Swallowtail Butterfly in Flight
The risk was that I would go insane before capturing an in focus image of this butterfly . We don’t get this species at home, and it really is beautiful. However, it doesn’t rest on the leaf: its wings move constantly. I have a lot of blurry pictures of this butterfly!
But after an hour or more of trying, I have a few good shots. This is not one I would chose to show the butterfly, but I was just so pleased at this feat of manual focus. It may not seem so remarkable to the rest of the world, but considering that I have not long graduated from a point and shoot, I was so excited with my fast little fingers catching this shot that I emailed it to all my longsuffering family. In my happiness, I now inflict it on the rest of the world, but you can chose to ignore it if you wish, or roll your eyes if you find shooting butterflies easy, or turn your nose up if you think they are not an artistic enough subject.
But you know what? There’s nothing that can diminish my satisfaction at seeing that little butterfly face – whether it’s cool photography or not. =)