Butterfly Out My Window

Finally captured in pixels.

For the past few days, I’ve been watching butterflies come and go in the Mexican Bird of Paradise bushes outside my office window. Today, I decided I needed to capture them with my camera.

ButterflyDigital cameras are incredible things. You can take 3 dozen photos of the same basic scene and at least one of them just has to be good.

This shot was taken with a Nikon DSLR with a 70-210 zoom lens. The tricky part was focusing — the darn butterflies wouldn’t stay still and there’s just enough breeze outside to move the flowers around. But with a quick shutter speed, several of the shots came out pretty good. I think this might be the best.

Photo Info:
Camera: Nikon D80
Shutter Speed: 1/800th
Aperture: f5.6
Focal Length: 210mm
ISO: 200

What do you think?