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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Finally! Some Butterflies
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:15:01 -0500
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Thanks for the very kind words, Sonny!

The irony is that these images kind of blow lens specs out of the 
water.? Because I was experimenting with a new to me "close up lens", 
which has a 49mm thread, I chose the kit lens from an early Spotmatic, 
the Takumar 55mm f/1.8, because of its filter thread. I have always 
found it to be pretty sharp, and it fit the need. When the Tiger started 
flitting around, I knew I could never track it with the CU lens, so I 
removed it.

That Tiger was shot with the old Spotmatic lens and severely cropped.? 
Go figure !

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

On 7/20/2018 4:54 PM, Sonny Carter via LUG wrote:
> The Tiger is a stunning image. The others are merely wonderful.
> SonC
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 2:53 PM Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> 
> wrote:
>> Now, three weeks into July, the real butterflies show up.  First, was an
>> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
>> At the same time, what I think to be a Black Swallowtail, appeared.
>>   From reference photos, it could be a Spicebush.  Hard, for me, to
>> distinguish.
>> When these showed up unexpectedly, I unscrewed the close-up lens I was
>> using and shot with the 55mm f/1.8 Takumar, then cropped.
>> I added the close-up lens once more, and this battered Common Buckeye
>> appeared.  From his appearance, he must have played in the days of Woody
>> Hayes at Ohio State.
>> All of these were shot using my monopod for support.  That was much
>> better than simply hand-held.
>> Moose, you've showed me another option!
>> --
>> Jim Nichols
>> Tullahoma, TN USA
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