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I was taking a picture of the new canola field that had been planted by Oklahoma State University, and this butterfly flew through my picture....
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I was taking a picture of the new canola field that had been planted by Oklahoma State University, and this butterfly flew through my picture.
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Behind The Lens

Location

Oklahoma State University had planted this Canola field just south of where I work in OKC.

Time

It was early on an April morning. I had arrived for work early and decided I would drive around to see if I could find anything interesting to photograph. I found the canola field and what caught my eye was a lone tree standing along the road in front of it. I made a mental note this would be a good place for a photo shoot because of the beautiful background. I parked and took close to 30 pictures of the area.

Lighting

It was early in the morning, so the sun had just come up. I shot to the left of the sun facing me.

Equipment

I used my Nikon D3100 to capture this shot.

Inspiration

I love butterflies! As i was taking pictures of the canola field, I happened to see a few in another area of the field. I walked out a little further and started shooting as quickly as possible to try to capture a shot like this. Being fairly new to photography, I never expected to be able to get a shot like this.

Editing

I zoomed in a little on the shot, due to just over the top of it is the local city dump and the mounds were showing in the original shot.

In my camera bag

My Nikon D3100 is the only camera I have at the time. I carried a Fuji S1000 at one time also, but it is in need of repairs now.

Feedback

You have to be patient and take a lot of pictures. There are a lot of them that didn't come out or were blurred due to the movement and my not knowing quite how to shoot action shots. I just moved my camera with the butterfly's direction and was finally able to capture this.

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