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Butterflies in the Backyard

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Apr 21, 2011 10:53 |  #1

We've been growing some butterflies out of a mail order caterpillar kit and they were finally ready to be released. Out of the 5 we had, only 3 made it - the other two never came out of their cocoons intact. One of the 3 little guys that made it had a wing that was slightly bent and he needed some coaxing to come out of his net. I grabbed a flower from the yard and we lured him out - which gave me a chance to take some shots:

This is at f1.6, mostly because I fumbled with the dial while trying to get the shot and didn't rotate all the way down to 1.4

Here you can see him eating from the flower which I thought was pretty cool.

I was using the Sigma 30mm because..well that's all I have. These are some ridiculous crops and after I searched around on here they clearly are not near the same standard as a bunch of the macro shots I've seen. I'm thinking this is probably the best I could do with the equipment I had.

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