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by Art Frames
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3086

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: 1445
Views: 30886

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: 1913
Views: 36830

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: 3086

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: 1445
Views: 30886

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: 3058
Views: 138649

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: 3086

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: 3086

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: 3086

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: 3086

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: 146

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: 3086

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: 3086

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...
by Art Frames
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3086

Re: Art Frames

Superb couple of reports Peter. I love that Peacock, it's almost 3D! The video is fascinating as well, the way the males force the females antennae onto they're scent patches, very persistent little sods aren't they :lol: ! Thanks Bugboy. The peacock is a huge favourite of mine. I think the blue fr...
by Art Frames
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3086

Re: Art Frames

Cracking set of Graylings - they seem quite easy to differentiate - on a tree = Tree Grayling, massive band across wings = Great-banded etc :wink: The last shot of the pair is a beaut I've not got shots like that of our common or garden Grayling :D :mrgreen: Have a goodun Wurzel Hi Wurzel, Love the...
by Art Frames
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Courtship video of Woodland Graylings
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Courtship video of Woodland Graylings

I posted this in my own diary as part of the story of my August trip to the Dordogne in France. I apologise if placing it twice breaks rules but I wanted to share the video as I found the courtship behaviour interesting and very beautiful. During the week I saw three different Graylings: Tree Grayli...
by Art Frames
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3086

Re: Art Frames

Thank you Trevor, Goldie M, David M and Wurzel, for those kind comments. I am thinking I might put these pictures and especially the video elsewhere as well as here as it may have wider interest (I can't imagine many people looking at my diary... :lol: ). If that breaks rules then I apologise. Durin...
by Art Frames
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3086

Re: Art Frames

Our summer holiday to France this year was a little later than previous years and also not as far south. So my expectations were not overly optimistic. In preparation I had prepared a list of what was likely to be on the wing in the Dordogne in August together with a few recommended locations from a...
by Art Frames
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2815
Views: 71152

Re: Pauline

Pauline, I know I'm late (as always) but your Brown Hairstreak story and set of action pictures is marvellous. I am envious of everyone's BH pictures this year. But yours are my favourites. Cracking set.
by Art Frames
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3086

Re: Art Frames

Goldie M wrote:Lovely shot of the Swallow Tail Peter, it brings back fantastic memories of the time I spent in Norfolk a couple of years or so ago. Goldie :D


Hi Goldie never seen the britannicus version. Would love to, but the European version brings back similar memories, usually of holidays and places. :D

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