Friday, August 20, 2010

Swallowing my Embarrassment

anise swallowtail butterfly "Tippy Toeing!"

It’s been so long since I’ve done a blog post, that I’ve actually become embarrassed to post again – which has made it become even longer:-\ So, I’m swallowing my embarrassment, and sharing some recent photos. I thought it was only appropriate that my subject be Swallowtail Butterflies:-) I believe these are all Anise Swallowtails, but if not, please let me know – are the females much larger than the males? Anyways, I hope you enjoy these photos, and that you’ll stay tuned for more posts... I promise it won't be so long in between!

"Portrait of a Butterfly"

"Butterfly Light"

swallowtail butterfly "Butterfly Beauty"

"Get a Grip!"

anise swallowtail

"Glider"

butterfly

"Hello, Yellow!"

Several of these photos are available in my shop here: Butterfly photos. All of these photos were taken with my Canon Digital Rebel XT and 55-250mm f4/5.6 lens. I’ve decided that Shutter Priority works best for butterflies, because they’re so fast and erratic, darting in and out of shadows. My main speed is 1250 with ISO 400 – I haven’t played with ISO 800 yet, but I might see how it does noise-wise to see if I can go with a faster shutter speed. I thought hummingbirds were hard to capture, but butterflies have been even more challenging! Love them, though, and these are just a fraction of the photos that I now have.

4 comments:

Kerri said...

These are AWESOME!!!!

Nature ID said...

Good to see you posting again. Missed you!

Dyche Designs said...

So beautiful, great shots.

Erica Lea said...

Thank you all so much! I've really missed being here, and also visiting all of you:-)