This week I thought I’d share another one of my butterfly shots form last summer. This guy was nice enough to sit still for quite some time, and allow me to get low and close behind him so that I was able to be eye-level with him while he was back-lit by the soft evening sun. I think this species, the Green-veined White (Pieris napi), is particularly suited to being back-lit because it emphasises the green veins in the wings.

Back-lit Green-veined White
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  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Lens: Nikon DX AFS 55-200mm
  • Exposure: 1/640 sec
  • Focal Length: 200mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Camera Mode: Aperture Priority