Uploaded 10-Oct-17
Taken 15-Sep-17
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American Lady Butterfly

As in all wildlife photography its best to wait until critters come to you. I sat down in my back yard next to a patch of Seaside Daisies and waited, not long, for this American Lady butterfly to land and drink nectar. They turn a full circle on each flower so I initially focused manually on its hind end; then captured this shot as it spun to face me. Shot with an antique Micro-Nikkor 105mm lens, most likely at F/5.6.

Doug Lockhart
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810, f/1 @ 0 mm, 1/500, ISO 250, No Flash

American Lady Butterfly