Who sez you can't shoot butterflies with a 500mm lens? I was out to shoot birds today when I saw this beautiful butterfly about ten or twelve feet from me. I had the 500mm on and didn't have the time to change it. Even if you think your tools are not ideal, you have to try to capture a beautiful butterfly when one comes your way. The second shot was from yesterday. This little ant was making a mighty effort to get to the top of the flower...just another of nature's little lessons; when you decide where you want to be, you have to make the effort to get there. Now, ain't I the wise old dude?