How to move the butterfly from one blooming plant to another

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MacroLuv
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How to move the butterfly from one blooming plant to another

Post by MacroLuv »

Very simple! :lol:
First, you must find the butterfly on one flowering plant.
Then push gently whole thing close enough to the flower of next plant. 8)

All pics are hand-held and uncropped.

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Model Canon EOS 7D
Date/time original 10.10.2010. 16:40:55
Shutter speed value 1/125 s
Aperture value f/2.8
ISO speed ratings ISO 250
Focal length 100 mm

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Model Canon EOS 7D
Date/time original 10.10.2010. 16:43:06
Shutter speed value 1/400 s
Aperture value f/3.2
ISO speed ratings ISO 2000
Focal length 100 mm

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Model Canon EOS 7D
Date/time original 10.10.2010. 16:43:47
Shutter speed value 1/250 s
Aperture value f/2.8
ISO speed ratings ISO 400
Focal length 100 mm

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Model Canon EOS 7D
Date/time original 10.10.2010. 16:51:21
Shutter speed value 1/200 s
Aperture value f/3.2
ISO speed ratings ISO 400
Focal length 100 mm

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Model Canon EOS 7D
Date/time original 10.10.2010. 16:52:25
Shutter speed value 1/200 s
Aperture value f/2.8
ISO speed ratings ISO 400
Focal length 100 mm
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Post by Harold Gough »

There is a considerable variation in the colouring of the wings, in particular the dark blue patch on the rear of the wing has disappeared in the final image. All images are of the same species and the timing data suggests that you had little time to find a second individual. What is happening to the colour?

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Post by LordV »

Lovely series of captures !

Harold - if these are anything like the holly blues I get in the garden, the colour is very dependant on the incident light angle.
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Post by Harold Gough »

LordV wrote:Harold - if these are anything like the holly blues I get in the garden, the colour is very dependant on the incident light angle.
Brian,

I had assumed that to to be the case for the second one having the bluest overall tint. The posterior intense blue spots seem to be responding in a more extreme way.

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Post by MacroLuv »

Thanks folks! :D

Harold, the dark blue patch on the rear of the wing has not disappeared in the final image. It is simply his left wing. The dark blue patch on the rear of the wing is actually upper surface of his left wing, which is visible when you look at butterfly's right side, because of the damage on the right wing.

Brian, the colour is very dependant on the incident light angle, indeed.
Aavailable light was limited. The sun hid behind the tree branches, peeping occasionally.
Consider that first two pictures were taken without flash like rest of them. (1, 2 - without flash; 3, 4, 5 - with flash)
Second photo has very high ISO 2000. Direction and angle of natural light are not same on all photogaphs. Could be same as flash, oposite, or some angle between.
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