Photographer's Note

Zebra Longwing Butterfly, Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York

This butterfly was photographed at the Bronx Zoo Butterfly Garden nectaring on a large purple-pink Echinacea flower. It is a black butterfly with yellow-white stripes.

The Zebra Longwing butterfly is very unique butterfly. I have difficulties to get shots from certain angles to show that the wings are symmetrical as possible. I donít know if itís because of its color/pattern but I canít find the right angle of light that looks best on the butterfly unless Iím very close to the butterfly and shoot parallel to the ground.

Never underestimate the importance of knowing your subject! :)

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