Saturday, 23 April 2011

Butterflies

I have been trying to get some decent shots of Orange Tip Butterflies over the last week. They have been hard work as they don't settle very often, when they do it is usually only for a few seconds and more often than not they aren't photographable. So after a lot of time and patience and I have three reasonable images.


Another species that has been in my garden is the Holly Blue, a little more obliging than the Orange Tip in that it settles more often, it hasn't been openening it's wings though.

A common species at this time of year is the Speckled Wood. In the next shot is the UK variant, the last two are a couple taken in Mallorca, you can see that they are much more orange than ours.
Speckled Wood (Mallorca)

7 comments:

Tammy said...

So beautiful. Nice detail. Love the black background in that first shot.

texwisgirl said...

those are beautiful! that first butterfly looks so odd from underneath - like it couldn't decide which motif to go with. :)

Robin said...

Steve, beautiful images!

JRandSue said...

Beautiful. I'm so envious of that Orange-Tip, I've yet to get a decent shot of one. Sue

Steve Round. said...

Thanks for the comments.

Matt Latham said...

Beautiful set Steve - Orange Tips are one of my favourite butterflies but agree that they are hard photographic subjects!

Talibra said...

Piękne motyle, cudowne zdjęcia.
Pozdrawiam.

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