When I walked our two dogs on-leash yesterday through a nature preserve, I didn’t expect to get an in-focus close-up of a butterfly. Teddy and Molly pull when excited and they were thrilled to be in some place new. I held their leashes in my left hand and the camera with a 300mm lens in my right. Saw a cabbage white butterfly flitting around some nasturtiums. After getting the focus right, I lowered the camera so it rested on my belt. Held my breath. Click. I was stunned by the result.
This photo is for me in that I knew the conditions under which it was taken–they don’t appear in the final product but remain in memory. Does it matter? Only to me and anyone else who walks dogs with a camera in hand. Remember the moment.