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Peacock Butterfly

By Lillian  
Never taken a butterfly outside a hothouse..
But these were everywhere, and it seemed 'rude' not to at least ''try''!!
So many varieties, and here are three for you..sorry to those of you
that really can do them justice...but a one off try for me

Hand held and wrong lensWink

V2 small tortoiseshell
V3 Brimstone..cabbage pest!!

Thanks Bob, for your company over the weekend...a fun time.

Still problems off and on with uploads can take a while,
maybe if time call back?

will get back to London day out loads to share


Tags: Butterflies Peacock Close-up and macro Brimstone Tortoiseshell lavender

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30 Jul 2013 3:20PM
Beautiful captures Lillian, especially V1 is perfect!

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graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 3:24PM
nice one
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
30 Jul 2013 3:25PM
These are lovely Lillian !!
Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 3:25PM
2 great captures, v1 for me, I can almost smell the Lavender.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 3:27PM
Three superb images Lillian, fabulous colours and detail

I like very much this photo! Smile

The colors are beautiful and the butterfly looks very sharp.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Jul 2013 3:36PM
These are beautiful Lillian, I kneo how difficult it is to get a fly in focus --- you have done so well!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 3:41PM
We're all butterfly hunting at the moment - so exciting to find and capture different specimens.
So well done finding and capturing these three.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
30 Jul 2013 3:42PM
Three beauties, Lillian, especially V.1. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
30 Jul 2013 3:50PM
You have done pretty well here, Lillian: I'd be happy just seeing some of these, never mind capture them in camera.
Of the 3 my favourite is the Brimstone at V 3.
8 10 10 England
30 Jul 2013 3:52PM
The cabbage pest is a cracker Lillian.Smile
ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
30 Jul 2013 3:55PM
3 excellent captures Lillian, much better than anything i have ever done and even with the wrong lens they are superb...GrinGrin
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
30 Jul 2013 4:01PM
I always think wild is best, you get to challenge yourself against the fly or anything else.........GrinGrinGrin
lovely set. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
30 Jul 2013 4:10PM
3 fine captures Lillian, V3 my favourite,
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 4:16PM
Three great captures. Smile

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Jul 2013 4:20PM
great you went for it.. the lavender makes a gorgeous background texture. If you ever want any hints how to make it easier, I'll happily tell you.
In a HOTHOUSE you said? you mean one that got caught in your verandah/conservatory? Well there you go, if that happens I am only concerned how to catch it very gently and rescue it. I think once when it was actually too cold outside I took a picture of a moth in my verandah.

Do they often come into your conservatory or greenhouse? maybe leave a window open, we found several dead marbled whites and a fritillary I was quite sorry about it, the storm had slammed the door and they never found the small opening.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 4:27PM
I tried to yours are lovely and mine not so good but there you go, may post laters
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 4:41PM
Three very well captured images, each full of stunning detail and glorious natural colour. I'm a sucker for Peacock, and your image of this little charmer is exquisite.

AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
30 Jul 2013 4:42PM
Lovely Lillian. I have never known how people get wonderful shots of butterflies when they never sit still for long enough for me to get anywhere near!!! Ann.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 4:44PM
Excellent captures.
30 Jul 2013 5:04PM
I haven't a butterfly for ages, too hot here I think, they have all found a nice place in the shade somewhere. A lovely image so I can enjoy the butterflies you have managed to capture (photographically speaking that is).

30 Jul 2013 5:05PM
beautiful trio of shots
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
30 Jul 2013 5:21PM
Done your best Lillian.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
30 Jul 2013 5:30PM
Handheld, wrong lens, and you got THESE??

Well DONE, Lillian. Especially the shots in Vs 1 and 3. I really like those.

I've been too lazy to try butterfly shots for the longest time now. Not that I would normally try for them anyway. But there's something satisfying getting a nice shot of one Smile

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 5:31PM
Superb images Lillian - love V1 on the lavender. Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 150 16 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 5:42PM
3 great images Lillian, like them allSmile

JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 5:48PM
A splendid set and esp. love V2 (and V3 of it was the other butterfly!)
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
30 Jul 2013 5:53PM
Nice Images!! I like them a lot!!
30 Jul 2013 5:53PM
Hand held and wrong Lens, sounds just like me Lillian.Smile A lovely set though and always has to be worth a go when spotting a Butterfly settled.

John Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
30 Jul 2013 6:04PM
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 6:10PM
3 I would be proud to have taken.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
30 Jul 2013 6:13PM
You are too modest Lillian, these are wonderful captures. Love all three. Moira
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 6:17PM
Great set Lillian - superb colour and detail.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
30 Jul 2013 6:52PM
Well, they look good to me, Lillian! Wink A fine set, and think V3 just wins it for me Smile
Trev Smile
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
30 Jul 2013 7:14PM
Great shots Lillian Much better than I have been able to achieve so far. Wonderful.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
30 Jul 2013 7:19PM
I chased a few amongst the lilac as well, Lillian, but never got close. We have had quite a few peacocks and whites on our buddleia recently though (they're in the pipeline.... maybe Smile)

pks 13 2 England
30 Jul 2013 7:21PM
all great like v1 the best

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
30 Jul 2013 7:21PM
A delightful composition.

30 Jul 2013 7:27PM
Three beauties Lillian but V1 for me. Superb, Peacock butterflies are beautifully coloured GrinGrin

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
30 Jul 2013 7:34PM
Three lovelies Lillian , V1 is a cracker though Smile

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
30 Jul 2013 7:50PM
I especially like V1 with that beautiful colour combination Lillian.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 8:22PM
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
30 Jul 2013 8:40PM
Nice flutterbys Lillian.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
30 Jul 2013 8:43PM
Just like buses here Lillian.
I have not seen a butterfly for a while,
and along comes three at once !!
Good set.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
30 Jul 2013 8:49PM
Has to be the Peacock Lillian - looks good on lavender. Don't think the Brimstone bothers cabbages - that's usually the Whites.Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
10 472 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 8:49PM
Three fantastic shots Lillian, i am going to have a look in Butterfly world next week we are taking grandson, and i will try a few shots while i am there
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 9:01PM
This is gorgeous Lillian, perfectly captured.
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 9:56PM
Hi Lillian what lovely shots the lavender in the background shows of the butterfly's so well and the DOF is Realy nice.
Regards John.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Jul 2013 10:19PM
The peacock is the pick of the bunch Lillian, it's good to see so many of them about now. Brimstones do not pose any danger to cabbages Lillian, it is the small and large whites as Brian has said. They also lay their eggs on rocket and nasturtiums
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 10:38PM
Nice set. Have yet to do V2 & V3.
Ayoob 6 Australia
31 Jul 2013 12:17AM
Three excellent shots with beautiful light ,colours and details ..........Grin
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 12:36AM
Exquisite execution on all version.
Wonderful trio there Lillian, all 3 are delightful GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Jul 2013 4:05AM
Three beautiful captures. But V1 is stunning.......Sandy
31 Jul 2013 10:03AM
Like this shot! The diagonal composition really suits. Great shot, Lillian.
31 Jul 2013 10:45AM
all good with great dof Lillian I think v1 is a nose ahead so gets mt vote

PhilT2 Plus
8 443 29 England
31 Jul 2013 1:23PM
Looks stunning against the lavender. V2 is also a cracker.
31 Jul 2013 5:28PM
This is a long way down you are very good, I like that photo really lovely! thank you, Camellia,Grin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2013 12:04AM
Three of the best! Lovely colours... IB
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
6 Aug 2013 11:49PM
Hiya Lillian ,Charlotte showed me a place where they have a rope swing on the last bit of coal waste tip locally ,nature has taken over and it is alive with insects,butterflies,lots of bees,dragonflies,darters and moths as the day ends.I have had some good sessions this weekend whilst the grand kids play on the swing,the kids are great spotters ,young eyes!.Good set ,hope you are well,Neil.

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