Trying to shoot a butterfly

@Alexandoy (59511)
Cainta, Philippines
July 1, 2020 2:06am CST
My digital camera is 8 years old and it is beginning to show in the shots. It is very slow to click so I have a hard time when I am shooting something that is moving. The picture is supposed to be a butterfly but it looks more like a bow tie of the restaurant's head waiter. Anyway, that's a lemon plant that the butterfly is looking at.
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@thelme55 (45802)
• Germany
1 Jul
It looks weird. I think you need a new camera. You can use the camera of your smartphone.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
You are right. The camera of my phone is better in resolution.
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@thelme55 (45802)
• Germany
1 Jul
@Alexandoy That is what I thought. I always use my iPhone to take videos and photos of the plants, bumblebees and butterflies. I kept on stalking the animals.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
@thelme55 the issue with the phone camera is in archiving the photos. Unlike with the digital camera it is easy because the folders are created based on the date.
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@nela13 (33356)
• Portugal
1 Jul
It is not easy to capture a butterfly photo.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
You are right. The butterfly keeps on moving.
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@nela13 (33356)
• Portugal
2 Jul
@Alexandoy that is why it is difficult
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
3 Jul
@nela13 but with a good camera it can be done beautifully.
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@msdivkar (11804)
• India
1 Jul
You better buy a new one to satisfy your hobby from your earnings online.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
A good digital camera is expensive here costing more than $1,000.
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@msdivkar (11804)
• India
1 Jul
@Alexandoy I know. But you earn enough here.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
@msdivkar for sure I can buy that DSLR camera if I have a cake shop. Waheehee.
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@jayanth_77 (5934)
• India
1 Jul
Nice photo. The bow tie appearance of a flying butterfly is because the shutter speed of your old camera lense while taking photo is very slow in comparison to the butterfly's wings flapping. I don't think old cameras have the option to change the shutter speed.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
That is right, the camera is slow that I couldn't get a clear shot of the butterfly. The camera is automatic and has no function to change the speed.
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• India
1 Jul
@Alexandoy best option is to take a video and after transferring the video on your computer. Take a screen shot of the video while playing . You may get a good photo of the fast moving object. Paste the screen shot image onto a image editor like paint and save the file.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
@jayanth_77 that is what I do sometimes, the video will give me a clear shot. However, the resolution is not that great unlike in a picture shot.
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• Agra, India
2 Jul
I never try doing this...hahaha
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
2 Jul
Try it using your phone camera.
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• Agra, India
2 Jul
@Alexandoy haha...I thought actual shooting..lol
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
2 Jul
@amitkokiladitya waheehee shooting star
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• India
1 Jul
I'd say you have fantastic photography skills because it's not such a big deal to shoot a butterfly like a butterfly but look! You made a butterfly look like a bow tie without any graphic editing!! Now isn't that something?! Keep up the good work
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
It was just a lucky shot, I guess.
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• India
2 Jul
@Alexandoy You must thank the butterfly for that! Wish you more luck next time
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
2 Jul
@Miracle_Maya thank for the encouragement.
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• India
1 Jul
Haha I was unable to find the butterfly
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
You have keen eyesight because the butterfly does not look like a butterfly. Waheehee.
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• India
1 Jul
@Alexandoy haha looking like a mini chopper
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
@Butterfingers what I can see are only the propellers, waheehee.
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@cherigucchi (8341)
• Philippines
1 Jul
I have a different look at it. It seems like a bullet to me!
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
Thank you for sharing your vision, waheehee.
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• Philippines
1 Jul
@Alexandoy It was funny because when I read your title, I thought that you wwere going to kill a butterfly!
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
@cherigucchi waheehe, you got the humor in my title. Thank you.
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@psanasangma (3779)
• India
2 Jul
Sir, where is butterfly on the lemon plant .. I am still trying to figure out
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
2 Jul
It is invisible, waheehee.
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• India
2 Jul
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@emnuhpe (421)
• Medan, Indonesia
2 Jul
It indeed looks more like a bow tie
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
2 Jul
So I am right on what I see, waheehee.
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@emnuhpe (421)
• Medan, Indonesia
2 Jul
@Alexandoy yes, you are...
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@Adie04 (6330)
1 Jul
Wow. I can see the butterfly motion in this picture. The camera must be high quality
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
On the contrary the camera is just a point and shoot.
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@Adie04 (6330)
1 Jul
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@shubhu3 (34334)
• New Delhi, India
1 Jul
I can relate to it. It happens and can be irritating.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
The camera of my phone is even better than my digital camera.
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@shubhu3 (34334)
• New Delhi, India
1 Jul
@Alexandoy Hahah I can understand.
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@zandi458 (28127)
• Malaysia
2 Jul
Picture taken is very clear.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
2 Jul
Thank you for the compliments.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
2 Jul
The photo is great.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
2 Jul
Thank you.
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@sarik1 (2144)
1 Jul
Amazing nice photo.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
Thank you for the compliments.
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@wolfgirl569 (30676)
• Marion, Ohio
1 Jul
I think it is a neat picture
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
Thank you.
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@JudyEv (214150)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jul
I like this photo but it does look like a bow-tie.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
At least my eyes are not failing me yet, waheehee.
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@amadeo (111247)
• United States
1 Jul
Good morning.Better luck next time.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
It's pretty hard because I had made a shot several times but I couldn't get a good one.
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@rhuenz (1007)
1 Jul
You're trying to shoot the butterfly haha,j guess the butterfly is faster than you.
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
That is true, I couldn't get a good angle shot.
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• Peoria, Arizona
1 Jul
It looks so odd, it kind of reminds me of the golden snitch from Harry Potter haha
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@Alexandoy (59511)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
You are really one good fiction writer. You have the vision already.
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