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Sipping Nectar

By jon1169
Resubmission of my first butterfly shot, straight from the camera, unsharpened and minimum compression. Cabbage white on lavendar flowers. First time I've tried taking butterflies so I'm quite pleased with the composition and focus.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: cameraman, mattw, tull and 11 more

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geegee 18 29 England
24 Jul 2004 7:23PM
Nice one Jon, lovely detail and composition.

jon1169 18 51 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 7:28PM
Thanks George. For a "cheap" camera the S602 really does have a nice macro mode.
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
24 Jul 2004 8:46PM
ohhhh....Gonna have to get on me soapbox here...grrr...sorry, but there is no such thing as a "Cabbage White"...It's a local colloqualism(scuse spelling there). Think I'd be more inclined to say that it is a Wood White! Sorry, I'm a stickler for, please don't take offence...Cracking good shot all the same....Regards....Ade....Click
lighty 19 223 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 8:47PM
Quite pleased, I should think you are!
well done, beautiful photograph
Strange isn't how the 602 comes up trumps
over newer camera's
Terry L 18 609 5 England
24 Jul 2004 8:47PM
Not bad at all for a first attempt Jon, well detailed and good composition.

Looks more like a small white to me as the wood white does not have the dark spot on the wing. Commonly known as the cabbage white due to the larvae feeding on cabbage and related Cruciferae.

scragend 17 3 Scotland
24 Jul 2004 8:48PM
You should be very pleased if this is your first time taking butterflies! Very nice side lighting and good DOF in the right place. Click!
jon1169 18 51 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 9:03PM
Ade, Terry - thanks for putting me right on the correct name for the butterfly - you learn something new every day!

John, Chris - thanks for the comments. It took half an hour and numerous shots sitting by my lavendar bush to get one good image. Thank God for digital as I would have gone through about 3 films otherwise!
deeken 17 4
24 Jul 2004 9:19PM
Excellent close up. Perfect DOF, love the colors and the detail.
Well done.

Little Jo Plus
20 2.3k United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 10:07PM
Well done Jon. Love the fine detail - an excellent photo.

jan's 18
24 Jul 2004 10:11PM
Well taken good shot well done CLICK..
naturenut 19 1.8k England
24 Jul 2004 10:40PM
Well done Jon, but ... I think it is a male green-veined white ;o) Lovely shot anyway.
brian1208 18 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 10:55PM
Careful Jon, you are on a slippery slope with this macro shooting - you don't want to end up like your father!

This is good, nicely detailed and you have the focus and exposure well under control.

Difficult - aren't they Smile

UserHasLeft 18 654
24 Jul 2004 11:08PM
Jeepers, Jon, cabbage wood small green-veined. Are these good folk having a joke at your expense here Smile

A great picture with excellent colour, detail and clarity.
suzieosman 17 66 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 11:19PM
An absolutely cracking shot, butterflies are one of my favourite sorry Hubby (Ade) it is a Small White, as Terry says, but not known as the 'Cabbage White', although they are a pest to them also, the Large White is the 'Cabbage White'....Enough of that, great
mattw 18 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 11:21PM
Excellent shot - full of impact. the focus and DOF are spot on.

mrcal 17 1.0k
25 Jul 2004 12:02AM
I can contribute nothing to the identification process. However, I can say that I think it's a great shot.
jon1169 18 51 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 6:57AM
Thanks for all the comments everyone. I didn't realise I'd stir up so much debate by misnaming the butterfly! Smile

I'd like to spend more time trying butterfly shots, but we only seem to have 2 Small Whites (get the name right!) in the garden. I wonder if one is male and one female?

tull 18 181 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 12:58PM
Superb macro Jon,great colour and detail.

Best wishes.

25 Jul 2004 9:38PM
Great Shot CB

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