Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio glaucus) on Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)
Cary North, Carolina – Sept. 15th. 2010
Cary North, Carolina – Sept. 9th. 2010
First Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
Made this while walking on Academy Street to photograph dancers performing in Cary.
Classic “Sunny 16” within 1/2 stop of light due to partial overcast.
Set ISO to 100 for best quality image & Aperture at f8 for single subject and lens sweet spot.
Shutter at 1/400th of a second keeps it sharp without a tripod and tree leaves still. Increased exposure about 1/3 stop in edit
Two weeks less than a year ago, I photographed a full Moon with the companionship of an old dog.
Tonight, I photographed this almost full Moon alone, except for his memory. There is great clarity in a cool, quiet evening.
Two years ago, I would’ve repaired the mower and cut grass. Today, I made photographs of our Azalea blossoms and some Irises in a neighbors yard. I have discovered that I care little about the grass and a lot about the Azalea and Iris blossoms.
Carolina Phlox and Columbine in the Wildflower Garden of Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Cary North Carolina.