I am constantly reminded of how fragile our world is and how incredibly beautiful Her little jewels are. The Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly is one of those jewels. Elegantly beautiful and delicate in form and movements. Its beauty comes in many shapes and forms. Just watch one for a few moments and you'll see what I am talking about.
They have seemingly no cares, yet they are constantly on the move, effortlessly in search of food and as they do so they are spreading the seeds of life. If you're ever in a sun-dappled woodland and a large, black butterfly with iridescent blue clouding flies by, it’s probably a Spicebush Swallowtail. Its distinctive caterpillars, with large fake “eyespots,” feed on spicebush and sassafras. The exposure on the Butterfly was F5 @ 1/160th sec @ 175mm @ ISO 100 - I was using a Nikon 70-200 - 2.8 I must say that I am a big fan of keeping things as simple as possible. I always say "Don't Complicate the uncomplicated".
I like to be organized and have somewhat of a plan even if that means I am forming the plan as I go. I primarily use 3 main lens. A Nikon 70-200 2.8 G II ED - A Nikon 17-55 2.8 G ED and A Tokina SD 12-24 F4 (IF), these lens cover the majority of the focal lengths I need for all my photography. At some point I am in hopes to acquire a Nikon 400 2.8. Until then, the 200 will have to do.