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Old Jun 25, 2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Some Flutterbies in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Reserve.

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Wow Ed, these are stunning. I never would have guessed you could get macro-style shots with the DA* 300!
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Interesting examples, Ed. The first is a typical Queen butterfly, and the next three are of an atypical example. Other similar butterflies in Florida are the Soldier, Monarch and Viceroy (Viceroys in Florida mimic the Queen, rather than the Monarch). Queens do not normally have that dark subterminal band on the forewing, which is typically found on the Monarch and Viceroy, but the pattern of white spots on the forewing is typical of the Queen and not of the others.

More on these butterflies in this old thread, for those who might be interested:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pe...butterfly.html
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Great photos Ed, and great explanation Penolta!
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Very nice shots Ed, I am looking forward to the Monarchs passing through this fall up here in Michigan, If it wasn't for Penolta I would have guessed you had Monarchs.

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I also thought they were Monarchs. Thanks for the quick lesson Penolta!
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Great shots, those I can only find in a butterfly garden.

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Lovely ! I too enjoy taking quasi macro shots with the DA*300 - it's incredibly sharp, the 300mm means you are not going to disturb your subject and the bokeh is gorgeous !
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Very nice, Ed!
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Ed, nice macro shots.
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