Friday, 22 November 2013

Friday at the Flicks - November Admiral

Last Tuesday when the sky was clear and the Sun shining brightly I was almost caught unawares when a Red Admiral flew in and settled on an old planter near the bottom of the garden. Considering that night temperature had been below 2C and even in the Sun it was only 6C with a very cold breeze the last thing I expected to see was a butterfly.

Even with a 400mm zoom lens this is all I could see with the 70D:

A small crop from the above photo:
November Red Admiral

It stayed long enough to get a bit of video, same 400mm zoom with 3x digital zoom in the camera:

Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.
You never know what will turn up.


  1. I have seen Peacocks in cold weather but never a Red Admiral.
    This camera was a really good buy the quality looks very good.

  2. Adrian: It seems to be living up to the great reviews it got.

  3. That was a surprise John as they have been very scarce this year and to see them this late - amazing.
    That 70D is performing well, I read its as good if not better in some respects than the 7D.


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