Monday, August 27, 2012

2012, Day 240 - Flit

Another one of my insectoid nemeses are butterflies.  They bob up and down from flower to flower and are so easily threatened that it is hard to snag them at just the right moment.  I understand that they are delicate, even fragile, but that is what makes them so pretty.  To make things more difficult butterflies seem to require a large quantity of nectar whereas bees scavenge for pollen which means that butterflies give up on each blossom more quickly than other insects.  Nevertheless I found myself a more willing subject the other day and this is my favorite shot.  If I had my ring flash I might have been able to capture a greater depth-of-field but I am still happy with the final result.

Canon 1D X, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f4, 1/160 sec @ 400 ISO

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