First Purple Emperor!!

Paul Harfield
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Re: First Purple Emperor!!

Postby Paul Harfield » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:24 pm

Hi CJB
Well done on your first Purple Emperor :D I have not yet had the pleasure, but hopefully he may treat me with his presence this weekend If I can find the right spot :?

CJB
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Re: First Purple Emperor!!

Postby CJB » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:24 am

Thank you Jack and Wurzel!

Jack, depending on where you are in Hampshire, you should visit Bookham if it is not too far: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q= ... n&ie=UTF-8

Wurzel, I am flattered to receive 2 x :mrgreen:, as normally with your reports I would be had up for over using them.

Flutter on!

CJB

PhilBWright
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Re: First Purple Emperor!!

Postby PhilBWright » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:34 pm

Excellent picture CJB, well done.
Below is my first ever sighting and picture of a Purple Emperor, also at Bookham Common but in 2013. I saw lots of Purple Emperor in 2013 at Bookham but nearly all were high up in the tree canopies.
I didn't capture one on camera at ground level in 2013 despite approximately ten visits to Bookham at peak times following a trail of manure! :D :)
After I took this picture I decided I needed a new camera!
I wont be winning any photographic competitions with this picture but at least it shows just how hard it can be to capture these beautiful butterflies on camera.


best wishes,
Philip
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David M
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Re: First Purple Emperor!!

Postby David M » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:07 pm

You'll get lucky one day, Phil.

PhilBWright
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Re: First Purple Emperor!!

Postby PhilBWright » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:43 pm

Thanks David,
The thing is, I feel very privileged to have seen that butterfly even from a distance and the memory will stay with me for a long time.
I did get a couple of slightly better pictures with my new camera (they are in my personal online photo album).
I don't want to post those pictures here on this thread,
best wishes,
Philip


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