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

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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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