Butterfly GALORE!!!

Discussion in 'Macro Photography' started by NateS, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. NateS

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    Wow...what a day. I packed all my gear today because I knew that I would have time after work to hit a few spots I normally can't get (worked a different place than usual today). So I find a couple of good spots....open my bag, and what do you know.....EE error. I forgot my memory card. Luckily I keep a spare 1gb card....so I had 80 shots. Go to grab my flash....crap....I forgot to pack my flash....shooting 1:2 at 300mm without a flash is a pain. Luckily I had the D90, so I just set the ISO to 800, aperture at f/8 (instead of the f/16 I prefer) and shot away. Here's what I got.

    Please let me know which one's are your favorites (if any).

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    Sorry for posting so many photos...I know how annoying that can be...I just couldn't decide between the 8 (narrowed down from a ton more than 8).

    Oh yeah, and an ID on what type of butterfiles these were would be hugely appreciated.
     
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    They are all very nice, but I think my favorite is #3.
     
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    Looks like they are plotting to take you out in # 6
     
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    Nice shots. I especially like #'s 2, 3, & 5
     
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    I vote #3. very balanced for a natural light shoot on all of these:thumbup:
     
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    I like 3 and 8.
     
  8. NateS

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    Thanks for all the comments everybody. Nice to hear which are other people's favorites...as I have favs of my own out of this bunch.

    I find it interesting that #2 was mentioned as a favorite since I preferred #4 without the second butterfly in the background.
     
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    I felt the focus on the butterfly was a tad better in #2 than #4. ;)
     
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    i like #6 looks like a cult lol

    they look like eastern tiger or pipevine swallowtails
     
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    Woah! These are wonderful! As an avid butterfly chaser, I can really appreciate these. My favorites are #s 5 and 6. I love the detail and extremely close view of 5, something you never really get to see with your eye. And 6 captures the amazing AMOUNT of butterflies in that spot, while having super great composition. I have to ask you--where on earth did you find these butterflies and why were there so many in one spot? Looks like they were drink from the moist gravel?
     
  12. NateS

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    These were just by a creek under a bridge off of a highway around here (Missouri). I couldn't believe it either....4 in one spot and they weren't scared off by me and my camera/tripod. They were, as you said, drinking from the moist gravel...very cool and a spot I'll definitely return to in the future. Thanks for your comments...much appreciated.
     

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