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Old Jul 31, 2010, 5:16 AM   #1
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This one landed a few days back and stayed long enough for a photo shoot.

I’m always intrigued with the hairs that grow on their eyes.

All where taken with a k20d, 2 remote flashes on an o-ring, a Kiron105mm, starting from a close up range to 1:1, and then added a Raynox dcr250 going to 2:1

(ps: not taken in the butterfly house of last post)

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#3


#4

#5 – those hairs


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Lovely butterfly Ronny, #2 is my favorite.

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Excellent work there, mate. Nice series. Top not for IQ for such a close up, and WB, sharpness... just great all around. Thanks for these.

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Oh this takes me back to my childhood - Red Admirals, used to be hundreds of those around, probably quite rare nowadays (though maybe Ash could comment seeing as I don't live in the UK any more) !

Wonderful series Ronny - I see what you mean about the hairs on their eyes, interesting, I wonder why, some form of protection maybe ? #2 & #3 are my favs.
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Excellent work there, mate. Nice series. Top not for IQ for such a close up, and WB, sharpness... just great all around. Thanks for these.

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Oh this takes me back to my childhood - Red Admirals, used to be hundreds of those around, probably quite rare nowadays (though maybe Ash could comment seeing as I don't live in the UK any more) !

Wonderful series Ronny - I see what you mean about the hairs on their eyes, interesting, I wonder why, some form of protection maybe ? #2 & #3 are my favs.
Thanks FF,

There aren't hundreds of them any more, and thats the same for most butterflies in my region. Then again last years I've seen a lot of them appearing again in my area. So there is still hope.
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Amazing captures Ronny!
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Wonderful series, Ronny! Your butterflies make my feeble attempts look so puny, and until I looked here, I was pretty happy with them. Sigh! Back to work, perhaps I'll post for some suggestions. I just can't get close enough to them to get any better - even with the quieter shutter speed of the K7, they moved every time I pressed the shutter.
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Beautiful job Ronny, didn't realize these butterflies had fuzzy eyes like that. Very cool.
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