Flowers and butterflies

Lots of butterflies at Gibbs Gardens

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Last week’s trip to Gibbs Gardens was definitely one of those visits where nature was just out and about.  We started seeing butterflies before we even got into the visitor’s center and they were evident on almost every flower patch.

The swallowtail butterflies were the most plentiful and obvious.  Some black and others yellow like the one in my image above.  It can be quite a challenge to get nice shots of these creatures who flit around from one blossom to another and get blown about by the wind every time it kicks up.

My Tamron all-in-one zoom was exactly what I needed for this.  The ability to get a close view without needing to be right on top of the subject is necessary in this case.  Get too close and bye-bye butterfly.  With a little space but the extra reach that 300mm gets you, you don’t scare your subject away but still get the beautiful detail.

I love being able to capture the beauty of nature and share that here.  Hope you all enjoy and get out there and witness this for yourself!

Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
210mm @ f/6.3 – 1/1000 sec – ISO 640

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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