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Butterfly

By Holmewood
Thank you so much for the votes and comments on yesterday's upload and for everyone who identified it. Much appreciated. Another attempt today. Fred (Badgerfred) has recommended a book so I should be able to (maybe) find out what I am taking photos of. My guess today would be a Common Blue. Thanks for having a look. Cathy

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Kurt42, NaturesHaven, stuart1963 and 25 more


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24 Jun 2013 9:40PM
Beautiful capture Cathy, nice detail,
Fred.

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johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 10:04PM
I've just been taking pictures of buttercups In the meadows, you not only get the buttercup but that great butterfly to go with it. Super capture.SmileSmileSmileSad
Regards John.
DerekL 11 165 24 England
24 Jun 2013 10:07PM
Nice image Cathy.

This may help you with ID of UK Butterflies
http://butterfly-conservation.org/files/butterfly_guide.pdf

Derek
24 Jun 2013 10:14PM
That is a brilliant site. Thank Derek
25 Jun 2013 12:15AM
Well Cathy it's a lovely shot but not so sharp that we can't do better with a little help, if this is handheld and i suspect it is we need a higher shutter speed to help with
any movement so push your ISO up a bit and bring the aperture down to say 10 or 11 and see if that helps but you need a higher shutter speed than 1/40sec.
Hope this helps Regards Gary
25 Jun 2013 12:21AM
Thank you. Will definitely try that. Cathy
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
25 Jun 2013 2:17AM
Pretty well agree with what's been said, I'd just like to add it's a fine effort......

As an avid Butterfly and Moth photographer I can recommend British Moths and Butterflies: A Photographic Guide, by Chris Manley it's a little expensive, but it's a great read.....But a real must to anyone into butterflies etc, it also has a great section on caterpillars, I find it invaluable.

Ade
25 Jun 2013 6:27AM
beautiful image Cathy well captured
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 7:36AM
A lovely detailed image.
Alf.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
25 Jun 2013 9:24AM
Lovely capture Cathy.GrinGrin
Ron
ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 9:02PM
Great capture,

Ali
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 12:41AM
Along with the advice re shutter speed, I think you could crop a bit from the right
to focus more on your lovely butterfly nicely contrasted on the yellow.
It is a good idea to keep your subject off centre or on a third unless the subject calls for perfect symmetry.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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