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Monarch at Dumbarton Oaks

Monarch at Dumbarton Oaks
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture at the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown (Washington, DC).
Time
It was mid-afternoon on a summer day and the sky was a bit cloudy and threatening to rain. I was in the lower garden chasing these butterflies around. I caught site of this monarch and and saw it land on top of a tall Mexican Sunflower. I had to hold my camera over my heard to get the angle I wanted and stand very still. Luckily the butterfly cooperated.
Lighting
Cloudy with little peaks of sunshine so it worked out really well.
Equipment
My camera and my instinct.
Inspiration
I love butterflies and I love photographing them. I often scouted the best places to find them.
Editing
I think I may have just trimmed the size a little and lightened it up a little. That's it.
In my camera bag
Camera, binoculars, & lens cleaner
Feedback
Scout locations for the subject you want to photograph, check weather reports, and chase down your subject until you catch it on film.

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