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Mar 12, 2017 08:51 |  #76

The European Peacock.

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Mar 12, 2017 11:11 |  #77

Hye5, great capture, i love the blossoms with the butterfly.

I am still nearly 4 months from seeing the first butterfly of the season in my area.


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Mar 12, 2017 11:13 |  #78

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The European Peacock.
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Knapweed and thistles sure attract butterflies!


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Mar 12, 2017 12:30 |  #79

Here are three of my favorites, all photographed at the Huntington Gardens in southern California. I'm no butterfly expert and cannot identify any of them but they sure are beautiful and a fun challenge to photograph. I have my best luck with longer lenses.

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Mar 12, 2017 15:00 as a reply to bpalermini's post |  #80

^Very nice, Bob! I like the composition and photo-bombing wasp in #2.




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Mar 12, 2017 19:21 as a reply to Micro5797's post |  #81

Thanks Micro5797! I know what you mean...This was the first I have seen here in a long time.


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Mar 12, 2017 19:22 |  #82

bpalermini wrote in post #18298846 (external link)
Here are three of my favorites, all photographed at the Huntington Gardens in southern California. I'm no butterfly expert and cannot identify any of them but they sure are beautiful and a fun challenge to photograph. I have my best luck with longer lenses.

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Same for me...Long lenses all the way!


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Mar 12, 2017 19:59 |  #83

A while ago, using my old Bigma.


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Mar 12, 2017 20:39 |  #84

Black phase Tiger swallowtail
I like this as the flowers appear to be stretching out to draw the butterfly's attention.

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Mar 13, 2017 07:52 as a reply to bpalermini's post |  #85

It's never too late to learn, nor better way than capturing good photos, then IDing them, so you can name your image file.

I believe the first is a Monarch, and the other two shots are Gulf fritillary.




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Mar 13, 2017 09:53 |  #86

Good tips!

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If you spook a butterfly, stay put and they will usually return to about the same spot with in a couple of minutes.

I watched a Sulfur on a very windy day. I probably spooked it, so I just stood still. It took off, was carried by the wind to about 40 yards away & 30 yards high, fluttered around a bit, then came back & landed about 6 inches from where it took off from.
The thing was, there was nothing there that I could see that I thought might interest it, & it was pretty amazing that those little eyes were able to keep track of where it wanted to go.


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Mar 13, 2017 10:03 |  #87

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18299710 (external link)
Good tips!
I watched a Sulfur on a very windy day. I probably spooked it, so I just stood still. It took off, was carried by the wind to about 40 yards away & 30 yards high, fluttered around a bit, then came back & landed about 6 inches from where it took off from.
The thing was, there was nothing there that I could see that I thought might interest it, & it was pretty amazing that those little eyes were able to keep track of where it wanted to go.

I do find that the sulphur are the most skittish and easily spooked, at least in my area.


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Mar 15, 2017 22:46 |  #88

BlazinBob wrote in post #18299005 (external link)
^Very nice, Bob! I like the composition and photo-bombing wasp in #2.

Yes, That was a lucky fly-by.

Here's one more of, I believe, a moth from Huntington Gardens. This time with a 100mm macro up close.

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Mar 16, 2017 09:18 |  #89

bpalermini wrote in post #18302180 (external link)
Yes, That was a lucky fly-by.

Here's one more of, I believe, a moth from Huntington Gardens. This time with a 100mm macro up close.

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I believe this to be a skipper butterfly due to the bulb at the end of the antenna.
With the wide variety of skippers, i always have a hard time identifying them. I have seen moths with the same body/wing shape though.

EDIT:
I looked it up in my Kaufman field guide. It appears to be a male Fiery Skipper, a type of grass skipper found in California as well as the southern half of America.


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Mar 16, 2017 09:33 as a reply to Micro5797's post |  #90

Thanks for the ID, good to know. I always think of butterflies as being smoother.


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