"Butterflies Are Free”
©David A. Ziser
Yesterday afternoon LaDawn and took a little time off to visit the annual Butterfly Show over at the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s a great place to relax on a beautiful spring day. I thought we would get a decent image or two from one or two of the butterflies flitting through the show. I managed to get one or two. This one was one of my favorites.
One of the cool things I learned yesterday was just how close I could get to the butterflies – about 10-12 inches away. That close focusing characteristic of the lens allowed me to create nearly 2:1 macro shots of the butterflies. In the image above the butterfly measured about three inches across and I was able to photograph it nearly full frame. Heck, saves you money on a macro lens ;~)
Instead of posting it as just as a photograph of a butterfly, I decided to add my very own kaleidoscopic effect to the image via Photoshop by flipping it a few times top to bottom and then left to right. This was the result – kind of cool, I think
Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark III fitted with Tamron 28-300mm lens at 300mm, F9.0 @ 1/80 second, ISO 1600. Enjoy! -David