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Mmmm Mmmm Good

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 8 August 2009 in Animal & Insect.

People who have viewed my work always comment or ask, how much time do you spend out and about. It must take you hours to get some of these shots.
Those of you who follow regularly will know what I mean. Some shots I even ask myself, how was I so lucky to obtain this.
I do spend hours out and about, sometimes I even spend the whole day out and about. Believe it or not somtimes I only travel the back yard. Other times I travel a couple hundred miles on a round trip. Whether walking in the vack yard or driving through the wilderness, I usually have a subject matter in mind. All I have to do is find it. What else I happen to see along the way is bonus.
My only problem is deciding which shot to post. I have to many to choose from.
On this particualr drive I saw hundreds of these butterflies on thistles. I also saw a cow and calf moose on the road (no pic). I also followed a bull moose down the bushl road. (again no pic, I had my 400 mm lens on and he was to close. Right beside the passenger window). On this trip just yesterday I have 109 pics to choose from. This particular shot is taken from about 20 feet away with my 400mm lens. That is why the dof is so narrow. I even take my camera to work with me. You never know when and what you might see.

Thank you for visiting my site. I consider myself to be lucky living where I do. Everyday I wake up to a wealth of interesting visual scenarios. Most of my pictures are Wildlife and Nature taken from around the area. The area specifically being Fort Frances Ontario on beautiful Rainy Lake. Feel free to comment on what you see. I look forward to hearing from you. If you like what you see, please rate it. Better yet, bookmark the site and drop back often. I will be posting daily.
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B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful. I don't think the dof is a problem at all.

8 Aug 2009 5:20am

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The colors are phenomenal.

8 Aug 2009 8:51am

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you. The sun light used as a backlight sure helps to richen the colors in the butterfly's wings.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

wonderful! shame you didn't get the moose, but sometimes it is just as wonderful to put down the camera and enjoy the moment!

8 Aug 2009 10:13am

@Elora: Thanks Elora. I couldn't steer and drive and focus at the same time. The road was to narrow and windy. It was definately a moment to be remebered and not viewed.

zOOm from Paris, France

Wow Lee ! I'm truly amazed and admirative. Great attitude, stunning colors, perfect focus = awesome composition. And last but not least, a nice presentation. Well done for this good job.

8 Aug 2009 10:16am

@zOOm: Thank you very much. Your words are to way to kind.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous macro !

8 Aug 2009 2:04pm

@MARIANA: Thank you

LauraS from Chico, United States

Amazing how you can focus in on this face, when the DOF is so narrow and you are so far away. Love it. Thanks for the interesting narrative, too.

8 Aug 2009 4:15pm

@LauraS: Sometimes I even amaze myself. You are most welcome.

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Fantastic shot. the colors are so bright and beautiful.

8 Aug 2009 4:37pm

@Hema Iyer: Backlighting helps to brighten the colors. Thank you for the compliment.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

An excellent macro with a very good presentation, congratulations ! I have a question: What is called DOV ? Over and over again I read with the comments. Thank you, Sonja

8 Aug 2009 6:49pm

@Loner: Thank you Sonja. I shot this at f5.6, thus a very narrow (dof) depth of field is the distance in the shot that is in clear focus. In this case there is not much depth to what is in focus, a narrow depth of field. I hope this helps expalin it for you.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding. Beautifully done.

8 Aug 2009 8:40pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much.

eva from Rouen, France

yessss ! Muuuum Mummmmmm good !

8 Aug 2009 8:41pm

@eva: There was literally hundreds of these butterflies. Almost every thistle bloom had one on it. I can only assume thistle blooms are very sweet in nectar. Mmmm Mmmm.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

I like the eyes ! Have a nice WE

8 Aug 2009 9:30pm

@Veronique: Hey girl. What's new and exciting. I hope all is going well with you.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super capture Lee! Wonderfully backlit for a wonderful effect! ;-)

8 Aug 2009 10:00pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric. The backlighting really intriqued me on this on.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful capture Lee......and you're absolutely right, you never know when something to shoot will pop up !!

8 Aug 2009 10:57pm

@Susan: Thank you Susan. My motto, always be prepared. (unless of course the moose is to close for the lens you are sporting)

Kathe from Marquette, Michigan, United States


*nodding* I know exactly what you mean.

9 Aug 2009 12:56am

@Kathe: Thanks Kathe. You take care of yourself. But enjoy.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I really love the shallow Dof--It brings my attention right to his buggy little eyes!

9 Aug 2009 4:42am

@Tracy: Thanks Tracy. They do ask a person to look at them.

BIG SiS and Brother-inlaw from Petawawa, Canada

Hi Lee; Thumb's up picture !!!!

9 Aug 2009 12:40pm

@BIG SiS and Brother-inlaw: Thank you

Dawn from Maryland, United States

What a beautiful shot. Love it! : )

10 Aug 2009 2:41am

@Dawn: Thank you very much.

dan from Myanmar

very nice...

10 Aug 2009 3:58am

@dan: Thanks Dan.

mats from Texas, United States

MAGNIFICENT! Perfect, light, colors. It's really a different feeling if you have an image/s waiting to be captured infront of you. It's like candies infront of a child. Which I seldom have :-(

10 Aug 2009 11:48pm

@mats: Thank you Mats. Some of these images I make look and sound eay to get. However, You need to know your subject matter. Then it is easy (as long as they co-operate) LOL. Take care.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Another splendid shot.
P.S. I've not been to your page in ages, as I thought you were away! Catching up now!

11 Aug 2009 2:05pm

@Sarah: Thank you Sarah. Yes I was away for a while. Took a little break for a week after the tournament. Am back and trying to catch up myself. A very bust time of year right now.

Markela from Athens, Greece

Beautiful colors and good choice of narrowing the DOF...It puts the focus on the eyes of the butterfly...Nice framing, also...:-D

11 Aug 2009 2:32pm

@Markela: The eyes are what caught my attention when I was focusing. Several other shots I took are not as detailed as this one was. Thank you for the compliment.