Friday's Fotos ~ Shooting Butterflies...

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Friday's Fotos ~ Shooting Butterflies...

     What's there not to like about flowers - flying or otherwise? At the end of a hard day, it is relaxing to grab "ole Faithful", go out in the back and shoot butterflies, birds, flowers and what else that happens to wander within range of my viewfinder.
     There is a knack and a technique for shooting butterflies. You don't have to go chasing all over the lower 40 like Laura Cerrano did in one of her recent posts.
     I will share some of these tricks and techniques on tomorrows My Megapixels Are Bigger Than Your Megapixels. Until then, happy shooting...

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Comments (21)

Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Michael, great photo! I will wait for your post tomorrow.

Aug 27, 2010 12:23 AM
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

Sooo beautiful, Michael. I am also looking forward to you sharing your techniques tomorrow.

Aug 27, 2010 12:28 AM
James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Seems like there would have to be some tricks to getting the great photos you do Michael. I wait and read your post tomorrow.

Aug 27, 2010 12:38 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

I was trying to take some photos yesterday of the hundreds of butterflies that we in the nature reserve where I was walking.  Ha not a one of them would stop and say cheese when I pointed my camera.

Aug 27, 2010 12:42 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Butterflies at least may hold still for a moment!  We've started getting some hummingbirds visiting our nectar feeder again, but they're just a blur!

Aug 27, 2010 01:00 AM
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356

Nice shot

You need to discuss how the butterfly stands out and the back round looks like it fades to nothing

Enjoy the day

Aug 27, 2010 01:06 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Michael,

I love your photo's and will anxiously awaiting to hear about your tricks of the trade. You have created a magical image..thanks for sharing as always.

Aug 27, 2010 01:27 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Thankfully, photographing them is the only shooting of butterflies you're doing! As always, great photo Michael.

Aug 27, 2010 02:14 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


The world of butterflies is almost as interesting as the squirrel varieties.

Aug 27, 2010 03:16 AM
Nancy Keith
Keller Williams Realty - Knoxville, TN

Great snap !! And have fun shooting !!

Aug 27, 2010 03:30 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

MIchael, simply breath have outdone yourself once again!  You are so talented and I look forward to all your great pix!

Aug 27, 2010 03:38 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Michael, your tips are always wonderful but without the pixels i think i'll never get to your level!

Aug 27, 2010 03:53 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Michael - wow that is a beautiful photograph, and will look forward to your next post as well.

Aug 27, 2010 04:14 AM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Michael....An absolutely beautiful picture.  The butterfly is posing so perfectly for you. LOL

Aug 27, 2010 05:33 AM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

You megapixels are definitely sharper than the average megapixel Michael.  Nice to know they are bigger too!

Aug 27, 2010 06:10 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Michael, it's beautiful, and of course, I'm waiting for tomorrow's post with baited breath!

Aug 27, 2010 08:07 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Ditto! I'll be back! :)

Aug 27, 2010 10:58 AM
Kim Darling
Keller Williams Westland Realty BRE# 01864461 - Fresno, CA
CRS,GRI, "Your Home Team" Fresno/Clovis Homes

wow Michael, you never cease to amaze me.  You make something that is soooo difficult for most of us, seem so easy.  I can't wait to hear your trick's tomorrow.  I can't even get a kid to stand still, much less a butterfly!!! :)

Aug 27, 2010 11:00 AM
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Ok Michael, it's tomorrow! Whrere's the tips? lol. Great photo as always. I used to see butterflies a lot when I was a kid. Now, it seems like they have disappeared.

Aug 27, 2010 10:32 PM
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

I need to find the butterflies! I've seen a few here lately, but not in abundance. Love taking their photos!

Aug 28, 2010 04:04 AM