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Author:  Sheila [ Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:28 am ]
Post subject:  Butterflies and Moths

Beautiful - anyone know what it is?

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Author:  zep [ Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:54 am ]
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Did you get a shot of the back? It's rather hard to tell from the underneath. Not that I can recognise butterfiles, but there is a site at ... rflies.htm

with some pictures of HK butterflies


Author:  Sheila [ Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Beautiful butterfly

Thank you!
Unusually, it was impossible for me to get far enough away from the butterfly to photograph the upperside. All my attempts are out of focus.

Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Photo of the Day

Congratulations, Sheila,

You've just made it into "Photo of the Day" in the new Lamma News Blog, for your rare photo!

Have a look at the Sep 21 entry at

Author:  zep [ Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:09 pm ]
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This is a nice site: ... frame.html

At least it has some very informative content - I find the design rather annoying.

Your picture looks like the one named Plum Judy of the Metalmark group.

Author:  Shrek [ Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:38 am ]
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Anybody know what this butterfly is? There are a lot of them in my swamp

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Author:  Guy MIller [ Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:41 pm ]
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Looks like it might be a "Great Mormon" - Papilio memnon agenor

Author:  zep [ Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:40 pm ]
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Bullseye. That's what it is.

Shrek, you should know, you copied the picture from the link I put up in the last post


Author:  Guy Mlller [ Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:45 am ]
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Got this one the other day - Transparent Six-lined Blue - sort of like "Beauty & the Beast"

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Author:  zep [ Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:08 am ]
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Nice picture. Maybe this could stimulate a few of us to try our hand at getting a good butterfly shot.

Author:  Guy Mlller [ Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:05 pm ]
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How about this one? - only about 1-1.5cm long

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Author:  Sheila [ Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Butterfly/Moth

The butterfly/moth came back and I got a photo of the upperside. It has been on my shoulder for quite a while now.

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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:51 am ]
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OK, Zep, here's one more butterfly for your collection.
Large and pretty common, shot in my neighbour's flower garden.

One more thing I love about living on Lamma: no need to walk too far to find great nature subjects to photograph...

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Author:  Sheila [ Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:36 am ]
Post subject:  Another lovely one

These were both higher resolution photos than these reduced versions ... but i think they still look good.

I guess this is a Common Mormon but without the red dots. Does that indicate a male?

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Author:  Sheila [ Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Silver Streak Blue?

I think this is a Silver Streak Blue. It's a great name, especially as it doesn't look at all blue from this angle. it is Blue on the upperside. This is apparently an uncommon butterfly.

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Author:  Guy Mlller [ Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:21 pm ]
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Very nice pictures.
There are numerous similar, but different species of brown butterflies - this one has an irridescent blue on the topside of it's wings - but this is the nearest I got to being able to photograph the "blue side"

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Author:  zep [ Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:00 am ]
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Nice pictures! I've tried to get a butterfly shot but can't get the creatures to sit still long enough. I'l try again this weekend.

Since we don't seem to have any real butterfly experts around, maybe we should introduce a new rrequirement - identify the butterfly you photograph from available resources on the Internet.

Author:  Guy Mlller [ Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:10 am ]
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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

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Author:  Sheila [ Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:26 am ]
Post subject:  Terrific pictures!

Beautiful - it is also valuable to see what plants they are on or interested in.

Author:  Sheila [ Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:44 am ]
Post subject:  Red Helen

I think this may be a Red Helen. This one never fully settled, the wings always busy.

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