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Offline Just Dave

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Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
« on: March 29, 2012, 07:11:03 PM »
Hi

Another shot from my walk today of a Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly, First butterfly this year C+C Welcome :thumbs:


IMG_2012 Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly Higher Burgh Meadow Yarrow Valley Chorley Lancashire by Just Daves Photos, on Flickr

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Re: Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 11:00:37 PM »
Cracking shot Dave. I missed one of them yesterday at Sandwell Valley. I've seen a few Peacocks, lots of Brimstones and today at Earlswood a Orange Tip but it didn't land on a flower. I include below a Peacock and Speckled Wood photographed at Earlswood today.  ;D







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Re: Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 06:15:41 AM »
Thanks OB and fab shots woohooo its butterfly season, I saw orange tip, lots of peacocks, also yesterday, not seen any brimstones or speckled wood as yet but Im looking LOL,
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Re: Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 10:42:58 AM »
Thanks OB and fab shots woohooo its butterfly season, I saw orange tip, lots of peacocks, also yesterday, not seen any brimstones or speckled wood as yet but Im looking LOL,

Brimstones have been around since February but with no flowers for them to land on, it's hard to get a shot. Most of the butterflies you see are last years adults, which slept during the Winter and now emerge to lay eggs.  :tup:

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Re: Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 03:12:03 PM »
Nice photo, my daughters would love a fuzzy butterfly like that :)

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Re: Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 07:46:53 PM »
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Re: Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 10:51:03 PM »
Wonderful pictures! So far I only managed to shoot one butterfly 'in the wild.' Ever.
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Re: Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 12:06:49 AM »
Wonderful pictures! So far I only managed to shoot one butterfly 'in the wild.' Ever.

The secret with butterflies is move up slowly. If they fly off before you take the shot then wait around, as they tend to come back to almost the same spot.  :tup:

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Re: Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 08:30:44 AM »
Your right OB stealth and what ever you do dont chase them about, youll get nowhere, except knackard LOL
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