PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARY

By Ian Ward

Camera: Canon EOS5D Mk II Lens: EF 180mm f/3.5LMacro

Exposure: l/125sec at f/11 (ISO 800)

Ian says: «This was taken in Bentley Wood in the New Forest. The small pearl-bordered fritillary had just emerged and it was a perfect specimen! I spent time searching for the butterfly in a good position with a clean background and used a higher ISO rating as I was handholding.»

LEE FROST: I’m used to being presented with images in Expert Critique that have obvious flaws, and it makes my job easier because I’ve got something to write about! But my immediate

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Flower close-up Charlotte Williams

Samsung PL150, 27mm equivalent focal length, 1/60sec at f/3.5, ISO 80 there are times when we’re all inclined to blame our equipment for our photographic failings, rather than accept that we could have done things slightly differently to get a better result. Yet sometimes the camera we are using is at least partly to blame for things not coming out as well as they could.

Charlotte’s macro shot, taken using a ‘point-and-shoot’ camera, is an example of this. It’s obvious that the central flower isn’t sharp, and because the petals in the lower right corner are noticeably sharper, this suggests

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The big dance. Close-up view online

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