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Butterflies



Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.
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21 Comments | Report
danny42 PRO
 
danny42 May 25, 2013
outstanding work.
ravikanthphotography
ravikanthphotography August 22, 2013
Thanks
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 June 03, 2013
Beautiful.
ravikanthphotography
ravikanthphotography August 22, 2013
Thanks
deepak_sheelvant_1163
 
deepak_sheelvant_1163 June 15, 2013
beautiful
ravikanthphotography
ravikanthphotography August 22, 2013
Thanks
Thimbee
 
Thimbee July 31, 2013
I love this. Beautiful
ravikanthphotography
ravikanthphotography August 22, 2013
Thank you:)
Tanjica
 
Tanjica August 21, 2013
nice work
ravikanthphotography
ravikanthphotography August 22, 2013
Thanks
sundeepzutshi
 
sundeepzutshi August 22, 2013
Marvellous ! Looks like watercolor Painting.
ravikanthphotography
ravikanthphotography August 22, 2013
Thank you.
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph August 22, 2013
Very nice shot.
ravikanthphotography
ravikanthphotography August 22, 2013
Thank you.
teri99
 
teri99 January 20, 2014
This is beautiful…almost magical!
ravikanthphotography
ravikanthphotography August 21, 2014
Thank you very much.
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake September 23, 2014
Stunning light and colors !
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 November 08, 2014
absolutely Love this shot! ")
JPatterson PRO+
 
JPatterson November 08, 2014
Beautiful work on this !
dKi_Photography PRO
 
dKi_Photography February 12, 2015
Brilliant use of DoF to give this an ethereal mood.
TheTravellingPhotographer
 
TheTravellingPhotographer March 15, 2015
Fabulous shot!
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert June 04, 2016
An incredible shot. Beautiful lighting and details. Congratulations on being a finalist, very well deserved.
ravikanthphotography
ravikanthphotography June 14, 2016
Thank you very much.
mojeeza
 
mojeeza July 08, 2016
Beautiful, stunning capture. I have a photo of the same butterfly on the same flower but you captured the magic in yours.
ravikanthphotography
ravikanthphotography July 31, 2016
Thank you very much.
Emma-Rose
 
Emma-Rose August 18, 2016
Beautiful!
noahsphotos
 
noahsphotos August 18, 2016
Wow, Wow, Wow!
Baumhaus
 
Baumhaus November 25, 2016
Very romantic, as in a fairy tail world. Beautiful.
sarahdarvill
 
sarahdarvill April 30, 2017
You should enter this in my Yellow photo challenge!
The link is
https://viewbug.com/challenge/yellow-photo-challenge-by-sarahdarvill
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden June 14, 2017
Congratulations on your Challenge Win, great photo!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 14, 2017
Wow! What a gorgeous image! Congrats on winning the Yellow challenge!

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this photo at Coringa forest in India, which is near my home town. The forest is famous for the mangrove tree's. I captured this during my initial days of photography.
Time
Captured this around 9am. The location is around 70km away from my home and not well known for tourism. I woke up at 5am and drove to the place, and reached there around 7am. But the entry for mangrove forest was open only after 10am. So I had breakfast and roaming around the rice fields nearby and trying to capture kingfishers. Then i noticed lots of butterflies in the dry grass...and spent lot of time capturing them, till i got this beautiful picture. I was lying flat of the gound and captured it from a low angle.
Lighting
Actually the light was bit harsh...but due lot of tall grass behind my subject I got good depth of field and also it created beautiful bokeh and some backlight. I captured it with sun towards the right side of the subject.
Equipment
This was captured handheld on a Nikon D90 with a Nikkor 70-300mm AFS VR lens. No flash used.
Inspiration
I casually started capturing butterflies while I was waiting for opening time of mangrove forest. I was able to see the dreamy world of butterflies in their natural habitat through my lens and i just kept capturing them till got the right frame which i envisioned. I waited a long time patiently to let them come closer to me and the effort was definitely fruitful.
Editing
I captured it using custom while balance and enhanced the yellow tones in Photoshop to give it a more dreamy look. I also softened the background a bit using Nik Color Fx Pro plugin in photoshop and increased a bit of sharpness on butterfly.
In my camera bag
Currently I use a Nikon D750 and my favourite lens is Nikkor 16-35 f4 AFS VR. It gives me the flexibility to shoot landscapes as well as street scenes. If I have to take one lens then i would pick this lens. And i use a Nikkor 85mm f1.8 AFD lens for portraits. And Sigma 35mm f1.4 lens for low light situations and also for environmental portraits as well as street scenes. And i use Nikkon 70-300 for telephoto shots as its light weight and gives a good focal range when compared to the heave 70-200 lens.
Feedback
You can find this kind of scenes in any park or fields. Early morning and during sunrise will be a good time to shoot this kind of pictures as you will get perfect golden light. Also the morning dew on the grass or flowers will add more magic to the photographs. A telephoto lens or a macro lens with higher focal length will be a good choice.

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