Monarch Butterfly

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  1. helloyo53

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    I think I am finally getting the hang of macro mode on my camera. Today, instead of using Super Macro, I used just regular Macro. This lets me stand somewhat far away because I can use the Optical Zoom on my camera instead of the digital zoom when I use Super Macro. This means that my camera focuses much much much better.

    This little guy decided to get in my way while I was taking pictures. So, I just assumed he wanted to get involved too.

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    What do you think? There is a local autumn photo contest that I am entering. Would one of these be good to enter since the butterfly is on a Mum, a fall flower?
     
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    Great photo, but that's a Painted Lady not a Monarch :)
     
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    When shooting macros, you also need to be aware of your background - make sure it does not distract from the subject. In your images, there is a post or something that is close to the color of the butterfly that draws attention away from the butterfly.
     
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    Oh really? I never knew that! Cool stuff, thanks. :)

    Yeah, I realized that too after I had taken them. I was hoping that the orange on the purple flower would kind of attract you to the actual butterfly, but I guess not. :p

    I'll be more aware of that next time. :)
     

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