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by Pete Eeles
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Meadow Brown ab ? Gate Keeper ab ? Goldie
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Meadow Brown ab ? Gate Keeper ab ? Goldie

Hi Goldie,

The Gatekeeper is most likely ab. excessa (see http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/aberrati ... s=tithonus).

The Meadow Brown is possibly ab. biocellata (see http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/aberrati ... es=jurtina).

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3104
Views: 97165

Re: Padfield

Advice on how best to proceed to give them (and the others I shall go looking for) a chance of living would be greatly appreciated. Great work Guy! The biggest challenge with White-letters in captivity, in my experience, is that the eggs hatch too early, and the larvae develop too quickly. I've tri...
by Pete Eeles
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!

Happy Xmas everyone!

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

Maybe there could be a category of "camera cost under £100" to encourage the less affluent snappers among us :wink: Aside from the fact that most would agree that it's the photographer and not the equipment that results in good photos, I have no idea how anyone would determine how much a ...
by Pete Eeles
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

Way back, we used to run monthly competitions, but during the off season ( October- March) we ran themed competitions. Before we come up with some potentially great new categories, only to find we receive just a couple of entries. It could be worth the time trawling through them, to see what catego...
by Pete Eeles
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

It would also help if decent image sizes can be handled in the comp. For my shots, I got really close (28mm wide angle at antennae prodding distance!) and it is a shame to capture all the scale detail and then lose it in image size reduction. This hasn't been an issue to date. At the end of the day...
by Pete Eeles
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

The exif data doesn't seem to be available now that the competition has ended Not sure where you're looking, but if you go to the competition albums, then all of the EXIF data is there (just click on an image to go to the appropriate page, and you'll see it). Apologies - I missed this post! Cheers,...
by Pete Eeles
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

petesmith wrote:does keeping the exif data available with the photos cause problems in terms of the file sizes?


No, it doesn't, and I agree that it could be useful for others to see.

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

How many have been taken with compact or bridge, not many. In the right hands, you can get images like those that win from a bridge camera with a close up lens. But it has to be in the right hands. Indeed (again!). Neil Hulme, Mark Colvin and others are using relatively-cheap equipment, and produce...
by Pete Eeles
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

So a rubbish photographer with a £300 DSLR, will still be a rubbish photographer £5000 DSLR. Very very true! In terms of "spicing things up" I was simply thinking about different categories than the norm - such as "butterflies in their landscape" or "butterflies in flight&q...
by Pete Eeles
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

Hi Chris - understood. Will have a think and try and come up with a proposal early next year, before things kick off.

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3104
Views: 97165

Re: Padfield

Padfield wrote:This was taken on my walk home from school, crossing the Chesières bridge


Just brilliant. "Ice and fire" and definitely one to stick on the wall :)

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pete Eeles
Replies: 1032
Views: 52672

Re: Pete Eeles

Thanks Wurzel!

I'm not sure what that critter to the right of the egg is. It was crawling around, and didn't emerge from the egg. Nature is just brilliant - always so much to learn!

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

Well done to all the winners. Any comments from the judges on the also-rans? :?: Hi Ian, Not specifically, but some general observations: 1. Focus on composition, as well as the technicalities (in focus etc.). 2. Remember that the final image is as much art as science. The blend of colours, for exa...
by Pete Eeles
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pete Eeles
Replies: 1032
Views: 52672

Re: Pete Eeles

Thanks David / James / Katrina - and apologies for not acknowledging your replies sooner! My PD is getting rather dusty but, as ever, there's always a lot going on behind the scenes (mainly writing a book!). Anyway, I managed to get to Pamber Forest today and found 6 Purple Hairstreak ova on a favou...
by Pete Eeles
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Website file limit
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Website file limit

Will look into it!

Thanks for the thoughts, David - the problem is that 90% of the files are in personal diaries and I feel that focusing on other areas would be "dancing around the edges"!

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

Congratulations to Nigel Kiteley, overall winner in the 2017 UK Butterflies Annual Photography Competition! My thanks to all the entrants and congrats to all of the winners. The full set of winning entries can be found at: http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/competition.php?year=2017 My thanks to Gary an...
by Pete Eeles
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Website file limit
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Website file limit

Do you have any plans to convert any other years into PDFs? Hi Neil, I've written a simple mechanism that supports a yearly summary of a PD for any member. I've not made it generally available since it isn't optimised and causes a performance problem when too many members try and use it at the same...
by Pete Eeles
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1545

Re: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018

Some photos from today :) It does make me wonder what the white spots that develop on a 1st instar larva represent, since there are no white markings on the 2nd instar larva (at least, initially). And so - that particular 1st instar larva has moulted into a 2nd instar larva that DOES have white mar...
by Pete Eeles
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Mallorca Butterfly
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Mallorca Butterfly

Kip wrote:Holly Blue??


Good call! I'd side with female Holly Blue :)

Cheers,

- Pete

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