Macro Photography – Butterflies and Flowers

Macro is my favorite shooting style. My T3i and T4i make great macro images (sometimes photoshop comes into the equation, too), and I look like a nature photographer.

It’s all about appearances, right?

So here is a butterfly that showed up today. I have been waiting for these guys.. seems like they are late, but I finally got one on my butterfly bush this morning.

Swallowtail butterfly macro - shot with Rebel T3i
Swallowtail Butterfly (click on the photo to see a larger version)

Pretty sweet, huh? You can see why I like doing this kind of photography.

Close by, there was some phlox with awesome light, so I snapped that as well.

Phlox macro with Canon Rebel T3i
Purple phlox – Canon T3i and Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens (click on the image for a larger version)

Now, you may be asking why I did not use the new Canon Rebel T4i to shoot these photos, right?

Answer: I was outside working in the yard when the swallowtail showed up.. I was sweaty and dirty, and my T4i was upstairs, but my T3i was in the basement. So I grabbed the closest one. Image quality is the same with both in bright light. No problem.