- Aug 29, 2020
Thank you for the commendation and your warm welcome, Click!
I generally use a 500mm at a distance of 3-3.5m. Here is a rare one for me at 700mm at 3.16m of a Common Blue. This one was tiny, about 1 cm across. It's very pale.Some pics I came accross when reminiscing about my last summer holiday - June 2019, Krete
They show that you don't need real macro equipment for butterflies:
200D/SL2, 85/1.8 some cropping was needed
I later switched to the 50/1.8 STM as it deliveres the better magnification: 0.21 (50 STM) vs. 0.14 (85)
I will post some with the 50 STM later.
These are painted ladies (vanessa cardui) AFAIK.
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This is the approach I use for dragonflies, too. Maybe a bit closer, 2 - 2.5 m. Sometimes less than 1.5 m.I generally use a 500mm at a distance of 3-3.5m. ...
And the most remarkable and amazing you can´t see in one picture:Aren't life forms remarkable - they never cease to amaze me. You need to be observant to spot those, which why they survive.
There are even more BIFs in the animal kingdom but butterflies are probably the most difficult.My first ever BIF, Butterfly in Flight - they aren't easy. eyeAF wouldn't be helpful for this Small Heath Butterfly as it has the usual trick of large eyes on its wings to fool predators and mirrorless.
And the most remarkable and amazing you can´t see in one picture:
How they develop from larvae to imago. Sometimes so different!
There are even more BIFs in the animal kingdom but butterflies are probably the most difficult.
I start just with BeeIF.
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EOS R with a manual Laowa 60mm Makro, 1/1000 Iso 1250 f/8, M with autoiso
While digging out an image of a Turkey Buzzard for the BIF thread, I came across four Florida butterflies I took last year in the Everglades (I want to go back!). A Mangrove Skipper, Dusky Skipper, Julia and male Monarch (all with the 100-40mm II on the 5DSR - I need a lens that cope with shots insects 3m away to BIF when out hiking).
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