Thursday, 28 July 2011

Butterflies on the dog walk No2

These images were taken during the first hour of bright sunshine in North Norfolk after almost a week of northerly winds and leaden skies. Bumble the Labrador stayed out of the hedgerows for once and some decent shots were possible. The second image has been posted largely because, although blurred as it took flight, the Large White doesn't have the thistle head to itself. I have kept the Common Blue at the bottom relatively small in the frame because I enjoyed how its colour was at once in contrast and at home in its surroundings.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/800 sec, f/10, 400mm at ISO 400
Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/800 sec, f/10, 400mm at ISO 400

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/500 sec, f/8, 400mm at ISO 400

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/500 sec, f/8, 400mm at ISO 400

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/640 sec, f/9, 400mm at ISO 400

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/640 sec, f/9, 400mm at ISO 400

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/800 sec, f/10, 400mm at ISO 400

6 comments:

  1. i love that meadow brown (?) one. so beautiful and soft.

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  2. The last shot is my favourite, just look at the colour combination.

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  3. Hi Tim, you certainly took advantage of the early and best light.
    Beautiful images.
    The first (and second) is a Green-veined White. Third and fourth a Red Admiral and the fifth and six Meadow Brown (Female and male respectively). The last one is actually a Holly Blue.
    Dont worry about the wrong ID's as you cannot be a brilliant Photographer and know all about butterfly species.{:)

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  4. Hi Roy. Thanks for the ID corrections and sorry I got them wrong. It's great to be able to benefit via this blog from so many with such an extensive knowledge. Much appreciated – Tim

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  5. Amazing images Tim,pin point sharp.
    John.

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  6. Lovely selection of flutters from the hedgerow Tim.

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