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Old Aug 6, 2011, 2:40 PM   #1
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Yesterday i was walking in butterfly house, wonderful place, but in very bad light conditions.
I post now a series of shots for theirs interest, but not for the good quality of exposure and sharpen, that I wished:

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Old Aug 6, 2011, 4:56 PM   #2
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What a fun place! If it was really dark, then you did a great job. I find #6 (leaf mimic) very interesting. You could never see that in the wild!!
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Good series catalex, thanks for sharing, some unusual there that I don't recognise
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Old Aug 6, 2011, 5:21 PM   #4
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Good Bflies series, catalex. Great job.

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5, 7 & 12 are gorgeous shots, love the combo of the butterfly and background colours.
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#12 is highly unusual in the outdoors. I have shot hundreds and hundreds of butterfly shots, and have only one with the proboscis retracted. It was an outstanding shot, and served as the cover for a 2011 calendar I assembled. Some people have taken it off and framed it -- perfect focus, background, etc. The butterfly (Red Spotted Purple) was sitting on a pine bough. Since there is no nectar on the pine, the proboscis was retracted.

Normally, all the shots I get are while they are sitting on a flower, or some form of nectar producing plant. In all those cases, the have every reason to have the proboscis extended. It is never retracted in a coil like #12 shows so clearly.

What settings were you using to get these shots?
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Not to hijack a good thread, but here are a few shot today (self-imposed exile lifted for today), plus one shot last year. These all show the proboscis clearly. The last one is shot with another camera last season -- note retracted proboscis.
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Very cool!
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Old Aug 7, 2011, 12:06 AM   #9
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Thanks Saly, Square one, Jeff, Dyane, Roger and Jannie for the appreciations

@ Roger: fantastic shots in outside!! You are very lucky, in the natural contest where I live it is nearly impossible to find these types of Bfly
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Catalex, just a great series of butterfly shots. With the less the perfect conditions I think you did great, enjoyed viewing!

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