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Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by jbailey930, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. My wife planted a couple of new gardens last year and they're coming in great. Attracting lots of interesting critters. These were shot with my 300 f4 on my D300 today. Couple shots of swallowtail and a monarch:

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  2. Your plantings sure did attract some fine specimens... I don't see a Monarch here though, an zebra swallowtail (1-3) and tiger swallowtail. I think... I have little luck getting these random flyers in crisp focus...
     
  3. Thanks, Rich. I am not sure about the second one as the monarchs I was used to seeing were orange. That was my wife's guess. They dont mind the heat so maybe today, I will get out again.
     
  4. Malania

    Malania

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    Jun 6, 2009
    Oklahoma
    Great shots!
     
  5. Nice series, I am curious to know what your settings were, the shutter speed looks a bit slow.
     
  6. Thanks all.

    Tom, I was at 1/800 S priority. I think it was a bit slow. I kept the ISO at 200 but probably could have boosted to get faster shutter speed. The hummingbird on the bird forum shows some wing movement and that was the only keeper I could publish. I was using my tripd and the Jobu Jr. gimbal, fwiw.

    best
    John
     
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