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Photo Info

Dimensions3346 x 2231
Original file size784 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Feb-16 15:22
Date modified3-Apr-16 09:58
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length400 mm
Focal length (35mm)600 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/500 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 64
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1.5x
February 2016

February 2016

Sara Orange-tip, Mitchell Canyon, Mount Diablo State Park.
When I see the first Sara Orange-tip butterfly of the year on Mount Diablo, I know that Spring is on the way. Mitchell Canyon is a great place to find this species busily patrolling the trails and hillsides. As is the case with many butterflies, they are difficult to photograph well, because they are always in motion. I photographed this Sara Orange-tip in White Canyon (a side canyon off Mitchell Canyon) on a Fiddleneck flower on February 27th.