Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Small Copper


  1. I see a butterfly, and my blog is about butterflies, this makes us virtual Besties! :-)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday,

    ˙·٠•●♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥●•●•
    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  2. Beautiful small copper shot Ian. I've seen it in France also and it is a beautiful butterfly... but small ;-)

  3. I am continually amazed at the beauty of the world. Thank you for sharing this photo.

    Here's my WW:

    I tried a Linky this week.

  4. Awww! What a cute little thing!

    Mine is here.

    Happy Wednesday!

  5. I love bugs! Butterflies have dwindled here now, but we were blessed with many this summer. Lovely photo. :)

  6. That is a small Copper and yet oh so lovely!~

  7. Nice shot! I struggle with butterfly shots. By the time I get them framed they have moved on.
    Do you not worry about framing and just do that in post production?

  8. Thanks fror the kind comments.

    Amber, when shooting butterflies I generally use the center focus point and take a series of shots moving the tip of the lens closer each time. I don't have a macro lens, so it is rare to end up with a shot in which the butterfly fills the frame (I normally hit the minimum focus distance of the lens before this happens), so yes I crop the image to frame it.

    Many of my butterfly shots are taken with the 400mm lens (with a minimum focus distance of 3.5m) so I am a long way from the butterfly. This helps in not scaring them - but can make getting a good angle hard work.

    This particular shot was taken with a 24-105mm lens at 105 and the butterfly did not budge at all.


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