The first of two pictures that I’m going to post up today – this is a butterfly taken by some flowers in my Gran and Grandad’s garden in Bridlington – burned off about 100 shots trying to capture this little fella and some bumble bee’s too. Still trying to get the hang of the Tamrom 90mm macro lens – its a strange one.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
  • Taken: 6 August, 2006
  • Focal length: 90mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

One thought on “Butterfly”

  1. Here are some tips! (Tell me to go away and I will!)
    1. Get in closer. Technically, it is macro but the whole point is to try and capture the small detail.
    2. Composition. You\'ve stuck the subject right in the middle of the frame, which makes it uninteresting.
    3. Aperture. There\'s too much going on in the background. If you\'d used a wider aperture (f\\2.8 for example) the grass wouldnt be so distracting AND you\'d have been able to use a faster shutter speed.
    Hope you take that the way it\'s intended. Now get me another butterfly pic dammit! ;o)

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