Green Leaf | Tiny White Butterfly | Maine

I love the look of this almost completely white tiny little butterfly contrasted against a green leaf.

This is also a fairly unique photo for me at least in a certain aspect.

I was able to create this photo using a 60mm macro lens.

That means that I had to get really up close to this little butterfly to make it appear this large in the frame.

Most of my butterfly photos are taken with a longer lens. That way I don’t have to get that close to the subject.

Often butterflies are easily scared off if you try to get close. That is why I generally use a longer lens.

It is unusual for me to be able to get this close to a butterfly.

Being able to get close up to the butterfly and use my macro lens also lends another nice effect.

The macro lens has a shallow depth of field. So the main focus of the image is on the butterflies body and then the sharpness falls off quickly. I like that effect in this photo.

This photo was taken at the Wild Gardens of Acadia at Acadia National Park in Maine.

Photo details: Nikon D300S. Nikon 60mm f/2.8. Focal length 60mm. ISO 400. 1/800 sec. f/3.5.

Tiny White Butterfly

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