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They Sat, I Shot, I Left

By ChiliMan
Quick responses to a couple of comments in yesterday’s upload:

Carol, I did wonder last year whether nest building was going on. I saw it rasping some dry heliconia stems. Never thought of squirrels building nests!

Jennnn, they definitely reproduce in our garden ‘cos I’ve seen a couple of babies in the last few years. Thanks for the idea of laying out some material for them! Must put out some ‘nest padding’ and see if it disappears Smile


Alrighty, people, just a couple of butterflies from today. The one in V2 (Pale Grass Blue) is about a third the size of the one in V1 (Common Grass Yellow). Unfortunately I didn’t have my extension tube on, otherwise I could’ve got closer to the PGB. Never mind, both are just spur-of-the-moment grabs when heading out. I was taking my dad for a medical appointment. He was putting on his shoes. I was taking the cam to the car when I saw these two and decided to try my luck. They turned out sharp enough so here they are Smile I should make an effort to get some good butterfly shots. I mean, the butterflies are here every day, pretty much. It’s just a matter of getting them at the right time and having patience to get the shot. The latter of which is the problem Grin Whenever I DO get a butterfly shot it’s usually ‘cos I happened to be there and could be bothered at the time Smile


Tags: Butterfly Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Common grass yellow Zizeeria maha serica Pale grass blue Eurema hecabe contubernalis

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Mike_Young Plus
13 24 11 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 6:47PM
Two splendid shots Andrew

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barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 6:49PM
Love your title
Two pretty captures I would be proud to get
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 6:58PM
Two super shots Andrew, but I do like V2, so small but so detailed.
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 6:59PM
two brilliant detailed captures andrew wonderful tones v2 for me today love the comp a stunner nice one Wink
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
6 Jan 2014 7:06PM
Two beautiful butterflies, Andrew, how lucky you are to have them around all year Smile Carol
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
6 Jan 2014 7:14PM
C,mon Andrew,get your finger out.
You can't expect a butterfly to sit on your lap and then take the shot.
A bit of stalking and hunting is surely required.
Prefer V2 for the one to come and sit on my lap !!
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 7:15PM
Two great butterfly images Andrew
But do rather like V1 and the sharpness.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2210 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 7:22PM
I'm trying to put that into Latin, as an alternative to veni, vidi, vici. Sedi... reliqui... Stuck for the middle...
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 7:23PM
v2 for me Andrew - both lovely captures SmileSmile
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 7:32PM
Two superb images Andrew. My problem with taking butterflies, is by the time I'm ready, they've fluttered by. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
6 Jan 2014 7:36PM
Two interesting and very well photographed butterflies---- the yellow one is new to me, looks like a little ell as posed! LOve it!
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 7:48PM
Couple of lovely images here Andrew.

Love the title!Smile

6 Jan 2014 7:54PM
Fantastic - wonderful shots - love to see what you could do if you put some effort in!!!!
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 8:50PM
I bet you are pleased with these 2 imag I would be they are super.
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 10:33PM
Two excellent shots, Andrew.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 10:35PM
Two lovely shots of the creatures who did you a favour and came within range.
SimonFletch 6 3 2 Scotland
7 Jan 2014 4:45AM
I take it you're not a ladies man, Andrew?
The title could have read "Wham, Bang, Thank You, Mam"
Not bad though, considering...

janlea 8 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 7:54AM
Two lovely images Andrew Smile
Detail in V2 is awesome Smile
ColleenA Plus
7 445 7 Australia
7 Jan 2014 9:44AM
Two perfect images....V2 could well do with it's own upload, both amazing...great photography Andrew
viscostatic 13 45 7 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 11:19AM
Two excellent close-ups. Great nature photography.

Joline Plus
14 30 56 United States
7 Jan 2014 12:47PM
Two beauties.....I especially like v1, with such nice colors.
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 5:53PM
They're impressive Andrew - especially as they're grab shots. I specially like v1. Smile
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
7 Jan 2014 9:04PM
Two super images Andrew - V1 for me too.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
8 Jan 2014 10:38PM
Two fabulous images of these beautiful butterflies Andrew, v1 is particularly impressive. If you are thinking of shooting butterflies the best time to catch them is early in the morning before they have warmed up properly or in the early evening when they are less active and settling down to roost for the night. You can get very close to a number of species this way and they won't fly away!
9 Jan 2014 11:03PM
Two lovely shots Andrew. Cathy
annettep38 8 219 42 Germany
10 Jan 2014 12:00AM
thanks for the ID on nº 2, I have some trouble to keep Malaysia's blues apart. Now I know how one of mine is called Smile

well doen with both cos' nº1 is very common but very fast, nº 2 goes really well with the hairy jaggy edged leaves!
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
10 Jan 2014 10:15AM
a beauty

two awesome close up shots
11 Jan 2014 3:44PM
Super shots Andrew, glad they stayed just long enough.

John Smile
evelen 15 5 England
13 Jan 2014 6:37PM
wonderful images.

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