This blog post will be updated as new species are photographed or if new or improved photos of the already identified species displayed here are obtained. The common theme is that all species displayed here have been photographed live in France, by Peppy Doggett.
The species are listed in alphabetical order by common name. Also given for each is the date and location where the photo was taken, and some details about camera, lens and settings. Post processing tools used may have included one or more of the following: Picasa, Lightroom, and Sony Imaging Edge. Click on the image to link to the Villa Ndio photo post. Doing so enlarges the photo to nearly full screen size. Links to a relevant wikipedia page is provided alongsite each image. In addition, all of the photos are included in a gallery at the bottom of the post, which allows for enlarging the photos and/or activating a slide show. Click here to jump to the gallery.
Adonis blue — Lysandra bellargus
Photographed near Villa Ndio on 14 September 2019 with a Sony A7Rii and Sony 90mm f2.8 macro lens. f/5; 1/800 sec.; ISO 100
Cleopatra — Gonepteryx cleopatra
Camera and settings: Sony RX10M3; f/4; 1/2000; ISO 100; 160mm
Camera and settings: Sony RX10M3
Black-veined White — Aporia crataegi
Camera and settings: Sony RX10M3; f/4; 1/800; ISO 320; 220mm
Brimstone — Gonepteryx rhamni
On an agapanthus blossom, Villa Ndio pool side; 10 June 2017
Camera and settings: Sony RX10m3; f/4; 1/400; ISO 100; 190mm
Gatekeeper — Pyronia tithonus
Enjoying the lavender outside the Villa Ndio kitchen window, 21 June 2018
Camera and settings: Sony RX10M3; f/4; 1/400; ISO 1250; 220mm
Geranium Bronze — Cacyreus marshalli
On a lavender sprig below the Villa Ndio kitchen window, 3 July 2018
Camera and settings: Sony SLT A77V with a DT 1.8/35mm SAM lens; f/1.8, 1/1250, ISO 200, 35mm
Great Banded Grayling — Brintesia circe
Villa Ndio garden; 18 June
Camera and settings: Sony RX10M3; f/4; 1/200; ISO 100; 117mm
Green-Veined White — Pieris napi
Villa Ndio garden, March 2019
Camera and settings: Sony RX10M3; f/6.3; 1/1000; ISO 400; 220mm
Imperial Mantle — Argynnis paphia
Photographed on 23 August 2012, near Isola village
Camera and settings: Sony Alpha SLT-A33; f/5.6; 1/100; ISO 250; 90 mm
Old World Swallowtail Butterfly — Papilio machaon gorganus
Camera: Sony ILCE A7RM2; lens: Sony SEL90M28G; Settings: f/4; 1/4000 sec.; ISO 800; 90mm
Painted Lady — Vanessa cardui
Camera: Sony SLT A77V; Lens: Minolta STF 135mm f2.8(F4.5)
Settings: f/4.5; 1/3200sec.; ISO 400; 135mm.
Red Admiral — Vanessa atalanta
Camera, lens and settings: Sony A7Rii with a 90mm f/2.8 macro lens; f/2.8; 1/400; ISO 160; 90mm.
Scarce Swallowtail — Iphiclides podalirius
On lavender next to the boutique at the Huilerie Ste. Anne, 5 August 2018
Samsung S7; f/1.7; 1/874; ISO 40; 4mm
Silver Washed Fritillary — Argynnis paphia
Photographed in the Villa Ndio garden on 19 June 2018
Camera and settings: Sony RX10M3; f/4; 1/200; ISO 100; 215 mm
Small Blue — Cupido Minimus
Found in the Villa Ndio garden, 25 March 2019.
Camera and settings: Sony Rx10M3; f/4; 1/250; ISO 125; 600mm
Small Copper — Lycaena phlaeas
Camera and settings: Sony A7Rii; f/5; 1/5000; ISO 1000; 90mm
Small White — Pieris rapae
Resting by Kathy’s right ear, in the Villa Ndio veranda; 15 June 2018
Camera and settings: Sony RX10M3; f/4; 1/400; ISO 100; 175 mm
Speckled Wood — Pararge aegeria
Villa Ndio garden; 19 June 2018
Camera and settings: Sony RX10M3; f/4; 1/800; ISO 320; 218 mm
Speckled Yellow — Pseudopanthera macularia L
Found northwest of Escragnolles, France on 22 May 2019.
Camera and settings: Sony RX10M3; f/4; 1/2500; ISO 500; 206 mm
Two-tailed Pasha — Charaxes jasius
Perched under a plum tree by the Villa Ndio pool. Photographed on 5 August 2019.
Camera and settings: Sony A77V SLT Camera equipped with a Minolta 200mm f2.8 APO lens with a 2x teleconverter. Settings: f/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 500, 400mm.
Wall — Lasiommata megera
On the lavender below the Villa Ndio kitchen window; 16 June 2018
Camera and settings: Sony ILCE-7RM2; f/2.5; 1/1600; ISO 100; 85mm
White Butterfly — Pieris rapae
Camera and settings: Sony ILCE 7RM2; f/4.5; 1/640; ISO 100; 90 mm
White Admiral — Limenitis camilla
Camera and settings: Sony RX10M3; f/4; 1/250; ISO 200; 220 mm
Yellow Shell Moth — Camptogramma bilineata
Photographed in the Villa Ndio garden on 28 May 2020′
Camera: Sony A7R2; Lens: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro G; Settings: 1/100 sec; f/5; ISO 400
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