Kilwood Again…

Took another visit to Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kilwood Nature Reserve on Sunday.

Pretty wet weather all day so only got a few shots off in the dry spell.  (I took only 97 frames – 7 kept).  I can normally shoot around 300ish in a good afternoon.  I will probably only keep about 5-10%.  Many of that number will be repeats or sequence shots taken in high speed burst mode to get focus sharp when using slow shutters / fine focus shots.

Anyhow onto the images I did get…

Firstly a stack of 2 F4 Shots of a Blue Butterfly.  Stacked in Photoshop CS5.  One shot had clear head focus the other bought in the wings.

A Stack of 2 F4 Shots of a Blue Butterfly
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4, 1/160 sec, ISO400)
A Stack of 2 F4 Shots of a Blue Butterfly

Next probably a Common Blue (My ID is not too good but I’d stab at this via its markings). – Taken with Canon 50D with Canon 100mm Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F3.5 1/100 in Natural Light

Probably a Common Blue
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/3.5, 1/100 sec, ISO400)
Probably a Common Blue

Thirdly a Green-veined White – Pieris napi – Taken with Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8mm lens.  F4 1/125 in Natural Light.

Green-veined White - Pieris napi - Underside Wings
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO400)
Green-veined White – Pieris napi – Underside Wings

Lastly an (as yet) unidentified moth – I’ve posted to Natural History Museum to find out what.  Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Lens.  ISO 400 1/60 F10 with flash from Canon MT-24ex twin flash.

Edit : Feedback from there suggests its an Angles Shades Moth  Phlogophora meticulosa

Moth - awaiting ID
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/10, 1/60 sec, ISO400)
Moth – awaiting ID

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Chris

I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

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