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    Posting Addict Muddee's Avatar
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    I saw some red admiral Butterflies in my yard today, but when I stepped outside to take a picture they flew off. I'm just wondering how you ladies get pictures of the butterflies without scaring them off.


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    Telephoto lens. 200mm is great for butterflies.
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    Maybe go somewhere with a lot of flowers, and camp out in a chair. I have also gone to the local butterfly house and got some nice shots. I also agree that a long lens would help a lot. Good luck!
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    A long lens can be awesome, yes, but I still prefer shooting them macro-style getting up close, myself....I've been doing it for so long that I just walk casually around & around and blend myself into the scene, so to speak, and move slowly and deliberately so as not to startle them. Being slow & steady & sneaky works great with insects of all kinds.

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    Well the snow hit today so the butterflies won't be fluttering about much . I was planning on cleaning my yard (dog mess from the winter) then camping out in my backyard and waiting for them.


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