Clearwing Butterfly (Oleria rubescens) by Steve  Liptrot

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Clearwing Butterfly (Oleria rubescens) by 

Clearwing Butterfly (Oleria rubescens) at Williamson Park, Lancaster.

Nikon D80 – Sigma 105 DG Macro at f/4 – ISO 400


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I originate from Lancashire but now I am based in Blaenavon, South Wales. I am an Aerospace technician and Semi-Pro Photographer which takes me all over the UK.

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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 5 years ago

    I love these butteflies. I have never seen one except in pictures. Beautiul work, Steve. x

  • Thank you Lori

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Smudger
    Smudgerabout 5 years ago

    nice work steve – hard keeping everything in focus. Did you go in any closer on any shots – 4" from the subject is your focusing distance

  • I used the focus in manual for better results. Cant get too close to these as they fly off! Thanks mate

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Jan  Tribe
    Jan Tribeabout 5 years ago

    What a fantastic capture! like Lori, I have never seen one of these… and this is amazing with such detail!! although wouldn’t expect any less from a photographer as talented as you!! I always look forward to your work!!

  • Now you’ve made me blush now! lol Thanks shane

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Steve  Buffington
    Steve Buffingtonabout 5 years ago

    Incredible Steve. Wonderful macro.—steve

  • Thanks Steve, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Smudger
    Smudgerabout 5 years ago

    yeh I always shoot in manual with this lens steve

  • maxy
    maxyabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous – love how you really can see through their wings! Excellent catch!

  • Thank you maxy

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 5 years ago

    Again a fabulous capture Steve!!! I too have only seen this species on pictures – you did a great job on this!!!

  • I tried my best in a very humid, sweaty butterfly house! Thanks Kate

    – Steve Liptrot

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    NatureGreeting...about 5 years ago

    Very beautiful capture, Steve-

  • Thanks Carolyn

    – Steve Liptrot

  • JamieGreen
    JamieGreenabout 5 years ago

    It’s like a glass sculpture. This is brilliant Steve. Well done

  • Cheers mate, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • loudonphoto
    loudonphotoabout 5 years ago

    GREAT job, I’ve never seen one

  • Thank you very much

    – Steve Liptrot

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