"If nothing ever changed there would be no such things as butterflies."
One of the most fun things about living in Florida is there's always something in bloom. The right flowers bring the right "guests," and when we put in the butterfly garden, we made sure we had the right plants, one of them being milkweed.
With the weather warming up and those bone-chilling (LOL) 50-60 degree days disappearing, the Monarchs are back. I was having breakfast this morning and sat there watching and thinking it's just another butterfly. Then I grabbed a camera, and it was pure joy over the next fifteen minutes as this female wandered from plant to plant taking a stop here and there to warm in the sun.
I love the FZ300, mostly because of the 25-600mm lens. The smaller sensor has no impact on the way I shoot and share images. Plus, it was a little windy this morning and with the butterflies bouncing from plant to plant I shot in IA mode (Intelligent Auto). That left me with plenty of time to follow her around and not have to think about exposure settings.
So, there's no such thing as "just another butterfly!"
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