Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nothing says Spring Time any better than..........


Lilacs and Butterflies!

I cannot take credit for having expended a great deal of effort hunting the very illusive rare Yellow Swallowtail and finally in the nick of time capturing an image that will be remembered for all time :)

Actually I was doing some chores around the house when I noticed the butterfly visiting the lilac bush beside our driveway. I popped in the house and grabbed my Canon with the 100-400 L lens still attached from my morning shoot and pressed it into close-up duty.

This lens is capable of focusing at 1.8 meters while zoomed to 400mm. The posted image has not been cropped. I can see that with this level of performance I will be using this lens extensively for butterfly hunting once the little critters become more numerous.

7 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Nice one.

Looking at that eagle one again...I think it would look cool in B&W too.

fishing guy said...

Salty: Great capture, you don't see butterflies around like you did when we were kids.

Kerri said...

Oh, a Wonderful shot Salty! I have been on several butterfly "hunts" this year...but they seem to flit off when I get close.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Salty..
Great that even doing the chores you notice things.. We don't have this kind of butterfly over here more the pity.. it is a beauty. I also like the Lilac...

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Beautiful. Anything purple in nature and I'm on top of it! I think it's stunning!

Meggie said...

Your lilacs are a little farther along than mine. Great shot of the butterfly, Salty. How lucky to have the camera and lens all ready to shoot.

Wolf Lover Girl said...

very nice!

~ Wolf Lover Girl