While the sun has been out, our buddleja bush has been attracting a lot of butterflies and it's been a lot of fun for my photography and my macro lens. I wanted to concentrate on them feeding because i find their tongues so fascinating.
I got some shots of the pretty colours from their wings and then decided to take some pictures of their faces and them feeding. I thought the pinks from the flowers gave a colourful background and contrasted the darker colours on the butterfly.
I tried various angles so i could get a range of different images from different heights and angles to experiment. This gave me face on shots of the butterflies and gave me birds-eye views of them collecting nectar from the flowers. I also got an image of a butterfly that was a little camera shy and decided to stick their tongue out at me.
The shallow depth of field makes the focal point very sharp and in this case it was the faces on the butterflies and the detail on them and then the rest of the image is out of focus. I wanted to have a shallow depth of field because with macro work it really helps the smaller details stand out because of the out of focus background.
If you have any feedback let me know in the comments and hope you enjoy the images.