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08-OCT-2008 Robert Burke

Butterfly Drinking from Butterfly Bush


A painted lady butterfly sipping nectar from a butterfly bush.

Nikon D60 ,Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX
1/200s f/6.3 at 200.0mm iso800 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
earthsmiles03-Nov-2015 13:18
Jake, thank you for your kind comment! I like backlighting to illuminate the color and patterns, and always attempt to focus on the butterfly's eyes. A long lens (300mm equivalent in this case), high ISO, fast shutter speed, and high speed drive are all helpful. Even so, they tend to flitter away about the time you have them in focus with a suitable background, so patience and persistence are also in order. :-)
Jake Jacobson29-Oct-2015 06:58
What a Great Shot! ...Jake
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)13-May-2009 13:18
My fav here! V
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