Moving Mariposas

“You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder.”

Author Unknown

And it couldn’t hurt to wear something very bright and to smell like a flower or something else that’s sweet.  After some of the comments about the moving Morpho  I thought, “Well why not!”  about posting some other photos of mariposa movement.  At first I thought these shots weren’t that hot because of the blur but maybe there is something to it that says….. well, you tell me.  So here we have a few examples of butterflies either in flight, landing, or about to take off.  Not as dramatic as the Morpho flying off into the sunset snickering but special in their own colorful way.

The first one was actually taking off when I did a series of shots on it but it almost looks like it is just there.  The last one I am not sure if it was taking off or coming in for a landing and the guy in the middle was just fluttering away while flower hopping.

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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8 Responses to Moving Mariposas

  1. dhphotosite says:

    I like the bit of movement in these…they are not so static like most shots of these beautiful critters.

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    I, too, like these photos and find the slight blur really does convey the butterfly’s movement. They serve as a reminder that these are, in fact, living things that are anything but still.

  3. Steven says:

    I love your moving butterflies. This looks trickier than trying for the whole subject to be sharp when they are roosting up. I must have a go!

    • Fast shutter speed, plenty of shots, patience and luck – that will do the trick! Oh, and a media card with plenty of space because there were quite a few that were blurry messes. Thanks for popping by and I’m happy you liked.

  4. Well, the middle shot is made perfect, *perfect* by the very movement of the butterfly. LOVE it.

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