Painted lady - Vanessa del Cardo - (Vanessa cardui)

I recently started photographing in Macro. This photo is part of my first set worthy of the name. I’m using a Nikon D700 with an old Nikkor 80-200 f / 2.8 pump lens. I applied an extension tube, and even though the system is quite heavy, I’m fine.

Germano, this is a very fine macro image, in my opinion. I love the way the wings are spread straight out, and that you shot upwards at him. Looking forward to seeing more of your images.

Thank you so much, Shirley. Before taking this shot I had not noticed his presence. I was focused on a nearby cricket… Then I looked up and she appeared in front of me. Then I went down under her and tried to feel what it is like to be under a butterfly. It was nice.

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