Hiding from rain
|Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa)
|Date Taken: 2010-06-10|
|Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5700|
|Exposure: f/6.8, 1/125 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-12-16 23:39|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|A Colias sp. form Pieridae family finding a place in the grasses to protect himself from the upcoming storm.|
The moments before changing weather it is a good time to photograph butterflies (and other insects too)in the middle of the day. On sunny hot summer days it is hard to "catch" butterflies with the camera, as they are perching around all the time, having very short time to rest on flowers. The situation changes when a storm is approaching, as they try to find a spot in the grasses to stand still and hide from the raindrops that can damage their wings.
The only thing a photographer has to do is to find their hiding places and often deal with the wind that comes along with the storm :-)
I don't know what specie it is, since I took the shot in the other end of Europe from I live. Maybe someone can help.
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Looking at all the butterflies featured in the gallery, one cannot believe that there is such an enormous amount of different types, all with their own prominent markings, colour and features. There are just so many pretty ones and this is one of those. It is undeniably a striking butterfly with warm and and subtle colours. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Fine butterfly. Interesting note, good information.
Superb shot. Good POV and DOF.
Fine natural frame.
The vegetation is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view iis showing the details and colors of the burrefly. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.