Picture of a white Morpho just emerged from it's cocoon, the perfect time for a creative picture


Wear clothing that is muted in color as bright colors on items other than nectar flowers will cause butterflies to run.

  • Avoid wearing perfumes, deodorants, or insect repellents as butterflies have an acute sense of smell and unnatural smells will scare them off.
  • Watch your position relative to the butterfly, being careful to not cast a shadow over your subject; because butterflies love the sun, your shadow may cause them to fly off toward more light.
  • Approach the subject cautiously, moving towards the butterfly’s direct line of sight and without moving from side to side.
  • Move slowly and fluidly when approaching butterflies, lifting your camera, and shifting positions.

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