Jack Harrison wrote:A thought. A modern publication of butterfly early stages (photos) is long overdue. You wouldn't make any money out of it but future generations of butterfly enthusiasts might simply refer to "Eeeles" in the same way that we talk about "South" or "Ford". I have no doubt "Hulme" will join that exalted company in due course.
Thanks Jack - I'm very flattered! Whatever the medium (website, book, article, etc.), my intention is always to share my passion and hopefully generate enough interest for others to join our wonderful hobby and help conserve the creatures that we get so much pleasure from! A photographic equivalent of Frohawk would be a magnificent addition to the available literature, although I'm not sure that any individual could achieve that in this day and age. However, I think the UKB community as a whole would be the natural source of images and experience! I'll have a mull over this.
Thanks Mike, for the suggestion. I'll be visiting the OUMNH quite soon (I think!) and will look further into the techniques they're using (I had some insight into the origins of the Microsculptures exhibit last year when I spent some time behind the scenes at the museum).
Padfield wrote:... if you have time one day, could you try taking two sets of pictures, moving the camera slightly laterally between sets ...
Sure - no problem. I'll need to set up a macro rail for the movement (it will have to be relatively-fine) but that's no issue. I found 5 White Admiral ova today, but won't get another chance to visit them until Wednesday next week, when I suspect they will have emerged. I might start with something in the garden (Large White, Small White, Holly Blue ... once they've laid!). I'll be in touch!