Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Photo 24: Butterfly
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Granted I was taking a photo an insect, I'm not sure why I decided it was necessary to take a photo with such a slow shutter speed. Yes, our six-legged friend wasn't flying and its landing pad also was pretty still, but this would be a scenario that would typically ask for a faster shutter speed.
I just wrote an article on Monarch Butterflies and want to spend a few sentences enlightening my 3 readers about the wonders of these symmetrical beauties. No, this isn't a Monarch Butterfly, but I don't care. Monarch Butterflies live in Mexico, but migrate to most of the eastern half of the United States to lay eggs. Or maybe they live in the United States and migrate to Mexico. Either way, they only lay eggs on a plant called milkweed. Can you imagine traveling that far just to have a child?
Now has humanity been good for the insect? We admire it's beauty and are more than happy to educate others about them, but no...humanity has been terrible for the insect. If we haven't developed all of the land where milkweed grows, we've sprayed pesticides on them. The plant doesn't die from the treatment, but all of the butterflies that nest on the flower do.
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Just being clear, The words make the money, the photos are just an ego boost.