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EASTERN COMMA

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Eastern Comma

Butterflies can be a particular challenge to photograph but this comma was an exception. I took this shot on a cool day in May so the butterfly moved more slowly than it would when the weather is warmer. It remained in this pose long enough for me to take several shots. The natural light was ideal and shows off its iridescent colouring. The season for butterflies is short in Eastern Ontario, so I don’t miss an opportunity to photograph them. I was using my 200mm lens that day; sometimes having a bit more distance between you and your subject works to your advantage.

25 thoughts on “EASTERN COMMA

  1. Wonderful! I love the angle.

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  2. You can see his little face. So much detail. Nice!

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  3. Great photo … So delicate!

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  4. It certainly did work here!

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  5. I agree with the how-the-heck-am-I-gonna-photograph-it aspect of butterflies. But when you capture one like you’ve done here, it makes it all worthwhile. I’m sketchy on most butterfly IDs but did manage to find a green comma this spring — only to learn that the comma itself isn’t green. Go figure. 🙂

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  6. Beautiful! I was out taking pictures of a lovely Swallowtail yesterday. Butterflies are such an enjoyable challenge to photograph. 🙂

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  7. Exquisite shot……🌹

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  8. That’s a fantastic shot!

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  9. Butterflies are near impossible to photograph. An expert in the field, who I know, is Rick Cech http://butterfliesarestillfree.com/ he has a great book I use to ID them and he takes fabulous photos. I love your comma.

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