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Old August 2nd, 2013, 12:00 AM
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These are superb! I love butterflies and it's so amazing that these delicate insects often have such a brief lifespan.

I like the camouflage!

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Notice, Marshall that I reworked the syntax of your post. The URL has to end in either .jpg or .png.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 08:26 AM
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Thank you, Asher. It is those little details that really make a difference and I appreciate the help.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 08:30 AM
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Very bright and colorful shots! Butterflies are quite beautiful, but certainly present a great challenge to photograph!

Regarding your request for Critique:

The first shot is the strongest to my eye - wonderful natural colors, crisp detail, pleasing composition. The second is weakened to some extent by the moth itself being a bit 'tattered,' and with the narrow depth of field limiting sharpness in places. I would love to see greater detail in the beautiful antennae of this moth (lunar moth, I guess?), which I find so fascinating to see.

Thanks for posting!
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 08:35 AM
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Don, thank you for the input. I agree. Luckily I have the chance to visit this location as the opportunity arises and can hope to get some better viewing angles.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Glad that was of help.

Butterflies are definitely challenging - you need both small apertures to get adequate depth of field, which reduces the light for exposure, and fast shutter speeds due to their movement, further lowering the amount of light.

Use of higher ISO, or Flash, can often be helpful.

Have fun!
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Old September 7th, 2013, 08:46 AM
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The orange and black butterfly has some real color punch. It's pretty hard to get that close to butterflies.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 09:29 PM
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I think it's time to add to this beautiful start.

After a trip in a flat bottomed boat in the mangroves in a small tide pool of fresh water leading to an estuary by to the Pacific Ocean, this butterfly caught my eye!



Asher Kelman: Black and Red Vistior

Can you name this beautiful butterfly?

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Old June 28th, 2014, 10:47 PM
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Chris,

Do you still have that monarch picture? I'll repair the links if you re post!

Thanks,

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Old August 2nd, 2014, 02:57 PM
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A little more than one month ago on a hike:




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Old August 2nd, 2014, 05:59 PM
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A little more than one month ago on a hike:


Michael,

At first I thought it was a furry moth but, you're right, it's a very colorful butterfly with distinctive knobs on its antennae.

I need to look up some of these and try to name them!

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Old February 22nd, 2017, 01:15 AM
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Tom Robbins: Great Spangled Fritillary on thistle, June 2007.


Lost Mound Nature Preserve, Canon 1DMKII and 600mm f/4.

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Tom,

I wanted to bring back this and the images that follow as these are beautiful and represent a great part of photography. I am amazed that we are built to find these forms of life beautiful. Perhaps, doing so, we are destined, after all to have a vested interest and in the end, protect what we find so wonderful!

I hope so! Anyway, here is a reminder!

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