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Butterflies at Blean

By Della_W
Taken on a recent visit to Blean Woods. My first attempt at butterflies. Not as sharp as I had hoped, but I'm still learning.

Unfortunately, we forgot to take the macro lens with us, so I had to resort to the standard 70-210 lens! One of my best shots, but I hope to get some better ones with the proper lens next time!

1/500 sec

Edited in PSE3

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Shaun_W, mohikan22, C_Daniels and 11 more

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Shaun_W 12 102
4 Aug 2005 4:25AM
Came out well considering. Nice shot.


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mohikan22 13 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2005 4:27AM
tried a flutterby myself yesterday. using closeup lens x4. alas a little out of fous as yours. not tired with macro lens.
like this one though you got the "open wing" shot i was after Grin
well done.
karski 12
4 Aug 2005 6:22AM
How do you get the background to blur? Is it the closeup lens that does that (I'm still learning too...)

Great composition though, congratulations on the shot SmileHave you tried using high drive? I got a series of photos of a butterfly fluttering away. Looks better if the photos are put together Smile
C_Daniels 12 399 10 England
4 Aug 2005 8:45AM
Great capture - nice specimens!
Seen my ones?
4 Aug 2005 9:21AM
A nice shot considering the lens you were using, i think butterflies are one of the hardest subjects to photograph properly.

I must try to get more shots of them in my portfolio.

silverwolf 16 7 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2005 10:07AM
Great shot
babs4 13
4 Aug 2005 11:40AM
Beautiful shot colour and detail
georg Plus
12 4 South Africa
4 Aug 2005 1:54PM
Shaun_W 12 102
5 Aug 2005 4:07AM
(from Della_W)
thank you all.

karski - more luck than judgement, but I think it was due to the aperture setting.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
5 Sep 2005 2:01PM
Lovely capture,two for the price of one.Good composition.

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