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Old 07-02-2008   #21
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I was not talking about you
I know that my friend. I was just curious what it meant.
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Old 07-02-2008   #22
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I know that my friend. I was just curious what it meant.
Not a problem, i was asking him if he was still wake
he post the picture 2am
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Old 07-03-2008   #23
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Getting back to butterflies, here's a couple of shots of the Dusky Heath
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Nice shots Del.
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Here is the Meadow Brown butterfly. In the second shot it shares a flower with a bee. Now I don't know if this is strictly kosher but I am going to post this second one on get bugging because the picture covers two threads.
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Oh boy... a chance to show off what I think is my best stuff. Great thread, great shots from everyone, let's keep it going for years!

These four are probably my favourites that I haven't yet posted. They all show the effect I love getting when I use my SB-R200's to light the background; that rich well lit bokeh sometimes looks unreal, like an oil painting. This shot of a Spotted Buff (Pentila tropicalis) is the one where I discovered the effect:



The background is out of focus forest, about 2m behind the butterfly. Here's another favourite:



This Kersten's Hairtail (Anthene kersteni) shows all I love about lycaenid butterflies - the aggressive jizz; the stunning watered silk blue wings, captured against the shocking green of KwaZulu-Natal's lowland forest.

And here's another lycaenid, this time a Vivid Blue (Tarucus thespis) from Arniston in the Western Cape. I love the grey background on this, it's out of focus burnt vegetation against white sand:



And here's a real rarity, White Mimic (Ornipholidotos peucetia penningtoni), a shot I treasure for the mission it was to take. I had to lie full length in the mud of a mangrove swamp; it was sitting on the Sanseveria leaf about a foot above the ground, and these little beasties are so rare and skittish, I decided against persuading it upwards with my boot in case it decided the forest canopy was safer!



The background is out of focus leaf litter and yucky mangrove mud.

Enjoy, C&C welcome!

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A great set of shots
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Yes very nice work here guy's
Thanks to all happy 4th !!!
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Here are mine.




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My friend can you post a bigger pictures ??, like 800px at the long size?
I have a big monitor and i can barely see them
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