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Old Jul 17, 2003, 3:44 PM   #11
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Martin, I can shoot a subject twice in quick succession and one will be sharp and the other fuzzy. However, I tend to hunch down when shooting plants, and try to get in a shot just before I fall over.

I have better success with a tripod.
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Old Jul 18, 2003, 3:19 AM   #12
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I've tried AF and MF with these subjects and I always use MF now. If nothing else may lens AF noise scares some species of bees !

I also use a little "shoulder pod" for added stability when a tripod would put me at the wrong height for the subject.

p.s. JanetKP. Can you help with this one ? (that's the last !)

http://www.pbase.com/image/19158431
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Old Jul 18, 2003, 6:15 PM   #13
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Check this, I'm almost sure the butterfly is a High Brown Fritillary, Argynnis adippe.

See if you agree http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/

Look at the head and pointed nose/snout, or whatever one calls a butterfly's proboscis. The wings on your subject are the worst for wear and ragged along the edge, while the subject in the link are pristine.

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Old Jul 19, 2003, 2:32 AM   #14
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Janet,

Thanks for this. Briliant site. High Brown would be a very good record for Scotland, I'm going to do some more digging.
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