Continuing from yesterday…
Going through photos for these posts, I realized I took a lot of butterflies in Grant Woods.
So, I thought it best to put them all in one!
I was still learning about my Sony Alpha 55, hadn’t figured out manual focus yet (I know, read the instructions!), so there are a few that aren’t as focused as they should be.
These walks were the first time I’d tried to capture the little things of nature, but even taking that into account, I got a lot of butterflies here, maybe more than any other preserve.
I was just happy to catch any of them, with so many flitting about and not landing. There were even some that would fly right up to us – “You want to take my picture? Here I am! Oops, psych! Too slow!”
There were those, though, that just seemed to not mind. Maybe they were too focused on what they were doing to care about me and my camera.
Like these two, a common buckeye and an eastern tailed-blue:
And as nice as the buckeye looks in this one, I don’t think this image will end up anywhere except here:
So that covers the butterflies – back to walking tomorrow!