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davey_griffo 8 213 165 England
22 Aug 2010 8:55AM
What a very colourful specimen.

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cabbie Plus
10 31 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 9:21AM
A very nice set of images V1 and 6 for me

Silverzone 10 2 England
22 Aug 2010 9:22AM
A lovely collection thanks for sharing. Sylvia
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
22 Aug 2010 9:36AM
Have you been burrowing in my Jessops bag, Ray?! A super set of images, all worthy of their own upload. Carol
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Aug 2010 9:38AM
4 and 6 stand out for me
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
22 Aug 2010 9:41AM
for me its v5, followed by 4 then 6.lesley
Techno Plus
9 2.3k 8 England
22 Aug 2010 9:44AM
Magnificent Seven Ray, beautiful butterfly captures and most impressed with the moth in-flight shots, top shots, well done..
22 Aug 2010 10:28AM
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
22 Aug 2010 10:57AM
A lovely set of images and very dificult to pick a best. - gary
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 11:00AM
good set Ray I have a preference for the latter 4 but they each have an interest for the different species
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
22 Aug 2010 11:17AM
Super series Ray. I find V6 particularly appealing.
22 Aug 2010 11:24AM
Morning Ray, These are a super series of shots think they are great,gray.
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
22 Aug 2010 12:31PM
Lovely vibrant colours in this set Ray - going on sharpness it has to be V6 for me, followed by V4 and V5, but of course we all see and judge things differently.
22 Aug 2010 12:50PM
Beautiful set of captures.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
22 Aug 2010 3:20PM
Really lovely set.

22 Aug 2010 4:30PM
Lovely set of images Ray.
Dave_Holdham 8 4 1 Wales
22 Aug 2010 5:04PM
Superb set, all worthy of an individual upload, great work
22 Aug 2010 5:05PM
stunning set of images (gave myself head ache trying to pick a winner so they all win.)
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
22 Aug 2010 5:26PM
All great but the swallow tails are exceptional . Neil and family.
22 Aug 2010 5:50PM
love em all especially the butterflies
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 6:17PM
Great captures, all together,
22 Aug 2010 6:25PM
An amazing collection. Well captured and so interesting to see. Love the Loir region. Had a fabulous day at Chennenceau.Next time I'll keep my eyes open for the butterflies ! Gill
imagio 11 12 1 England
22 Aug 2010 7:02PM
Super collection Ray

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 7:13PM
Just BRILLIANT, well done.
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 8:21PM
A wondreful set.
lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 8:34PM
what an excellent set of images, love v 3/5 and 6!!! fantastic x x
22 Aug 2010 8:45PM
V6 for me Ray, but all very good flitter flutter buzzy things Smile

John Smile
TerryMcK 9 71 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 8:47PM
A well taken & neatly presented set here, Ray. Good work indeed.
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
22 Aug 2010 9:51PM
This is top work and all more than worth viewing as they are taken perfectly.

xwang 8 56 8
22 Aug 2010 10:25PM
Excellent collection, beautiful images and superb capture.Very well done.
LexEquine 11 19 United States
22 Aug 2010 11:14PM
"Lucky 7" excellent captures, Ray, with fine color & details. That Hummingbird Hawk Moth is really interesting. Have never seen one before, Ray. Hope your Weekend was nice. Ciao...Peter
22 Aug 2010 11:22PM
Great set Ray, V4/5 and 6 are my favs but all very good,
Carrie_1 7 2 6 Wales
23 Aug 2010 8:56AM
Beautiful set of images, especially V6, so pretty.
23 Aug 2010 11:27AM
well !!as usual impresed!
23 Aug 2010 11:35AM
Excellent set,
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
23 Aug 2010 12:51PM
What a fine collection of butterflies and moths,,

this is a really great set of images ray,well done indeed.ray
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 1:37PM
What a fantastic set... They all deserve to go up seperately
mrjt 11 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 2:45PM
A SUPERB set, and all different. well processed .....Jack
fatherpie 9 18 12 England
23 Aug 2010 3:15PM
Fabulous set ... many of them worth their own posting IMHO
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 4:17PM
Fantastic set of shots Ray.
Jekaro 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 8:47PM
All just brilliant, Ray, superb details and colours.
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 4:35AM
superb series Ray and nice and sharp images.

saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
24 Aug 2010 7:35AM
Wonderful set of image.all very beautiful indeed.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 10:38AM
Superb set Ray. All excellent work. paul
lawbert 10 1.8k 15 England
24 Aug 2010 6:08PM
Hello Ray
What a set of captures all worthy of an upload in thier own right.
Im amazed at the species of moths and butterflies Buddlia attracts in warmer regions.
The focus is spot on in V4,5,6 and 7 and they are just superb considering the lens you used opposed to a true macro lense.
V1,2 and 3 are just as amazing as you have caught this wonderful moth inflight twice. (I am so jealous!!)
Capturing inflights of insects is sometimes easier with a longer lense such as yours compared to a macro lense as you have the ability to zoom in and out until you get the sharp focus which depends on the minimum focus distance of your lense.
Shutter speed is what counts combined with the sharpest aperture your lense works at..Im guessing about f6.3 or 7.1 on the 100-400.
Light is the key issue to get the shutter speed and tinfoil reflectors work a treat anywhere in the world and you buy foil roll virtually anywhere as well...
Just watch the little fellas and see where they land most often and point your reflectors at it to get the light you need.

I hope this helps and PM me if im a little unclear on what I said!!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 8:44PM
Fantastic shots all of then and deserve to be shown on their own merits, but V2 is soooooo perfect and a real stunner
cedaray 9 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 10:33PM
This is one super set of images Ray, well done. V6 is my fav.
25 Aug 2010 8:01AM
Beautiful set of images Ray - V4 & 6 are my fav's

goso 11 2 1 Australia
25 Aug 2010 8:10AM
A good detailed set Ray...Bill
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 10:07AM
Very6 good advise from Paul and all of us can learn from that if you're not using a dedicated macro lens - very envious on the set apart from the gatekeeper - all species I would love to have in my P/F - Ina
25 Aug 2010 12:43PM
Outstanding shots Ray, so sharp and colourful very well done. Gary
25 Aug 2010 3:07PM
Out standing set of images Ray, well done.

25 Aug 2010 5:50PM
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 8:35AM
4-5-6 are my very favourites of this great little set

porty2003 14 97 Scotland
26 Aug 2010 9:01AM
Lovely shots Ray,V4 delightful and V6 is superbly composed and very striking

colin63 9 6 England
26 Aug 2010 9:30AM
Superb collection of shots Ray

jgmford 10 England
26 Aug 2010 1:24PM
Stunning series of close up detail captures Ray, great colours.
26 Aug 2010 3:51PM
Superb set of captures real nice well done .Rob
26 Aug 2010 7:32PM
Great set Ray, I have never seen the Moth before. Well done.
Natzdad 9 29 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 10:21PM
Amazing set of shots,love the bee hawk moth...Mick
27 Aug 2010 4:23PM
great set, V6 for me
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1961 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 10:53PM
The swallowtails are my favourites.
28 Aug 2010 2:47AM
Beautiful set of images with nice colours and detail and very well presented.
Cheers Allen,
Suehh 10 39 6 England
28 Aug 2010 10:05AM
Moths give me the ebbie jeebies but you make them look lovely.

All fine images.

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
29 Aug 2010 10:10PM
Wonderful set Ray, couldn't catch the Swallowtail for the life of me over there

photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
31 Aug 2010 12:58AM
superb set
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
4 Sep 2010 11:11PM
A marvellous set Ray, I'd have been proud to have taken each and every one of these. I'm especially envious of you for managing to get a hummingbird hawkmoth and a swallowtail. I've never seen the first mentioned before and the latter only in captivity

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