Tuesday, 19 July 2011

White on White.

During my waterside wander last week there were one or two white butterflies flitting through the lush green waterside vegetation  but rarely stopping more than a second or so before moving onwards.
 
I eventually came across a Green-veined White (Pieris napi) perched in typical pose with wings closed amongst a small patch of bindweed. In the past my attempts to capture any white species have not been particularly successful so I wondered if I might have more luck this time. 

The first three shots were taken using the 450D with the 70-300 lens [hand held] set on aperture priority (f/9 to f/11) and spot metering.

This individual eventually decided to open its wings presumably to soak up what little sunshine was available.

After  moving  around a bit it settled on a leaf, providing a much darker background, so I switched over to the Powershot S95 and grabbed a final shot using the macro setting and managed to get quite close without disturbing the subject. I am slowly getting to grips with the abilities of the S95 and I am very pleased with the most of the results. Now all we need is some sunshine so I can get out and do some more testing.  FAB. 

14 comments:

  1. wow! it's gorgeous opened up, but its green 'veins' are just lovely closed too!

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  2. Love the "white on white". Not an easy capture.

    Thanks so much for linking up. I was excited to see you there :)

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  3. HI Frank...So lovely and delicate looking...I really like the look..especially like the next to last one!!
    Have a good week!!

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  4. So very sweet, Frank. When you find some sunshine, send a few rays it my way!!

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  5. The last one is fantastic Frank, clear and darkish.

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  6. Well done!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. So angelic looking and on those white flowers no less. Just fantastic. Love this post Frank. Carol

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  8. Nicely done Frank. Great find beautifully captured.

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  9. Exquisite photos. Love the white!

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  10. The S95 gets really good reviews Frank and that last shot is really good.

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  11. Lovely images! Beautiful modulated whites and pastels, Frank. Well done.

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  12. Great images Frank... lovely to see.

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  13. Hi Everyone. Thanks for your appreciation of the little white flutter. FAB.

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