My First Butterfly of the Season (Three Photographs)

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This Eastern Comma was probably in search of sap. Some of the trees are dripping, but the temperature is still a bit cool and that probably also slowed the butterfly down. This is my first insect of 2017, and with luck there will be many more. I was not prepared for shooting insects. I used my 200-500mm lens but it seems to have caught the detail needed. I have included a black and white photograph just for the fun of it.

6 responses

  1. Beautifully captured. One of my favourite subjects, but hard to catch with wings spread. Well done!!

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    May 18, 2017 at 11:06 am

  2. There’s something about the b/w capture I really was attracted to. I think it’s the wing and antennae going into the negative space. Wonderful post, Victor. ❤

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    May 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

  3. Pretty butterfly, and the b&w image is outstanding.

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    May 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm

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