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Butterfly close up
Posted By: loco, 05-25-2012, 06:21 PM

I have had the worst luck trying to shoot butterflies! It seems the evil critters have a thing against my camera. If I am not carrying it, they flutter all around my head. If I do have it with me, they won't let me get within 15 feet! So, I got a butterfly bush. Take that! The white ones and yellow ones and black ones still stay away so far, but this little orange guy, who I believe is an "aphrodite fritillary" butterfly, was most accommodating.

I used a YN560 flash and diffuser for this shot. Thanks for looking and I hope you like this!

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05-28-2012, 10:58 AM   #16
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Nice one! I have 3 of those bushes but planted those a few weeks ago, so they are stil very small and don't have flowers yet !

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QuoteOriginally posted by gut1kor Quote
crisp focus on the eyes and also engaging angle of view...very well done.
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!

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Nice one! I have 3 of those bushes but planted those a few weeks ago, so they are stil very small and don't have flowers yet !
Thanks so much! You'll have them soon. It didn't take long for this one to start blooming, but it wasn't tiny when I bought it. I just saw my first zebra swallowtail today!

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