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Fleeting

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Most photographers would probably hesitate to blog pictures of subjects that aren’t perfect, but in this case I don’t mind. In fact, I chose this photo on purpose because it reminds me of the day I shot it. Sunny and warm, the butterfly bushes were in full bloom. It was an excellent opportunity to shoot some butterflies and I had a dozen or so different colorful subjects fitting about in the sweet smelling breeze. But the wind is not your friend when you’re using a macro lens and the strong breeze was thwarting my attempts at a good shot. When all was said and done I’d chased several subjects, but the only one who photographed half well was this badly battered Tiger Swallowtail. So I have several nice shots of this big yellow butterfly who’s missing the majority of his tail. Not that it slowed him down any! It was fun watching all the butterflies swoop and dart about, oftentimes landing right beside me, then scooting off the moment I focused on them.

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4 responses

  1. That is such a beautiful photo!

    http://www.beilovebei.com

    May 1, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    • Thanks!

      May 4, 2012 at 6:36 AM

  2. He is beautiful, even damaged!! Great shot.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    • I thought so too! Thanks for dropping by!’

      May 4, 2012 at 6:37 AM

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