Friday, 5 July 2013

Marbled White Surprise

It was a pleasant surprise to find at least two Marbled White butterflies yesterday at a location where they are known to exist, but not this early in the year. Although generally they are due to be flying at this time, I have not recorded them quite so early as this at the location.

I have posted the best two of the hurried shots I took. Being males they were certainly on the move most of the time. One had to keep following them around in the hope they would pitch, which was very infrequently. I do hope they slow up a little later on so that I can get some better images.

Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 1/800 at f5.6. 300mm. ISO200




18 comments:

  1. Well spotted and captured Roy, it keeps you fit chasing them!! Hopefully this is the beginnings of a good showing!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, fit to drop almost.

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  2. Good to see these beauties on the wing again. Hopefully the forecast fine weather for much of July should ensure a good year for them :-)

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    1. Thanks David, yes the forecast is good.

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  3. well hurried or not, the result looks really good to me. How good that this black/white butterfly landed on the dandelion? for you; shows up super well

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    1. Thanks Carole, its a really striking colour the Marbled White.

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  4. HI Roy Well you did get some good shots. It must be a bit frustrating when trying to photograph these butterflies that rarely stay in one place for long. I have never seen this butterfly and it is stunning. We just don't get the variety of butterflies in N. Ireland that you seem to get. Margaret

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    1. Thanks Margaret, yes its not known to be in your part of the World. It is mainly Southern England and locally in certain parts of the Midlands.

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  5. Really beautiful butterfly photos Roy..!
    Love to seeing your butterfly shots..

    Regards Ole Arne

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  6. Hey Roy...Well black and white looking very pretty here, especially when he chose to land on a bright yellow Indian paint brush?? ( that's what we call them anyway).
    Nice shot's even though you think not!!
    Grace

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  7. Very beautiful shots, Roy.

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  8. Well captured Roy, even if you were in a hurry!
    Got one male too, it is pre-programmed for in a few days!
    I see much less this season also, this very weird wearther has taken a toll on most of our european fauna, a pity.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Noushka, I hope we get to see more of this one this year. Its always a joy to see an shoot this species.

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