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

 
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Aug 02, 2022 04:05 |  #616

Female Palm Dart (external link)

One of the smallest butterfly I'd ever seen.

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Aug 02, 2022 11:24 |  #617

kd_reno wrote in post #19411289 (external link)
Very nice work as usual Jay. How do you like shooting butterflies with the 300 compared to the 100-500?

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Using the 300 was more of an experiment, and it worked better then I thought. I really liked what it produced, but the 100-500 is so much lighter and having that zoom range makes it extremely flexible. I don't think I'd stop using the 300, but I'll probably use the 100-500 more overall


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Aug 02, 2022 12:32 |  #618

I think these are Sonoran Skippers, but I'm not sure. They're much harder to ID than birds

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Aug 03, 2022 06:09 |  #619

Brimstone - I've been trying to photograph one of these on and off for sometime but unlike some others they are pretty skittish. Fortunately this one stayed in one place for a few minutes though it was pretty windy.

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Aug 04, 2022 13:45 |  #620

Some butterfly pics from the garden around a Swiss holiday residence.Taken with a R5 and the RF100-500. I think it is a cabbage white.


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Aug 04, 2022 13:48 |  #621

Two more, I think it is some sort of skipper and therefore qualifies as a butterfly... Taken with the R5 and the RF 100-500.


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Aug 06, 2022 14:04 |  #622

Gatekeeper butterfly.

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Aug 06, 2022 19:28 |  #623

Eastern tiger swallowtail, taken in my garden. It has been really hot for the last few weeks, average temps 85-90 F, (29-32C) and at least 10 of these guys were all over the Zinnia that I mixed in with the tomato plants.


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Aug 07, 2022 12:23 |  #624

Southern Dogface and Tiger Swallowtail


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Aug 08, 2022 19:42 |  #625

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Aug 08, 2022 23:30 |  #626

Male Plain tiger (external link)

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Aug 09, 2022 14:02 as a reply to  @ rabate's post |  #628

Great shots!

Zinnias are wonderful for attracting butterflies. I planted them this year and have been enjoying watching all the pollinators every day.


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Aug 09, 2022 21:31 |  #629

photomom2one wrote in post #19413945 (external link)
Great shots!

Zinnias are wonderful for attracting butterflies. I planted them this year and have been enjoying watching all the pollinators every day.

If you plant plants for the larval stage also, you will get even more butterflies.




  
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Aug 10, 2022 15:31 |  #630

Scotch Argus (Erebia aethiops). Although these are widespread in Scotland, there are only two sites in England where they are found, so every year I make a bit of a pilgrimage to see them. Well worth the journey every time!
The first shot is a hand-held stack of nine images, as I couldn't get the position I need to have the wings parallel to the sensor without spooking it.


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