You would not believe the number of butterfly pictures I have that are utter garbage. They seem so aimless but they can cover ground like nobody’s business. You have to be patient and persistent and shoot shoot shoot. Thank God I am not having to pay for film. . .
Boy, I wish I knew how I did that soft green background, because if I KNEW how I did it I would do it more often. When it happens, it is so magical but usuallly it is a complete accident. That being said, it seems to occur when I am really close to what I am photographing and focused on it exclusively.
I’m sure that there is something that a professional (like Saxon Holt) could communicate about DOF, but since all my cameras are of the point and shoot variety at the moment, I don’t have a lot of control of aperture and speed. And I think those are the things that when manipulated provide that soft background.
Wonderful, wonderful take on the theme and your photos are so outstanding! The butterfly on the pup’s head is incredible! And funny! (I think only a Golden would be patient enough to hold still while you photograph it!!!!)