Chris Button Photography

Adonis Blue

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Adonis Blue

Reference: BU138
Location: Martin Down, Hampshire
Gallery: Butterflies,

A mating pair of Adonis Blues. I like to keep the aperture as wide as possible in order to keep backgrounds out of focus but with mating insects it is only possible to keep your sensor parallel to both wing planes when the butterflies happen to have their wings perfectly lined up which they rarely do. Thankfully, however, on this occasion their wings were on the same plane and I managed several images which seemed sharp throughout. If there is the opportunity I shoot towards the sun for the lovely halo affect which you can see around the butterflies