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petebfrance's Gallery Comments

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Derelict Cottage by petebfrance

Derelict Cottage


Quote: Seems fine for my old eyes!
Jack

maybe my being old is why it it looks OK to me Sad

By: petebfrance

Blue Butterfly on Aster by petebfrance

Blue Butterfly on Aster

thank-you. I thought the colours were rather striking Smile

Pete

By: petebfrance

Wall Brown by petebfrance

Wall Brown

Gerry
thanks - I often have days like that too....

Pete

By: petebfrance

Hummingbird Hawkmoth Snoozing by petebfrance

Hummingbird Hawkmoth Snoozing

Ade

thanks - my efforts with other moths have not been exactly successful - will keep trying.

Pete

By: petebfrance

Hummingbird Hawkmoth by petebfrance

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Thanks for comments. They are rather difficult - but kind of addictive. One day......
Pete

By: petebfrance

Silver Y Close-up by petebfrance

Silver Y Close-up

There must be a dozen or more of them flying round at the moment - I think it could be because my wife 'pruned' (i.e. decimated) a shrub. They're driving me bonkers as they just won't keep still. Had to use flash on this one, but I really prefer not to...
Pete

By: petebfrance

Kingfisher by the kite man

Kingfisher

Excellent shot.
Pete

By: the kite man

Angle Shades moth by TonyDy

Angle Shades moth

Lovely
Pete

By: TonyDy

Moth - front view by petebfrance

Moth - front view

Ade
Thanks - will check that out. Presumably you saw the other photo linked to as 'wings' under description which shows the closed wings? It's the best I can get from the photos, unfortunately. Quite a large moth, but it didn't really hang aroung for long enough - and no flashes of colour when it flew off. Ah well...

Pete

By: petebfrance

V2 Peacock by petebfrance

V2 Peacock

Thanks Ade

Pete

By: petebfrance

Male Adonis Blue by Glostopcat

Male Adonis Blue

Nice one,
Pete

By: Glostopcat

The Drinker by Ade_Osman

The Drinker

Very nice - I must keep checking here. You bring out the colours so well..

regards
Pete

By: Ade_Osman

Silver Y by petebfrance

Silver Y

Ade
I'll do a few more, then!

regards
Pete

By: petebfrance

Swallowtail - Underneath by petebfrance

Swallowtail - Underneath

Thank-you for the comments. At the risk of doing the wrong thing by drawing attention to other
photos in the pf, the thing that interests me about this specimen is that it is smaller then the ones photographed a few years ago:
Larger
whereas this specimen photographed, admittedly from a slightly different angle:
Smaller
is less elongated, body is smaller etc.
Both types were around this year.
The only comment in my book on different types refers to the Corsican Swallowtail (we aren't exactly close to Corsica) which has a 'wavy black band' on the forewing - but the patterns on these two types look the same to me. Confused - perhaps the small ones are just sufering from the poor summer...

regards
Pete

By: petebfrance

Privet Hawk-moth by nutmeg66

Privet Hawk-moth

Really good - nice colours.
Pete

By: nutmeg66

fodder for coppers by annettep38

fodder for coppers

Very nice - I'm envious!

regards
Pete

By: annettep38

Meleagers Blue - again by petebfrance

Meleagers Blue - again

we've had quite a procession this year too and, as I've mentioned before, all of the ones shown here were photographed in the garden. Blues are really my favourites, but I think the most impressive have been the Swallowtails - it's interesting that they seem to come in two different sizes but with markings that look identical, and the smaller ones are far more agitato
This year is the first in which I've spent so much time photographing butterflies. It's very absorbing and I've received a lot of encouragement from the responses here on Epz - and seen a lot to aspire to as well.

regards
Pete

By: petebfrance

Blue Family - copper of some sort by petebfrance

Blue Family - copper of some sort

hi Annette
Thanks - I'll have a look at your copper.
I live in Audierne - in Finistère, South West Brittany. I believe you are quite a bit further south?

regards
Pete

By: petebfrance

Butterfly by ali63

Butterfly

Very nice - a Blue! Not sure which one, though....
Pete

By: ali63

Peacock Butterfly by Worbz

Peacock Butterfly

Very nicely done. Colours are great! I haven't managed to get any peacocks this year, they seem to have been rather scarce around our way.

Pete

By: Worbz

Star by gwynn56

Star

I think Stars were made in the 1920s...

By: gwynn56

Gentian by TonyDy

Gentian

Great. Nice plant, too...
Pete

By: TonyDy

Cryptic Burnished Brass by Ade_Osman

Cryptic Burnished Brass

Both lovely. I prefer No 1 as It shows the markings so well.

Pete

By: Ade_Osman

Lime Hawk-moth by nutmeg66

Lime Hawk-moth

Great. I've never actually seen one, just photos....

By: nutmeg66

Holly Blue on Gaura by petebfrance

Holly Blue on Gaura

Gerry
the batterries were in the house - not far away as this (and all the butterflies here so far) were taken in the garden. But as they are rechargeable AAs I've got into the habit of running the camera's 'discharge' option before taking them - out so did that instead (need a 'doh' smiley here).

Annette
thank-you. There is more contrast / detail that could be wrung out of this but I liked the 'extra petal' effect - if I hadn't been watching it land I'd never have spotted it.

By: petebfrance

Gathering Storm by petebfrance

Gathering Storm

Subhojit - thanks. The idea originally was to put a light border around so that it would look like a forgotten old print in an album - the black just adds a bit (well, a lot really) of shadow...

regards
Pete

By: petebfrance

Common Swallowtail - side by petebfrance

Common Swallowtail - side

Joline
thanks - 'Common Swallowtail' is the poor things 'official' name. I don't think they're that common, really Wink

By: petebfrance

We are ugly but we have the music by petebfrance

We are ugly but we have the music

Gary

thank-you for the comment. I guess I overstated the lack of glamour compared to many of the others shown here on Epz. I've added a Wink in the hopes of indicating that the comments were tongue-in-cheek.

regards
Pete

By: petebfrance

Blue Butterfly on Daisy by petebfrance

Blue Butterfly on Daisy

many thanks for comments Smile
uzi9mm
thank-you. The my book shows the Holly Blue underwing, not very helpful in this case as my shots of the underwings were totally out of focus and the butterfly did not stay around long. Still, it was accommodating of it to land on a complementary (or close to?) coloured flower.

By: petebfrance

Red Admiral Sunbathing on a Hydrangea by petebfrance

Red Admiral Sunbathing on a Hydrangea

Thank-you for comments
Elaine - he (I think it's a he) can be found there quite often - other favourite perch appears to be a garden table.

Annette - I have to admit I was particularly pleased with the green 'shapes' in the background. They probably 'rescued' it, really Smile

By: petebfrance