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Another taken in the Garden. A Small Tortoiseshell. Fairly common but I hardly saw any last year.
-- Peter D Budd
First time I have managed to get a photo of a Holly Blue. They are pretty small. Wingspan is about 35mm.
Taken with Olympus OM1D MII + 60mm Macro lens
-- Peter D Budd
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or collar me for a chat on club night.
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.