Top Butterflies, 7-5
7. Silver-washed Fritillary – Argynnis paphia
Another from Bernwood Forest in July
ISO 400 1/250 f/16 handheld
6. Large Skipper – Ochlodes sylvanus
Bernwood Forest in June
ISO 640 1/250 f/16 handheld
5. Peacock – Inachis io
Parsonage Moor BBOWT NR, Oxfordshire, August
This one with the D3S, and the 300mm with a tube – setup for dragonflies. Ended up shooting far more butterflies than dragons then!
Nikon D3S/300f4/36mm extension
ISO 1000 1/640 f/8 handheld
All these go to show that with the right equipment – whether with flash or not – handheld butterfly shots are possible!