I agree with the others - nice shots.
As for the common names, they are not subject to any nomenclatorial rules, so names might change. I cannot even remember exactly what these butterflies called in German.
Hi Paul, I love your shots, especially the second one. Great work.
Seen some great pics done with that lens. I'm thinking of buying one of those as a very special Christmas present for myself. Wish it was Christmas....
These are definitely some nice shots. The 2nd one is really good, but the bee is terrific. Love the colors, clarity and composition. Do you use a tripod? I'm curious about the lens.....does it do macro throughout the zoom range? I'm truly an amateur so if I ask ridiculous questions, please forgive me