Jump to content




See all Safaritalk Special Offers

Message to Guests.

Welcome to Safaritalk where we have been talking Safaris and wildlife conservation since 2006. As a guest you're welcome to read through certain areas of the forum, but to access all the facilities and to contribute your experience, ask questions and get involved, you'll need to be a member - so register here: it's quick, free and easy and I look forward to having you as a Safaritalker soon. Matt.


Photo

Show us your butterflies...


  • Please log in to reply
41 replies to this topic

#1 Game Warden

Game Warden

    Administrator

  • Root Admin
  • 16,421 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sat by the PC
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:53 AM

African, Indian, European, American etc. Please include when and where taken, tech specs and any other pertinent information about the sighting.

 


"Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you." - African proverb.

 

How to create your gallery album and upload images.

 

How to post images in the text.

Want to tag another member in a post? Use @ before their display name, eg @game warden


#2 kitefarrago

kitefarrago

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 75 posts
  • Local time: 09:58 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:58 PM

Here's one to get us started: From my holiday in India. Taken outside Tadoba NP in the lodge grounds.

 

This one's a plain tiger. A fairly common species in Central India.

 

gallery_20026_839_4798.jpg

 

The owners of the lodge were trying to re-plant agricultural land, with the ultimate aim to return it to forest, but for the time being it's a very good place for butterflies. It was rather pleasant to come from the grim European winter into this!

 

I've got quite a few more butterfly pictures from that holiday in my gallery and will post more to this thread if there's interest. Photographing butterflies and dragonflies was a rather pleasant way to spend time between game drives.

 

Andrea


  • Game Warden, Sangeeta, Patty and 7 others like this

#3 africapurohit

africapurohit

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,561 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:09 PM

After this beautiful picture by @kitefarrago, I will not degrade this thread by adding my picture of the butterfly on baboon poo (from the animal tracks thread) - although I'm sure that photo must have inspired @Game Warden to start this topic  :D



#4 Game Warden

Game Warden

    Administrator

  • Root Admin
  • 16,421 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sat by the PC
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:18 PM

Fantastic image Andrea. What was the body and lens combo? Should I start a dragonfly thread for you? :)

"Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you." - African proverb.

 

How to create your gallery album and upload images.

 

How to post images in the text.

Want to tag another member in a post? Use @ before their display name, eg @game warden


#5 marg

marg

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 969 posts
  • Local time: 02:58 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:California
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:Tourist (regular visitor)

Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:00 PM

 moths...they  are related to butterflies.  Taken on a window ledge near Bonnieux, France.  I think it belongs to the saturnids but could not identify...not an expert here..

Attached Images

  • DSC_0317.JPG

  • Sharifa and TonyQ like this

#6 kitefarrago

kitefarrago

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 75 posts
  • Local time: 09:58 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:01 AM

Thanks, @Game Warden!

 

This is with the Sony A77 and the 70-300G lens. I've had this camera for less than a year (I've got quite a bit of old Minolta lenses, some of them inherited, hence the unusual brand). The 300mm end allows me to get fairly large format shots of insects that are unlikely to get me close - an unusual choice for macro, but it can work.

 

This camera has 24MP, and I find that for insects in particular it can give spectacular results in terms of detail. I tend to do bursts of shots, and then at home look for the one where the finest hairs are still resolved. In the days before digital this would have been impossible. The large sensor also allows cropping the image quite severely and still having a good resolution.

 

I do have some dragonfly pics too, but I'll add some more butterflies over time as well.

 

Andrea



#7 Double Dare

Double Dare

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 110 posts
  • Local time: 05:58 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Category 1:Tourist (first-time visitor)
  • Category 2:Tourist (first-time visitor)

Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:03 AM

image.jpg

Tuscarora State Park, PA
  • Game Warden, Patty, africapurohit and 3 others like this

#8 Game Warden

Game Warden

    Administrator

  • Root Admin
  • 16,421 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sat by the PC
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:12 PM

Keep them coming. And photo tips: what lenses are you using? Exposure? I recently planted out an area of the garden specifically for attracting butterflies with various lavender species, fennel, sages, parsley and buddleia. Still growing into the space and the really hot weather recently didn't help much but it is proving a haven to butterflies, moths, hoverflies, bees etc etc.


"Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you." - African proverb.

 

How to create your gallery album and upload images.

 

How to post images in the text.

Want to tag another member in a post? Use @ before their display name, eg @game warden


#9 kitefarrago

kitefarrago

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 75 posts
  • Local time: 09:58 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:47 PM

Some more from India, all taken in the zone around Tadoba, in Maharashtra which is in Central India.

 

All taken with the Sony A77 and the Sony 70-300G. This lens has a fairly good close focussing distance of 1.2m. That way one gets to go reasonably close to the subject, but not too close to spook it, while also getting the 300mm (all pictures were taken at maximum zoom).

 

All my images do have EXIF data with them, so by using an EXIF viewer plugin for your favourite browser you can look up all my settings. I try to go for a reasonably fast shutter speed, and tend to go with the biggest aperture of 5.6 to keep the ISO down. However, that gives a very small area that's in focus. As long as the eye is in focus I don't mind that, but some people think the whole animal should be in focus.

 

Common emigrant:

 

gallery_20026_839_243679.jpg

 

Tawny coaster:

 

gallery_20026_839_76848.jpg

 

gallery_20026_839_158177.jpg

 

gallery_20026_839_49191.jpg

 

Plain tiger (this one is related to the Monarch butterflies):

 

gallery_20026_839_240899.jpg

 

Lemon pansy:

 

gallery_20026_839_206165.jpg

 

 

Some species of silverline:

 

gallery_20026_839_46940.jpg

 

Spottless grass yellow (or another grass yellow):

 

gallery_20026_839_157609.jpg

 

 

Three-spotted grass yellow:

 

gallery_20026_839_162170.jpg

 

There's an excellent website for Indian butterflies at http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/. It's not easy to navigate but it covers many Indian species, and it's the resource I used when trying to identify what I'd photographed there.


  • kittykat23uk, Patty, africapurohit and 4 others like this

#10 kittykat23uk

kittykat23uk

    Order of the Pith

  • Moderators
  • 4,483 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Naarfolk
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:Wildlife Photographer/Artist

Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:26 PM

A few from a very productive walk on Sunday around Hickling Nature reserve in Norfolk, all taken with Olympus E600, 50-200 and 1.4 converter:

 

 

9415530893_1da5ff830a_b.jpg
P7283667 purple hairstreak 2 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

 

9418303378_a68c0f3b07_b.jpg
P7283709conv white admiral by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

 

9418301726_0207b72630_b.jpg
P7283691 Speckled Wood by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

 

9418305818_73b461dff9_b.jpg
P7283718 Ringlet by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

 

9418308306_c37472316d_b.jpg
P7283735 Ringlet by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

9415545419_213eb5d2da_b.jpg
P7283760 Small? Skipper by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

9418315780_d0de76c207_b.jpg
P7283808 Comma by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

9415552877_37ddeeb0cb_b.jpg
P7283823 Large? Skipper by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

9415559223_eb98d0d6ba_b.jpg
P7283893 skipper by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

9415561563_086ab12bb2_b.jpg
P7283924 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr


  • Patty, JohnR, africapurohit and 4 others like this
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
Alex: "Whoa! Hold up there a second, fuzzbucket. You mean like, uh, the live in a mud hut wipe yourself with a leaf type wild?"
King Julian: “Who wipes?”

#11 kittykat23uk

kittykat23uk

    Order of the Pith

  • Moderators
  • 4,483 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Naarfolk
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:Wildlife Photographer/Artist

Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:30 PM

This one we did see a specimen of but I didn't get a shot on this occasion, so here is an older one taken with the Panasonic FZ18

 

3600807703_6ca7bc41b4_b.jpg
swallowtail butterfly by kittykat23uk, on Flickr


  • Patty, JohnR, africapurohit and 5 others like this
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
Alex: "Whoa! Hold up there a second, fuzzbucket. You mean like, uh, the live in a mud hut wipe yourself with a leaf type wild?"
King Julian: “Who wipes?”

#12 JohnR

JohnR

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,908 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:England
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:12 PM

Very nice. I like the bokeh of your lenses too which sets off the butterflies.


What pays stays.
 

#13 kittykat23uk

kittykat23uk

    Order of the Pith

  • Moderators
  • 4,483 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Naarfolk
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:Wildlife Photographer/Artist

Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:32 PM

Many thanks John.
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
Alex: "Whoa! Hold up there a second, fuzzbucket. You mean like, uh, the live in a mud hut wipe yourself with a leaf type wild?"
King Julian: “Who wipes?”

#14 Game Warden

Game Warden

    Administrator

  • Root Admin
  • 16,421 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sat by the PC
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:28 AM

Wonderful collection of images building up here.


"Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you." - African proverb.

 

How to create your gallery album and upload images.

 

How to post images in the text.

Want to tag another member in a post? Use @ before their display name, eg @game warden


#15 kitefarrago

kitefarrago

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 75 posts
  • Local time: 09:58 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 03 August 2013 - 03:19 PM

A few more from India, these ones from the surrounds of Pench National Park, taken in January. Same camera and lens as above.

 

Common crow:

 

gallery_20026_839_206958.jpg

 

Mottled emigrant:

 

gallery_20026_839_28410.jpg

 

Baronet:

 

gallery_20026_839_2082468.jpg


  • JohnR, TonyQ and Thursday's Child like this

#16 Game Warden

Game Warden

    Administrator

  • Root Admin
  • 16,421 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sat by the PC
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:53 PM

Let's see some more butterflies...


"Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you." - African proverb.

 

How to create your gallery album and upload images.

 

How to post images in the text.

Want to tag another member in a post? Use @ before their display name, eg @game warden


#17 wagtail

wagtail

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Yorkshire, England
  • Category 1:Tourist (first-time visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:59 PM

A few British butterflies to add to the thread.

Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni.JPG

First a Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni photographed at Warton Crags, Lancashire using a Nikon D300s with Sigma 150mm at 1/2500s f4.5.

 

Comma Polygonia c-album.jpg

Comma Polygonia c-album revealing how it gets its name from the mark on its underwing. (Nikon D300s 70-300mm at 300mm, 1/250s f10)

 

Grayling Hipparchia semele.JPG

A well camouflaged Grayling Hipparchia semele photographed at Aylesbeare Common in Devon (Nikon D300s Sigma 150mm 1/500s f5.6)

 

Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi.jpg

A pair of Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi photographed on a bilberry plant Vaccinium myrtillus on Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire (Nikon D300s 70-300mm at 90mm 1/640s f10)

 

Green-veined White Pieris napi.jpg

Green-veined White Pieris napi photographed at Bolton Abbey Woods, Yorkshire (Nikon D300s 70-300mm at 300mm 1/800 f5.6)

 

Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus.JPG

Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus photographed at Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Lancashire. (Nikon D300s Sigma 150mm 1/800s f5)

 

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta.jpg

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta (Panasonic FZ30 35mm 1/250s f8)

 

Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus.JPG

This Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus was photographed at Timble Ings near Harrogate, North Yorkshire (Nikon D300s Sigma 150mm 1/800s f5)

 

Small White Pieris rapae.jpg

This fascinating reflection of a Small White Pieris rapae was photographed when it landed at home on a double-glazed window. (Nikon D300s 70-300mm at 300mm 1/1600 f8)

 

Wall Lasiommata megera.jpg

And finally a pair of Walls Lasiommata megera photographed at Timble Ings (Panasonic FZ30 25mm 1/100s f5)

 

 

 


  • Game Warden, Patty, TonyQ and 3 others like this

#18 offshorebirder

offshorebirder

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,169 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charleston, South Carolina
  • Category 1:Wildlife Photographer/Artist
  • Category 2:Conservationist/Naturalist

Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:30 PM

Falcate Orangetip (male) on the north edge of the Santee River Delta.  Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center - March 29, 2014.  This species is extremely skittish and rarely perches for long, making it difficult to photograph well.  Canon 7D with 300mm/f4 lens, hand held, ISO 200, f5.6, 1/1000 sec.

13497771405_3f74a38a5a_z.jpg


American Snout butterfly licking moist crevices between gravel.  Canal Wildlife Management Area - Berkeley County, Sout Carolina.  October 12, 2013.  Canon 7D with 300mm/f4 lens, hand held, ISO 200, f6.3, 1/1250 sec.

10234321943_05d544e8e1_z.jpg


White Peacock nectaring on Frogfruit - east end of Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  September 28, 2013.  Canon 7D with 300mm/f4 lens, hand held, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/800 sec.

9988164136_f087b38f96_z.jpg


Queen butterfly, a tropical relative of the Monarch butterfly -  east end of Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  September 28, 2013. Canon 7D with 300mm/f4 lens, hand held, ISO 200, f6.3, 1/1000 sec.

9988237023_9c9984327f_z.jpg

9988233823_d8dd1d507d_z.jpg


Zebra Heliconian (formerly named Zebra Longwing) - east end of Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  September 28, 2013.  Canon 7D with 300mm/f4 lens, hand held, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1000 sec.

9988110124_b68aafcfe2_z.jpg


Brazilian Skipper about to light on a Morning Glory flower at Patriots Point, on the north rim of Charleston Harbor.  This is a very shy and hard-to-approach butterfly.  Early the morning of October 6, 2012.  Canon 7D with 300mm lens - unsure of settings.

9303756514_273dd5b909.jpg
 


Edited by offshorebirder, 11 July 2014 - 06:31 PM.

  • Patty, michael-ibk, TonyQ and 2 others like this
https://www.flickr.c...offshorebirder2

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'
John Keats - Ode on a Grecian Urn

#19 offshorebirder

offshorebirder

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,169 posts
  • Local time: 10:58 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charleston, South Carolina
  • Category 1:Wildlife Photographer/Artist
  • Category 2:Conservationist/Naturalist

Posted 29 September 2014 - 11:40 PM

This weekend I saw several aggregations of one of my favorite butterflies - Fiery Skipper, at Santee National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina.  They are one of the "grass skippers" - charming little things who use various grasses as a host plant.

 

Taken on a mostly-cloudy day using a handheld Canon 7D + 300mm f/4 IS lens at f/6.3  ISO 640  1/640 sec.

 

15348995456_c41b17dd67_o.jpg

 

 

15185419958_be308e2595_o.jpg

 

 

15185417608_6820396f3c_o.jpg


Edited by offshorebirder, 29 September 2014 - 11:57 PM.

  • JohnR, Terry, TonyQ and 1 other like this
https://www.flickr.c...offshorebirder2

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'
John Keats - Ode on a Grecian Urn

#20 marg

marg

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 969 posts
  • Local time: 02:58 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:California
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:Tourist (regular visitor)

Posted 30 September 2014 - 03:19 AM

in our yard in the California desert...

Attached Images

  • L1030702.jpg

  • JohnR, Terry, TonyQ and 1 other like this





© 2006 - 2016 www.safaritalk.net - Talking Safaris and African Wildlife Conservation since 2006. Passionate about Africa.

Welcome guest to Safaritalk.
Please Register or Login to use the full facilities.