Saturday, September 01, 2007

Butterfly Hunting

A great late summer sport is butterfly hunting. Equipment requirements can be as simple as a close focusing Point & Shoot to as extravagant as a DSLR, tripod and a good 100mm+ macro lens. Butterfly hunting as those of you who have done it know, is not without challenge. I seems as if just when I have completed the setup and composed the photograph, my little friend has an immediate and urgent need to check another blossom or to leave the area altogether.

I think this is Clouded Sulphur Butterfly but if I am wrong I will be glad to stand corrected


Anonymous said...

Now that is something I have not thought of...butterfly hunting. What a great idea!

Thanks for your fine comments. I will probably be posting once or twice a week. I guess when I made the posting the other day I sounded a bit too final...but it fit the caboose picture. I decided I was taking pictures for the blog and not advancing my skills as a photographer. That is why I decided to stop and catch my breath a bit and evaluate where I am at.

I am getting ready for a photo trip to Colorado and Utah where I am going to take time to try and see things in a different way.

I will be around so you can move me back up the list!


photowannabe said...

My pictures of butterflies are ellusive at best. They flit and zig zag and are so difficult to capture. This is another great shot Salty.

Kerri Farley said...

I find the same thing, it is very hard to get a good picture of a butterfly. You are doing a GREAT job of it!!

Tom said...

Hi Salty, first of all thank you for your comment today on Wiggers World and my butterfly. I was very lucky with that shot as it rested there a while getting the sun on its back.
I tried to get another shot of a butterfly yesterday without success. It led me a merry dance up and down a canal side. I had to give up in the end. But there will be others I'm sure. I got a phone call last night from a friend who says he took a nice picture of a butterfly yesterday and did I want it for my blog.. oh! yes I said, I am awaiting it now.

lv2scpbk said...

Butterflys are wonderful.

Lori said...

I love butterflies and your pictures are wonderful. I'm jealous that I don't have a macro camera to get those close-ups! Lovely!

Anonymous said...

That is what I call an "Orange Sulphur" and I checked The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies and that is what it said this is. However, they are often called by different names in different locations. Is it a nice photograph and your photo yesterday reminds me that there is a sick Monarch out front that I rescued from the heat of the sidewalk. It doesn't seem able to open its wings quite right. I checked them and they are OK but he can't seem to work them right. Anyway. I got to go check on it.

Your blog is wonderful.