Friday, July 13, 2012

Marbled Whites

Nicholaston Burrows on the Gower Peninsula is a good place to see Marbled Whites, surely Britain's most-beautiful of this butterfly family. Despite the fairly overcast conditions on Monday evening, a few sunny intervals had goaded maybe a dozen of these 'leps' into action. The semi-cloudy conditions meant they were perhaps more docile than usual, and I was able to sneak up for a few handheld close-ups with my 90mm macro lens:




I returned again on Wednesday evening, but was greeted by a shower and far fewer butterflies. This shot, taken with my 70-200mm mounted on a tripod, and using an extension tube to enable closer focus, was all I could manage:


This wet summer has been very poor for butterflies, so to get any shots of them in the bag was a bonus!

8 comments:

  1. Stunning butterfly images Jeremy....outstanding sharpness!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great photograph! The butterfly is so beautiful. I love the colours.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good morning Jeremy

    very good shots with nice colors.... good work again.

    Greetings, Joop

    ReplyDelete
  4. One of our best looking butterflies.
    Lovely captures Jeremy.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great skills, catching the Marbled White is such a pleasure, brilliant photos.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your photos never cease to enchant and delight me, Jeremy. Thank you so much for sharing your splendid talent!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful shots, the detail is amazing.

    ReplyDelete