New butterfly images added

02nd August 2013
It's been to long but I've added some new butterfly images to the gallery pages. Each taken in different situations and each meaning something quite different to me.

This image of a Small White was taken in the our back garden. The lavender plant has taken over a corner of the garden and is covered in bee's and butterflies all day. However the white butterflies are very difficult to approach so I used the Nikon D300s with the Nikon 300mm f4 and a 1.4 teleconverter to give me the working distance I needed and still get a frame filling image. I sat quietly in the garden on the floor and waited for the butterflies to be in the right place and the right angle before getting the shot I wanted, which was this one.

In complete contrast I had to get up very early in July to get the next image. A 4am start gave me enough time to drive to the location of these Marbled White's and find them before they started to fly. Just after 6am I found these two roosting just as you seem them in the photography. Carefully I set up the tripod, locked on the camera and checking the exposure and depth of field. Working at that time in the morning is really magical. The world is still and you can work slowly and carefully to get the image you want and this is what I wanted.

In contrast again this Meadow Brown was taken in the back garden again using the same set up as the Small White. I had a sneak around some large bushes to not spook the butterfly and manage just a couple of frames, but I was pleased with this image.