Thursday, 8 August 2013

Green-veined White Butterfly

You could be forgiven for thinking that this is Blog is purely about Butterflies at the moment. It isn't, but you have to make hay while the sun shines and there are plenty of species around now. Quite a contrast to last year when I struggled to find any.

The Green-veined White is a common species and can be found just about everywhere in the UK.
You can find it on the wing between April and September. The first brood from April to the end of June and the second from July to September.





I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time when as you can see in the images below a male attempting to mate with a female. Please forgive the noisy and poor images taken under a shaded hedgerow, but you will get the idea of what is going on, or rather not so on this occasion. The union was unsuccessful.

Lumix GH3. 35-100mm lens. 1/4000 at f2.8. 100mm(=200) ISO2500

Lumix GH3. 35-100mm lens. 1/4000 at f2.8. 100mm(=200) ISO3200







18 comments:

  1. yours is a delightful nature logbook, so butterflies and more butterflies certainly fit that category Roy. Beautiful shots. In nature we have to take what we can get, any way we can. You did great

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    1. Its amazing when you consider the elements they have to put up with Karen.

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  3. Truly another great series of cabbage whites Roy!

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  4. Hi Roy Lovely series of shots. Pity they did not mate, perhaps only young and learning!

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  5. Geweldig hij is af en toe haast doorschijnend.

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    1. Ik denk dat ze heeft gezien door hem Nic.

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  6. Hey Roy...Both the butterflies and you tried for for a successful connection,but didn't quite make it!!
    I do love the photo's though!! Very whimsical, like a ballet dance as they fluttered about!! A good display of nature as it is !!
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, well I didn't, they did.{:))

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  7. This is one butterfly I have yet to get picture of. You are right, you do have to take the opportunity when they arise. The Chalk Blues are out at the moment, I have seen several but not managed to get any good images of them. The second generation of the Adonis Blue will emerging very soon.

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    1. Thanks Lyn, I will be on the look out for Adonis, but have not been lucky so far.

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  8. Great Roy, it really is a good summer in UK for butterflies and every time you are them to ├žatch' them. The pictures with the flying one are great. For me, that's sort of impossible to shoot.

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  9. I know what you mean, make hay while the sun shines! Wow, you shot these at a pretty high ISO! We would never know if you didn't tell us. But you got to do what you got to do!

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    1. Thanks Steve.
      The Lumix 35-100mm f2.8 is effectively a 70-200mm f2.8 so it performs pretty well.

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