I headed out this morning with Canada Lilies on my mind. I found one plant that apparently is running a bit late and only had buds, no open blooms yet. Others have posted images on Facebook of them from different locations so someone is bit tardy.
On the way to that spot, I photographed grasses with dew and dewy spider gossamer as well as a few insects…and a selfie in a dew drop…later on that. 🙂 After all that I headed back toward the car and saw a butterfly flitting across Brickyard Meadow and gave chase. Every time I put the tripod down off it would go, finally dropping down into some grasses where I guess it thought itself hidden. I found a small opening through the stalks and made a couple of images with the 180. Then I put on my 2x extender giving me 360mm and almost a frame filler.
Appalachian Brown-Satyrodes appalachia
Canon 5D Mark IV, 180 macro+2x Tamron Extender, email@example.com sec, ISO 100, tripod, slight crop to square.
It’s a bit darker than I would like. The light, what little there was, is behind the butterfly and I could only bring that up so far in post-processing without it getting a washed out appearance. I did have a reflector but was far enough away that it probably wouldn’t have done much except possibly scaring it off. For once I wish I carried a flash. 🙂 But the detail is retained and everything is pretty sharp.