Butterfly

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  1. Dao

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    A Butterfly shot taken at Castlewood State Park

    Unknown butterfly. (Searched couple hours on the net, still could not identify this butterfly)

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    50mm manual (F/5.6 1/160) Flash on (with A better bounce card, flash tilted 45 degree on camera)
    Taken with Canon 40D and Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8
     
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    Nice composition and focus. I like the shot a lot. Maybe it's a moth??? I have no idea.
     
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    So......my Tamron 17-50 f2.8 doesn't get nearly that close (or I didn't think it did). Was this a really big moth or does the Tamron 17-50 actually focus that close?

    Sweet picture by the way. I love the detail in his eyes.

    RMH - It's a butterfly....from what I was told, Moth's don't have antennae and butterflies do.
     
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    Thanks for the comments.

    Yes, I did not know the Tamron can focus that close until I tried it on that day.

    I believe it is a butterfly. Since the antennae of a butterfly has a knob at the end.
     
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    Great shot and focus on this.
     
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    Amazing capture. I didn't know butterflies were fuzzy like that.
     
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    It's like he's looking right at me......

    Great shot!
     
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    its a moth
     
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    fail
     
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    it doesn't look like a butterfly. the body is too big. but nevertheless it is a Great shot! the "butterfly" is like winking at me. hehee.. . ;)
     
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    Nice one
     
  12. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I directed darling daughter to this thread as she knows of these matters. Here is what she wrote:

    " .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 10pt; font-family:Verdana } Ok, here is a lesson in butterfly versus moth... Butterflies have string-like antenna which may or may not have a "bump" on the end. Moth antenna are feathery (look like the old tv antennas on the side of houses). Butterflies tend to have slim-shaped bodies, moths are more round. Both can be fuzzy, but moths tend to be more fuzzy typically. Butterflies have a proboscis (tongue) moths do not (99% of the time).

    The photo is definately a butterfly. Species I can't say for sure. Reminds me of a Common Mime, but I don't think that is it."
     

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