Butterfly Pictures

Butterflies are peaceful creatures. Nothing they do can possibly annoy anyone. It doesn't hurt that they're beautifully patterned and brightly colored.

The best way to take butterfly pictures is when one is on a flower feeding. This activity distracts them enough so that you can get close enough to fill the frame. The other trick is to make sure the cameras sensor plane is parallel to the plane of the butterfly. Only in this way can you ensure that the wings are in focus.

Although somewhat out of focus, the shot of three yellow swallowtails seems like a rare event to me.

3 Yellow Swallowtails
Yellow Swallowtails
Zebra Long Wing Butterfly
Zebra Long Wing Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Brown and Orange Butterfly
Brown and Orange Butterfly
Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Brown and Orange Butterfly
Brown and Orange Butterfly
Black and White Swallowtail Butterfly
Black and White Swallowtail Butterfly
Orange Butterfly
Orange Butterfly
Butterfly
Butterfly
Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Black Swallowtail Butterfly
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  1. I actually was lucky enough to get a couple of interesting shots. http://www.flickr.com/photos/logtar/tags/butterflies/

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