These shots of a male Common Blue were taken this evening in bright, low sunlight. The insect was docile and ready to roost so gave me the opportunity to move around it. All were taken within five minutes of each other and goes to show what a change of position does to the final image. The top shot is back-lit and directly facing the sun. Exposure was +0.3EV. The bottom shot is with the sun behind me and exposure dropped to -0.7EV. Aperture F/13. ISO 200. All handheld with 200mm Micro Nikkor F/4.
Superb pictures. I'd like to see one with its wings open. I always seem to find the duller coloured butterflies when their wings are closed like your shots.ReplyDelete