Monarch Butterflies of California's Central Coast
When I took the trip to Pismo Beach California to shoot the Monarch Butterflies I thought it would be a simple task. I didn't think light would be a problem. The issue was too MUCH light. It never occurred to me that in the morning when the light was excellent and defused the butterflies we inactive and appeared as dull leaf like clumps in the trees. The Monarchs did not become active until sunlight was on them. This meant dealing with direct sunlight. Also, the bigger the lens the better. This helps blurring the background and makes it easier to capture the Monarchs that are high up in the trees. It was an amazing sight to see and was a great trip. If your ever in the Pismo Beach area in winter, you can find the Monarchs at the Central Coast Reserve. This is located just north of Grand Ave. in the Tri-City area.
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