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    Butterflies

    Taken with my G1 and the Leica 45mm macro, all at f/3.2 iso200

    1. I was pleased to capture the motion blur on the wings.



    2. Missed focus on the head damm !.



    3. Prepare for take off.



    4. Butterfly sex



    5. Glasswing



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    Re: Butterflies

    All very nice--but that first is really interesting visually to me because you caught the body very in focus but the wings beating with that slower shutter. Were these taken in a butterfly house? Not sure where you live--its a long time until we see butterflies here LOL.

    I have the 45 but really have had few opportunities to shoot much seriously.

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    Re: Butterflies

    Very nice butterfly shots. I had the same question as Diane about where you shot these and also if you used a tripod.
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    Re: Butterflies

    Thanks Diane and Carl,
    I am in the UK and these are not native butterflies and were taken in a butterfly house (not a very good one) Diane, I'm not sure how I got that 1st shot ? purely luck I assure you.
    Carl, these were all handheld, a tripod is not really practical in a butterfly house, even if you have no other people to impede with the tripod the butterflies just do not stay still long enough.

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    Re: Butterflies

    Nice series of shots.

    Speaking of sex, here is one I got last summer.


    Panasonic G1 & GF1 bodies, Panasonic 14-45, 45-200mm, various Minolta, Pentax, Canon FD, M39 & M42 mount lenses.

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    Re: Butterflies

    Those are excellent . I shot some butterflies with a zeiss 100/2 @5.6 on a D3X and it interesting that the DOF appears very similar to your G1 and the Leica at 3.2 . Nailing the exact point of focus to build your composition is harder than it looks and these are excellent examples .

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    Re: Butterflies

    Wow excellent photos, number 1 is my favourite - the motion blur makes it really special.

    I really love the sharpness and bokeh that the Pana-leica 45mm has - your photos remind me why it's next on my to buy list

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