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Hi I've been trying for ages to get a reasonable shot of one of the swallowtails at the butterfly house but they are always moving too fast when nectaring
got lucky and found one just emerged
spent ages just photographing this one butterfly wanted to make sure and its the only chance I may get there's not many butterflies at this time of year there
I was using a Canon 550D with Sigma 105 macro
On tripod focussing manually using live view
shutter speed 1/25 at F4 ISO 200 exp + 2/3

very happy with this shot its a stack of two shots to get wings and body in focus







he briefly opened his wings but I fluffed it up didn't get it all in focus but salvaged this by focus stacking two shots not perfect but will do








Jan 09, 2014 at 02:54 PM
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Both are beautiful shots !!

Birdie



Jan 10, 2014 at 02:26 AM
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Worth you persistence! However, hoping to get one in focus with f4 is ambitious. My default is f8.

I am not familiar with this species but the plump abdomen suggests that it is a female.

Harold



Jan 10, 2014 at 07:38 AM
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Thanks very much birdie
Thanks a lot Harold
I forgot to say when I took the open wing shot I changed to F 6.3 but you are right 8 would have been better
Yes agree actually she probably is a female



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Awesome shot


Jan 14, 2014 at 03:01 AM
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Great set!


Jan 14, 2014 at 03:48 AM
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Thanks very much Jonathan and birdfreak


Jan 14, 2014 at 03:02 PM





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