Saturday, 26 April 2014

Orange is the Colour

I know "Not more butterflies".

Well I think that when you have so many Orange Tip flying this year you have to make the best of it.
They do make a lovely subject.




Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 1/640 at f8. 300mm. ISO200

These four shots below I took of one male that was pitched on a Cuckoo Flower and there was water in the background. I couldn't get a better angle than this as I would have blocked out the sun and it would have disturbed the butterfly. Of course it would stay on the opposite side all the time as thats where the open flowers were.






34 comments:

  1. We can never get too many butterflies (or images of them) Roy...keep 'em coming.

    The Orange Tip is always good to see and you've captured some cracking images here. Do you bribe them to 'sit' for you?...those I've seen around here seem to have itchy feet and rarely pitch for more than a few seconds...lol.

    More please...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, no bribes, its just my charm and good around agreeable manner.{:))

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  2. oh it is indeed such a beautiful butterfly; more lovely images from you Roy...

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  3. Not seen any sight of orange round here yet so I'll just have to enjoy yours.

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  4. je hebt goed gebruikt van deze mooie momenten gemaakt de oranjetipjes staan er prachtig op.

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  5. Aren't they just delightful!!!

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    1. They are always a joy to see and photograph Karen.

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  6. Beautiful images with the sparkling water in the background.

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  7. Beautiful photos Roy, still not seen any here though....

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  8. HI Roy No No NO! I NEVER get tired of seeing butterflies and your photographs of them are marvelous. I was in the garden today and saw 2 white butterflies but racing round after each other at the speed of light!!

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  9. Roy,

    You are right and you do make the best of it: what a gogeous shots. Really beautiful!!!

    Kind regards,
    Marianne

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  10. Hey Roy... Just stunning shot's ever one!! I love your butterfly shot's never to many for me, and these sure have some convenient lovely prop's especially those last four !! : )

    Grace

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  11. Simply fantastic shots Roy, just stunning :-) It is interesting to read that you have lots of Orange-Tips down your way this year whereas up here they seem a bit scarce at the moment.

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    1. Thanks David. Yes, I see plenty every time I go out at the moment which makes a change form some years.

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  12. Gorgeous shots! I love butterflies and I don't think there can be too many of them.

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  13. Please keep showing us the butterfly shots, Roy! These are beautiful and I love Orange Tips - I especially love seeing them on their favourite Cuckoo Flower/Lady's Smock. I am treasuring the sight of these lovely butterflies here before they disappear for another year.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, there are certainly a good few about this year.

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  14. Beautiful pictures of the Orange Tip butterfly. I know they are not easy to capture, they don't hang around for long.

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  15. Love the orange tips Roy, we seem to have quite a lot as well.

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  16. It is wonderful to see Roy.
    The orange tip you know more star corpse to photograph. Beautiful colors, clear and pretty sharp. Also, your last four photos with the beautiful "bubbles" in it are gorgeous. Your header did you nicely updated and is very beautiful. Compliments for this series.
    Greetings, Helma

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  17. Hello Roy
    I love this butterfly ! I have not yet seen what a shame ....
    Bravo, your photos are superb !

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