True (happy) story: My mum was cleaning the pool yesterday and pulled out a butterfly. I thought it was dead, felt quite sad about it actually. But it was moving a bit. We managed to get it off the net safely, and onto the car, where it straightened up and sat pretty much still for half an hour while I took photos.
It ended up crawling onto my hand, fluttering its wings a bit, and flying off into the sunset (okay, that bit's a lie, there was no sunset hehe).
Took a lot, only had about 4 shots turn out since I didn't have a tripod. Sorry if the watermark is really noticeable. I tried to make it as transparent as possible while still being there. No cropping either.
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Extension Tubes: x3
Shots: 1 RAW
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec
ISO Speed: 400
Metering / Program: Partial / Manual
Date Taken: 30th June 2010
Location: My backyard (Brisbane)
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