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Nicest things to do is finding a butterfly

  1. Jul 14, 2009 #1
    One of the nicest things to do is finding a butterfly greenhouse and capture the billboard colored creatures. Found these yesterday(most decreased to about 25% size from the original).

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  3. Jul 14, 2009 #2

    berkeman

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    Very nice shots, Andre. What's a butterfly greenhouse?
     
  4. Jul 14, 2009 #3

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    We had one come visit us this weekend at the campground.
    The girls thought he was a bit drab, so they tried to bling him up.

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    Or perhaps they were just trying to demonstrate the translucence of his wings.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2009 #4

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    Somebody has been to Mainau, again... :tongue:
     
  6. Jul 14, 2009 #5

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    You have never been to a butterfly conservatory? It's way a cool way to spend an hour or two in an afternoon.

    Here's a bit of flash that shows one off nicely:
    http://www.wingsofparadise.com/"

    Usually it's an acre or so of enclosed very humid greenhouse with palm trees and winding paths that go up into the canopy and such. Everywhere you turn there are thosuands of butterflies. They land all over you.
     
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    butterfly conservatory, good name. Well since it's in a greenhouse with butterflies, a more down-to-earth term seems to impose itselfs. Hope that explains it, berkeman.

    Anyway, Turbo, it's not Mainau. I'm no longer in South Germany. It's this one in Luttelgeest, brand new in a part of that "jungle".

    Some more:

    Bit of a close close up:

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    the full image:

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    Note the tiny yellow eggs

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  8. Jul 14, 2009 #7

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    Mus be a cousin of european Parnassus apollo - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_(butterfly [Broken])
     
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    Congrats on the new shooting opportunity Andre!
     
  10. Jul 14, 2009 #9

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    Wow, those are beautiful shots!
     
  11. Jul 14, 2009 #10
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    Andre, those are beautiful!

    I like seeing the butterfly naturally on the flowers.

    A couple minor suggestions, you might try using an increased shutter speed to cut down on motion blur, and slightly increasing the f-number so that back wings and front wings can both be in complete focus, while still isolating from the background.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2009 #11

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    First - I can assure you he knows that :smile:

    Second - this is not as easy as it may look. I don't know what were parameters of Andre shots, but I know how I took my butterfly pictures that you can locate in wildlife thread. ISO 1600, shutter speed 1/800 sec, aperture 18 - there is not much room for improvement.
     
  13. Jul 14, 2009 #12

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    Ok, these photos are not taken by me, but are of some of those Norwegian butterflies I like best:
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    (Vanessa cardui)
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    I used to catch butterflies and moths in my early years.
     

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  14. Jul 14, 2009 #13

    Borek

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    Background is what counts in this picture :wink:
     
  15. Jul 14, 2009 #14
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    Beautiful pictures :)

    I thought this thread is by some girl about butterflies when I looked at the title.
     
  16. Jul 14, 2009 #15

    Borek

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    Well, perhaps we can repost here all butterfly pictures posted earlier in wildlife thread?
     
  17. Jul 14, 2009 #16
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    As kids, my siblings and I compiled a fairly impressive beetle, butterfly and moth collection too... until some other bugs got to eating it! But I think my brother's spider-collection (in test-tubes of rubbing alcohol) still exists. What memories. Glad the camera exists now. When she's old enough, I'll have to get my kiddo catching pictures... rather than the real thing!
     
  18. Jul 15, 2009 #17

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    The front wasn't bad, either. :smile:
     
  19. Jul 15, 2009 #18

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    Really? Must be light playing some tricks.
     
  20. Jul 15, 2009 #19

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    How do you train them to stay all lined up like that? Is it feeding time?
     
  21. Jul 15, 2009 #20

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    Quite militant, aren't they?
     
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