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Contest Finalist in Everything Butterflies Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Subjects On The Ground Photo Contest
Lens and Filter
Contest Finalist in Macro Butterflies Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Shallow Depth Of Field Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Beautiful Butterflies Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Above Or Below Photo Contest
Winner in Bees and butterflies Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Butterfly Wings Photo Contest
Winner in Butterflies & Moths Photo Challenge
Runner Up in Flying Insects Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Flying Insects Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Close Ups In Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Bokehlicious Images Photo Contest by Lensbaby
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Animals With Wings Photo ContestTop 10 class
Patterns And Macro Photo ContestTop 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class
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Composing With Circles Photo ContestTop 20 class
Composing With Circles Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Everything Insects Photo ContestTop 20 class
Everything Insects Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Colors Of Spring Photo Contest 2018Top 20 class
Bokeh Games Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Colors Of Spring Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Bokeh Games Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Everything Butterflies Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Butterflies Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v4Top 10 class
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v4Top 10 class week 1
Everything Butterflies Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Subjects On The Ground Photo ContestTop 10 class
Experimental Light Photo ContestTop 10 class
Experimental Light Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Depth In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Depth In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
A Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class
A Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 10 class
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 10 class week 3
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 10 class week 2
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 2
Yellow Beauty Photo ContestTop 20 class
Yellow Beauty Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
Yellow Beauty Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
Wildlife Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class
Wildlife Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class week 1
Macro Butterflies Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Butterflies Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class
Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Spring Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class
Beautiful Butterflies Photo ContestTop 20 class
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class
Spring Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class week 1
Beautiful Butterflies Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Beautiful Butterflies Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Isolating The Subject Photo ContestTop 10 class
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 class
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Seeking Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Seeking Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Seeking Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Composing With Depth Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Composing With Depth Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds In Macro Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rule Of Thirds In Macro Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Below My Knees Photo ContestTop 20 class
Below My Knees Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Rule Of Thirds Essentials Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rule Of Thirds Essentials Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Tiny Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Tiny Landscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Tiny Subjects And Depth Photo ContestTop 10 class
Tiny Subjects And Depth Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Pretty Everyday Things Photo ContestTop 10 class
Pretty Everyday Things Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Pretty Everyday Things Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Pretty Everyday Things Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Tiny Things Photo ContestTop 20 class
Tiny Things Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Showing Depth Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Showing Depth Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Showing Depth Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Playing With Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class
Playing With Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Butterfly Wings Photo ContestTop 10 class
Butterfly Wings Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Negative Space Photo ContestTop 10 class
Negative Space Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Negative Space Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Best Shot Photo ContestTop 10 class
Best Shot Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
One Is Good Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Low Angle Perspectives Photo ContestTop 20 class
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One Is Good Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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Photography 101 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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On The Ground Photo ContestTop 10 class
On The Ground Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
On The Ground Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
The Light Behind Photo ContestTop 10 class
Life Is A Journey Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Magical Light Photo ContestTop 10 class
Flying Insects Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Light Behind Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
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Life Is A Journey Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
ItsThatEasy Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Magical Light Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Flying Insects Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Magical Light Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Two Wings Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Yellow Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Two Wings Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
ViewBug Creative Photo ContestTop 10 class
EDU 2014 Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBug Creative Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
The Art of Wildlife Photography Photo ContestTop 30 class
Monthly Pro Vol 5 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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roccochiara
 
roccochiara November 05, 2014
stupenda foto e stupendi colori!
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Cbries November 05, 2014
Thank you!
tinekeziemer
 
tinekeziemer November 05, 2014
magical!
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Cbries November 05, 2014
Thank you!
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melissafarelli November 05, 2014
Congrats! good luck
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Cbries November 05, 2014
Thank you Melissa i appreciate it
kasper PRO
 
kasper November 06, 2014
Beautiful. Congrats on your finalist award.
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Cbries November 06, 2014
Thank you!
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sweetpea72 November 06, 2014
gorgeous...Congrats! ")
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Cbries November 06, 2014
Thank you!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life November 06, 2014
WOW! the bokeh here is incredible.looove the colors and the light !! HUGE congrats to you!!! :):)
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Cbries November 06, 2014
Thank you i appreciate it
Bannekh
 
Bannekh November 06, 2014
Nice shot
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Cbries November 07, 2014
Thanks Bannekh
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ntgreen November 09, 2014
Simple and elegant, definitely shows that less can be more ;D
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Cbries November 09, 2014
Thank you
melissafarelli PRO
 
melissafarelli November 24, 2014
Awesome! Congrats, Mr. Finalist!!
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Cbries November 24, 2014
Thank you Melissa
annharris
 
annharris November 25, 2014
Gorgeous!
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Cbries November 25, 2014
Thank you!
dawnmidnight
 
dawnmidnight November 26, 2014
I love the use of colour and the capture is just magical! Massive well done!
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Cbries November 26, 2014
Thank you!
Celtic
 
Celtic December 08, 2014
Beautiful picture!!
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Cbries December 08, 2014
Thank you
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography December 10, 2014
Wow i love everything about this shot! Those colors are wonderful!
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KatieMcKinneyPhotography December 11, 2014
Do you sell your work anywhere? If so i would totally buy this! :)
BrianaK
 
BrianaK December 12, 2014
Wow. Stunning DOF. I love the colors involved that create a warm, lively feeling.
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Cbries December 12, 2014
Thank you Brianak!
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gondmagdi December 17, 2014
gorgeous !
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Cbries December 22, 2014
Thank you:)
cynthialesley
 
cynthialesley December 22, 2014
Great shot! Great colors and it's just lovely! 😀
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Cbries December 22, 2014
Thank you:)
cynthialesley
 
cynthialesley December 22, 2014
Voted!
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Cbries December 22, 2014
Thank you:)
Laurie_Madsen
 
Laurie_Madsen January 02, 2015
GORGEOUS!
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Cbries January 02, 2015
Thank you:)
matthewregan
 
matthewregan January 09, 2015
Sweet!
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Cbries January 10, 2015
Thank you!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography January 10, 2015
Voted for this in a couple challenges! :)
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Cbries January 10, 2015
Thank you so much:)
sharonrepton
 
sharonrepton January 16, 2015
Beautiful light and colours
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Cbries January 17, 2015
Thank you:)
geertweggen PRO
 
geertweggen January 20, 2015
congrats
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Cbries January 20, 2015
Thank you!
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Dacemac January 20, 2015
Superb! Congratulations!
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Cbries March 08, 2015
Thank you, Dacemac!
AlexSimons15 PRO
 
AlexSimons15 March 05, 2015
Wonderful use of contrasting colors in Nature! Love it!
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Cbries March 08, 2015
Thank you, Alex!
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD March 07, 2015
Great beauty, love colors, composition, bokeh, DOF, voted in Magical Light !!
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Cbries March 08, 2015
Thanks again, Isabella I really appreciate it!
claudiovaz
 
claudiovaz March 10, 2015
Thanks for joining the "through light" challenge!
marilenavaccarini PRO
 
marilenavaccarini March 12, 2015
amazingly beautiful
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Cbries March 13, 2015
Thank you!
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MissSandy April 07, 2015
Amazing!
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Cbries April 08, 2015
Thank you!
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ReneeBlake April 07, 2015
Beautiful !! Congrats !
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Cbries April 08, 2015
Thank you!
yearoftherat
 
yearoftherat April 08, 2015
Stunning!
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Cbries April 08, 2015
Thank you!
mazenmikati
 
mazenmikati April 10, 2015
A Piece of art
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Cbries April 12, 2015
Thank you)
claudiaddominguez
 
claudiaddominguez April 18, 2015
Amazing!!!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography April 28, 2015
I started a new challenge i would love for you to join, "Butterflies & Moths" 2 entries per person. Hope to see your work there! :)
ChrisKIELY PRO+
 
ChrisKIELY June 12, 2015
Absolutely stunning!!
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debhall June 12, 2015
Congrats on your win...beautiful!
michellehansenburgess
 
michellehansenburgess June 12, 2015
WOW! Beautifully Done! Great Capture! I Love this one!
aprilrena
 
aprilrena June 12, 2015
Beautiful!!! Congrats on your award! :)
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traceydobbs June 20, 2015
superb macro!
smk_2008
 
smk_2008 July 10, 2015
this is the best, flawless !
BlairWW
 
BlairWW July 15, 2015
Yay! this is such an incredible photo. Pure Awesomeness!!
michyoung
 
michyoung July 17, 2015
This shot was very much my vote even though I too had an entry. What a fantastic capture. Congrats!
VHiggins
 
VHiggins July 20, 2015
beautiful! congratulations!
Julieweiss PRO
 
Julieweiss August 29, 2015
So pretty!
ClauDS
 
ClauDS January 29, 2016
wonderful all your shots! Congrats.......great ...I appreciate a lot your photos!!
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SuperPhotos August 10, 2016
Nicely done!
anetacoufalova PRO
 
anetacoufalova September 04, 2016
beautiful
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett December 07, 2016
Congratulations awesome photo
benedicte1991
 
benedicte1991 February 28, 2017
Amazing, so beautiful colors????
AndrewJulianPhotography
 
AndrewJulianPhotography March 08, 2017
Love the lighting
Paulacook144 PRO
 
Paulacook144 April 17, 2017
Love the colours and the light.
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq May 11, 2017
Magical! Congrats on being a finalist! :)
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Cbries May 11, 2017
Thanks Kathy:)
mauriziogarbelli
 
mauriziogarbelli July 25, 2017
Congrats! Great shot!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl July 26, 2017
Congratulations on your winning award
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PSD9253 July 26, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
PSD9253
 
PSD9253 July 26, 2017
Very Nice !
lexdesign
 
lexdesign July 26, 2017
Very Nice!! Love the colors! What did u do to the back ground & is it on a tree branch??
Jonathan_Leonard_Dass
 
Jonathan_Leonard_Dass July 29, 2017
Congrats for a magnificent capture
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson August 02, 2017
Stunning. Well done.
Fester13
 
Fester13 August 30, 2017
Such a beautiful photograph!
Corabelle PRO
 
Corabelle February 06, 2018
Stunning!!
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Eddieuuu071 May 09
Thank you for submitting your wonderful photo to my Butterfly Challenge! I wish you good luck!
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Treecy Oct 16
Unbelievably GORGEOUS

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Behind The Lens

Location
This Photo was taken at my house off my blacktop driveway as I was returning home from work.
Time
This photo was taken Sep 22 of 2014 around 3pm
Lighting
I think the lighting really made this photo what it is. The sun was lower in the sky at this time and was coming in from behind the Butterfly which helped illuminate its wings and create a nice outline. It also had been raining just before I took the photo so the light reflecting off the wet driveway helped create the beautiful bokeh. If this would have been around noon I don't think this photo would of been as appealing:)
Equipment
This was shot with my Sony A99V with a Sony 70-400mm Lens. Shot at 400mm / f7.1 / 1/125s ISO400 This was handheld no tripod or flash and no filter.
Inspiration
Pulling into my driveway and seeing the Butterfly sitting there with the great light from behind made me run into the house for my camera. Hoping it would be there when I returned:)
Editing
Yes I use Lightroom for all my post work. I didn't have to do a lot to this just some basic sharpening, saturation, clarity and slider work.
In my camera bag
Sony A99v, Sony 70-400mm, Minolta 100mm macro, Sony Zeiss 85mm, And a Tamron 24-70 2.8. Manfrotto 190 Tripod
Feedback
This photo had a lot to do with the light that's the first thing I noticed before taking the shot so take into consideration the lighting and the position of the sun behind your subject. Also consider the angle you take the shot, this was taken laying flat on the ground creating a nice POV and bokeh also supporting my 400mm lens. Timing and some luck also helps:)

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