My first butterfly of the year


a peacock butterfly


oh wow… beautiful


Ian, how far away are you from these creatures when you take their mug?


it varies to be honest,with the butterflies you need to be a good 6 feet away so you have a chance of them staying put,so i’ll use the 300mm lens…but with the flies if your careful you can get pretty close,so i use the 18 - 55mm with close up filters on,a few inches away


Those are beautiful! Great detail!


[quote=“skyblue, post: 1085766”]a peacock butterfly

oooooooooooh i really like this shot Ian.:nod: I’ ve made it my desktop background pic:thumbup…and i am so jealous, i still have bloody snow on the ground.:smiley:


“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you”

– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Beautiful pics, Ian :thumbup




Nice shots mate! :slight_smile: