Satyr Comma Butterfly (Three Photographs)
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These photos were taken back in May (I don’t tend to process my photos immediately, I prefer some variety on my blog). Butterflies go to ground to get salt and minerals they need, and it’s a great opportunity to get good photos. My reluctance to shoot insects on the ground is that the backgrounds tend to be tricky, especially with nearby elements out of focus. If the brightest most noticeable thing in the photo is not the subject, it can be a slight concern. I like to see the eyes of whatever I shoot and many people prefer the butterfly wing as a major part of their photo. Getting both is not normally easy, when the butterfly is on the ground their wing movements makes it a little easier.