Orange Tip Season
Captured with the E1 and 50mm f2 handheld. I really like these early season visitors to my garden...
...especially when they open their wings to show off.
E1, LX1, OM2SP
Brilliant work as usual. Crisp and clean, with vivid colours. The 'bokeh' is superb.
Superb images, Peter. How close were you to the subject?
E-1, E-330, 14-54mm, 11-22mm, 50-200mm, EC14, EX25, FL36; C8080WZ
Photography: 'Freezing photons for the future.' or 'Capturing a story in light.'
Those are really nice ... i cant wait till i see more butterflies in my yard ...
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I was able to get in close, maybe 6 inches away, and the small butterfly was quite patient, but at that range (using a wide aperture to maintain shutter speed) the depth of field is only a couple of millimetres so handholding is a bit of hit and miss really. In this regard the 50mm can be a bit frustrating getting a focus lock without it repeatedly recycling right through the focal range. Love the lens though.
E1, LX1, OM2SP
The first in particular is interesting to me. Pretty sharp throughout and I really like the light shine off the golden portions of the wing.
The second is nice, though I think a bit problematic, as you mentioned, with dof.