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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Butterflies and Flowers


I had a lovely time in the garden of the holiday cottage we stayed in on the edge of Dartmoor, photographing the flowers and butterflies. There were just so many beautiful flowers, and more butterflies than I think I have seen in the wild. But trying to catch them on camera was much harder. My family thought I was slightly bonkers, as I would sit quietly in the garden, hoping that a butterfly would settle for long enough and open its wings for me to focus in on it. Perhaps a few generations ago I would have had a butterfly net and pins, but it is much nicer just trying to catch them on camera.
 


I think that my photos here include a Red Admiral, Tortoiseshell, and Fritillary. There were also some Peacock Butterflies that I didn't manage to photograph
 







This final photograph went wrong, but I have included it because it is reminds me of our holiday.

9 comments:

  1. Lovely photographs. You really showed a lot of patience to capture these.

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  2. Love these photos, they show such detail!

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  3. I love the pictures of the butterflies. It must have been really hard to capture them.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend!

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  4. When the world annoys me, I look at flowers and I'm reminded of the world's startling beauty in small places.

    Here's my Saturday Snapshot!

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  5. My heartbeat slowed as I looked at your beautiful photos. Such lovely, soothing images. Did the butterflies inspire you to knit one? Or have you already?

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  6. Several years ago, my husband showed me how to use the macro feature on our camera. I think I took a photo of every flower I saw on vacation. He and I both relate to sitting quietly with the hope of capturing one butterfly on camera. The best photos come from being patient, don't you think? The last photo makes me think your vacation must have magical. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I like waiting for butterflies, too, but I get distracted with the flowers and trees. You did a great job with these beauties.

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  8. Your photo's are beautiful, thank you for leaving me a comment about the camera you use, I too take loads of photo's and throw most of them out but none of mine turn out as nice as these they are so clear and perfect. :) x

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  9. What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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