my first butterfly

butterfly - its just a butterfly but it's my first butterfly picture
Philippines
June 11, 2009 3:17am CST
after a long wait i finally have a chance to capture a a butterfly. it's very hard to capture it for it will fly away if i get to close. good thing i have a great timeing with this one that it didn't turn out blur. this may not be a great picture of a butterfly but it's a start. if you have comments, sugestions, critiques, and negative reactions (i hope not) please reply this post. i want to here it from you guys. thankyou friends and fellow mylotters for spending some time viewing my post.
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6 responses
@th52096 (469)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
Hello there Luntian_Grace! I do agree with you that it is quite difficult to capture a butterfly through the lens or you know taking pictures of it. But I'm pretty sure it's because butterflies are amazingly beautiful insects so you have to be worthy to take a picture of one. The picture you took of the butterfly is pretty, gorgeous, lively! I just love it! haha! Well, I like it a lot. I hope I can take a picture of a butterfly soon, but I have years to come so I can wait. I really love your photography. It's just amazing.
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
thank you th52096! i'm glad that you love the picture, it's not like everyday people love my works. i am happy that ypu drop by... ^_^
@th52096 (469)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
No prob! Fellow Filipino!
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
wow your pinoy too! how cool is that? hey isn't it independence day of the philippines tomorrow (it's already today)? are you doing any nationalistic activity? i will post something pure pinoy...
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
11 Jun 09
what a pretty butterfly! You did a great job snapping the picture. WTG ya know, one of my childhood friends works with butterflies...
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
thank you elic! thank you very much. you are saying that one of your friends is working with butterflies... what is his/her job anyways? is he/she doing a research about the life of butterflies? i hope that i can do things like that. i love animals and love to study the life of insects too. i also like to see lady bugs, they do have cool colors and take picture of them (i hope). most of the time i love to take macro shots. but they are flower, the latest addition is the butterflies. but if ever i will have new bugs photo i will let all of you know.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
11 Jun 09
here are some links to her... http://www.press.uchicago.edu/presssite/metadata.epl?mode=synopsis&bookkey=28366 http://www.stanford.edu/group/CCB/Staff/carol.htm the study of butterflies is called Lepidoptera
@phyrre (2321)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Neat! Congrats on your first capture. Butterflies are really hard to get. They won't stand still long enough for you to take their picture! I think they're camera shy.;) I think the photo has very nice composition. The colors of the butterfly go very nicely with the colors of the flowers and the focus is good. I'm not really that great at photography (it's a mild hobby), but if you want to learn more about photographing butterflies, here are a few good sites I found: http://members.fortunecity.com/chinfahshin/1folder/howto.html http://www.ehow.com/how_17509_photograph-butterflies-butterfly.html Good luck taking more butterfly pictures!
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
thanks for all the link that you gave me. it helps some how to understand the life style of butterflies and the best time to capture them. i already check them out and the are very helpful.
• Australia
13 Jun 09
Better than the average butterfly photo, Luntian. A very good beginning indeed!
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
may be luck does play huge in photography if not i won't be able to take this one. thank you for dropping by anyways it does give me inspiration to do better next time.
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
11 Jun 09
Not bad.. That's quite a nice shot.. And u are right, it's not easy to capture a butterfly as they tend to be alert with their surroundings ^_^ Butterflies are a beautiful species of insects whereby they come in many different colors ^_^ PLus, not many ple are lucky to be able to capture them on camera.. So, u have already done a good job here.. Everything depends on the right timing and now, u have managed it ^_^ hehe
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
thank you kun. i'm glad that you like the photo that i did. it was a great timing because the butterfly just stood there when i took the photo.
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@photobug (157)
• United States
24 Aug 09
I also take photos of bees and butterflies. You did a great job on this one. I found that butterflies and bees don't move as quickly early in the morning when it's still cool. It's exciting to find a butterfly on a flower and then watch as it begins to warm up and flap its wings. You can get some great shots when you don't have to chase them. Just make sure you're not in the shade.