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Sep 21, 2019 06:40 |  #286

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Sep 24, 2019 13:56 |  #287

A couple pics from yesterday from a place called Butterfly Wonderland here in Phoenix


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Sep 24, 2019 13:57 |  #288

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Sep 24, 2019 21:16 |  #289

This butterfly was sitting on a glass sculpture, which made for some nice colors in the background


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Sep 26, 2019 14:02 |  #290

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Sep 26, 2019 15:47 |  #291

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I find that the butterflies I try to photograph are EXTREMELY skittish. . Whenever I try to approach, they fly off well before I get anywhere near photo range.

Does anyone else experience this behavior?

There are VERY few butterflies where I live here in eastern Washington, and I get quite excited whenever I happen to see one, because they are such a rare occurrence. . But then I can never get good photos because of their extreme skittishness. . How do y'all deal with their shyness and fear? . Or are they just not like that in other parts of the country/world?

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Sep 26, 2019 18:06 |  #292

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18933759 (external link)
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I find that the butterflies I try to photograph are EXTREMELY skittish. . Whenever I try to approach, they fly off well before I get anywhere near photo range.

Does anyone else experience this behavior?

There are VERY few butterflies where I live here in eastern Washington, and I get quite excited whenever I happen to see one, because they are such a rare occurrence. . But then I can never get good photos because of their extreme skittishness. . How do y'all deal with their shyness and fear? . Or are they just not like that in other parts of the country/world?

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Here in Phoenix there are few butterflys, and yes they are usually very skittish with some exceptions around flower gardens and such where there are so make flowers they tend not to care. In my case 95% of the really good butterfly pics I get are not "wild" butterflys but ones from an indoor butterfly atrium. I would say it takes some of the fun out of it, but I don't think that is the case, quite the opposite. However it certainly removes some of the skill of maneuvering into position and "sneaking up" on outdoor butterflys.


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Sep 27, 2019 05:19 |  #293

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...How do y'all deal with their shyness and fear?

Look for them early in the morning when they're still trying to get their metabolism going, and they are more hungry than afraid. I baited this wild butterfly with a little sugar syrup on my finger, and there's no way I could pull off a shot like this one in the heat of the day...

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Sep 27, 2019 05:26 |  #294

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18933759 (external link)
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I find that the butterflies I try to photograph are EXTREMELY skittish. . Whenever I try to approach, they fly off well before I get anywhere near photo range.

Does anyone else experience this behavior?
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Here in Phoenix there are few butterflys, and yes they are usually very skittish with some exceptions around flower gardens and such where there are so make flowers they tend not to care. In my case 95% of the really good butterfly pics I get are not "wild" butterflys but ones from an indoor butterfly atrium. .

I am so confused by Butterflies! I can get ridiculously close to just every other kind of insect but Butterflies have my number!


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Sep 27, 2019 05:48 |  #295

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I find that the butterflies I try to photograph are EXTREMELY skittish. . Whenever I try to approach, they fly off well before I get anywhere near photo range.

Does anyone else experience this behavior?

There are VERY few butterflies where I live here in eastern Washington, and I get quite excited whenever I happen to see one, because they are such a rare occurrence. . But then I can never get good photos because of their extreme skittishness. . How do y'all deal with their shyness and fear? . Or are they just not like that in other parts of the country/world?

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Sep 30, 2019 13:58 |  #296

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18933759 (external link)
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I find that the butterflies I try to photograph are EXTREMELY skittish. . Whenever I try to approach, they fly off well before I get anywhere near photo range.

Does anyone else experience this behavior?

There are VERY few butterflies where I live here in eastern Washington, and I get quite excited whenever I happen to see one, because they are such a rare occurrence. . But then I can never get good photos because of their extreme skittishness. . How do y'all deal with their shyness and fear? . Or are they just not like that in other parts of the country/world?

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I'm the same Tom. I get very excited if I get a decent image of a butterfly (or moth). We had a huge influx of Painted Ladies earlier in the summer and I did get one or two photos of them.


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Sep 30, 2019 15:01 |  #297

A couple more after sorting through


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Sep 30, 2019 15:03 |  #298

I really liked these, the 90D pulled a ton of detail


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Sep 30, 2019 15:04 |  #299

Last couple. Butterflys have some really interesting patterns in their eyes that's almost impossible to see otherwise


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Sep 30, 2019 15:06 |  #300

Alright last one, but the camera got the AF on this one spot-on


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