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FEMALE CHALK HILL BLUE

By PhilG_DPAGB  
Several people have commented on the 1/2 sec exposure for my Marbled White picture.Well this one was a full 1 sec' @f16 - HOW? - go early morning or mid-evening when the butterflies are roosting. If there is a brezze use 2 clothes pegs joined back to back. Clip one jaw onto the host plant stem and the other onto a stick or rigid support stuck in the ground. ( I use a car aerial as it can be extended to suit differnt heights.)I put velvet between the jaws so as not to damage the plant. If nothing moves - then 2 weeks @ f 250 will give a sharp image.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: A_Harrison, franm, ericfaragh and 17 more


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franm 14 11 Wales
6 Jun 2006 10:18PM
Lovely image and thanks for the description of the technique

Fran

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ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2006 10:20PM
Some helpful tips and a fine macro capture.
MikeA 15 1.3k England
6 Jun 2006 10:23PM
As above thanks for the tips, great detail, comp. and colour.

MikeA.
mattw 15 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2006 10:27PM
Very nice shot. I have also photographed butterfiles from a tripod using long exposures. Great fun and very rewarding.

Mattw
Ajack 14
6 Jun 2006 11:12PM
A superb shot.super detail,colour
Alan
lynsfiona 15 5
6 Jun 2006 11:25PM
Lovely shot and detail superb. Lyns x
RipleyExile 16 1.6k 17 England
7 Jun 2006 6:43AM
Thanks for the description. Like the complimentarty colours.
7 Jun 2006 6:46AM
superb again phil
thanks for a good day out again mate cheers
7 Jun 2006 6:48AM
superb again phil
thanks for a good day out again mate cheers
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
7 Jun 2006 11:35AM
Lovely detailed shot
KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
15 Jun 2006 9:18PM
This is a beautiful shot! Thanks for all the info!
SimonC 15 11 England
17 Jun 2006 7:58AM
Very nice shot and helpful tips for a budding Bfly snapper Wink

Simon
David 18 32 Scotland
19 Jun 2006 5:19PM
Thanks for the tips! I will need to start using my macro lens. I bought it last year & it's still in the box. That is a crime??

Regards,

David.

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