Couple butterflys

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Yesterday at the butterfly garden, Brevard Zoo.

Most of the buterflies looked kind of ragged. Is this the time of year for that. I saw some beauties, really batterd.
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Off to work now.

You all have a great day, and a good week
 
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Thank You Gordon,

Very kind of you.

Fun to watch them fly around and all the pretty flowers.
 
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Oh, I'm so jealous...Our butterfly garden here doesn't start up until August I believe.

I just love these! Hope you don't mind that I use you for inspiration these days. I really admire your work.
 
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Nice shots, Gale. Especially the Hiloconius charitonius (#1). It's not easy to get the right exposure that shows the butterfly's body from its black wings. Thanks for sharing these beauties.
 
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Thank You Leigh

Guess I am going to have to learn a bit about butterflies. :>)).

Think dao will be a big help :>
 
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Obelix

Thank you so much.

The contrast of the colors and greenery really caught my eye. Light was not ideal. to bright.

Waited and waited.
 
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Hello Dao,

Thank you so much.

Thank you for the names also. Do they have nick names to ?? Like Zebra :>)). How about the orange one. Monarch.

I saw dark ones with beautiful blue on the tail and two points. The only one that wasn't ragged, was off in a corner to far.

I walked around trying to see him land closer. But no luck.

I don't particularly want to do macros, because I like the flowers and greenery also. But guess I could do both.

But then I will need another lens.

OHHHH please does this never end :>)))))

Getting ready to post another one.
I waited a long time for it to land on a particular plant.

Thanks again :>)))
 
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Nice flutter-by shots VR VR VR. :lol:

The first is the most impressive, just because you did so well on this tough exposure. :wink:

Frank
 
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You done great Gale...........you got to invest in the 500D for the macro you do, you would luv it and the VR helps immensely!!
 
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Thanks flew,

The light at this zoo is always tough. Now especially at the butterfly garden..

They sure did not build it for photographers, well not amatures like me.

Well maybe thats a good thing. Sure makes me think and trying to guess exposures constantly.

Love my VR VR VR's :>)))))))
 
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Hi Keith,

Thank you very much.

So ya think the 500D would go good with the 24-120 VR VR VR ???

Heck of alot better than another lens to change and carry around.

Do you need to shoot manual with the 500D on the lens ???

Thank you for the Idea.
 
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Hi Gale, yep just a little cheaper than another lens and just easy to pack around! You can AF, they say not too. To be honest range is short, so usually put my VR on monopod (still leave VR on) and move in to object andyou can move forward or move back to focus. Dont even worry about the af or the manual focusing. works slick and great detail. think you would like!
 
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So that you have the spelling correct. number one is:-
Heliconius charithomia and is only one of two species to penetrate into the USA. Common Name. The Zebra.Found in the Florida Everglades.

Not sure about number 2. but I think it is Dione vanillae the American Gulf Fritillary.

Good images and accurate exposures.

BW. Bob f.
 
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Great shots, not easy to get at all (trust me, I just tried this past weekend).
Nicname for #1 is Zebra Longwing, can't find the name for the second one but will let you know.
Cheers, Sandi
 

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