Red Admiral sitting on some very nice Pussy Willow absolutely yellow with pollen...not a great butterfly shot as it was ten feet up.

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Nicely taken shot Mark.

I think that Leica lens works well for butterflies. I do like the 40-150 pro but it needs the tc and even then I'd prefer longer. I think you shot at 400mm. How close can you get at that setting? The 40-150 has a good close working distance so it is almost perfect .
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Blackthorn, Celandine and very little else that springs to memory. I was looking for any early signs of Lady's Smock or Garlic Mustard as an indicator for Orange Tips, but I think that is 2/3 weeks away. Although a friend has seen his first ever March Orange Tip in Hants at the weekend.

I shot a Red Admiral sitting on some very nice Pussy Willow absolutely yellow with pollen...not a great butterfly shot as it was ten feet up.

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Out Garlic Mustard is extending upwards but no flower buds are showing. I would say probably next week for flowering. Wild Arums are in full leaf but no flowers yet. Bluebells may be two weeks away. Hawthorn buds are starting to show.

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Out Garlic Mustard is extending upwards but no flower buds are showing. I would say probably next week for flowering. Wild Arums are in full leaf but no flowers yet. Bluebells may be two weeks away. Hawthorn buds are starting to show.

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Yes, I appear to be out of touch (moi??) someone has just posted their pictures of an Orange Tip at the weekend in Oxfordshire on UK Butterflies. He also shoots with an EM1 and 100-400 lens. Not sure if he is a member here too.

So I will be watching out for you to post an Orange Tip from your garden before I get one in the field. Your garden must be huge, Harold.
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Thanks for the reply Pete.

The Leica will focus down to about 4 foot or 1.2 metres I think. This shot was taken through undergrowth hence the blur on the LHS.

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Yes, I appear to be out of touch (moi??) someone has just posted their pictures of an Orange Tip at the weekend in Oxfordshire on UK Butterflies. He also shoots with an EM1 and 100-400 lens. Not sure if he is a member here too.

So I will be watching out for you to post an Orange Tip from your garden before I get one in the field. Your garden must be huge, Harold.
No OT yet but they never fail to turn up. They do a lot of flying up and down the garden before settling at all. The rear garden is 300 x 40 feet and backs onto farmland (which is in Oxfordshire) and the Thames flood plane.

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Thanks for the reply Pete.

The Leica will focus down to about 4 foot or 1.2 metres I think. This shot was taken through undergrowth hence the blur on the LHS.

First of the season................
Interesting, I will try and find one to try out at some stage. The Canon 100-400 I use also does close work very nicely and I find one of the two pictures above was using that but we are a friendly bunch. I needed fast speed for hares. It is confusing running both at times.

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No OT yet but they never fail to turn up. They do a lot of flying up and down the garden before settling at all. The rear garden is 300 x 40 feet and backs onto farmland (which is in Oxfordshire) and the Thames flood plane.

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We back onto farmland and there the similarity falls down But apparently size isn't everything
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