I know the orange tip butterfly is not a rare or endangered species, but I’ve seen them flutter by me for the last 4 or 5 years since I’ve been interested in macro photography and I’ve never been able to get a shot of one. That’s why I was particularly pleased when I finally managed to get a half decent shot this morning of an early specimen which fluttered by me.
We had been out for a walk when I saw it and I remarked to my daughter Emma that I couldn’t remember seeing one so early in the year. I wonder if that is why I actually managed to get a picture; It is still cold enough that it couldn’t move as much as usual.
Anyway, I happened to have my Vivitar series one 70 – 210mm macro zoom fitted to my Nex 6 as it fluttered by and I was able to fire off a few shots before it was startled enough to move. The best of these shots is shown below.
- Nex 6
- Vivitar series one 70-210 f/2.8 – f/4.0
- 1/320 sec