Friday, June 4, 2010


This silvery checkerspot butterfly was photographed early one morning—before it had warmed up enough to fly away.  You may not be able to tell in the photograph, but the butterfly is drinking from a wild daisy. “Butterfly” is from my photo vignette series.  This series focuses on creating art with a soft muted palette that gives it a vintage feel. “Butterfly” was photographed using a lensbaby lens—a selective focus lens. This photo was taken at Cochran Shoal area of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Atlanta Georgia.

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If you interested in photographing butterflies, there’s a wonderful article by Mr. Brown Thumb on Garden Section of “Chicago Now”.  Mr. Brown Thumb suggests that since birds eat butterflies, try making yourself smaller.  If your shadow falls on the butterfly, it may flight away.  He also suggests that you photograph butterflies on cloudy days or early in the morning.  Butterflies need the sun’s warm in order to fly.   Read the entire article for more tips on photographing butterflies.

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