Butterflies, Moths and Assorted Insects...

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Maximilian

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Some pics I came accross when reminiscing about my last summer holiday - June 2019, Crete :) :cool: :cry:
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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AlanF

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Some pics I came accross when reminiscing about my last summer holiday - June 2019, Krete :) :cool: :cry:
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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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.
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Maximilian

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I generally use a 500mm at a distance of 3-3.5m. ...
This is the approach I use for dragonflies, too. Maybe a bit closer, 2 - 2.5 m. Sometimes less than 1.5 m.
But as I normally don't take my 100-400 with me on vacations (I want to travel light) this was no option here ;)
 

Nemorino

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Aren't life forms remarkable - they never cease to amaze me. You need to be observant to spot those, which why they survive.
And the most remarkable and amazing you can´t see in one picture:
How they develop from larvae to imago. Sometimes so different!

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.
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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Bert63

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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

It’s a BEEiF. Awesome!
 

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