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Yeah A butterfly at last!

By moocow
Hi all, well the lens eventually arrived after almost two month of waiting and I finally got to go out and take a pic. Of course the sun wasn't particularly shining, there wasn't much about, and anything that was was blowing in the wind. All that aside had a lovely walk around our local park with super company as usual and managed to snap this painted lady. This Macro is going to take some getting used to, with me moving backward and forward to get the correct focus and the wind swaying everything in site I ended up feeling just a wee bit dizzy. Think it lacks a bit of colour and the wings seem more in focus than the body, don't know how i managed that but hey ho just pleased to have got somehting. Think I'll practice in the house for a while with some nice flowers, at least they'll stay put.

Have a nice weekend Smile

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Alan_Baseley, KBan, tim g and 31 more

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Comments


25 Jul 2009 6:38PM
Good capture,
Alan

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KBan 14 512 4 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 6:46PM
good use of the new lens Liz

I'll be out next week !!

Keith
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
25 Jul 2009 6:59PM
A fine shot of this beautiful butterfly, splendid detail and colours
Rachel99 10 1 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 7:12PM
Lovely shot. The colour looks ok to me.
andy210966 11 4 119 Wales
25 Jul 2009 7:36PM
A very nicely taken shot!

Andy
shandoor 10 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 7:48PM
Beautiful image with wonderful colours and detail lovely composition
Alexa
dweezil 11 1 England
25 Jul 2009 8:19PM
Niceley captured with that new lens Liz
Craig
25 Jul 2009 8:19PM
A very successful shot! JNC
Stace 11 2 2 England
25 Jul 2009 8:29PM
Great capture

Stace
neonknight 15 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 8:36PM
Nice one and no end in the garden today,John
Shroomer 12 14 167 England
25 Jul 2009 8:37PM
Had the same problems lately with the wind, enjoy the macro its such fun and this fine capture shows it well
Richard
SteveMoulding 10 3 7 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 9:39PM
Beautiful macro shot. Superb depth of field with stunning colour and detail. A lovely well composed shot.
Steve.
25 Jul 2009 10:24PM
Well - for your first attempt with macro - it's pretty darned good! Forcusing is the big issue. I find you rarely get EVERYTHING sharp. It's a case of having to decide where to prioritise your focal point - then pray the wind stops for a second - and the subject stays put! Great fun!!
Ray42 11 3 England
26 Jul 2009 7:57AM
Nice shot
fatherpie 11 18 12 England
26 Jul 2009 9:21AM

Quote:Well - for your first attempt with macro - it's pretty darned good! Forcusing is the big issue. I find you rarely get EVERYTHING sharp. It's a case of having to decide where to prioritise your focal point - then pray the wind stops for a second - and the subject stays put! Great fun!!


Totally agree. Took me a while to get used to mine too, a different approach to usual but very very rewarding. Enjoy!
Dave Smile
Mikelane 12 1 Wales
26 Jul 2009 2:00PM
Cracking shot liz,love the detail too,well captured regards
Mike x
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 2:28PM
great shot
Pegon 14 78 1 England
27 Jul 2009 11:41PM
A cracking shot Liz, good detail despite the wind. Hope the sea sickness didn't last too long :0.
Pete.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2009 10:39PM
Delighted to make this 30. Lovely capture with your new lens.
Helen
29 Jul 2009 9:51AM
Great shot lovely colours.
Dave

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