Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin

summer butterfly

Friends, i love photographing beauty in nature and especially macro work, so while nosing around the wild lilies,in my childhood we called them tiger lilies, i discovered a small butterfly nectaring inside the cup.  He is a hairstreak and these small creatures are easily confused with the Karner Blue, a rare butterfly also found in Crex Meadows. til Tomorrow MJ

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/summer-lovin/ other contributions on this theme can be found at this link

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on July 27, 2014, in Crex Meadows, Macro, Nature, photography, Wild flowers and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. WOW! What colours!

  2. I don’t seem to be able to take macro shots of living things without them being out of focus. My 100mm Macro lens doesn’t have IS so I lose my subject using a tripod. What did you use for this shot? Great capture!!

    • debbie, more practice, practice, practice with the tripod, also knowing something of the natural history of critters is also useful, this butterfly was nectaring and i used a longer focal length to avoid disturbing, try tuning into mike moats (tiny landscapes) for excellent macro advice, he is much better than me,

  3. This is a beautiful photo. I love looking at tiger lilies (we called them that as well).

  4. That is so neat. So glad you found it and captured the moment to share with us.

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