This month with your Nikon 1 - August 2019

Started Aug 1, 2019 | Discussions thread
Tord S Eriksson
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Re: Butterflies Buddleia

rich_cx139 wrote:

Tord S Eriksson wrote:

rich_cx139 wrote:

Planted Buddleia 7 years ago with the hope of attractive Butterflies and polinators. This is the first year I have noticed any in any numbers.

In the garden when sun came out ( very briefly - as usual ) and 20-30 appeared so managed to get a few shots in before they flew off.

Will try again - if the sun returns any time soon- see if I can reduce shutter and iso and use <f8 to get better DoF. The only shots that worked to any degree were ones ( like these ) where there was enough of the butterfly in the plane of focus.

I suppose I could try getting nearer of course...

Admirals and Painted Ladies! Not bad!

Gave our big buddleia, that have thrived in a big pot on the balcony for a couple of years, to my sister before going on vacation, but it sure is a plant that is fantastic in attracting butterflies!

Sadly its the changing of the season and the butterflies have gone as have most of the Buddleia flowers. It's essentially a weed isn't it ? -grows rampant here both in gardens and any crevice it finds in old masonary.

Last random shots of a Peacock butterfly etc

Even more delightful!

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