Monday, 27 May 2013

Thank You Mrs Brimstone

Just occasionally a butterfly will pitch on something and the image will be set up for you.
This female Brimstone landed neatly on this triple leaf and provided a nice composite scene.

Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 300mm(600). 1/1600 at f5.6. ISO200

Brimstone (fem) (Gonepteryx rhamni)


20 comments:

  1. Roy, sometimes they get it right and help us out, just a little a bit! Beautiful images...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes they can be very helpful at times.

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  2. Hey Roy...Can it get any better then that : ) When I saw it on the bluebells it made me gasp,just stunning!! Nature's beauty, and you was there to capture it!!
    Excellent : )

    Grace

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  3. Lovely shots Roy. A stunner of a butterfly.

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  4. Very nice Roy! I like the upside down one, but trust me to be different! ;)
    J
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  5. But it takes the expert eye of the photographer to notice those perfect shots and you sure have an expert's eye for what is perfect. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks Mary, a lot of luck really.

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  6. Hi Roy, Have been through your pictures (been away for a week, no access to a computer) Lovely set of pictures of the Speckled Wood. I have yet to get any pictures this year of a butterfly, very few around, not seen any of the 'blues' yet. Some info that the Marsh Fritillary are emerging, hope for some good weather to get some good pics of these. Lovely pictures of the Brimstone on the Bluebell:)

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    1. Thanks Lyn, I have seen quite a few of S/Woods in the same area as I would normally expect to. No Blues yet.
      I think this year is definitely better than last year so far.

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  7. Lovely leaf picture, I love seeing the first Brimstone of the year, it's like hearing the first Cuckoo.

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    1. Thanks Goose and thanks for visiting my Blog.

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  8. It is so sunny on your blog, what a chage for me... I can't see anything else than rain, clouds and feel very cold! :(
    Brilliant photos of the Brimestone, such a symbol of spring!
    Cheers, Roy!

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    1. We have had some nice days recently Noushka, but its raining again today.
      Thanks.

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  9. Wow Roy, you made some great shots! The first one on the 'bells' is so nice in these beautiful colours.
    I saw these Brimstones yesterday (it was our first really nice spring day), but I couldn't make any pictures.

    Regards,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne, its the first time that I have seen them this year pitching frequently like this one did.

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  10. Last year I saw for myself the first Brimstone. Nice big and beautiful color. This year I have seen him only that what was dirtier in color. Your first picture I like the most.

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    1. Thanks Helma, the females do get a little dowdy after a while.

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