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 Post subject: Rustic Nymph
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:48 am 
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Guy Mlller wrote:
I also have difficulties taking pictures of butterflies, but have found that if they settle you can actually get quite close to them to take the photo. But keep yr movements slow.
If they fly away, hang in there, there is a very good chance they will return to the same spot.
Best time seems to be early morning, as they appear a little sleepy & like to sun themselves to warm up their wings.
Another example today, although I will try & dig up it's name later


I think it is a Rustic Nymph. Great photo!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:13 pm 
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Wow, some really great photos, guys!

It's such a relief to come into this forum, like a safe haven sheltering from all the nastiness, attacks, gossip and rumours swirling around in some of the other forums...
Can I stay here for a few minutes to take a breather before holding my breath and diving back into the other forums, please? :wink:

Great job, Zep, managing to attract some serious nature-lovers and photographers! I think it's time for another little feature in my daily Blog and in the next Lamma-zine, showcasing your photos to a much bigger audience than in these forums with its still small number of loyal regulars.

Should I call it "Guy's Butterflies" after the recent "Sheila's Spiders" feature in the Lamma-zine Blog? :lol:

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 Post subject: Moth
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This moth really looks like it is carved from wood. It is a big moth ... about 9 - 10 cm.


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Lamma-Gung wrote:
Should I call it "Guy's Butterflies" after the recent "Sheila's Spiders" feature in the Lamma-zine Blog? :lol:

Please not - I have found Sheilas photos a lot more compelling than my own & have inspired me to pesevere with the butterflies .
I've got some great bugs though!!
See "Bug forum" in a minute.

And yes it is a fanciful flight away from the other forums, and the butterflies and bugs etc are all around us all of the time.
On another note, for anyone living in Tai Peng, almost stepped on a cobra last week, that was at least 10' long that looked as if it was stalking a cat.

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Guy MIller wrote:
I've got some great bugs though!!
See "Bug forum" in a minute.

OK, I'll be waiting for "Guy's Bugs" from the "Official Court Lepidopterist-in-residence"

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 Post subject: Moth again
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Aw shucks, Guy. I blush.

Here is an clear side shot of the moth. I forgot to add it to the previous post. A rather handsome beast.


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 Post subject: Re: Moth again
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Sheila wrote:
Aw shucks, Guy. I blush..... A rather handsome beast.

Nicest thing anybody has ever said to me in these forums.
Thank you... I think you are nice also - can see why you are able to take such beautiful pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: Moth again
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Awwww, guys, you seem to be working overtime in damaging the naughty & nasty image of Lamma.com.hk by being soooooooo cute!

Guy "a rather handsome beast" Miller flirting with Sheila who likes all beasts as a true animal lover... :oops:

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Would much rather spend my time in the Flora & Fauna forums, but duty calls.. TTFN

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Sorry Zep - will try to get the name later


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Some great shots here. Guy's Butterflies sounds good, or even ":Guys and Shielas" - sounds like an Australian version of "Guys and Dolls"

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 Post subject: Bugs Behaving Badly
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I agree, Zep.
But I've actually chosen YOUR nicely alliterating title of "Bugs Behaving Badly" as the Lamma-zine photo gallery title for all the photos in this forum, including "Guys & Sheilas" photos.

I've used it already for your photo submission in my blog for the very first "Copulating Bugs" photo you've submitted recently...

More photos!

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Sorry Zep - another I can't name


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Today's offering
Sorry Zep haven't got a clue what it is called


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Well, maybe we'd better not get hung up on the names and enjoy the photos. I've mailed the lepdiopterists but haven't had a reply. To see some of their prize-winning photos, try this site:

http://hkls.org/photo_contest04/index.html

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Don't suppose you know any bug people - got about 100 different bugs - a lot of which I can't name.
Some really nice photos on the site - seems I have a long way to go to catch up - and different species to any I've seen, let alone photographed

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Looks like a "Chestnut Angle" (Odontoptilum angulutum) which is fairly common in HK, although some of the markings are slightly different

Quite common in Malaysia but only very occasionally seen in Singapore

Seen sunning itself this morning near to Power Station Beach.


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My apologies - my picture "Moth 6" on the first page isn't a plain moth after all, it's a Planthopper (Ricania species)- sort of a cross between a Moth & a Bug.
Not exactly sure which one, but they can be seen resting on grass stems & leaves & sometimes if you walk through long grass you can see dozens of them take to flight if they are disturbed.

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Guy Mlller wrote:
Sorry Zep - another I can't name

This one looks like a Blue Pansy to me.

Terrific photos. I have been offline for a while and it is exciting to see so many new beauties


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