Ring A Ringlet

Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus

It’s very rare I get to see this butterfly with its wings fully open, but with all those beautiful rings seen on the undersides, I am more than appreciative to see them.

Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus


Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus), local field, Staffordshire, England. June 2017.

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16 thoughts on “Ring A Ringlet

      • I can only imagine! Pete, my lens arrived πŸ™‚ and last night I was experimenting in low light. Goodness, the depth of focus is a mere hairbreadth at times. What a skill you have developed!

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      • Wow! This is fantastic, Diana! πŸ™‚ Low light is tricky, but once out in daylight and you experiment with the settings and get used to looking at the world with that hairbreath of focus you will come to grips with it, I am sure! I began with auto mode, but found it too limiting, then went to aperture mode. Again this has its limits, and eventually jumped to full manual with auto white balance. I am sure you will find your own way, and will be taking some marvellous images! I will look forward to seeing them if you decide to post them!

        Main thing is to have fun. Be inspired and enjoy! πŸ™‚

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      • Thanks for your encouragement and sage words of advice Pete. Goodness, it’s a skill for sure. I was light headed from holding my breath today lol. Then at the last split second, the wind would start and… haha, you know the rest.

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      • You are welcome, Diana πŸ™‚ Oh yes, you get used to holding your breath finding different ways to stabilize yourself, and then there’s that damn breeze that comes along, and much more. It’s all part of the challenge, and also makes it more the rewarding when you finally get the shots you were after πŸ™‚

        Happy Snappin’! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  1. What a lovely shot!
    Just yesterday, Tom and I accompanied a friend of ours on a butterfly transect which she does for the local wildlife trust. As I’m from New Zealand, I’m still learning many of the British species. It was a wonderful opportunity – we even saw a few Ringlets!

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    • Thank you, Emma πŸ™‚ Sounds like your butterfly transect was fun! I always enjoy getting out and about in the local fields in summer to be amongst the butterflies. Taking photos of them can be quite a challenge, so no macro but the 300mm zoom πŸ™‚

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