A selection of butterflies

There has been very few butterflies this year with the weather being so wet up to now, so this selection of butterfly film shots are all this years up to June across a variety of locations and slide films.

3 shots of a male Orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) taken at Fiddleford Manor, increasing the magnification with each shot.

Orange-tip Butterfly

Olympus 80mm F4 macro lens, at F5.6 on Fuji Velvia 50 slide film

Orange-tip butterfly a little closer

Olympus 80mm F4 macro lens, at F8 on Kodak Elitechrome EBX 100 slide film

Orange-tip butterfly close up

Olympus 38mm F2.8 macro lens, at F11 on Fuji Velvia 50 slide film

Next is my best shot ever of a Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni), having struggled to snap one resting or feeding before. Chased this around Badbury Rings for quite some time.

Brimstone

Olympus 90mm F2 macro lens, at F5.6 on Kodak Elitechrome EBX 100 slide film

A Small Blue (Cupido minimus) taken at a pond near Broomy Lodge in the New Forest.

Small Blue

Olympus 90mm F2 macro lens, at F5.6 on Kodak Elitechrome ED3 200 slide film

A Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus malvae) taken at Martin Down.

Grizzled Skipper

Olympus 80mm F4 macro lens, at F5.6 on Kodak Elitechrome EBX 100 slide film

It was very windy that day, as shown by this shot

Grizzled Skipper clinging on

Olympus 80mm F4 macro lens, at F5.6 on Kodak Elitechrome EBX 100 slide film

and a Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi) taken at Kilwood

Green Hairstreak

Olympus 90mm F2 macro lens, at F5.6 on Kodak Elitechrome ED3 200 slide film

The last location is Bentley Wood.

A Duke of Burgundy (Hamearis lucina) both wings open & side on.

Duke of Burgundy

Olympus 90mm F2 macro lens, at F5.6 on Kodak Elitechrome ED3 200 slide film

Duke of Burgundy side on

Olympus 90mm F2 macro lens, at F5.6 on Kodak Elitechrome ED3 200 slide film

Then the Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria euphrosyne), and lucky enough to see this freshly emerged 1.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary side on

Olympus 90mm F2 macro lens, at F5.6 on Fuji Provia RXP 400 slide film

and as it dried out it then posed with its wings open

Pearl-bordered Fritillary wings open

Olympus 90mm F2 macro lens, at F5.6 on Fuji Provia RXP 400 slide film

also found this pair

Pearl-bordered Fritillary Pair

Olympus 90mm F2 macro lens, at F8 on Fuji Provia RXP 400 slide film

Even experimented with placing some pink card in the background, a technique that my brother had been playing with for some time.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary & Pink Card

Olympus 90mm F2 macro lens, at F5.6 on Kodak Elitechrome ED3 200 slide film

and finally a Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus malvae)

Grizzled Skipper

Olympus 90mm F2 macro lens, at F8 on Kodak Elitechrome ED3 200 slide film

Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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