Sonja

Sonja

Posted on 04/25/2016


Photo taken on August  2, 2015



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Coenonympha pamphilus
Small Heath
Kleines Wiesenvoegelchen


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Small Heath / Kleines Wiesenvoegelchen

Small Heath / Kleines Wiesenvoegelchen
At Olsen Pond / Am Olsenweiher

Nora Caracci VERY BUSY, Pam J, Marie-claire Gallet, Les's Photography AKA aligeeach and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Jolie photo Sonja !
18 months ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Very nicely captured Sonja.
18 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Wow! You've been getting some great macro shots.
18 months ago.
Roy Lowry
Roy Lowry
Nice little butterfly. They don't like sitting with wings open.
18 months ago.
Neal Hanko
Neal Hanko
great shot I don't know how you get them to sit still long enough
18 months ago.
Sonja has replied to Neal Hanko
Generally I am not very good in talking things with an exoskeleton into posing, just maximize chances with already sitting or slow moving invertebrates. :o)

A lot of insects seat themselves for different reasons now and then. It is good to know their habits and lifestyles.
Hanging out near good food, or the perfect spot in to cold or to warm temperatures or high winds for their best performance is an advantage to note an obligng specimen.
Then I use a 300mm lens alowing a comparable close up usage, but stay away with the camera from the little face at least about 40 cm.
No abrupt movement. If taking stuff like grass blades out of the sight that is to close to the critter would make for a clearer frame or bending the perch makes a better angle it's treated like a Mikado game. Only after first shots possible without such risk, and very, very careful.
And always mind the own shade and that of the spouse as well...
That's it very much.

There are other photographers, people that use real macro lenses on creatures details so tiny we can't see their beauty with the bare eye, or such or that manage habitually very sharp shots of dragonflies or butterflies in flight that look simply magical. I am lucky now and then, getting at times rather decent documentary shots with decorative merrits, but there are true masters, people with steadier hands, with better but less convenient equipment, with more patience and time....
18 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully captured.
Congrats on Explore.
18 months ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Nice one ..well captured.
18 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
A beauty !

Admired in ~ I ♥ Nature
18 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very lovely and excellent !
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18 months ago.