Here’s a question for you. Have you ever tried taking a photograph of a butterfly?
As you can tell from the picture above, I tried it earlier this week. Trying to successfully get an image of a butterfly was incredibly difficult because they move so fast.
I returned to the same place where I took this image of a pyramidal orchid. It’s an area of grassland teeming with insect life and my aim was to snap a butterfly.
I had to pay three visits. First time around I forgot to put a memory card in my camera, second time the lens I had on the camera didn’t focus quickly enough and so all the images were blurred.
On the final attempt, I got this image. I was hoping to photograph a more colourful butterfly. By this point, however, I’d learned just how difficult it is to photograph butterflies so I gathered this would probably be the best I would get!
I’m very happy with the detail. While not as colourful as I hoped, you can see the legs, antennae and fine hairs on the wings.
As I usually do at this time of the week, I have linked this image to the #MySUndayPhoto linky hosted on the superb Photalife.com blog. I encourage you to click on the badge below to visit the linky to see examples of photography from other bloggers.
Oh, and just a little word to any regular readers of Dadbloguk. I have something very special indeed going on the blog tomorrow (26 June, 2017) at 1700hrs. Please do stop by around then if you can!