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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

lyn.brace1@outlook.com or collar me for a chat on club night.

 

Thanks

Lyn

Updated: 7th November 2017 — 10:50 pm

Light Painting Photos

Light Painting Photos. Circle of Light by Paul Seymour

Light Painting Photos. 03 light painting by Sheila Clementson by Sheila Clementson

Light Painting Photos. 02 light painting by Sheila Clementson by Sheila Clementson

Light Painting Photos. 01 light painting by Sheila Clementson by Sheila Clementson

Light Painting Photos. Statue in red by Ian Lennox

Light Painting Photos. Statue in blue by Ian Lennox

Light Painting Photos. 02 Light Painting Nina Harrup by Nina Harrup

Light Painting Photos. Light Painting 1 by Nina Harrup

Light Painting Photos by Sue Ould

Light Painting Photos by Sue Ould

Light Painting Photos by Sue Ould

Light Painting Photos by Sue Ould

Light Painting Photos by Sue Ould

Light Painting Photos by Sue Ould

Light Painting Photos by Sue Ould

Light Painting Photos by Sue Ould

Light Painting Photos by Sue Ould

Light Painting Photos by Sue Ould

Light Painting Photos by Sue Ould

Light Painting Photos. 02 Light Painting Oct 2018 C H Cooke by Chris Cooke

Light Painting Photos. 01 Light Painting Oct 2018 C H Cooke by Chris Cooke

Light Painting Photos. Light Painting Wand 4 by Rob Draper

Light Painting Photos. Light Painting Wand 3 by Rob Draper

Light Painting Photos. Light Painting Wand 2 by Rob Draper

Light Painting Photos. Light Painting Wand 1 by Rob Draper

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_12 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_11 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_10 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_09 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_09 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_08 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_07 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_06 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_05 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_04 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_03 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_02 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. WGC_Night_Exp_01 by John Reddington

Light Painting Photos. Light Painting Statue by Rob Draper

Light Painting Photos. Light Painting Fountain 3 by Rob Draper

Light Painting Photos. Light Painting Fountain 2 by Rob Draper

Light Painting Photos. Light Painting Fountain 1 by Rob Draper

Light Painting Photos. light painted statue leaning on the wall ! by Peter Fox

Light Painting Photos. Light painted Statue by Peter Fox

Light Painting Photos. Light painted Statue in a Whirl by Peter Fox

Light Painting Photos. Fountain Halo by Steve Baldwin

Light Painting Photos. Blue Fountain by Steve Baldwin

Light Painting Photos. Dancers by John Ponting

Light Painting Photos. Where's Andrew by John Ponting

Light Painting Photos. Red , Green & Gold by John Ponting

Updated: 12th October 2018 — 5:32 pm

Howard Centre Exhibition Public voting results 2018

TitleAuthorVotes
Arctic TernsAndrew Chu ARPS16
Rough Sea at SouthwoldBill Wastell ARPS AFIAP14
Icelandic Plane WreckRob Draper12
Dawn on SantoriniMartin Parratt12
Sugar Cane Worker – CubaColin Mahoney11
Studland DawnSteve Baldwin11
Lake District PanoramaMartin Parratt10
Figure on Portmerion BeachPaul Lambeth10
Cheetah on the LookoutBill Wastell ARPS AFIAP9
Sligachan FallsMartin Parratt9
Eye to EyeRosa Kawashima7
The Old Boxing Champ, CubaColin Mahoney7
Moraki SunriseSteve Baldwin7
Quiet MomentColin Brister6
Dusk at Dunvegan CastleBill Wastell ARPS AFIAP6
Flatford Mill, SuffolkSue Ould5
Smoking Phil Luck4
Green Frog on Paradise FlowerDerek Dewey-Leader LRPS4
Impressions of a Norfolk BeachPaul Lambeth4
The DalesColin Brister3
Looking into the PastRosa Kawashima3
A Cuban FarmerJohn Reddington3
Love is in the Air (Common Blues)Lyn Bracey3
An Eyeful of EiffelColin Mahoney3
Scott's PineNina Harrup3
Groin, Swanage Bay, Jurassic Coast, DorsetEric Cheek2
AsterDave Minty2
Auroral LandscapeRob Draper2
Suffolk ReflectionSue Ould2
The Early Bird Catches the WormPhil Luck2
Large Skipper on Common VetchLyn Bracey2
Pressed Flower DetailDerek Dewey-Leader LRPS2
The Buck Inn, MalhamJohn Russell2
Konik Ponies on Minsmere MarshBill Wastell ARPS AFIAP2
St Francis's Basilica, Assisi, ItalyJohn Fogarty2
Francis Crick Institute, LondonJohn Fogarty2
Red PeonyIan Cunningham2
Splash Paul Lambeth2
Soldier BeetleAndrew Chu ARPS2
Shot !John Reddington2
MaddyColin Buck1
Butterfly Colin Brister1
Girl at Sensoji Temple, Tokyo, JapanEric Cheek1
DivePhil Luck1
Sunset StrollRosa Kawashima1
Fawn in the MeadowDerek Dewey-Leader LRPS1
Museum of Islamic Art, DOHAJohn Russell1
Farne Islands LunchSteve Baldwin1
TobermorayBill Wastell ARPS AFIAP1
PelicansBill Wastell ARPS AFIAP1
ParasolNina Harrup1
Panshanger TreesGeorge Stodulski1
Orangetip Butterfly, CommonswoodGeorge Stodulski1
Always on-lineMartin Burrage1
RiciColin Buck
First in LineJohn Reddington
Shot!John Reddington
The HuntressColin Buck
Accordion Player, MontmartreJohn Fogarty
Puffin on LaundryIan Cunningham
After the RainSarah Jane Nall-Cain
Purple EchinaceaDave Minty
Marbled White ButterflyDave Minty
Large WhiteAndrew Chu ARPS
SandrioMartin Burrage
Always SmilingMartin Burrage
HemerocallisNina Harrup
Peak District LandscapeGeorge Stodulski
Puffin on LundyIan Cunningham
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Howard Centre Prints. Icelandic Plane Wreck by Rob Draper

Howard Centre Prints. Arctic Terns by Andrew Chu

Howard Centre Prints. Dawn on Santorini by Martin Parratt

Updated: 26th September 2018 — 4:44 pm

Butterflies sightings for June.

             This month started off quite well.There was all the Butterflies as per last month excluding the Orange Tips,

(these did not really turn up). At the start of the month there was a glut of Common Blues,and also lots of Skippers,but these have now vanished,and so have nearly all the other species. The most abundant Butterfly at present is the Meadow Brown. I am keeping my fingers crossed that all the second broads plus the Marbled Whites turn up soon.

                                            Happy snapping

                                                                          Lyn

Updated: 26th June 2018 — 7:52 pm

Butterfly sightings for May 2018

                                          This month started off  with lots of Orange Tips and various types of Whites,plus all the Butterflies that were listed last month, but still in small numbers.The only  newcomer is the Speckled Wood, Small Copper and Common Blues.There is also an abundance of Holy Blues,in fact it is the most i have ever seen at the start of any Spring.

                                           

Updated: 30th May 2018 — 11:32 am

Annual PDI Competition 2018

Annual PDI Competition 1st May 2018, Judge David Steel
NAMETITLE (round 1)SCRTITLE (round2)SCRTotalPOS
Andrew ChuLittle Egret Arrival 18Gannet Pair 20381
Gillian JonesIced White 17Dawn Birches 2037J2
June SparhamLions Licking Noses, Masai Mara 20Grizzly Bear Mom with Cubs 1737J2
Graham JonesGentoo Pause in Sandstorm 17Greyhounds Chasing Shadows 1936
Paul LambethLanding Stage 17Field Impressions 1936
Rachel DunsdonGrundarfjordur Church 19Winter Snow 1736
Colin MahoneyBlizzard at Breakfast Time 19Off-Set 1635
Carl KursteinMadeiran Sunrise 15Briefing Time 1934
Dave MintyPathway 16The Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, North Cyprus 1834
Rosa KawashimaLooking Into The Haunting Past 17Down into Another World 1734
Steve BaldwinHope Valley Sunrise 17Haukland Beach, Lofoten 1734
Iain HoustonThe Great Herdsman of Etive 16Deluge Beckons, Ben Tianavaig Skye 1733
John RussellRibblehead Viaduct 16Limestone Pavement, Malham 1733
Martin ParrattThe Modern Gondolier 17Lake District Dawn 1633
Colin BuckMaddy 15Eyes of an Angel 1732
Richard WhiteStarry Starry Night 12Midnight Beach Volleyball, Finland 2032
Duncan MercerFallen Trees 15Lioness 1631
Eric CheekCalla Lilies 15Old Git 1631
John FogartyBuskers In Brussels 17Brown Habited Man Assisi 1431
Peter FoxBird Feeder 16Sand Rake 1531
Rob DraperBirnbeck Pier Versus The Waves 15Night Watch Coastal Fort 1631
Chris HaleShell Man 15Watching and listening 1530
David MorrisSincere 15Hi 1530
Derek Dewey-LeaderStormfront in Paradise 14Hummingbird 1630
George StodulskiResting With Rosalinde15A Photo Finish 1530
John ReddingtonO'Reilly On The Run 17Eagle Eye 1330
Martin BurrageAre you Reading Me 14Seen by the Seine 1630
Peter BuddWatch Your Step 16The Beach 1430
Sue OuldMobile Reflection 14Handrails At Hitchin Station 1428
Elaine RobinsonHave you got my Best Side 13Smile Please 1326
Updated: 4th May 2018 — 9:41 pm

Butterfly sightings for April 2018.

All sightings were in, or close to Shoplands Park.

5- Holly Blues

3- Orange Tips.

3-Comma’s

2-Peacock’s

1-Red Admiral

Plus one mummy Fox.

And various White Butterflies.

I will post the next list at the end of May,unless something unusual occurs.

Updated: 29th April 2018 — 2:27 pm

Annual Mono Print Competition. 2018

Annual Mono Print Competition. Judge - Paul Raddon. 17th April 2018
AUTHORTITLESCRTITLESCRSUMPOS
Carl KursteinUnseeing Eyes20Smoke Break19391
Graham JonesHusky Dog Racing in Snow18Tight on the Rails20382
Colin BristerPensive20Tommy17373
June SparhamMother and Daughter, Cambodia16Eyes on the Prize2036
Rachel DunsdonRuined Cottages, Jura20Canada Geese Family1836
Eric CheekPears18Lilies1735
Gillian JonesBlack Mount17Lochan Reeds1835
Martin ParrattCurvy Stairs18In His Own World1735
Andrew ChuA Street View in Paris16Street Market Stall1733
Derek Dewey-LeaderRibblehead Viaduct in Winter16Rounding Start Point1733
George StodulskiTrees in Winter19Victorian Textile Mill, Leeds1433
Paul LambethOn Cromer Beach17Splash1633
Colin MahoneyThe Street Cobbler, Havana15Rice Grower's daughter, Cambodia1732
Martin BurrageIn Their Own Worlds16Student Artists' Viewpoints1632
Steve BaldwinSunlight Through the Canopy15Mystical Morning1732
Anthony HollickCircle of Lebanon16Nevis this Way up1531
John RussellCrying Out Loud15The Blacksmith1631
Colin BuckPlanted15Forlorn1530
John PontingA Shard of Glass1550 Shades of Grey1530
Sue OuldSunlight on Wall-Tiles14Shadows of Railings1529
Sheila WilderGreat Migration15Two Zebras – Called Just Good Friends015
Updated: 23rd April 2018 — 11:12 am

Photography Lessons

Here are some ideas for Photography Lessons from Beginners to Advanced.

 

Dave Foster is an Ex club Member but one who still has many associations with the club, He does 1 to 1 sessions and group sessions.

As of April 2018

sessions :-

12/5/18 – St. Albans
26/5/18 – Welwyn Garden City/Sherrardswood
9/6/18 – St. Albans
23/6/18 – Welwyn Garden City/Sherrardswood
30/6/18 – St. Albans
14/7/18 – Welwyn Garden City/Sherrardswood
21/7/18 – St. Albans

The groups will be a max of 5 people. They will run from 8am to 12pm, with a stop for refreshments at some point (not included in the price). They will be varied and cover all basic camera functions as well as some composition ideas and tips. The cost is £20 per person per session and can be booked with me either by phone (07778 568768) or Email : David Foster.
I am also offering individual one to one lessons at £35 for a two hour session and can be tailored to whatever anyone would like. Walk and talk with cameras? Sit down with a coffee and chat through camera settings? Or a bit of both. They can also be pretty much when and where is convenient.

 

See our  Links Page for further ideas.

Updated: 3rd April 2018 — 12:27 pm

Annual Colour Print Competition 2017-2018

Annual Print Competition 20th March 2018 Judge: Vic Ainsworth
NAMEROUND 1ROUND 2TOTALPLACE
June Sparham2020401st
Gillian Jones2020402nd
Colin Mahoney 2020403rd
Paul Lambeth182038
Andrew Chu182038
Graham Jones181937
Martin Parratt181836
Iain Houston162036
Rachel Dunsdon171835
Colin Buck171835
Colin Brister181735
John Reddington191635
Steve Baldwin161834
Dave Minty171734
Sue Ould171734
Derek Dewey-Leader181533
John Russell151732
George Stodulski161531
Updated: 21st March 2018 — 4:52 pm

Chris Bell Composition Workshop

Andrew Chu_Eric at work

Andrew Chu_Chris Closeup

Andrew Chu_Chair Legs

Andrew Chu_Carling

0007 by George Stodulski

0006 by George Stodulski

0005 by George Stodulski

0009 by George Stodulski

0008 by George Stodulski

0003 by George Stodulski

0002 by George Stodulski

0001 by George Stodulski

0004 by George Stodulski

Birdie of Paradise by Rob Spruce

by Robert Spruce

All in a Row by Peter Budd

Bar in a Bottle by Peter Budd

Coors Light by Peter Budd

Ring for assistance by Peter Budd

La Grille by John Russell

Darth Lamp by John Russell

 

 

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Updated: 15th March 2018 — 12:20 pm
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