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Butterfly



Side shot of a butterfly

Side shot of a butterfly
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carlosramos
 
carlosramos July 08, 2014
Nice light and color, well done !
SaintMarino
SaintMarino July 08, 2014
Thanks :) One of my better photos of a butterfly
dianarainbow PRO+
 
dianarainbow July 10, 2014
Great image ! (:
SaintMarino
SaintMarino July 10, 2014
Thank you! :)
Lincsdna PRO+
 
Lincsdna January 14, 2015
Just Voted :)
SaintMarino
SaintMarino January 14, 2015
Thank you very much :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in a butterfly park, near my residence.
Time
This image was taken at around 1 PM. Usually the light is pretty harsh during that time, but I was fortunate enough to get a cloudy sky, working like a big diffuser over my head and everything around me.
Lighting
Even though this image was captured at around 1 PM, I was fortunate enough to get a cloudy sky, working like a big diffuser over my head and everything around me. Such diffused light is very ideal for almost any type of outdoor photography, as it eliminates harsh highlights and dark shadows, and causes the colors to really pop.
Equipment
I used a Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 1:2 macro lens with focal length set to 180mm, mounted on a Nikon D5100. The setup was handheld and no additional equipment was used.
Inspiration
I visited the park to take images of butterflies, as they make for some really cool subjects. I have to admit, I got really lucky to get the butterfly sitting at the right place at the right time.
Editing
I added some contrast and some mild clarity, and pulled the highlights a bit.
In my camera bag
This image was taken a long time back. At that time I used to carry a Nikon D5100 with the Tamron 70-300mm 1:2 macro lens if I wanted to take macro images. It basically was the only macro lens I had at that time. I have purchased and sold some of my equipments. My current macro gear consists of a Nikon D7200 with a Tamron 180mm macro lens, which is a great lens for doing macro work upto 1:1. Other than that, I also carry a Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di VC USD, and a Nikon 35mm f1.8G dx lens, for general photography.
Feedback
For insect photography, my first advice would be to be patient with your subjects. Insect macro/close up work is one of the most challenging genres of photography, because of the nature of your subjects and the technical difficulties involved(depth of field, camera shake, lighting, etc.). Many a times it so happened that I did not a get any good image for weeks together, which is frustrating, but its extremely rewarding when an opportunity presents itself, and I am able to capture it.

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