Favourite Picture – Grounded Butterfly

A butterfly sitting on the ground amongst the grass with wings slightly open


This is a picture I took at Dunwich National Trust nature reserve whilst we were completing a ‘Pirate treasure hunt’ with Emma. We had just completed a clue and this Peacock butterfly fluttered by and sat on the ground in front of me. Fortunately I had my Vivitar series one 70 – 210mm macro zoom fitted to the Nex 6 and I was able to fire off a couple of shots before he(she?) fluttered away.

Although this picture isn’t in the ideal pose for a butterfly (wings extended) I quite like the way he is caught in the in-focus area.

  • Sony Nex 6
  • Vivitar Series One 70-210 f/2.8 – f/4.0
  • iso 320
  • 1/800 sec
  • f/4.0 ?

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