TECH HOW I GOT THAT SHOT
biologists who know what they’re doing and can
tell me if it’s too much.”
The butterflies also seemed oblivious to
Sartore’s camera. He placed his Nikon D3 on his
camera bag, and set his Speedlight and a small,
collapsible softbox on top of his waist pack. He
watched the scene through binoculars, and trig-
gered the camera from a short distance using
a radio slave. “I love making something out of
nothing,” Sartore says.
CAMERA: He shot both images with a Nikon D3.
For the lion photo, he used a 24-70mm lens set on
48mm; shot at 1/125; aperture f/2.8; and the exposure compensation was - 1. 3. He shot the butterfly
image with a 24mm lens; at 1/200; IS0 100; aperture f/2.2; and the exposure compensation was 0.
POST PRODUCTION: None, other than “normal
toning and dirt spotting,” Sartore says.
See a video of Joel Sartore
photographing the butterflies,
plus more photos from his
“I love making something out of nothing,” Sartore says of photographing butterflies and a dung heap under harsh midday sun.
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