Butterfly Finger – ISO 160, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/8000 sec, Canon 5D, Handheld
This image has been slightly cropped and edited in Lightroom, no other software was used.
I was wandering around Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. I was this butterfly hanging out on a fence post. I took a few photos up close and it didn’t seem to bother it. So I put out my finger and the little dude hopped up onto it. I was able to use the camera with just my right hand thanks to autofocus. Eventually it decided to fly off and leave me behind.
Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com