Three Forks, Montana

Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #21: Water Droplets and Crane Fly and Butterfly

November 03, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Despite the title, the actual common theme in these four photos is the greenery.  These are the leaves (fronds?) of a bed of daylilies. Daylilies provide a great way to collect water droplets and insects.  The leaves are very waxy and water droplets from an overnight rainfall can linger all the next day.  

Daylilies are pretty too, but unfortunately all they have been able to collect in recent years are deer, and all the buds are eaten before they blossom.


"Droplets"
Panasonic GX80/85
Olympus 60mm F2.8 Macro
F5.6 - 1/125sec - ISO500
21 images focus stacked 
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"Butterfly"
Olympus E-M1
Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro with adapter
F? - 1/1250sec - ISO500 

This may look like a moth, but note the proboscis for sucking nectar.
Moths do not have proboscuses.
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"Butterfly"
Sony A6500
Tamron manual focus 90mm F2.8 Macro 
F? - 1/300sec - ISO250
Note the slightly redder color cast coming from the Sony A6500,
compared with the prior image of the same butterfly,
photographed with the Olympus E-M1
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"Cranefly"
Panasonic GX80/85
Olympus 60mm F2.8 Macro
F5.6 - 1/125sec - ISO250
21 images focus stacked
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