A couple of garden animals

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Mart61, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Nothing spectacular - just wanted to take some pictures.

    Think this is a red admiral butterfly but I may be wrong:
    RedAdmiralFramed.jpg

    This is definitely a snail but he wouldn't come out to play:
    Snailframed.jpg
     
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  2. jomike

    jomike

    781
    Jun 7, 2008
    Surrey. England
    Nice photos Martin, but I am afraid you are wrong. It is in fact a Comma butterfly. Sadly, I have hardly seen any Red Admiral or Peacock butterflies this summer.
     
  3. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Thanks for sharing these Martin, the weather (in this part of the UK at least) has been really miserable lately so it's nice that you found some time to shoot.

    I don't know much about butterflies but I agree with Mike H, I don't think that's a Red Admiral.

    The snail is good, I like the patterns of the shell.
     
  4. Martin
    great shots, both of them
    but....
    the snail shot really DOES it for me

    very nice
     
  5. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Thanks for your kind words and no, the weather has not been great so fia this August eh? Still, yesterday was lovely and today's been ok thus far too.

    Fingers crossed!!!
    :biggrin:
     
  6. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    Wow I love them. What lens did you use?
     
  7. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Thanks Sen.

    Used the Sigma 105.