Wednesday, 10 July 2013

More Marbled

My latest images of the emerging Marbled White Butterfly.

Unfortunately these males are still on the move all the time and I can't get close enough for more detailed shots. They pitch (usually in a concealed position in long grass) for no longer than 2 seconds and are on the move again.
I'm having to use a 300mm Micro Four Thirds lens (which equates to a 600mm DSLR lens) to get these shots at the moment.  

The males slow up eventually after a week or two and pitch for much longer.








32 comments:

  1. Excellent set of images Roy, especially #3.
    Not bad at all for 'long range' shots!!...lol...[;o)

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  2. Wonderful photos, nature is beautiful:) Greetings

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  3. Hi Roy

    You have captured a really lovely pattern on this butterfly.

    Guy

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  4. What an absolutely gorgeous butterfly! Great photos Roy! And yes we will always stick to our four wheels ;)

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  5. Hey Roy... Okay I am done being jealous and envious ; ) , you are the master of the butterfly images !!
    I have not seen any other post that I follow who has the numbers, and quality that your images have! : )
    That last one I really like, but as usual they are all wonderful!!
    Grace

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  6. Roy wat is dit een mooie vlinder met prachtige tekening .

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    1. Ik zal proberen en trek het op een dag nic.

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  7. The wings of those butterflies are beautifully patterned, Roy, great shots. I also like the contrast of the colours in your photos.

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  8. Very nice collection of images. Well done!

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    1. Thanks for your comment and for visiting.

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  9. What a gorgeous butterfly Roy.
    I have never seen this and so you just fly it in freedom! Really wonderful series and really gorgeous butterfly.

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  10. I see you have been chasing damsels, dragons, and butterflies! My, you have been busy! Nice shots of all!

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  11. great picture of the butterfly..beautiful colors! You getting great shots with that lens. I have not seen one of those here. cheers

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    1. Thanks Nora, I don't think they frequent your part of the World.

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  12. Whatever the distance and lens used this species is very flighty, so very well done Roy.

    I spent 3 hours on the North Downs yesterday am and the Marbled White was the most obvious species on the wing ... very little else apart from a few Skippers and Meadow Browns. Everyone I came in contact with wanted to know where all the 'flutters' are? If the sunny weather continues then no doubt the next month might answer that question.

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    1. Thanks Frank, I think it will bring a few more out now.

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  13. Very pretty! I haven't seen very many butterflies so far this year.

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  14. Lovely images of the Marbled White, I think they are having a good summer this year:-)

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