Nice male and female Chalk hill Blues here Bryn.
There are many "ways" to tell the difference between Chalk hill Blues and Common Blues, but the most simple way is - The Common Blue has a plain fringe (around the wings)...the Chalk hill Blue (like the Adonis Blue) has a chequered fringe around...
As an when...
Common Blue Butterfly (male) 2nd brood. (uncropped). 6th July 2019. by Testudo Man, on Flickr
Female Marbled White Butterfly (uncropped). 22nd June 2019. by Testudo Man, on Flickr
Female Chalk hill Blue Butterfly, at sunset. (uncropped). 24th July 2019. by Testudo Man, on Flickr
As has been suggested, try the option of the electronic shutter.
Ive been using a G7 these last couple of months(for my butterfly images) an all i use(exclusively) is the electronic shutter.
Heres an example shot of a smallish butterfly (the Chalk hill Blue). Image is not cropped. Jpeg, AF...
Since ive recently got a Panny G7, i havent been using my V1 for a few months now!
However, a family of Blackcaps are starting to hang out in my garden, an they are feasting on the Blackberries.
So i dusted off my V1/FT1/Nikon 300mm/Nikon 1.4 teleconverter setup, to try to capture a few images...
For several years now, i get Blackcaps visit my garden(in Winter/Spring/Summer).
Its just a suburban house, but my garden backs onto a well established wooded area/motorway verge, so im lucky to sight all sorts of wild creatures.
This last few days, ive noticed a family of Blackcaps feeding on...
Just adding some more recents.
Small Skipper Butterfly (uncropped). 6th July 2019. by Testudo Man, on Flickr
Chalk hill Blue Butterfly (male) uncropped. 13th July 2019. by Testudo Man, on Flickr
Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly (male) uncropped. 2nd July 2019. by Testudo Man, on Flickr
Ive got 1000's of images, with busy/messy backgrounds too...But i do try to favour nice clean backgrounds these days. ;)
A couple more images. Both images are not cropped.
Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly (male) uncropped. 28th June 2019. by Testudo Man, on Flickr
Female Dark Green Fritillary...
Ive checked out a few reviews, an watched several youtube vids, an they all say the same.................the Leica 12-60mm beats the Lumix 12-60mm, all day long.
But im "open" to anyone saying different (with hands on experience/testing out in the field etc) with both lenses side by side. ;)
This G7 is still making me smile some...Its probably helped me produce/capture some of my best Butterfly images to date. Ive got the ISO set for max 1600, but i reckon i could increase this further still. My Panny Bridge Cameras start to struggle beyond ISO 200!
Only trouble is...i want even...
Thanks for that.
A couple more images, from Saturday just gone.
The Marbled Whites were plentiful (100+)...but the Dark Green Fritillaries were way less in numbers (20+).
Since it was wall to wall sunshine here in Kent, i had to wait for the DGF's to come into roost...they were still basking...
Thanks for that Kevin.
The Green Hairstreaks are all but gone now (this time of the year) so we will have to wait until next year, to have another go, at capturing images of these fiesty little swines. ;)
No problems. I think i remember you telling me about this guy before...the one who uses...
Just quoting you on this again Graham. ;)
Ive looked at most of the Exif data on the my images in this thread. As i said, i rarely drop below 1/250 shutter speed. One of the images in this thread was shot at 1/200, but that was pusing it, being handheld, it can be hard to capture an image in...
99.9% of the time, i will not use flash for my Butterfly images. No tripod ever used either, all the images above are handheld. Sometimes(but hardly ever) i might rest the camera on my rucksack/camera bag, which will be on the ground.
I try not to drop below 1/250 shutter speed, because with...
No problems, as long as i answered the question you asked me. ;)
Thanks for that, yes, it only took me a decade of chasing Green Hairstreaks around the Kent countryside, before i finally got lucky.
Cheers for the comment mate, ive never printed any of my images...maybe i will one day!