Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Butterflight


On a brilliantly sunny Sunday morning, an hour to relax before dressing for church,  I looked across the lane and there around the flowering shrub was a flight of several butterflies.

I got the Canon A4000 IS and walked the few steps to the fence.
Now the problem.  Much as I like this little camera, this was the very situation in which the lack of a view-finder practically precludes getting the shot.

The examples shown here were by point and by guess, for the screen
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was so washed out by the sunlight that no effort to shade it would allow me to focus on the object of my choosing.  Major flaw.  Fortunately, I still have my A520, so the next time the butterflies fly my way, I'll be better prepared.

12 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Still lovely however. =)

Shelly said...

And these last few days have been blessed with glorious weather, making those butterflies even more spectacular. Those little butterflies must feel as good as we all do in it-

Jim said...

5 degrees here this morning, with -15 wind chill. No butterflies here today.

Lin said...

It's still nice to see the little guys!

It's FREEZING here this morning--but I'm not complaining. Nope. No way. It's finally feeling like WINTER! Hooray.

Now...for some snow....

Vee said...

Beautiful to look at during this stretch of cold and brown.

vanilla said...

Jacquelineand, more luck than skill.

Shelly, I believe days like this must make all nature sing!

Jim, too darn cold.

Lin, we are happy for you that you are getting your winter weather.

Vee, may your days brighten up!

Grace said...

Ah butterflies! the photos came out well...

Secondary Roads said...

Been out in the cold and snow today. Errand had to be run. No sign of butterflies around these parts.

Maybe down the road a whoop and a holler . . . (one I left out yesterday)

vanilla said...

Grace, beautiful sight, lucky shots.

Chuck, from there it would doubtless be a mighty loud whoop and a long holler.

vanilla said...

Addendum for Chuck:

How far was it between the tips of Babe's horns? Two axe handles and a plug of chewing tobacco?

Sharkbytes said...

Love the spot pattern on them. Don't know the kind.

vanilla said...

Shark, they are lovely creatures. Sometimes there are some sulfurs along with them.