On Labor Day, I visited Brookside Gardens to visit the Wings of Fancy butterfly exhibit. The exhibit was incredible. I had never seen so many butterflies before—nor had I ever seen so much variety. They were all very beautiful. They were also very difficult to photograph. I was shooting with my Nikon D800 and 70-200mm f/4. A close-up with a 200mm lens provides for a very narrow depth of field—in this case, a matter of millimeters. The slightest sway of my body forward and backward wrecked the focus. Fortunately, with some discipline and patience, I managed to get a few great shots. I particularly like this first one. The butterfly's eyes are tack sharp.
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