Nikon D750, Sigma 150mm / f2.8 APO EX DG HSM

It’s hot and humid, and believe me, I don’t need any other excuses for not going out shooting. Well, but I couldn’t let this opportunity pass by. I have not figured out yet what the larvas of the Giant Swallowtail feed on, because they prefer citrus plants and their relatives, but we must have something around here they like. The Giant Swallowtail has been a common visitor in our yard for many years.

The photo isn’t the perfect shot. I cropped it a little bit on the right hand side because I had the butterfly dead center. This isn’t a crop due to not being close enough to the subject but more for esthetic reasons. With other words, I still have the full amount of pixels available for my subject (so I can still print without any loss in detail) but the aspect ratio of the image has changed from 2:3 to 4:5.