A Tiger Swallowtail Connecting Flower to Flower

“It was a splendid afternoon. Lupine and yarrow were woven between grasses; swallowtails connected flower to flower”. -Terry Tempest Williams

In this case blackberry vines but you get the idea. :slight_smile:

For this photo I decided to take a walk with my D850 with the trusty Tamron 150-600 G2 for some flowers and bug photos. Maybe an intimate landscape or an abstract. I felt quite capable of pulling off any of the above according to opportunity with that lens. I was shooting hand held with a steady hand a a frim gaze with the help of a very capable Tamron Vibration Control that virtually locks the subject into place.

This is an exercise that I plan on doing more of. I remember back in the day when I was first learning photography an exercise was to just pick a lens and spend the day shooting a couple of rolls with only that lens.

I had a great time and it broke me out of the wide angle mindset that’s easy for a landscape photographer to get locked into. :slight_smile:

Technical Details

Nikon D850 - Tamron 150-600 G2
1/640 sec hand held w/VC Mode 1
f/6.3 @340mm - ISO - 1600
LR/PS Topaz Denoise


Beautiful butterfly, Gary. Wow.

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Thank you,. :slight_smile: It’s been fun playing with them.

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It is a beauty, for sure, Gary. Thank you for sharing.

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A lovely soft tone and background really show cases your subject - beautifully done!

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