First Butterfly of the Season – Mourning Cloak Butterfly

During our walk along the Nature Trail at the McFaul Environmental Center, we spotted the first butterfly of the season, a Mourning Cloak Butterfly. I had never seen one before, so we happy to see it.

All were taken with a Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens wide open at f/4 so depth of field was limited. It was moving with the wind so I was trying for the fastest shutter speed I could get with the limited light with all the trees shading the area.

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