One of the fattest folders I have on my hard drive is filled with images right from my backyard. It proves you TRULY don’t have to travel more than a couple feet for a photo-op. As you may have noticed, I am slightly obsessed with photographic butterflies. Not just because each is like a snowflake with some of the most exquisite patterns even the most keen artists wouldn’t have come up with, but they are INCREDIBLY elusive!! I almost never get the shot I want because they are extremely fast! To get an idea: while in flight, I’d have to set my shutter speed at over 1/1000th of a second in a shady spot to stop the wing movement. This makes it beyond gratifying when I get a shot. It takes lots of sweat (in 95 degree weather) and patience. The Butterfly: The only bug I won’t throw a shoe at.
This is called a Gulf Fritillary and is indigenous to Florida. And he’s fast. The 2nd pic may be the blurriest photo I’d ever allow myself to post but it’s like the unicorn of photos! I promise to post high quality capture if I am ever afforded the chance with this quick little guy!
This Great White Heron was trolling in my backyard for some bugs or fish in the rain. Thank you for the waterproof casing on my D800, Nikon!