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Green veined white

By fishiee
My first butterfly shot with my new macro lens. This green veined white was captured on a very dull, grey day while out on my first dragonfly hunt of the season. Not a sign of any dragonflies, but a few of these to keep my entertained. As it was quite cool they were not so keen to move about which allowed for plenty of messing about with a tripod to get a good shot Smile

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Ade_Osman, SueTurner, clive burrow and 28 more

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Ade_Osman 19 4.5k 36 England
25 Apr 2005 1:21PM
Ohhh....Just wait till all them dragonflies hatch, they're be no stopping you.....Lovely work!

SueTurner 18 81 3 England
25 Apr 2005 1:22PM
Absolutely lovely, well done
clive burrow 18 71 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2005 1:23PM
Great detail in the large version, a super shot.
regards Clive
25 Apr 2005 1:34PM
fantastic macro

that lens looks a bit tasty - was going to get one myself but sigma dont make it for pentax... had to settle for the 180mm
Pete_g 17 327 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2005 1:38PM
Great macro shot

markp11 18 4 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2005 1:38PM
Great detail and spot on focus
Terry L 19 609 5 England
25 Apr 2005 1:51PM
Well detailed macro John, very nice.

KenTaylor 18 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2005 1:59PM
Well captured. The dull weather has muted the colour, much better than harsh sunlight.
Looks like a nice lens. Toying with getting a macro myself as a newcomer to digital from film after 30 years.
Denise 21 279
25 Apr 2005 2:04PM
Very nicely captured. Such subtle colours that work really well.
ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2005 2:11PM
Lovely capture, great detail. Well done.
future 17 153
25 Apr 2005 2:17PM
Great first shot! the butterfly looks like he / she is looking at you!! I'm looking at the 105mm version of this lense..Nice shot, Cheers Chris
daviewat 19 4.1k Scotland
25 Apr 2005 2:31PM
Great first, well detailed, sharp and very well framed for viewing.

lizziew 17 5
25 Apr 2005 2:35PM
great shot well done liz
mattberry 18 259 14 Greece
25 Apr 2005 2:53PM
Fantastic shot John, up there with the best of the butterfly shots. Theres so much detail and sharp detail at that! I don't like to make excuses or moan but with this kind of equipment that you and Tim are using I have been blown clear out of the water and my shots can't compare.

Its not just the tech though so well done for the shot, I had a very frustrating day yesterday trying to capture Brimstones laying eggs, each time I was a second too slow and missed the shot or the female was disturbed by the numerous green veined and large whites around the same area. The friend I was with made it worse by having already succeeded getting the perfect egg laying shot already Sad

I Had to make do with commas and speckled woods instead.
suzieosman 18 66 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2005 3:02PM
Fabulous shot....Don't get these round our neck of the woods, well not that we've seen....but who knows....Sue
Norman 19 22
25 Apr 2005 3:54PM
Great detail, beautiful shot.
billma 19 119 United States
25 Apr 2005 4:33PM
Top notch shot. Amazing detail in the E2 versiion. Pity those who can't see it that way.

A_Harrison 18 261 Canada
25 Apr 2005 5:35PM
nice shot.very good detail and comp.

suleesia 18 176 Malaysia
25 Apr 2005 5:49PM
excellent focusing & dof, clear and sharp hairy details. beautiful work.
Greyheron 20 282 7 England
26 Apr 2005 12:09AM
A well balanced composition with complimentary colours showing the insect clearly. The detail & markings show well too.

fishiee 18 478 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2005 1:18PM
This one was more popular than I thought for a what most would regard as just a plain old white butterfly.

I was quite surprised how attractive this species is with wings closed as the upper side is really quite plain.

James: I spent absolutely ages trying to pick between the sigma 150 and 180. In terms of image quality I couldn't find any real difference between them when I tested them out (Numerous times!) in the shop. What decided it for me eventually was that with the 150 being slightly shorter it should in theory allow more chance for sharper handheld shots, and if I wanted I could stick on a 1.4x converter for a bit more distance (Or magnification) and still maintain full autofocus.

Matt: I can fully appreaicte what you are saying about the equipment making a big difference. For a good year + I was really struggling with distant subjects until I got my 100-400L and as soon as I stuck that on the front of my camera most shots that would have been a terrible blurry mess on my little Sigma 70-300 suddenly became corkers!

There is a good amount of skill involved for sure (and an awful lot of pleasure too!) but it has to be said that a duff shot on great equipment can beat a fantastic attempt on poor gear unfortunately Sad

I've played with my girlfriend's compact digital a few times and it makes me appreciate the skill you have in getting your shots. There are a lot of people on this site who can't match your results with gear ten times the value!

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