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Swallowtail
I took this during a special photo session for photographers only at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD. Several Saturdays or Sundays throughout the summer the garden opens its butterfly exhibit two hours before the general public arrives and allows a limited number of photographers (for a small fee) to use tripods (which are otherwise prohibited) to photograph the insects. I found that most of the time mounting my camera on my tripod was too restrictive, so I took most of my images hand-held. I used my brand-new 105mm optically stabilized macro lens.

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Sat Jun 29, '13 07:53AM
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Media ID 20130711170110995  
Date Sat Jun 29, '13 07:53AM
Comments 1
Views 1083
Uploaded By Roger Maki
Aperture Value f//5
Date/Time Sat Jun 29, '13 03:53AM
EXIF Image Height 683 pixels
EXIF Image Width 1024 pixels
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 105 mm
ISO 400
Make Sigma
Metering Mode Pattern
Model SIGMA SD14
Sensing Method One Chip Color Area Sensor
Shutter Speed Value 1/250 sec
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Very nice isolation with the shallow depth of field and distant background. Brookside is a great place.