Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Female - Are you looking at me? - img_3054

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    This butterfly had me mesmerized as it flitted about in my zinnias. I set the camera to AV mode and hoped that in the bright afternoon sunshine the shutter speed would be fast enough to get some good shots. I do wish the photos were sharper, but I'm still pleased with the results. I took quite a few shots, this probably is not even the best one. While taking the shot, I felt as if this flying beauty was sizing me up and it amused me:-). To see the rest of them, check out my photostream, there are about a dozen shots of her there. I could have taken many more, but the sun was starting to burn my arms, so I reluctantly went into the house. The photo session in my yard was a nice break from my busy day and gave me a bit of inspiration which I have been sorely lacking for awhile now.

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    1. riaskiff 90 months ago | reply

      You did a fantastic job here!!! I'm wondering if maybe I could use one of these to show my K class during our butterfly unit...

    2. SolarScot. 90 months ago | reply

      really beautiful shot

    3. Edwin's Mixed Bag 90 months ago | reply

      Great macro, I like the whole series.

    4. caiobg [deleted] 90 months ago | reply

      amazing details!

    5. JBellino [deleted] 90 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, I love the details. I miss that camera's macro lens.

    6. Grethel07 90 months ago | reply

      Photography is the best therapy to a really busy life ...Great series of shots =^_^=

    7. psc631798uk's Trans-tography 89 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot, fabulous detail!!

    8. oly-oly-oly 88 months ago | reply

      great shot and love the details! hope you're doing well!

    9. oly-oly-oly 78 months ago | reply

      where have you been? great shot, nothing else from you in a while.

    10. Kenneth Peel,Monkeyhanger 76 months ago | reply

      hi just looked at all your butterfly shots,and they are all beautiful,nice dof and sharp

    11. HighlandBlade 76 months ago | reply

      Great shot,I really like the butterfly set.

    12. BeeeBeee - Southeastern USA 76 months ago | reply

      Karl Normington I'm glad that you enjoyed my butterfly series :-).

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