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What a great name for a wonderful butterfly, as in pause and admire the beauty. I wanted to post this shot because it makes a point I have made to some people recently. This was taken with a 300m lens, not a macro lens. Specialized equipment has its place and utility, but if you ask a store what to buy to take butterfly photographs, they are unlikely to suggest the gear you own. It is sometime easier to stand farther away to take photographs like this than get up close and risk frightening your subject away. Secondly, you have greater control over the depth of field and the lighting. With a macro lens you are closer, depth of field is at a premium and you have less available light. However, there are many reasons to get a dedicated macro lens for smaller subjects, for more detail, and for more control. The latter point is not insignificant, try finding small things with a long lens, it’s a challenge.