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Butterfly Festival

Published July 23rd, 2011

I spent last Sunday taking photos of Butterflies. If you haven't done this, it is an exercise in patience. Butterflies "flit" from flower to flower, so you have to focus and shoot very quickly. I think it is probably one of the best exercises there is to learn to quickly focus, frame and shoot. Below are a few sample images of butterflies that sat still for a moment or two.

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  • July 17th, 2011
  • Nikon D700
  • 210mm / f/8 / 1/500 sec
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  • July 17th, 2011
  • Nikon D700
  • 210mm / f/8 / 1/500 sec
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  • July 17th, 2011
  • Nikon D700
  • 210mm / f/8 / 1/500 sec
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  • July 17th, 2011
  • Nikon D700
  • 210mm / f/8 / 1/500 sec
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  • July 17th, 2011
  • Nikon D700
  • 210mm / f/8 / 1/500 sec

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jwkennington
John Kennington  about 5 years ago
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Yeah. It is hard to get decent shots when there are hundreds of people wandering around. But it was still fun.
JohanDahlberg
Johan Dahlberg  about 5 years ago
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Cool! I tried this once in a butterfly garden - definately not easy! Some of your images above are not entirely sharp, and that's the problem I had too. But in ten "decent" shots there's almost always one that turns out great :D