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battle

Here are two more speckled wood butterflies. This time I’m sure they’re male, because I saw them in an aerial combat where they rose in a typical spiral manner. I can’t say who won though, afterwards they both just sat down in two different parts of the field we were in. Lucky for me they stayed that way so I had time to photograph both of them!

Top: f/5.6 – 1/200 – ISO 200 – 60

Bottom: f/4.5 – 1/160 – ISO 200 – 60

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13 responses

  1. Great butterfly shot

    September 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM

  2. It’s great to see butterflies we don’t have in the US

    September 13, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    • I feel the same way when I read blogs by people in other parts of the world πŸ™‚ Since I started blogging (almost 2 months ago) I’ve seen animals I didn’t even knew existed!

      September 13, 2012 at 7:42 AM

      • After years and years of nature study in various ways, I’m still learning too.

        September 13, 2012 at 2:03 PM

        • I suspect one can study a whole lifetime, and still be surprised with all wonders of nature πŸ™‚

          September 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM

  3. I love chasing butterflies myself..following them going from leaf to leaf..:-)..Even the ones with less colour ,like these,are so pleasant to look at..Especially with that sunlight youve captured on it..Excellent focus btw πŸ™‚

    September 13, 2012 at 5:48 AM

    • Thank you so much! I’m the same, I chase after any butterfly and hope they’ll cooperate by staying still so I can snap a picture πŸ™‚

      September 13, 2012 at 7:44 AM

  4. Lovely butterflies….I think they are my favorite to photograph! So peaceful and beautiful!! =)

    September 13, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    • My favorites too! πŸ™‚ And dragonflies & damselflies!

      September 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM

  5. You and I have a common interest in shooting photographs of flowers and butterflies!! This is beautiful.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    • Thank you, Mary Lou! I never tire of watching flowers and butterflies, on pictures or in nature πŸ™‚

      September 14, 2012 at 7:02 AM

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