2015 08 08 Troopers Hill Nature Reserve, Bristol - Bug Hunt
Organsied by Friends of Troopers Hill who care for the site, there was a bug hunt (open to all) prior to viewing the mass balloon ascent of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta.

I chose to capture creatures (mostly butterflies) with my camera rather than a net and container.

This was a wonderful afternoon.

I have chosen to show several progression shots as the creatures have moved around or I've tried for better light or a closer zoom. All hand held, no tripod, average distance from me in all shots about two meters. Furthest shot, five meters. There was a breeze making everything sway, so some of the backrounds are blurry. I had a UV filter on, and the only editing has been to crop a few pictures so the subject is more easily seen.
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