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Old Oct 14, 2006, 7:51 PM   #1
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Butterflies have been the macro subject that has eluded me thus far. I noticed today that several examples were landing on the sand beside the lake to drink the moisture from the sand. After several attempts to sneak up close enough to them to photograph, I got wise and simply laid down on the sand and waited. There were two swallowtails that came back to endulge me. . .
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Old Oct 14, 2006, 7:52 PM   #2
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The first shot was with the Sigma 70-300mm set on macro mode (before I set up on the beach). This one was using the Kiron 105mm
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Old Oct 14, 2006, 7:52 PM   #3
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And again/
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Old Oct 14, 2006, 7:53 PM   #4
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A different butterfly, again using the Sigma 70-300mm lens.


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Old Oct 14, 2006, 11:25 PM   #5
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Wow! The ones you took with the Kiron are awesome, and not your normal view. I have yet to take a decent picture of a butterfly and get so depressed whenever someone posts a lovely picture like these.
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Those are great, I really like the eye level view!

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Old Oct 15, 2006, 6:28 AM   #7
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Same opinion!

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Old Oct 15, 2006, 6:47 AM   #8
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mtngal wrote:
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Wow! The ones you took with the Kiron are awesome, and not your normal view. I have yet to take a decent picture of a butterfly and get so depressed whenever someone posts a lovely picture like these.
Me too. These are excellent.
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Old Oct 15, 2006, 7:11 AM   #9
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Love number 2! Never seen a photograph of a butterfly from that angle. Looks a bit alienesque....
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Old Oct 15, 2006, 8:57 AM   #10
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Not to hijak your thread, but here are a few I did yesterday (cheated again by going to a butterfly farm).



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