Butterflies, Moths and Assorted Insects...

Nemorino

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Great shots but it's kind of standard for you...
Thank You! :D
Thanks for that info. Did you try, if something less works?
I can't do it for my own, because we had and have a lot of rain (thankfully!) the last days and this year I saw a hummingbird moth just once.
Typical shutter speed has been 1/4000 but that's not fast enough.
I have seen them twice this year; first time in four years.

Hornet with some sweets (aka a bee) for her kids.
R5 + RF100 macro @ 1/1600, f/8, Iso1600
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Maximilian

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    Typical shutter speed has been 1/4000 but that's not fast enough.
    I have seen them twice this year; first time in four years.
    Thanks for the reply!

    Hornet with some sweets (aka a bee) for her kids.
    R5 + RF100 macro @ 1/1600, f/8, Iso1600
    Should be "... for her sisters!" ;) Except if this is the queen, which I don't think.
    Jokes aside, great shot, great sharpness and detail, looking at the hair. Thanks for sharing (y)
     
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    Maximilian

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    Just these from today. Nothing interesting...
    I am always interested in Lycaenidae. I suppose this one is from that family.
    Here in Germany, some of them are quite rare or at least threatened.
    Yours seems to be a quite young specimen, as the wing fringes look quite new.
     
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    AlanF

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    Best way to get one:
    Search for or plant a butterfly-bush (buddleja davidii), and when it is in bloom, sit down and wait ;) :ROFLMAO:
    As soon as temperatures are above 10 °C they'll fly from morning 'til night.
    I have planted a cutting from a local wild plant. Here's a Clouded Yellow from Mallorca.

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    Maximilian

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    The focus is right on the eye, that's perfect, but with a very shallow DOF, it's difficult to get more details.
    Thanks for that analysis, but the eye is not in focus.
    When I take pics of dragonflies in flight with f/8 or mostly f/10 it is almost the same condition, but I receive better results.
    When I pixel peep with the RAW then I see that I have slight back focus, especially looking at the rear probe.
    Therefore, the hairs are not as sharp as possible and maybe there is slight motion blur, too.
    At 1/2000 I think it's more coming from the fast moving hovering hummingbird,
    but it could also come from me, trying to pan with the insect.
    As I said, it is a pixel peeping discussion, I am pleased, but I also know it could be better. Next time ;)

    Here's a 1:1, 1000x1500 crop of the relevant area.

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    ISv

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    I am always interested in Lycaenidae. I suppose this one is from that family.
    Here in Germany, some of them are quite rare or at least threatened.
    Yours seems to be a quite young specimen, as the wing fringes look quite new.
    It's Zizina otis. Common, non native.
    Edit: I use to choose my "models" when I can: there where few more not looking that fresh - that photos were discarded:)
     
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    Click

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    Maximilan, I was looking at your crop, do you know what can cause this thin white outline?


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    Maximilian

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    Maximilan, I was looking at your crop, do you know what can cause this thin white outline?
    I recognized it and was thinking about that, too. I did minimal processing with DPP.
    A few guesses:
    1. Motion blur?
    2. Too much contrast for the sensor?
    3. Purple fringing, that was calculated into white?

    No clue... any other ideas?

    If the RAW is needed, I'm willing to share. Anyone PM me.
     
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