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by Art Frames
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: High Brown Fritillary
Topic: High Brown Fritillary - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: High Brown Fritillary - Favourite Photo of 2017

Another non UK siting. These shots were from a trip to Hungary in June. These were all shot in the Aggtelek National Park, at the southern edge of the Carpathians. On any sunlit puddle or pile of dung there was usually a High Brown :shock: . The single butterfly is of form Cleodoxa (missing the silv...
by Art Frames
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3168
Views: 145028

Re: Wurzel

Agree with Andrew, a nice start to the story and a lovely small copper on the red flowers (Crocosmia?) ....and an even nicer Southern Hawker. Glad to see Dragonflies on here as well as butterflies as I do spend time watching and photographing those too. Speaking as a semi retired person I do get to ...
by Art Frames
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3168
Views: 145028

Re: Wurzel

Lovely to still be in August...and seeing a really beautiful Adonis. This has made my day :D :D Having just been out taking pictures of winter visitor birds with a sharp frost white on the ground I do prefer British Wurzel Time (BWT) to the GMT that seems to be all the rage around here. I'm looking ...
by Art Frames
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Chalkhill Blue
Topic: Chalkhill Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Chalkhill Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

I'll repost this here as I had nice comments in my diary about it. It was taken during a wonderful day at Ivinghoe Beacon.

ImageChalk Hill Blues - pair in cop by Peter Willmott, on Flickr
by Art Frames
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Chequered Skipper
Topic: Chequered Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Chequered Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017

Only the second time I have seen them. This was in Hungary. Mud puddling in a tractor rut. Works best at a larger size. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4236/35350350441_3779a75167_c.jpg And then a more normal one. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4212/35480533015_044f32ded8_c.jpg
by Art Frames
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1710
Views: 36593

Re: Trevor

Wonderful Painted Lady shot and the sunshine lifts it, just want to clone away your barbed wire...seems to be too intrusive to me. But the butterfly is a beauty :D
by Art Frames
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1528
Views: 35177

Re: Bugboys mission

Beautiful Small Coppers. I wish I lived nearer some of these sites they look marvellous. :mrgreen:
by Art Frames
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3721

Re: Art Frames

Those images, once again, are a delight to behold, Peter. Amongst the butterflies I particularly like the Comma underside, but it's the dragonfly image that stands out. The colours are so vivid. It was an unusually bright dragonfly which didn't need much work at the computer end. I think as much as...
by Art Frames
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1528
Views: 35177

Re: Bugboys mission

I generally err on underexposing in the field since it's easier to 'rescue' I find. There is a schoolboy joke in there about exposing in the field - but I am not going to go there...or did I just do it anyway... :lol: I'll try to underexpose a bit. With mirrorless camera you get to see what the sen...
by Art Frames
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2074
Views: 40805

Re: millerd

Some lovely pictures Dave. Especially like that Common Blue and that bright Small Copper. I agree get out as often as you can. I am usually surprised at how much I do see. :D
by Art Frames
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3721

Re: Art Frames

I've been catching up with your photos, Peter - there are some beautiful ones there. I particularly like the Clouded Yellow on the Cosmo. :) I would love to get images as clear as yours are (and obviously as well as the right kit a bit of expertise and patience is involved!). I'm just imagining how...
by Art Frames
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1528
Views: 35177

Re: Bugboys mission

Bugboy, delightful pictures and lovely colours on show there. And so many fresh looking insects especially the Copper. Can I ask do you deliberately expose for a dark looking background? It works well on some images with vibrant colours. Just wondered if you take them like it or tweak later? Maybe i...
by Art Frames
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3168
Views: 145028

Re: Wurzel

Well I missed out this year so I have enjoyed seeing all of the lovely BHs on here. Yours are lovely and it is a good story too. Next year I may be lucky too. I would extend your philosophy to say every butterfly is special. I try and stop myself getting blasé about any species, as some years I don'...
by Art Frames
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3721

Re: Art Frames

That is an incredibly detailed image Peter well worth the effort. I can only admire it as I know that I don't have the nouse to do something similar, I wouldn't know where to begin :shock: :mrgreen: Have a goodun Wurzel And you think I do :lol: Well, the camera and software do the work. If you let ...
by Art Frames
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3721

Re: Art Frames

As well as the fading colours... one of the problems with the topside shots was trying to get sufficient depth of field to cover the wings. So I had a play and this is the result of stacking nine images together. It is a bit unreal, and has a couple of problem areas but I thought it was worth adding...
by Art Frames
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3721

Re: Art Frames

Thanks Wurzel. I was just grateful to see one at all in the UK. I don't see them most years.

Actually the topside was quite faded and so the underside was favourite.

regards
by Art Frames
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3721

Re: Art Frames

I have a few more from France, which I might upload....but I actually had a few hours yesterday in (relative) warmth and sunshine. Well in comparison with the damp and cold of the past two weeks... So I treated myself to a walk round Summer Leys reserve, which is local and good for Autumnal scenes. ...
by Art Frames
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Courtship video of Woodland Graylings
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Courtship video of Woodland Graylings

.......it would be good to see an actual pairing, but know how difficult it can be to capture that! - Pete Pete - many thanks for mending the links. I will investigate uploading more video from my files. I did stand waiting for any pairing but I think, as has been mentioned by others she was displa...
by Art Frames
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3721

Re: Art Frames

This one shot of a Clouded yellow was taken in the wild garden of a chateau B&B we stayed in on the way back home. The owner was trying for an English country garden style. But I wish my Cosmos had such visitors. :D https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4382/37089161102_f54bab7ec2_c.jpg Clouded Yellow ...
by Art Frames
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3721

Re: Art Frames

Nice selection there, Peter. Going later in the summer gives you the opportunity to see a wider variety of Graylings. It's one family I tend to see a restricted range of given the time of year I generally visit France. One of these days I'll shake of the yoke of work and spend a full 6 months in so...

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