Butterflies, Moths and Assorted Insects...

AlanF

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I am getting desperate finding nature to photograph, photographic stir crazy. Here is a Brimstone. They are very skittish, settle rarely and I for one can't approach one. This called for the Sigma 150-600mm on the 90D, and I was a respectful 5m back. His camouflaging is very good and he looks like a leaf when he closes his wings. His proboscis is sucking nectar.

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ISv

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Some from the last months: Agraulis vanillae - Gulf fritillary; Brephidium exilis - Western pygmy blue; unknown grasshopper; Strymon bazochii - The Smaller Lantana Butterfly and Tenodera aridifolia - Chinese Mantis.
I'm not sure for the ID of the Mantis and have no idea what is that grasshopper


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Brephidium exilis - Western pygmy blue 5.jpg
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Strymon bazochii - The Smaller Lantana Butterfly 4.jpg
Tenodera aridifolia - Chinese Mantis 1.jpg
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ISv

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Thanks Click!
Just see what my daughter is doing with the macro lens (I got permission to post this one here:) - she is posting on Instagram...). Proud dad/teacher is talking right now:giggle:! She is shooting hand-hold, outdoor (hiking) and no stacking...

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AlanF

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Nice shot Alan but I would bet for the Green-veined White (Pieris napi)! Usually they appear earlier than the Cabbage-whites in the spring.
Thanks for getting me to check on this. You are quite correct.