Wildflowers & Insects - JohnAshleyFineArt
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"Daisy Skipper."

A skipper butterfly lands on a Coreopsis Daisy, unknowingly picking up pollen that it will carry along to the next flower. Behind the lens. Skippers are the chunkier members of the butterfly family, named for the way in which they dart to and fro. (I never pass up the chance to use the word, "fro.") Butterflies are normally very wary and hard to approach. This one, on the other hand, let me get down at butterfly-eye level, wrestle my tripod into place, and generally muck around in the grass for some time. After I started, I moved my whole set-up around so that another coreopsis flower would make up the blurred background surrounding the butterfly. At the risk of repeating myself, photographs taken at your subject's eye level are almost always more interesting.

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