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Mike B in OKlahoma
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In your face, Mr. Butterfly!

Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

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I was not too far from Rik's turf last week, in Eastern and Central Washington state, and one day I shot this Lorquin's Admiral puddling. He was extremely preoccupied, and let me get really close--This is full frame (on a 1.6 crop body) with my 180mm macro lens, yet it is NOT a controlled situation.

I'm not a big butterfly person, and even less so West of the Rockies, so I wouldn't bet my life on my ID (I'll post a more conventional photo of him later so any experts can help me out if I'm off-base).

Lorquin's Admiral
180mm macro
Mike Broderick
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Very nice, Mike. :D

The ID is almost certainly correct. Medium-large black butterfly with a white band down the middle of both wings and red front wingtips, in eastern/central Washington -- there's only one. But sure, let's see the conventional photo!

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Post by salden »

Hey Mike

Nice portrait of the BF. You have to catch BFs at the right time or they are very flighty. This is a nice face image.
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Post by Danny »

Brilliant sharp details with nice lighting mike. Impressive shot and a great ratio. Have to love the eye m8t, just brilliant IMO.

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Would ja' jus' look at this! :o Mike shooting butterflies...awwww! Really a surpise Mike since you are noted to be a snake and lizard kind'a guy. Super shot! :D

Mike B in OKlahoma
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Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

Ken Ramos wrote:Would ja' jus' look at this! :o Mike shooting butterflies...awwww! Really a surpise Mike since you are noted to be a snake and lizard kind'a guy. Super shot! :D
I fell off in the past year, but I am quite a bug-lover also--But I usually disdain to shoot "glamour girls" (Butterflies and moths). In truth, it's not because they're pretty and popular (like the girls who snubbed me in high school, heh-heh), but because they are so d@mn hard to get a shot of 'cause they move around so much! This one was so stay-puttish I got a shot even though I was actually on my way to photograph Indian petroglyphs (which I'll put up here later).
Mike Broderick
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Post by beetleman »

No matter what you shoot Mike, they always look incredible. A beautiful head study.
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