2 Butterflies

Discussion in 'Birds' started by NeilCam, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    I went to work today; blah
    boss was away; yay
    had a staff meeting; blah
    sat down to do real work; blah
    stared at PC screen for 5 minutes; blah
    did nothing; blah
    wasn't productive; blah
    said "Stuff it!"; blah
    took the rest of the day off; YAY!...

    Got home;
    ate lunch;
    wandered out on the deck;
    saw a few Painted Ladies flying around;
    went inside;
    got D100;
    got world's second crappiest tripod;
    got Sigma 80-400mm OS;
    went back outside;
    took these:

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    Needless to say that fired the enthusiasm and I decided I needed to go to the beach and photograph some of them there feathered flying thingies. I'll bung them in a new thread when I get done processing.

    All in all it beat staying at work.

    Neil
     
  2. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Neil,

    Very nice. I appreciate you sacrificing work to capture such beautiful flutterbys. :biggrin:

    The color in both is just amazing.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Let's see, work/photography, work/photography, I'd say you made the right choice and your images prove it. Good job Neil.
     
  4. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Good one Neil
    about how I felt today :smile:
    except you had a nicer outcome

    Look forward to your next post !
     
  5. some nice butterflies, how's you get them to hold still...
     
  6. great narrative and beautiful pictures. I wnat to see the "other" ones you went after.
    Dave
     
  7. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  8. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    Neil,

    Definitely made the right choice in skipping work....it was in the stars for you to catch these beauties! They are gorgeous...the color and detail....well worth a missed day of work IMHO.
     
  9. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Hey Neil,

    Nice shots, and a nice way to have stress or blah relief!

    Cheers,

    Wade
     
  10. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Thanks guys, I am in no doubt that I'd made the right choice. I'd already warned the boss the day before that I was vacillating over coming to work that day. Obviously the next day that feeling got worse so I acted on it. :biggrin:

    Good question Harris. Needless to say after going inside and getting my gear they flew off. So I just waited a couple of minutes and back they came. In fact the Swallowtail hadn't been there earlier. I have no idea why they stayed so still for so long, but I wasn't about to argue.

    Thanks again for all the kind comments.

    Neil
     
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