Fluttering butterflies

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  1. joemc

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    I set out yesterday to attempt to catch butterflies in flight....and then I realized that it was more interesting if you can capture one stationary and in focus and one that shows its motion blur.

    I am sure these are going to be "an acquired taste" type of shots.

    I enjoyed chasing them and thought I would share them

    I am still editing so if you like them return later to see more.

    Cheers, joe
     
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    These are phenomenal! The shallow depth of field really brings out the subject. I also love the blurred movement of the wings but the sharpness of the body.
     
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    Very nice, especially that first one. The blurred movement of one and the sharp focus of the other really makes the image.
     
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    Thanks for the comments... Here is another
     
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    Still adding to the gallery...This is the shot that I took that got me turned onto the effort.

    Cheers, joe
     
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    May I ask what shutter speed did you use for these shots? And did you use macro lens?
     
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    Thes were between 1/60th to 1/200th They were not shot with a macro lens, they were shot with my Nikkor 70-200 vr f/2.8 lens at 200mm. and around f/6.3

    I did use a ton of flash to try to get the shutter speed up some because I was shooting handheld.

    I hope this helps.

    Joe
     

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