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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Holly Blue Cleaning Its Proboscis

Holly Blue butterflies are familiar daily visitors to our garden in warmer weather. There is usually only one, sometimes two. They rarely settle, and not for long if they do.

This one settled and moved along the hedge two or three times before allowing me to photograph it. Unfortunately, the dappled sunlight was rather harsh, making some leaves look white.

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Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/20 or 1/40 at f11, hand-held.

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Locust Also known as Grasshopper. Not very popular as it likes to eat our plants and crops. This photo is 2 photos, same image layered in together.

Locust in garden Nairobi by philip Gate Keeper, on Flickr
Phil, this is a nice composition and a cracking insect too. I have started to use images stacked to get more in focus and better details too. Please keep them flowing.
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Phil, this is a nice composition and a cracking insect too. I have started to use images stacked to get more in focus and better details too. Please keep them flowing.
Thank you Peter for the encouragement. The locust was back again this morning munching away on the same leaf.

White Black Orange Monarch taken this afternoon on a monopod, but I did not stay out too long because of the high temps. I gather the UK are in for a hot spell and about time, hopefully lots of butterflies and insects will be plentiful

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You are producing some excellent results with it.....Well done Phil...
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Be interested to see how the twin flash set-up evolves Alf. Not sure I have the patience you and Harold have with flies. But the results are good to see.
I have added some simple diffusion and I think it helps its a neat flash unit.

Flies are easy Pete many of them allow you a lot of time to shoot them

In the garden with extra diffusion on the STF-8 using the 60mm f2.8 as I am waiting for a step ring for my Sigma 105

Ichneumon wasp by Alf Branch, on Flickr

No cropping on this it was getting cool

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Wasps feeding on gooseberry flowers


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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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lovely Orange Tip and the wasps are great too. I think probably I should have a look at flies around the garden and develop a technique. Some are really beautiful and some not I will leave you both to your main specialisms and keep on with butterflies and dragons mostly Off to try and find Duke of Burgundies today.

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In the summer there should be plenty of Flesh Flies on flowers or leaves. They are larger than most flies and are more tolerant of careful approach.

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In the summer there should be plenty of Flesh Flies on flowers or leaves. They are larger than most flies and are more tolerant of careful approach.

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Yes but they are ugly b**s though but thanks for the thought.

I don't have a problem finding flies, I guess my problem is one of non affinity. If I spend time with the prettier end of the spectrum then I might develop more of a sympathy. So scorpion flies, many of the hover flies and metallics might be preferable to horse flies and dung flies to my eye. And I'm afraid flesh flies do make my flesh creep.

It is all very subjective I have met people who are terrified of butterflies.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Two good days in two different spots with some lovely butterflies.

Firstly at Ivinghoe Beacon yesterday meeting the Duke of Burgundy and several of his close associates (Grizzled Skippers, Green Hairstreaks and only missing out on Dingy Skippers until today)









And then today in Northants at Tywell Hills and Dales

More Green Hairstreaks and some more Skippers including a Dingy along with a Grizzled.







Just for info these are all small butterflies (less than an inch across) and are very local/scarce. In the case of the Duke, is one of the butterflies in steep decline and is protected across Europe. But it is probably too late. I try to see them every year and share their beauty with others whilst we still can.
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Superb collection Peter................

Our Welsh weather has taken a dive after the bank holiday, but have found and released a couple of green Veined whites from the garage...............
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GVW......



Damsel Fly of some sort.......



Spider Trap..............
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Peacock butterfly



Orange tip Butterfly

(Also saw two grass snakes, but too fast to photo........)

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