Ilonaone
Ilonaone

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JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 17, 2016
Beautiful!
KenNuckolls
 
KenNuckolls February 21, 2016
Nicely done and beautiful. I think this is the only, in flight, stop action, wings open butterfly shot I've ever seen. Great capture.
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adavies April 13, 2016
Lovely capture! Nicely done! Welcome to ViewBug! Looking forward to seeing more:)
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Eduardbetz April 13, 2016
This is excellent ! I tried many times but never succeeded ! Congrats and welcome to ViewBug !
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tsweetphotography April 18, 2016
Very cool capture!!! Welcome to VB!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Diep River, Cape Town on a local green belt while walking my dog.
Time
This photo was taken at about nine thirty in the morning in winter. I stood for ages just trying to catch a butterfly, in focus, on the wing and not on a flower as usual. I used the manual focus on my lense and tracked the butterflies until I got this image. I was delighted!
Lighting
I wasn't particularly thinking about lighting in the shot, I was more concerned with tracking a flying butterfly and getting the focus correct.
Equipment
The image was shot with a Canon EOS 600D with a 300 mm lense and was hand held.
Inspiration
I have always been fascinated with nature and most of my images are of my local neighbourhood and its critters. I wanted to get a slightly different shot from my usual one of waiting for the butterfly to land before focussing on it.
Editing
I did crop this image a little. I felt the image was a little small in terms of actually seeing that the butterfly was in flight.
In my camera bag
I have my Canon 600D, my 300mm and my 50mm lens in my bag at all times as well as a spare battery, a couple of lens filters and my instruction manual. There is always a lens cleaning cloth too and I keep a paper and pen in there just in case.
Feedback
To take an image like this just takes patience I think and the ability to open both your eyes while tracking a moving creature. I find that if I keep both my eyes open I can see the direction the creature is going easily which in turn makes it easier to focus more quickly on the subject.

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