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Old 08-18-2008   #111
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Epp, that's beautiful!
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Old 08-21-2008   #112
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Have been out in the veld near Johannesburg again at the weekend. The weather was a bit grotty and it hadn't started to rain yet so all was dead and burnt. I got these shots of a winter form Mozambique Bar:





There was a tiny Peppered Hopper, only about 18mm across, on one of the hilltops. He was totally frightened of flash so I had to shoot natural and use a wide aperture to avoid noise. Luckily he sat still long enough for me to stack - I was full length on the ground, hand holding with the camera on a rock; here are two stacks I got. The rock background is typical of the bright pink quartzite found on the hills near Joburg; I had a pig of a time with the exposure because the butterfly was backlit by the strong African sun, and the light was varying all the time because small clouds kept blowing across the sun:





Finally here is an Aranda Copper, showing her great camouflage against the red rocks. This time I was able to use flash. She has sensed my presence and raised her fore wing to show me her 'warning' spots:

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Here is one from today with 500mm and 1.4x
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Old 09-30-2008   #114
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It 's still on this beautiful threat Manoli.I was very busy (and still am).Anyway keep it up.No more bugs-shots for me (temperature drop), you lucky B.. (only joking).

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Let's get this thread going again!!!

Clover Blue on Sweetheart flower...



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Well done for reopening the thread and for a good shot. Here is one I took in Spain last year but i don't know its name, any ideas?
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I am working on the best one yet...
But here are some I like so far.

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Nice to see this thread still going

Here is a older one

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Here's a couple from me... My first time actually getting any, I've got lots of practicing to do...


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Oh Lori! Those are beautiful! The light is so dreamy and the setting is lovely and they are just right.


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