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.
Digital 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.
Camera: Nikon D80
Shutter Speed: 1/800th
Focal Length: 210mm