August 8, 2007

08. Skippers


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July 7, 2007

07. Hairstreak


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February 20, 2007

20. Skippers


Another Out of Bounds image. The photo is of two skippers I shot last year. I entered this into competition on Monday night and received a score of 14 out of a possible 15 for the photo. That is a Diamond award in the club.

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August 27, 2006

27. Cabbage White on Clover


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August 20, 2006

20. Eastern Tailed Blue


This is another Eastern Tailed Blue. These are very small butterflies, maybe the size of my thumbnail. They move their wings up and down a little and while they do, the tails resemble antenna so that if a predator takes a bite, the only get the wing, not the head.

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August 18, 2006

18. Blues


A pair of Eastern Tailed Blues mating.

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August 17, 2006

17. Mating Blues


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August 6, 2006

06. Black Swallowtail


Found this guy in my garden after a rain storm the other night. Looked like he was feasting on my parsley. I believe it is (or will be) a black swallowtail butterfly. After taking some photos of him, I let him go.

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August 4, 2006

04. Black and White Butterfly


Shot at the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory

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July 15, 2006

15. Monarch


Monarch Butterfly. Stalked.

Our usual method of shooting these insects involves finding them in the morning when they are still fairly dormant from the overnight cold. This monarch was shot a little later in the morning and I had to stalk it, moving slowly. It was quite co-operative though and allowed me to get closer than I needed to be.

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July 13, 2006

13. Skippers


Two skippers covered in morning dew.

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July 2, 2006

02. Resting


This Cabbage White is resting calmly on clover, basking before flying for the first time in the morning.

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February 15, 2006

15. Moth


A large moth shot at the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory.

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September 15, 2005

15. Sulphur


I started my class last night. I am not sure why I had the impression, but I didn't expect it to be so much like school used to be. But, it is class just as I remember them being (it's only been 5 years).

Tonight I am heading out with Dave to do some shooting. It'll be the last digital shooting I do for a while as I have to take the camera in for repairs tomorrow. Canon has told me it could be up to 6 weeks, even though this is a known issue. I am very unhappy about that. So, I'll be going back to film.

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September 14, 2005

14. A Rainbow of Colours


This is another shot of the Sulphar I posted on Monday. I find it amazing just how much colour is really in these butterflies. When I first looked at it, it was a pale yellow, almost brown, but this image shows its true colours, yellows, greens, reds, blues plus some purple and brown.

Tonight I start a 12 week portraiture course. I have to say that it is my weakest photographic technique and I have always thought people are the hardest subjects to shoot.

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September 13, 2005

13. Eastern Tailed Blue


This Eastern Tailed Blue was in excellent shape. Often they have nicks out of their wings from attempts from being eaten. The small tails are actually a diversion. They will move them up and down to mimic their antennae so a predator may only nip the back of the wing, rather than a more critical near the head nip!

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September 12, 2005

12. Early Morning Sulpur


As I mentioned yesterday, the season is about over for the insects. This is one of two butterflies I shot yesterday. We were at the Wainfleet Bog on Erie Peat Road in Port Colborne where we have had some pretty good luck over the past few weeks. I have a couple different shots of this butterfly and one more of an Eastern Tailed Blue to post.

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September 5, 2005

05. Eastern Tailed Blue


The Eastern Tailed Blue is only about the size of a nickel, so they are quite hard to find in the grasses.

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September 4, 2005

04. Sulphur


This was shot later in the day. I had to hunt this one down, and then slowly move up on it to keep it from flying away.

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September 3, 2005

03. Pearly Crescentspot #2


This is the same butterfly as yesterday, only with it's wings closed.

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September 2, 2005

02. Pearly Crescentspot


A Pearly Crescentspot warming itself before it's first flight of the day.

I was out this morning, and while I didn't shoot any butterflies, I did get some shots of a couple of dragonflies, a green darner, meadowhawk and a saddlebag. I will have photos next week.

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