Macro Monday

A teent weeny lady Chalkhill Blue Butterfly who is only as big as your thumb nail. Yes I know she should be called a Chalkhill orangey brown!

A teeny weeny lady Chalkhill Blue Butterfly who is only as big as your thumb nail. Yes I know she should be called a Chalkhill orangey brown! Mr. Chalkhill Blue is, of course, blue!

A rain soaked dandelion!

A rain soaked dandelion!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way 2

Whilst walking yesterday I saw a little Chalk Hill Blue butterfly fly across the path in front of me. I stood and watched, as is my custom, to see where he went. Usually I follow for a while then the blooming’ butterfly zooms off somewhere I can’t follow….never are they easy to photograph because if you do manage to sneak up on them, they seem to sense you coming and fly off before the camera has time to focus.

However…..

I couldn't believe my luck….Charlie Boy Chalk Hill Blue stayed right where he had landed!

I couldn’t believe my luck….Charlie Boy Chalk Hill Blue stayed right where he had landed!

I held my breath and circled round the other side…

Whoop dee doo! Still Charlie Boy Chalk Hill Blue remained on the grass!

Whoop dee doo! Still Charlie Boy Chalk Hill Blue remained on the grass!

So….what about a full frontal I thought!

Full frontal accomplished!

Full frontal accomplished!

This eerie stillness and it being the beginning of the butterfly season led me to think that Charlie Boy Chalk Hill Blue is ‘on the way‘ to being ready to begin his adult life! For after coming out of the chrysalis, they need to dry out and don’t fly far until they are ready!

In fact, so dozy was he, I could bend the piece of grass this way and that to get the perfect diagonal arty farty photo!…..

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The Chalk Hill Blue is about as big as your thumb nail…a little chap!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

So…to explain….

The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image. If you focus closely on your subject and use a wide aperture, your photograph’s background will also be beautifully blurred in that blank space. The blurred area behind your focal point is referred to as bokeh, and when executed well, it adds depth and artistry to an otherwise simplistic photograph.

First….

Chalkhill Blue Boy!

Chalkhill Blue Boy!

Second…..

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Third…..

Chaffinch and a doomed caterpillar!

Chaffinch and a doomed caterpillar!

There is another part to the rule of thirds and that is…..

The Rule of Thirds is also a photography concept in which three photos are shown together and never alone! This group of three is referred to as bonkeh or bonkehs if there are several groups of three photos. The photographers can themselves claim to be bonkehs when using this technique!

You live and learn eh!

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Macro Monday

Where I live the earth is very chalky….very very chalky!

And there is a teeny weeny butterfly who rather likes chalk….well I think that’s the case as its name is The Chalkhill Blue!

Here's Charlie-Boy Chalkhill Blue!

Here’s Charlie-Boy Chalkhill Blue!

Even Charlie-Boy's underwing is pretty!

Even Charlie-Boy’s underwing is pretty!

And you have no doubt guessed that the female is a quite pleasant brown rather than a beautiful powder blue! Oh nature how cruel!

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Chalkhill Blue!

Where I live is a chalk hill!

I’m not kidding…I dig in my garden and end up quarrying large lumps of chalk!

The advantage, however is the Chalkhill Blue butterfly!

And here he is in the fields behind my house!

Charlie the Chalkhill Blue!

Charlie the Chalkhill Blue!

 

He like to live life on the edge....

He likes to live life on the edge….

 

....and sometimes upside down!

….and sometimes upside down!

That’s All!

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