October 1, 2009 – Butterfly



Thursday, October 1, 2009


Awhile back, I posted another picture of this same butterfly (that was one of the very earliest posts to the picture of the day I think), and I mentioned how I thought it was so cool that their eyes look like polka-dot beach balls. And then after I finished with the big huge writeup, I went back and looked at the photo again and realized that I had chosen one where you couldn’t even SEE the eyes. And then I felt dumb. And then I got some dinner at Chipotle and forgot all about the whole thing.

Long story short, I’ve been meaning to toss up a picture where you could actually see what I was talking about for quite awhile, I just never really got around to it until now. So, here ya go – polka-dot beachballs. Weird, right?

Butterflies are both sort of easy and sort of hard to get pictures of. They’re easy in that they’re not small. You can get a picture of a butterfly with basically whatever camera you’ve got handy. But they’re hard because they move around a lot, and they don’t hang out anywhere for long. Kind of like bees, but even more maddening. And they’re very skittish. Bees don’t really seem to mind you if you let them take care of business, but butterflies seem to get spooked. I’m looking for another sentence I can put here to sort of round things out, both to finish off the paragraph in a good way, and to wrap up today’s entry. But I got nothin’.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Quantaray 70-300mm lens. 1/400s, f/5.6, ISO 400. Focal length: 300mm.

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