Butterflies in Flight

The meadow near Bowman's Hill is teeming with activity.

A few times a year I am drawn to the area of the Thomson Neely Farm and Bowman's Hill. I have photographed the canal area a few times and the sheep at the farm many times, producing great shots. In summer and fall the meadow on the Bowman Hill's side is full of flowers and plants that attract all sorts of birds and insects, including butterflies. With a decent lens and some patience it doesn't take too long to capture some very nice images. 

I've taken many shots of non-flying butterflies, so this time I was trying to get them in flight. I did get a few, although the waning evening light forced me to use a slower shutter speed and thus the shots are not as sharp as I would like.  Even imperfect photos can be used for more artistic work, such as the colorized versions I've posted along with the "straight" versions.


More local photos: Photography by Matt Schrier

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M July 30, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Nice photos!


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