I took this photo with my D200 and Nikon 105D macro lens. I scare the butterfly when I try to use Nikon 60 G macro lens. The extra magnification was very helpfull.
I only see the butterflies flying around the butterfly bush in the afternoon. I was out in the morning at 8am or 9 am and they were not around. It was over cast this morning. Any idea why they behave this way?
This afternoon the sun was incrediable strong and harsh. I could not stay outside two long with out getting burnt to a crisp.
Let me know how you like the image. It is challenging to capture a good image of a butterfly. They move very quickly.
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#1. "RE: Butterfly On a Butterfly Bush" | In response to Reply # 0aolander Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Sat 25-Aug-12 06:25 PM
"Any idea why they behave this way?"
It takes them awhile to warm up after a cool night, and they are more active in the sun; tend to stay quiet when it's cloudy.
Good photo with a nice background! It looks like a "Painted Lady" butterfly albeit a little tattered.