Macro #10: Butterfly

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A male Speckled Wood basking on rudbeckia
A male Speckled Wood basking on rudbeckia

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  1. This one made me gasp. What a beauty.

    1. Heyjude says:

      He was very still, unlike other butterfly species who just aren’t so obliging!

  2. Wow! This is outstanding, Jude. 🙂

  3. afairymind says:

    A beautiful capture! I adore butterflies. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Lucky shot! I often try and photograph butterflies, but most come out as a blur!

  4. Sue says:

    Nice one, Jude! You are enjoying that lens?…..

    1. Heyjude says:

      Getting used to it, though I think there may be a problem with it. Keeps freezing after taking an image and I have to switch the camera off and on again. Doesn’t seem normal to me, but I have never used lenses before.

      1. Sue says:

        The lens freezes? Have you checked it is properly attached? I occasionally find I haven’t ‘screwed it on’ properly, have to check the lens is on tight, so the contacts work. Otherwise I would take it back to where you bought it….

        1. Heyjude says:

          Checked it is attached OK. It has happened on several occasions so I have decided to return it to JL for a refund/replacement.

        2. Sue says:

          Best idea, that’s definitely not right

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Wouldn’t this one be nice in a frame Jude ?

  6. Sue Slaght says:

    As if the butterfly was glued to the flower in a stages photo shoot. Stunning!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Shhh.. don’t give away ALL my secrets!

  7. pommepal says:

    Stunning, so sharp, I’m very impressed.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I was impressed that he stayed still 🙂

      1. pommepal says:

        Yes butterflies are one of the most difficult things to photograph.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Haven’t even seen many this year. A few Red Admirals and possibly a painted Lady, Brimstones that never land, and only a few White ones. Always a pleasure to see one though.

  8. restlessjo says:

    Spectacular! 🙂
    Sorry about the camera. 😦 Will you be able to get the same model?

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s just the macro lens I have sent back. Hope to get a replacement. Luckily I have a few macro images in stock 🙂

  9. Beautiful.. I have also seen some late butterflies, only last week still flying around.. Wonderful capture 🙂

  10. Nicely done. Butterflies are difficult to photograph well and this one is lovely.

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