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I posted a few butterfly photos in the "other animals" forum and so far, no actual critique on them - or what may help me improve. Because I'm planning to go back to Hagerman and try for more, I'd appreciate any tips ya'll may have. Here's where you can see the photos, also can be seen on my flickr acct. I think most of my photos were shot with my 300mm f4 with a 1.4 TC attached. I didn't know which kenko to use! And thanks in advance!

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Well, I'm heading out in the morning to go back up to Hagerman. I'm posting this one photo just for the "thrill of it." I was afraid to crop too much. I'm going to experiment with Larry's suggestions using my 300mm f4 with the 20+36mm kenkos stacked and then the 12+36mm stacked. I don't know how close I have to be to the butterflies, but at least I'll hopefully be on the right track. Just don't know how to handle those butterflies that flutter constantly - like that giant swallowtail! Anyway, if it's not raining, we should have a fun day!

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You should try shooting with them and without. Experiment - that is how you learn what you like and don't like. Most of all have fun:)
 
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Great image!!!
I think this is a beautiful image Dianne. Good luck with your shoot.
Thanks ya'll! Yesterday's shoot almost wasn't. There just wasn't much around the refuge! When I did manage to find a butterfly that would sit still long enough, I'd have problems getting my tripod on steady footing and then focusing. I got really frustrated when I got FEE blinking. Didn't have my manual with me so didn't know what my issue was. Bet from now on, that manual will be in my bag! Today will be spent cleaning my lenses and gear.
 
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This is a pretty neat looking photo. I have found that with the Sigma 150 I can get close enough to where I am chopping off parts of the butterfly. Wish I could use the tripod more where I shoot - but you can not. The things just flit around here and there to much.

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I think it's a really great shot. The blue sky is perfect, too, and you don't always get a pretty sky. The detail is nice and sharp and the color is well controlled, even the highlights. Nice job!
 
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This is a pretty neat looking photo. I have found that with the Sigma 150 I can get close enough to where I am chopping off parts of the butterfly. Wish I could use the tripod more where I shoot - but you can not. The things just flit around here and there to much.

Mike
Thanks Mike! How well I know those butterflies do not sit still for long! I got so frustrated, I got into some very sticky mud. Had a hard time getting it off my Columbias! I'm going to be trying to find some places closer to home. As much as I love Hagerman, it's a 1 1/2 hour drive one way and then all the driving around in the refuge. It will be much better when Fall Migration starts!

I think it's a really great shot. The blue sky is perfect, too, and you don't always get a pretty sky. The detail is nice and sharp and the color is well controlled, even the highlights. Nice job!
Thanks! That gives me enough encouragement to get out and find more places to shoot at that are closer to home!
 

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