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35 Comments | Report
kasper Platinum
 
kasper November 23, 2014
congrats on being featured. What a great find. The colors and the composition are perfect.
catini
 
catini November 23, 2014
Congrats on your feature!
Tazz99 Platinum
 
Tazz99 November 23, 2014
Great job and grats on your feature.
toml721 Platinum
 
toml721 November 23, 2014
bug porn !! Love it :P
iceman2
 
iceman2 November 23, 2014
Beautiful macro capture.Congrats!
BrassFlute
 
BrassFlute November 23, 2014
What a shot! Well done.
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman November 23, 2014
Superior skill! Congrats!
Bannekh
 
Bannekh November 23, 2014
Great shot
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 November 23, 2014
Awesome shot... Congrats!! ")
Bonnie_D
 
Bonnie_D November 23, 2014
wow, beautiful capture
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 November 23, 2014
Stunning! I've never seen such gorgeously colored butterflies! Hard to believe the color is real. Perfect composition. Congratulations on your feature!
Autumnsthroughalens
 
Autumnsthroughalens November 23, 2014
Very creative! Top choice! And most defiantly love the colors
SusiStroud Platinum
 
SusiStroud November 23, 2014
Wow, what a capture! Great Macro! Congratulations!
timsridharan
 
timsridharan November 23, 2014
awesome Tango
murpjo
 
murpjo November 23, 2014
Great capture!! Congrats on your feature!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta November 24, 2014
Superb macro. Congratulations on being Featured.
vasasphotography
 
vasasphotography November 30, 2014
Congrats on being featured.
rhamm
 
rhamm December 01, 2014
Great composition
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 December 08, 2014
Cool capture! Congrats!
jmakaapix
 
jmakaapix April 15, 2015
Conratulations!
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne April 19, 2015
Kudos!
Q-Vision PRO
 
Q-Vision May 07, 2015
Wonderful nature story with the mating pair. Love the colour contrasts.
AllieOrton123
 
AllieOrton123 June 10, 2015
Great Shot!! Thats wonderful work you have done there.
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair June 17, 2015
Pretty capture!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 11, 2015
Great capture! Congrats.
Badgrandad
 
Badgrandad November 16, 2015
Beautiful Image of a pair of Amata phegea moths.
nornots Platinum
 
nornots August 05, 2016
Amazing macro
toml721 Platinum
 
toml721 December 03, 2016
BUG PORN !! love it !! lol :P
_Charna_ PRO+
 
_Charna_ October 03, 2019
fantastic in everyway the composition the crop the detail
zenit PRO+
zenit October 03, 2019
Thank you.
HuaweiP30Lite
 
HuaweiP30Lite January 10, 2020
Are they mating? If so, no dating apps, no false rape claims, ..., SWEET!
zenit PRO+
zenit January 10, 2020
:-)
Cookies4U PRO+
 
Cookies4U March 10, 2020
amazing shot!
FriezeFrameFotos
 
FriezeFrameFotos March 18, 2020
Love is in the air! ;)
brennanfinighan
 
brennanfinighan April 16, 2020
Amazing shot
harshmandan
 
harshmandan May 12, 2020
too good
sarujansiva PRO
 
sarujansiva December 26, 2020
Love is in nature

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken this spring on a beautiful fields in Istria.
Time
As I remember it was early middday.
Lighting
It was sunny day, but the light was not too harsh.
Equipment
I used my Nikon camera and Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 macro lens. No additional lights involved and no tripod.
Inspiration
It was an amazing situation, beacuse the meadow was full of this little bugs, some looking for a partner (I guess :-)), others already in the middle of the "action". I choose this couple because they formed this unusual M form at the very end of the blade.
Editing
Not much really. I opened up a shadows a bit, because the wings in nature are darker than on photo and I wanted that blue colour pop up and to get more detailed structure.
In my camera bag
That depends what's my goal when I go on photograph trip. In this case I was doing some portrets of the people working on the fields and also was chasing for some interesting bugs. So I only took Tamron 70-200mm macro lens with me. If I wonder aruond with no specific goal than I usually have 50mm 1.8, 10-20mm and 70-200mm lens in my bag. That way I can cover most of the situation.
Feedback
I have done several photos of this two bugs to be sure I'll have sharpness on most parts of their bodies. I also tried different angles. Because in macro photography even light breeze can cause that your object will be out of focus or even out of frame and because DOF is so narrow, it's good idea to do several shots. I like to use macro lenses with longer focal range, because getting to close to this little animals may scare them and they fly away and also because it makes background even more evenly blurred. This picture was taken in the midle of the meadow with lots of grass all around this particular blade.

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