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Is there anything more facinatingly beautiful than a butterfly. Capturing these ephemeral creatures is difficult but rewarding. A fun fact is that the wings of a butterfly are actually covered in tiny scales and these are responsible for reflecting light in different colors. All the more reason to get up close and photograph such special subjects.
So to make your day, here is a gallery of 35 beautiful photographs of butterflies
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5 Free Guides On Macro Photography
If you want to take beautiful photographs like these, Ritesh Saini pulled together a helpful piece: 5 Free Macro Photography E-Books to Help You Master the Craft:
Here, Ritesh has chosen five fantastic and free ebooks that cover everything you need to start with macro photography.
Read what Ritesh has to say about these ebooks in the article, and I've also linked them here if you want to go straight to these great guides:
- Short Guide to Macro Photography
- How to Use Flash When Shooting Macro
- Using Extension Tubes to Get Started in Macro
- Close Up and Macro Photography
- The Art of Focus Stacking
We hope you've enjoyed this beautiful gallery of butterflies. Of course, butterflies and flowers go together like peaches and cream are synonymous with flowers and most of these images are bees on flowers – and if you love macro photography, one of the most beautiful things you can shoot in macro is flowers.
If you want to take your macro flower photography to the next level please take a look at photographer Leanne Cleavely's phenomenal guide Photographing Fabulous Flowers.
This guide takes you through gear, camera settings, natural and artificial light, composition and post-processing – everything you need to take amazing photographs of flowers.