Butterflies

September 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

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.

Green MajestyGreen MajestySide profile of a brown and white butterfly with green highlights.

Brown Butterfly, Green LeafBrown Butterfly, Green LeafA brown butterfly rests on a green leaf.

Blue Butterfly, Orange FlowerBlue Butterfly, Orange FlowerA black, white, and blue butterfly looks to take off from an orange flower.

Black, Yellow, and WhiteBlack, Yellow, and WhiteA black, yellow, and white striped caterpillar on a green stalk.


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