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Old Sep 13, 2005, 4:49 AM   #1
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This is called the Spangle or Red Helen, Papilio protenor, Cramer, a large black butterfly common here in Japan (known in Japanese as kuro-ageha). This is the first time I've gotten photographs of one, though, since they're constantly flying around in circles, and often in deep rain forest environment. This one was flying in a dark copse of trees near our house, and it alighted for the night way up the side of a dark slope. I only had the 50mm macro lens with me, so I had to climb up the slope to get to it, resting my hip on a 2 meter walking stick to keep my balance; I still wasn't able to get the shot I wanted due to the angle.



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Old Sep 13, 2005, 10:41 AM   #2
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Admire your determination Norm, and in the circumstances you should be pleased with the result................I would be !!
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Admire your determination Norm, and in the circumstances you should be pleased with the result................I would be !!
Thanks, Steve. Speaking of determination, it did make me more determined to go after them in future. They're beautiful creatures up close; I just wish I had taken along my ZD 50-200mm and the tripod today; I had them with me yesterday in exactly the same spot!
I'm also planning on going out to shoot some rare butterflies next spring called Gifu-chou; they're endangered and our town is one of the only places they reproduce. We'll see how that pans out, since I'm completely inexperienced in chasing butterflies.:-?

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Well, keep chasing them up and down the slopes, and wherever they may be, between now and next spring and you should be just about ready .

I look forward to seeing some Gifu-chous next year 8).
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Well, keep chasing them up and down the slopes, and wherever they may be, between now and next spring and you should be just about ready .
Well it was one hell of a ride, but at least I caught this one!



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Old Sep 14, 2005, 10:31 AM   #6
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So, you actually didn't get close to him at all.

It's just that he's *&$%£"! HUGE !!!

LOL, I like it :lol:
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