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photoblog image Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly

This butterfly is as the title says, and more details about this species can be found at http://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/butterflytortoiseshell.htm . It is quite spectacular and there were quite a few flying about when I took this.

The photo is taken at a wonderful nature reserve at Pensthorpe in Norfolk and if you like water birds this is the place to go, short of going to a RSPB reserve. Details of Pensthorpe are at http://www.pensthorpe.com/ .

I may enter this in a wildlife competition at my Camera Club on 7th.October although it probably won't win as it is just not quite sharp enough. Mind you, I have never tried to photograph a butterfly or moth ever before so I felt it was a good try.

 

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly

This butterfly is as the title says, and more details about this species can be found at http://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/butterflytortoiseshell.htm . It is quite spectacular and there were quite a few flying about when I took this.

The photo is taken at a wonderful nature reserve at Pensthorpe in Norfolk and if you like water birds this is the place to go, short of going to a RSPB reserve. Details of Pensthorpe are at http://www.pensthorpe.com/ .

I may enter this in a wildlife competition at my Camera Club on 7th.October although it probably won't win as it is just not quite sharp enough. Mind you, I have never tried to photograph a butterfly or moth ever before so I felt it was a good try.

 

comments (5)

It's a good picture Brian. I posted my only half decent butterfly picture a while back! I haven't seen a single small tortoiseshell this year, so it's good to know there are still some about
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, first serious go I have had at taking a butterfly. There were loads of them at Pensthorpe although it was very cloudy and overcast, as usual for me. I have decided not to enter it into my club competition, it is not quite sharp enough to be truthful.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 23 Sep 2008, 14:07
They are so hard to get when it's warm as they move so fast. He is lovely
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, unfortunately it is not quite sharp, but, IMHO, not bad for a forst try.
I think this is a lovely photo, and very cleverly done. Butterflies with wings open are not the easiest things to capture.
I think I would be tempted to enter the competition anyway. Wild Life does move fast, and who knows, the judges might like your colourful butterfly better than a row of squirrels, foxes and spider webs.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila. Unfortunately I have already seem some of the opposition from other members entries and I know I probably wouldn't win. I'm going to put this in instead for a bit of fun, I still won't win. http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Little_and_Large_/
caught it well, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, I took several others, not all as good as this one.
A real beauty.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ian, I've never really been a butterfly fan but I must admit this is a beautiful creature.

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