Butterflies, Moths and Assorted Insects...

Sporgon

5% of gear used 95% of the time
dpc said:
Mourning cloak butterfly...
A beautiful butterfly and quite large too I believe, up to 4" across. They are very rare in England but a few are occasionally seen in the South East. We call it the Camberwell Beauty after Camberwell Lane in London where two were first found in around 1780.

I'd love to see one here but unfortunately that's pretty unlikely as butterfly numbers in general over the past thirty years in the UK are down dramatically.
 

dpc

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Sporgon said:
dpc said:
Mourning cloak butterfly...
A beautiful butterfly and quite large too I believe, up to 4" across. They are very rare in England but a few are occasionally seen in the South East. We call it the Camberwell Beauty after Camberwell Lane in London where two were first found in around 1780.

I'd love to see one here but unfortunately that's pretty unlikely as butterfly numbers in general over the past thirty years in the UK are down dramatically.

I do see them here occasionally both in our yard and elsewhere. I find them a particularly attractive insect. I sometimes wonder if the prevalence of chemical sprays in agriculture has a detrimental effect. I imagine it must. There is concern with bees, of course.
 

TommyLee

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Sep 29, 2012
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lots of fun stuff here....
thanks for it all
...

here I use the Sig 135 f1.8 with a 20mm extension tube...

I had JUST tried the Sig 105 f1.4.... but even though the bokeh was as good as my 85 f1.2 mk II....
it was just too heavy..and big..
it crowded the camera bag..
so I got the 135 f1.8 instead...
one of these two was to replace my 85 f1.2 II..
..
sio I decided.. and took the 135 on some different adventures..

this litt butterfly 3 shots.. the last one..he is starting to jump..
I got enough distance to NOT invade his space.. so I seemed to get shots.. bees too..
more to do in this direction..

update: ok 1 more...
I have the Canon 100L macro.. but this 135 Sig is very sharp and has some reach... for these bugs

I was surprised how well it all worked.. running thru the garden grabbing shots...
I hope canon updates the 180 macro with a sharp / I.S. lens....
which will also be nice for portraits....
 

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