Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bandtail, Butterfly and Caterpillar

By the time I got set up to photograph birds this morning the sun was way too bright for good photography. Then it took a long, long time before any birds would come down to the bird feeder. I photographed one Band-tailed Pigeon portrait and then called it quits. Before leaving the blind I watched a caterpillar climbing up the inside of it. I grabbed it up and started up the steps to the house. I hadn't gone more than a few steps before spying some Mylitta Crescent Butterflies feeding on the daisies. They were a lot more fun to photograph than the birds this morning! God's love and blessings to all, chris Camera Equipment and settings- Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with a Bogen 3055 Ballhead. For the caterpillar- Canon 7D and a 100 mm Macro lens. AV mode ISO 400, F4.0 Shutter speed 1/200th of a sec. Two Alien Bee 1600 studio flashes with 30 x 60 inch softboxes. For the Bandtailed-Pigeon and butterflies- Canon 7D and a Canon 100-400,Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens.