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Welwyn Garden City Photographic Club

Category: Butterflies

Welcome to the Butterfly Group

                                                                                      Butterfly Group.


The aim of the group is to record images of British Butterflies,and to enable like minded people to talk about the creatures.( i know it is sad ). The photographing of Butterflies is the prime objective of the group,but interesting wild life images of other animals and plants spotted when searching for Butterflies will be permitted.

I will endeavor to put a message on the group site each week, during the Butterfly season ( Mar./Apr. to Sep./Oct. ) listing the species seen in the park near Shoplands W.G.C.- to find the meadow, park in the main shop car park,cross road via. crossing, turn left pass bus stop, then right at the Doctors. The meadow is straight ahead.

Assuming you are joining our group you will need some sort of camera.

If you have a fixed lens camera, use the macro setting. If you require more magnification, then close up filters can be purchased. These come in a set of three. they can be used singularly or in any combination. They are screwed in position, in place of the lens filter.

If you have a removable lens camera and also require greater magnification, the following is available:-

a)  A set of close up filters :-  as above.

b)  A set of close up tubes. ( 3 in a set ) These fit between the body and the lens, ( telephoto is best ) and can be used in any combination.

c)  A macro lens.

‘A’  is the cheapest and ‘C’ dearest.- By hundreds.

If you require any information about the group or Butterflies in general contact me via. E-mail or collar me for a chat on club night.




Updated: 7th November 2017 — 10:50 pm

A Silver – Washed Fritillary.


                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lyn B

 This was taken in my back field during June this year.











Updated: 22nd November 2017 — 9:46 pm

The first Butterfly image for our group.

A pair of Common Blues.

                                              This photograph was taken in my backfield in Aug.2015.

I like the position of the Blues and the bend in the grass,

but i wish the background was cleaner.


Lyn B

Updated: 7th November 2017 — 10:29 pm

Alien Moth in Welwyn Garden City

A saw this on my way home the other night. Is is almost certainly a Box-Tree Moth, Cydalima Perspectalis from Asia. They were first seen in the UK in 2007 and have been spreading North from the South East ever since. ( taken with  a Iphone )

--   Peter D Budd
Updated: 4th November 2017 — 8:17 pm

Lyn Bracey Camera Settings

Camera settings for Butterflies. ( Nikon )

(1) White balance – Auto.
(2) Iso – Auto – Set for Min. shutter speed 600 – Max Iso 3200
(3) Single point focus – Continuous servo mode – Back button focus. ( AF – ON ).
(4) Exposure – Spot metering. Aperature priority setting at f 11- Raw.
(5) Motor drive / Continuous release mode. – low speed.
(6) Exposure compensation – set to under expose by 1.7
(7) Lens Nikon 105mm macro – plus 2x convertor.

Updated: 1st November 2017 — 4:21 pm
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