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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Pretty photo, thought I'd share.

Caught this pretty little butterfly on the butterfly bush last week. There was also a hummingbird moth on the same bush, but his little wings were going so fast, my camera just made a blur out of the photo. Was neat to see him though, had never seen one before.

Giant Swallowtail butterfly


This is the hummingbird moth. http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/hthysbe.htm
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 02:51 AM
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An amazing photo, as usual.

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Wow! What a spectacular photo.


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Such a beautiful picture! What delicate amazing insects butterflies are. Thank you for sharing.

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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you!

I find identifying butterflies and moths to be interesting, and like to find out the unique facts on them. Though I hate creapy crawly bugs like spiders and such, the moths and butterflies are very delicate and beautiful. Last year, back at our old house, we had a couple different types of the gigantic luna moths in our yard, along with some other very unique types that actually look quite odd. One I thought was rather interesting was pink, yellow, and fuzzy! http://bugguide.net/node/view/47722/bgimage
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WOW! Great photo! You should send it in to Birds and Blooms. That's one of my favorite magazines. You did a nice job!
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Very nice shot - what camera were you using?

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It's a Canon Rebel 300D.
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I was going to say, if you've taken that without a dSLR you've done very well.

The problem with insects on bushes is the depth of field - at wide aperture it's obviously just a few millimetres so that part of the subject is not in focus. But yours is spot on.

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I was going to say, if you've taken that without a dSLR you've done very well.

The problem with insects on bushes is the depth of field - at wide aperture it's obviously just a few millimetres so that part of the subject is not in focus. But yours is spot on.
Thanks Alex! It was completely by accident.........trust me! I'm still a newbie, and trying to learn as I go.
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