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Old Jul 30, 2013, 2:25 PM   #1
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Default li'l white butterfly

a "faux macro", taken from 6 feet away with my 100-400 and 7D... no idea what this little fella is, but there were dozens of him flitting about the garden at the park across the street yesterday...



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Old Aug 7, 2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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A long telephoto zoom is the best lens for taking pictures of insects in the open. You can never get closed enough with a macro lens because the small insects like bees and this small Cabbage White butterfly seldom stay long enough for you to snap the pictures. Unless, you are in an enclosed butterfly garden. I use my Tamron 70-300mm most of the time for shots like this and get very good results. I have yet to try out out my 100mm macro in an enclosed environment where the butterflies are used to seeing people and thus stay still enough for me to use a macro lens on them.
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