Clouded Sulphur

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This clouded sulphur butterfly was one of many flying madly around on what was then a rare warm day. I suspect it ran out of energy. I took this with a 105 Macro lens from a distance and had to do an extensive crop (not an issue with a 24 megapixel camera). In fact any telephoto lens would have worked. Most of what is called Macro is in fact close-up photography and I do not want to pretend otherwise. Focused on the butterfly I could not do a great deal about the background and was happy enough to get some color even if the flowers were soft. Not the easiest thing to shoot but certainly not the hardest.

7 responses

  1. Nice – I love the subtle yellow of the butterfly. I guess that’s why they call it “clouded sulphur.”


    August 8, 2015 at 1:30 am

  2. Beautiful, Thank you, love, nia


    August 8, 2015 at 2:37 am

  3. Just shows how nature is so good at camouflage

    Liked by 1 person

    August 9, 2015 at 3:58 am

  4. I’ve always noticed that people say “macro” when it isn’t. Glad you clarified that for those who wonder. I’ve never seen this kind of butterfly. Interesting!

    Liked by 1 person

    August 9, 2015 at 4:09 pm

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