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Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
Julien Embry, 4, gets a visit from a Small Postman butterfly (heliconius erato) Friday at the Botanical Conservatory. The exhibit, featuring butterflies from Belize, runs through June 4.

How To Photograph Butterflies

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/500 s

Aperture: f/5.6

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 800

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 105 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments: How to photograph butterflies in flight in an enclosed space: use a long lens and shoot from a distance. How NOT to photograph butterflies in flight in an enclosed space: use a short lens and chase them around the room like an idiot.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist