Butterfly Bush Challenge: Part III

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    I took the day off from work today, and have spent much of it taking or processing photos. Good times! I noticed the Hummingbird Moths were buzzing around our Butterfly Bush in large numbers today, so I pulled out the Vivitar 135/2.8, thinking it might be easier to track the rapid little insects than using the Vivitar 200, while getting sharp images of both insects and flowers. I was right. Here are several with the 135 mounted on a tripod.

    The final challenge for the Butterfly Bush is to photograph an actual Hummingbird on the bush. I haven't seen one of those yet this year.

    Tony

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  2. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Ooo, you can see that they are fast little beggars, those. Beautiful shots and I actually got caught up in that fantastic bokeh.

    Taking time off from the airport control tower to photograph a bush? Serious commitment! ;)
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Hey, there's bugs in your flower pics! ;)
     
  4. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA