Butterflies with 70-200 f2.8 + 500D

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A few shots I got from a butterfly exhibit, still in the process of identifying them. I used the 70-200 VR lens with the Canon 500D close up filter. There are few more at http://www.vinodmenon.com/gallery/Macros

Comments most welcome! :)
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These are nice.

1&3. Are the American version of the Painted Lady. Vanessa cardui

3. Is Dione vanillae. The American Gulf Fritillary.

4. I think it is the yellow form of Papilio glaucus.

All of them are native to some part of the USA.

BW. Bob F.
 
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Bob the Spiderman said:
These are nice.

1&3. Are the American version of the Painted Lady. Vanessa cardui

3. Is Dione vanillae. The American Gulf Fritillary.

4. I think it is the yellow form of Papilio glaucus.

All of them are native to some part of the USA.

BW. Bob F.
Hi Bob,

Thanks for the identification! :) I couldn't identify the painted lady with the wings folded up...and for some reason, my butterfly book didn't have the gulf fritillary in it.
 
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Yeah, 1 and 3 are my favorites as well (w/one taking a top spot!!!). Fantastic shots. We've got the same types of specimens at our butterfly garden locally, but I have yet to master the technique for capturing them as well as you have...Well done and thanks for sharing.
 
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Leigh said:
Yeah, 1 and 3 are my favorites as well (w/one taking a top spot!!!). Fantastic shots. We've got the same types of specimens at our butterfly garden locally, but I have yet to master the technique for capturing them as well as you have...Well done and thanks for sharing.
Thanks very much, Leigh! I liked #1 too with the furry belly :lol:
 
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Been wondering how that close up filter works? You just pit the lens to infinity and focus by moving back and forth? Can't you change your distance then manualy focus the lens?

When I use a +3 filter, I compose then manualy focus the lens to get focus.
 
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kengo said:
Been wondering how that close up filter works? You just pit the lens to infinity and focus by moving back and forth? Can't you change your distance then manualy focus the lens?

When I use a +3 filter, I compose then manualy focus the lens to get focus.
I use auto focus most of the time, the close up filter reduces both the minimum focusing distance AND the maximum focusing distance. So you have to be in the range of around 12-16 inches from the front of the lens(70-200) to be able to focus(manual or auto). Can be a pain at times...
 

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