Orlando, FL – Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

NIKON D70S, Nikon 18-70

This shot was taken in my front yard when we lived in Orlando a few years ago.  One of my favorite butterfly shots to date.  Monarch’s are the best known butterflies in North America.  Even in your yard you can find great pics.  I saw this little guy fluttering around outside and grabbed my camera.  Luckily he wasn’t shy!   Most butterflies will fly away as you get near.  He looks like a grizzled veteran, so maybe he was ok with posing due to previous experience?  Butterflies are great subjects if you can get them in the right spot.  It just take patience.    I didnt have my macro lens back then, so I used the standard Nikon kit lens for this shot.  Enjoy!