Saturday, August 7, 2010
It's Not As Easy As It Looks
For one thing, butterflies do not hold still. they are constantly on the move. Wings are flapping to hold balance and they are usually slowly creeping forward; while feeding. Try to get a good image of a cluster of puddling butterflies and you will soon she what I mean. They are never syncronized with their movements.
Many of my photo opportunities are in Canaan Valley. Have you ever been there when the wind wasn't blowing? As you can see from this shot of Pink-edged Sulphurs; it just isn't easy. Not in the real world.
butterflies canvas prints
Nature Photography Close Up: Macro Techniques in the Field
Close-Up Photography in Nature
John Shaw's Closeups in Nature (Practical Photography Books)
A World Of Butterflies
Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths