Butterfly

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Merlin5 Regular Member • Posts: 304
Butterfly
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My first attempt at capturing a butterfly. This was in my garden.  It's not great but not terrible.

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Jeff Farkas
Jeff Farkas Regular Member • Posts: 177
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Nice job.,. I love the first  one

Jeff

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OP Merlin5 Regular Member • Posts: 304
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Jeff Farkas wrote:

Nice job.,. I love the first one

Jeff

Thanks Jeff! I think I should have cropped it tighter though.

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Jeff Farkas
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It would help but they look fine to me.

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Vidau
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Re: Butterfly

Merlin5 wrote:

My first attempt at capturing a butterfly. This was in my garden. It's not great but not terrible.

Very good photos

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OP Merlin5 Regular Member • Posts: 304
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Thank you Vidau.

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Bob 1
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Hi Merlin... I now know the secret to grabbing good butterfly shots -- 300mm   I have a 200mm zoom, but it's too heavy for me to hold steady (no IS).  I have an old 135mm/IS zoom that I can start using.  I normally use a small 40mm STM for macro shots, however the butterflies flee when I get close enough for a shot   Anyway, thanks for sharing & HAGD!

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OP Merlin5 Regular Member • Posts: 304
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Bob 1 wrote:

Hi Merlin... I now know the secret to grabbing good butterfly shots -- 300mm I have a 200mm zoom, but it's too heavy for me to hold steady (no IS). I have an old 135mm/IS zoom that I can start using. I normally use a small 40mm STM for macro shots, however the butterflies flee when I get close enough for a shot Anyway, thanks for sharing & HAGD!

Hi Bob,  thank you! There's no way I could get anything remotely sharp without my IS on this Tamron lens. Now I want IS on every lens!

Have a great  day.

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clouseau
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I like the third one-(may be with a little crop on the right side)

Good photos.

Thuja
Thuja Junior Member • Posts: 49
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Butterflies are fun. They seem to stick around animal turds if you find any.

I see that the ISO was 500 on all the photos, was there any reason for that, or was the ISO just set to 500?

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OP Merlin5 Regular Member • Posts: 304
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clouseau wrote:

I like the third one-(may be with a little crop on the right side)

Good photos.

Thanks clouseau. Yes, I agree, it definitely could have been cropped tighter.

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OP Merlin5 Regular Member • Posts: 304
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Thuja wrote:

Butterflies are fun. They seem to stick around animal turds if you find any.

I see that the ISO was 500 on all the photos, was there any reason for that, or was the ISO just set to 500?

Lol Thuja, I think I'll wait until they're perched on flowers.

Regarding 500 ISO, I chose that, I was on manual and not auto ISO. I think because it was later in the day, around 4pm. There was still plenty of daylight but after experimenting with different settings, that seemed to work. Interestingly, I've since watched this video, and the guy suggests that 400 ISO is good to use even just around mid morning to mid afternoon. Watch it from 5:26 up till 7.11.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqlZoXrutYI&t=5m26s

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DNSJR
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very nice series; butterflies are always interesting

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OP Merlin5 Regular Member • Posts: 304
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Thanks DNSJR! Yes, they're lovely little creatures.

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