Themes 2014-2015, #5 Butterflies and/or Bees

This post is my tenth entry for the LWRDPC 52-Week Theme Photo Challenge, and my theme selection is #5 Butterflies and/or Bees.


My wife, Diane, and her college buddy, Tonya, like driving horses. Tonya has two ponies and two pony carts. Diane likes to have me go along on these outings. Recently, four of us (Tonya’s daughter came along) went to the Alafia River State Park near Pinecrest, Florida to traverse some trails there. Apparently, there was a casualty, a butterfly that hadn’t managed to get completely out of the way of Tonya’s truck. Tonya’s daughter found it and examined it, and I decided I ought to get a photo of it. So here is a butterfly and a compassionate young person having a look.

Technical photography stuff: Not so technical this time. The best camera is the one you actually carry, and while I had a long lens on my Panasonic GF2, the camera I turned to here was a point and shoot, the Fujifilm Finepix JX310, normal photo setting, 5.0mm focal length, 1/105 s, and f/8 at ISO 100. It lacks a certain something in the dynamic range department or even the sharpness department, but I think this one turned out pretty well for what is essentially a snapshot.

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  • Do not apologise for the photo. It is very clear and sharp and I love the pov. Lovely butterfly.

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