Jan 122009
 

Resting

Scott found this Fritillary one morning late last summer while out shooting.  With it’s wings closed we could see he was a little beaten up. It wasn’t until he had warmed up enough to spread his wings that I saw just how bad he really was.

The second butterfly Scott found was in much better shape.

 January 12, 2009  Posted by at 2:21 pm Butterflies, Flowers, Insects, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jul 152008
 

This is the full colour version of yesteday’s photo which I had converted to black and white except for the orange in the buttefly’s wing.

I found this butterfly on this piece of grass just beside the car. We were parked on the side of the road where we had stopped to photograph Lubilia. I am sure he was there when we parked and I missed him. Definitely one of those lucky finds!

 July 15, 2008  Posted by at 12:05 pm Butterflies, Insects, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jul 142008
 

Waiting to Take Flight

A butterfly sits perched atop a piece of dewy grass awaiting to take flight after a night’s rest. I converted this photo to black and white in Photoshop then added back in the orange from the butterfly’s wings.  This was done for a Facebook competition. i will post the full colour version tomorrow.

Jun 152008
 

Crescent Spot on Foxtail

This is the first butterfly I’ve shot of the season. This is a Crescent Spot and is perched upon a piece of foxtail barley. In order to get photos like this I am getting up a little before 4:00 am in order to get to the location and be ready to shoot just after the sun has risen.

A couple of tips on early morning photography may be read at http://potd.chrisempey.com/tips/archives/2007/08/very_early_morning_photography.php.

 June 15, 2008  Posted by at 6:38 pm Butterflies, Insects, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »