Mating Peacock Pansies


Posted by Darren5907 on Sun Feb 25, 2024 4:07 pm

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Encountered this brief mating behaviour for these 2 butterflies.
The body contortion to get to shoot the pair is rather excruciating but I am glad I at least get a record of it.
1/200, f13, 90D, 180Canon, ETTL -2/3, Manual focussing, handholding approach, slight crop.
Wish the bg is uniform smooth type but the environment makes it impossible.
Still, for what its worth, just sharing, Comments welcome.
mating Peacock Pansies by Darren, on Flickr

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by david fletcher on Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:00 am
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Nice sighting Darren. Done well considering the body contortion needed.
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by Tom Whelan on Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:38 pm
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Fine capture - I can only imagine how you had to bend to get it!
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Feb 27, 2024 3:12 pm
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Good find and excellent capture of the happy pair Darren!  The background doesn't bother me - you find them where you find them.  I hope you recovered from your contortions and aren't still in a knot.  :( 

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by Darren5907 on Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:11 pm
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Thanks David, Tom and Carol.

Feeling better after some recuperation. But I tell myself gotto be tough out in the field. ;)

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Mar 03, 2024 7:18 am
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Oh, the integrity of devoted photographers! So well done- background is just fine. Excellent shot!
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by Darren5907 on Sun Mar 03, 2024 9:49 am
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Thanks Cynthia. :)
 

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