Speckled Wood or Wood Argus by godders

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The Speckled Wood Butterfly, sometimes known as the Wood Argus,
seen in a woodland glade in Essex, UK.

Thanks for looking, Nick




  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyabout 6 years ago

    wow, very sharp and clear, super capture

  • Thanks John.

    I’m happy with this shot too, The Speckled Wood is very skittish and doesn’t normally stay still for long, (not for me anyhow !!!).

    Managed to get a good depth of field even though the light was overcast.

    Best wishes, Nick

    – godders

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 6 years ago

    Great focus Nick. Good lighting and colour.

  • InPort
    InPortabout 6 years ago

    G’day Nick,

    A great example of good focus combined with incredibly good use of depth of field, although the planes of your camera were not exactly parallel with the planes of the moth.
    Consequently, as the depth of field here is so crucial, the left wing is just out of focus so not as crisp as the rest of the subject.
    The only way to avoid this in future would obviously be to ensure both planes were parallel OR increase the depth of field.

    Wonderful lighting and exposure, nice contrast, lovely natural colours, a good bokeh and a nice composition giving the subject plenty of room.
    For a better balance though, I would prefer to see less of the bottom part of the image and that much more space above the moth. This is of course if it were possible. 8-)

    Apart from the negatives, a well made photograph of a perfect specimen, presented well.


  • ian taylor
    ian taylorabout 6 years ago

    nice photo

  • John Hooton
    John Hootonabout 6 years ago

    A lovely shot of the Speckled Wood. I have just seen one in my garden that seemed fairly tame compared with the usual “see ya” variety. Must learn to carry my camera at all times!

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 6 years ago

    This is so lovely!!!!!! Nice crisp colors and the background is perfect!!!!

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