Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Macro 
Thread started 16 Jul 2016 (Saturday) 20:08
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Post your Butterflies!! Tips on how to capture them.

 
Lester ­ Wareham
Moderator
Avatar
26,338 posts
Gallery: 2177 photos
Best ofs: 6
Likes: 7653
Joined Jul 2005
Location: Hampshire, UK
Post edited 11 months ago by Lester Wareham.
     
May 01, 2017 03:49 |  #91

All good tips, main thing is get them when they are busy!

Naughty time busy

IMAGE: http://www.ware.myzen.co.uk/GalleryPics/Photos/Arthropods/Butterflies%20Moths/insects%20silver%20st%20pair%20G_001-02%2022-07-12.jpg

munchy time busy

IMAGE: http://www.ware.myzen.co.uk/GalleryPics/Photos/Arthropods/Butterflies%20Moths/insects%20Red%20Admiral%20K_001_29-08-11.jpg

chilling time busy

IMAGE: http://www.ware.myzen.co.uk/GalleryPics/Photos/Arthropods/Butterflies%20Moths/insects%20Pearl%20C_0019_24-04-11.jpg

As said if they spook they will tend to come back if you stay still.

Feeding BFs time at a flower depends on the floret density and how often the flower has been visited. Single floret flowers, they may feed for seconds, densely packed floret heads they may stick around for minuets.

For lenses I suspect anything can work, I tend to find the extra reach of the 180 macro helps unless it is the sort that is low in the grass then the shorter 100mm is better.

My Photography Home Page (external link) RSS Feed (external link)
Gear List
FAQ on UV and Clear Protective Filters
Macrophotography by LordV

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Micro5797
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
479 posts
Gallery: 15 photos
Likes: 125
Joined Dec 2013
Location: Montana
Post edited 10 months ago by Micro5797. (5 edits in all)
     
Jun 08, 2017 12:27 |  #92

My first time out this year butterflying i only was a few. Here is my best shot of a Western Pine Elfin.
F/8 and around 1:PM.

I was thinking of printing this one. Does it look to noisy in the greens, too saturated or over sharpened? It was very sharp to begin with. I just did a few LR edits. I wish i was at F/11 for a little more DOF, but it is still acceptable. I see i still need to fix that brown spot on the needle just behind the butterfly. How is the composition, i did crop quite a bit as well as this is a small butterfly.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


_______________
Canon 70D | 70-200mm f2.8 MK1 | 85mm f1.8 | 50mm f1.8 | Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 non vc| Nissin Di866 II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Moderator
Avatar
75,180 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 2035
Joined Feb 2004
Location: Middle of Michigan
     
Jun 08, 2017 12:54 |  #93

Micro5797 wrote in post #18373971 (external link)
I was thinking of printing this one. Does it look to noisy in the greens, too saturated or over sharpened?

It looks OK to me, but I might move the Bfly a bit more to the right. As for sharpening, why sharpen noise if you don't have to? There are several ways to sharpen, but generally, I only sharpen the part of the image that will benefit the most, & that also results in a smaller file size at the same Quality setting. You should be able to do something similar in LR.
Selection for sharpening illustration.


FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1600 pixels on any side.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mnphotos
Senior Member
Avatar
749 posts
Gallery: 9 photos
Likes: 19
Joined Aug 2012
Location: Minnesota
     
Jun 08, 2017 16:08 |  #94

Micro5797 wrote in post #18373971 (external link)
I was thinking of printing this one. Does it look to noisy in the greens

I actually like that look so go for it.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Lester ­ Wareham
Moderator
Avatar
26,338 posts
Gallery: 2177 photos
Best ofs: 6
Likes: 7653
Joined Jul 2005
Location: Hampshire, UK
     
Jun 09, 2017 12:08 |  #95

Micro5797 wrote in post #18373971 (external link)
My first time out this year butterflying i only was a few. Here is my best shot of a Western Pine Elfin.
F/8 and around 1:PM.

I was thinking of printing this one. Does it look to noisy in the greens, too saturated or over sharpened? It was very sharp to begin with. I just did a few LR edits. I wish i was at F/11 for a little more DOF, but it is still acceptable. I see i still need to fix that brown spot on the needle just behind the butterfly. How is the composition, i did crop quite a bit as well as this is a small butterfly.
thumbnail
Hosted photo: posted by Micro5797 in
./showthread.php?p=183​73971&i=i239266378
forum: Macro

Looks OK to me, don't worry.

I have noticed dark very deep greens can look noisy in some of my shots, don't know if this is a Canon thing. Having said that I very rarely do NR.

I do think we obsess too much about low noise and super sharpness. Even my most crap shot on a DSLR is better technically than my old Kodachrome 64 slides.

Image content, composition and lighting "should" be more important than technical perfection. I guess both is always nice. :)


My Photography Home Page (external link) RSS Feed (external link)
Gear List
FAQ on UV and Clear Protective Filters
Macrophotography by LordV

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dashotgun
Goldmember
Avatar
1,095 posts
Gallery: 146 photos
Likes: 408
Joined Aug 2008
Location: The Tar Heel state
Post edited 10 months ago by dashotgun.
     
Jun 09, 2017 12:29 |  #96


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.

IMAGE: http://davidsdigitalvision.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-2/p167409969-5.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://davidsdigitalvi​sion.zenfolio.com/img/​s/v-2/p167409969-5.jpg  (external link) on zenfolio

IMAGE: http://davidsdigitalvision.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-2/p325952367-5.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://davidsdigitalvi​sion.zenfolio.com/img/​s/v-2/p325952367-5.jpg  (external link) on zenfolio

IMAGE: http://davidsdigitalvision.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-2/p397800818-5.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://davidsdigitalvi​sion.zenfolio.com/img/​s/v-2/p397800818-5.jpg  (external link) on zenfolio

You don't take a photograph, you make it. ~Ansel Adams
http://Davidsdigitalvi​sion.zenfolio.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
stevendillonphoto
Senior Member
577 posts
Likes: 297
Joined Jun 2017
     
Jun 09, 2017 14:22 |  #97

You all certainly have some nice images here. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the ID tips too.


--Steven
http://www.stevendillo​nphoto.com/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MJB-UK
Member
193 posts
Gallery: 61 photos
Likes: 182
Joined Dec 2012
Location: Wiltshire, UK
     
Jun 13, 2017 16:01 |  #98

IMAGE: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4263/34446848174_4eff5ae74b_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/UtX6​Rq  (external link) common blue2 (external link) by Martin Bone (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4207/34446850584_b757630597_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/UtX7​yY  (external link) common blue (external link) by Martin Bone (external link), on Flickr



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Micro5797
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
479 posts
Gallery: 15 photos
Likes: 125
Joined Dec 2013
Location: Montana
Post edited 10 months ago by Micro5797.
     
Jun 24, 2017 10:40 |  #99

Here is a Pacific Fritillary that i got last week. I had about 2 min to work with him and had a bit too shallow DOF for the above wing.
This is my first find in my area as i am on the outskirts of its location.
The pink on it's under wing is what makes it the Pacific variation.

Montana, 5500' 1:00.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


_______________
Canon 70D | 70-200mm f2.8 MK1 | 85mm f1.8 | 50mm f1.8 | Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 non vc| Nissin Di866 II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
vpsnpc
Member
Avatar
85 posts
Gallery: 79 photos
Likes: 791
Joined Nov 2016
Location: Tirunelveli, India
     
Sep 24, 2017 02:09 |  #100

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4406/37022943430_bdf30588ec_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …430/in/datepost​ed-public/  (external link)
IMG_1432 (external link) by Sunil V P (external link) on Flickr

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/37420668535_daa27039a9_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …535/in/datepost​ed-public/  (external link)
IMG_1416 (external link) by Sunil V P (external link) on Flickr



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
vpsnpc
Member
Avatar
85 posts
Gallery: 79 photos
Likes: 791
Joined Nov 2016
Location: Tirunelveli, India
     
Sep 24, 2017 02:10 |  #101

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4445/37249085722_f43cc3aa0a_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …722/in/datepost​ed-public/  (external link)
IMG_1405 (external link) by Sunil V P (external link) on Flickr

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4502/37278514481_2f97a721ef_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …481/in/datepost​ed-public/  (external link)
IMG_1399 (external link) by Sunil V P (external link) on Flickr



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
vpsnpc
Member
Avatar
85 posts
Gallery: 79 photos
Likes: 791
Joined Nov 2016
Location: Tirunelveli, India
     
Sep 24, 2017 02:12 |  #102

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4378/37231602466_fe24dbbb09_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …466/in/datepost​ed-public/  (external link)
IMG_1388 (external link) by Sunil V P (external link) on Flickr

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4398/37249121362_1e9ccbc4a2_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …362/in/datepost​ed-public/  (external link)
IMG_1386 (external link) by Sunil V P (external link) on Flickr



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
vpsnpc
Member
Avatar
85 posts
Gallery: 79 photos
Likes: 791
Joined Nov 2016
Location: Tirunelveli, India
     
Oct 19, 2017 08:14 |  #103

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4503/37722669146_2378a1ab8f_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …146/in/datepost​ed-public/  (external link)
Great Eggfly (external link) by Sunil V P (external link) on Flickr



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
vpsnpc
Member
Avatar
85 posts
Gallery: 79 photos
Likes: 791
Joined Nov 2016
Location: Tirunelveli, India
     
Oct 19, 2017 08:15 |  #104

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4476/37722671116_b82fa81953_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …116/in/datepost​ed-public/  (external link)
Common Emigrant (external link) by Sunil V P (external link) on Flickr



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
vpsnpc
Member
Avatar
85 posts
Gallery: 79 photos
Likes: 791
Joined Nov 2016
Location: Tirunelveli, India
     
Oct 19, 2017 08:16 |  #105

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/37738937032_2e57331da0_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …032/in/datepost​ed-public/  (external link)
Blue Pansy (external link) by Sunil V P (external link) on Flickr

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4456/37722656686_0e0d6d89e2_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …686/in/datepost​ed-public/  (external link)
Yellow pansy (external link) by Sunil V P (external link) on Flickr



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

27,743 views & 259 likes for this thread
Post your Butterflies!! Tips on how to capture them.
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Macro 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.0forum software
version 2.0 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Emme16
752 guests, 388 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.