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Contest Finalist in Beautiful Butterflies Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016
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122 Comments | Report
mmarriuss
 
mmarriuss August 15, 2013
Beautiful colors!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 15, 2013
A masterpiece
anirbanbiswas
 
anirbanbiswas August 15, 2013
Outstanding Carol, Wonderful color combination.
srimanta
 
srimanta August 15, 2013
this one is SUPERB..... love it....
kathyschiltz
 
kathyschiltz August 15, 2013
Love the colors, contrast and clarity! A real beauty!!
rogerstelfox PRO
 
rogerstelfox August 15, 2013
skillfully done.
Paul769
 
Paul769 August 15, 2013
Amazing Photo :)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 August 16, 2013
LOVE this one because of the blue in the background - it really makes the butterfly stand out! Gorgeous shot! perfect!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank August 16, 2013
Exceptional capture. Love the iridescence in the wings.
davidsloan
 
davidsloan August 16, 2013
Such incredible detail in this excellent photo.
DaveMount Premium
 
DaveMount August 18, 2013
beautiful
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 19, 2013
Congratulations on your Achievement in Contrast Award, well deserved
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 19, 2013
Fabulous sharp & detailed macro of this beautiful butterfly. Congratulations on the Award.
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom August 20, 2013
good job! congrats!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 August 20, 2013
Congrats on your award!
dalepausinga PRO
 
dalepausinga August 20, 2013
beautiful color and detail
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter August 20, 2013
Amazing macro. Congrats. - Jake
srimanta
 
srimanta August 20, 2013
Congrats Carol.... This really a fantastic composition...........Regards... :)Sri
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen August 20, 2013
Nice colours and clarity.
avguzzi Premium
 
avguzzi August 21, 2013
very nice congrats
jleiweke
 
jleiweke August 23, 2013
Congrats!
photosue50
 
photosue50 August 26, 2013
Beautiful!
SnapShotTurtle
 
SnapShotTurtle August 27, 2013
magnificent colors absolutely amazing capture
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph August 27, 2013
Congratulations Carol it is beautiful - Ralph
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair August 28, 2013
Beautiful colors!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita September 17, 2013
gorgeous in every way!
DarlaLogsdon
 
DarlaLogsdon September 17, 2013
Beautiful!
mstoltz1022 PRO
 
mstoltz1022 September 19, 2013
very nicely done...and voted
mstoltz1022 PRO
 
mstoltz1022 September 24, 2013
Congrats on the award!
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel October 06, 2013
So good. You might think of putting this one in the butterfly contest. Punched yourticket.
srimanta
 
srimanta October 08, 2013
perfect...... best of luck............ regards..... :)Sri
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 October 11, 2013
Congrats , very nice photo, voted too !
alaska1984
 
alaska1984 October 19, 2013
Had to vote on this one for blue. Great job here!
michellewermuth
 
michellewermuth January 23, 2014
Stunning
CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw January 23, 2014
Stunning , congrats !
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 February 28, 2014
Wonderful close up , voted
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 February 28, 2014
and congrats In Achievement in Contrast !
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi March 03, 2014
congrats. a GREAT FIND AND CAPTURE
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 07, 2014
Beautiful as you. congratulations on the award. voted.
birdlover54
 
birdlover54 March 10, 2014
Beautiful!
rodshop7
 
rodshop7 April 25, 2014
Ive seen some lovely butterfly shots, this one is spot on! well done.
lito
 
lito April 30, 2014
Great work!
littlecritters
 
littlecritters May 06, 2014
A beautiful butterfly capture, Carol!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 May 13, 2014
Voted, Amatuer Photo Contest
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 May 13, 2014
Brilliant!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 May 13, 2014
Gorgeous shot, Carol :)
CPF_Photoart PRO
 
CPF_Photoart May 13, 2014
Lovely details and dof
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 16, 2014
love this voted
Catess76
 
Catess76 May 22, 2014
stunning this is
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka May 28, 2014
Excellent composition and focus. Voted
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 16, 2014
voted
Flosno
 
Flosno June 16, 2014
Great entry....voted
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 June 18, 2014
Voted again !
srimanta
 
srimanta June 22, 2014
congrats for the award,,,, fantastic image.... love it... :) Sri
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 June 29, 2014
Voted !Photographer of the Month
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 August 07, 2014
Voted Amateurs Vol 3
Flosno
 
Flosno August 18, 2014
Beautiful entry....voted
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 August 19, 2014
Voted Fstoppers Volume 3
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 August 20, 2014
voted
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 October 22, 2014
Voted Dodho Vol 3
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 30, 2014
Calling all the attentions...very pretty. voted Dodho.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita December 16, 2014
voted !!!
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac January 21, 2015
Superb! Congratulations!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon January 22, 2015
Congratulations Carol on your Finalist Win in the PhotoDigital vol2 competition
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma January 22, 2015
Look at you! Your star is rising Carol, becoming a "regular" on the Finalist page. A butterfly shot has really got be exceptional to stand out and this is CLEARLY perfect. Congrats ( again!!!!!)
janland PRO+
 
janland January 22, 2015
Beautiful capture! Congrats!
lindywalker
 
lindywalker January 25, 2015
great shot!
carlosramos
 
carlosramos February 12, 2015
A winner, I voted fantastic job here !
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger March 30, 2015
Beautiful Carol!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 May 16, 2015
Voted Covers Vol 20
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 22, 2015
You really master capturing the butterfly. Voted Covers!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 19, 2015
Perfect capture. voted Inspiring shot!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 19, 2015
Voted covers!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 June 30, 2015
Voted Inspiring Shots
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 June 30, 2015
Voters Covers
gymmybob PRO+
 
gymmybob July 29, 2015
Awesome capture, skillfully isolated-CONGATS!!!!,
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem August 17, 2015
Sharp shot.
Hood PRO+
 
Hood September 11, 2015
Amazing capture and great colours.
Flosno
 
Flosno September 19, 2015
Beautiful entry...voted
RosyC
 
RosyC September 26, 2015
I notice that everyone has pretty much said it already but I love this photo.
Roussou
 
Roussou November 28, 2015
Beautiful
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet December 17, 2015
beautiful, great colors and detail
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 April 03, 2016
Voted A World of Macro
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka May 04, 2016
voted
hobbielancie
 
hobbielancie May 13, 2016
Stunning capture. The contrasting colours are vibrant with detail. :-)
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 May 18, 2016
Voted Earth Day 2016
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 24, 2016
Great result... Finalist in 'Zooming In' competition ... congratulations Carol
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 25, 2016
Congratulations on your award!
melissafarelli PRO
 
melissafarelli May 25, 2016
great job! one of my favorites. congratulations and good luck!!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 May 25, 2016
Congratulations on your award Carol
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 May 26, 2016
Congrats!!! Well deserved! This is lovely !!
gymmybob PRO+
 
gymmybob May 26, 2016
CONGRATZ on CONTEST FINALIST!~n belated HABBY BURRDAY TO YOU!!!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon June 03, 2016
congratulations on your Finalist Win in Springtime Macro ... great picture
Deepuz
 
Deepuz June 23, 2016
superb composition...
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 June 23, 2016
Congrats on being a finalist!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 27, 2016
Great shot! Congrats.
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank July 05, 2016
Way to go Carol!!! Congratulations on a well deserved finalist award for this outstanding image. My compliments.
Viviansilva24
 
Viviansilva24 July 05, 2016
Beautiful Butterfly, excellent composition
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon July 06, 2016
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Celebrating Nature 2016, great photo
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 July 08, 2016
Congratulations on being a Finalist, good luck
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger July 09, 2016
This is beautiful Carol, I gave it a peer award earlier. Congratulations on being a finalist and wish you the best of luck in the contest.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita July 12, 2016
yay...another Finalist Award. Big congrats to you! xoxoxo
sanaelgamal
 
sanaelgamal July 12, 2016
A truly epic shot! The blue background is just incredible! Congrats!
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma July 24, 2016
Amazingness, brilliant clarity and color. It's about time you won one!!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 August 09, 2016
Congratulation on your Celebrating nature award!
antniomelo
 
antniomelo October 20, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
EJMPics
 
EJMPics January 02, 2017
Love this image
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank May 11, 2017
My compliments on a very well deserved Finalist Award for Beautiful Butterfly contest.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 12, 2017
Congratulations Carol on your Finalist Win in Beautiful Butterflies .. great colours and detail
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 May 24, 2017
Congrats on your well deserved award!!!
RSJabaay
 
RSJabaay June 09, 2017
Stunning, simply stunning, love the color association, great composition. Thanks for sharing it, made my day.
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 June 27, 2017
Congrats !!!!
GayleLucci PRO+
 
GayleLucci July 03, 2017
Congratulations Carol! Stunning!
clarababobabo
 
clarababobabo July 05, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
clarababobabo
 
clarababobabo July 05, 2017
Boa foto ! .
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 July 24, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
jettahlily008 PRO+
 
jettahlily008 July 26, 2017
Beautiful capture & composition!!! :)
mihrt
 
mihrt July 26, 2017
lovely capture !! congrats on your many Awards for this image!!!
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi December 24, 2017
beautiful. voted
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 14, 2018
Fabulous detail and color!
sigridbh PRO+
 
sigridbh March 24, 2019
Awesome sharpness and colors!
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 April 27, 2019
Thank you for submitting your wonderful photo to my Butterfly Challenge! I wish you good luck!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at on a hot August day in Rhode Island.
Time
This was shot mid-afternoon.
Lighting
It was a bright summer day around 2PM but I was fortunate enough to not have the bright sun blow out the exposure.
Equipment
I had purchased a new macro lens the day before taking this photo. I had never used a macro before and was very excited to be using it for the first time and to be using it on this beautiful butterfly! The lens was on my Canon Rebel t3i. Hand held, no flash.
Inspiration
Butterflies are my favorite subject to shoot. I love to see the different patterns and colors on these delicate creatures and to watch them flit around. I enjoy going to butterfly zoos or gardens whenever I get a chance to visit one.
Editing
I raised the exposure, contrast, shadows, and whites, just a very tiny bit, and lowered the highlights a little bit, also.
In my camera bag
I now have 3 camera bodies - a Canon Rebels t3i and two t5i so that I don't have to keep changing lenses. Two are attached to my Black Rapid dual strap which I find very useful. I have 4 lenses - 10- 18mm, 17-55mm, 70-300mm, and my macro. I have a MeFOTO tripod in my trunk. I occasionally use polarizing lenses.
Feedback
When taking photos of butterflies in a zoo or garden, try to visit on a day that's not too sunny because butterflies tend to sit still longer when it's cloudy. It also helps to be patient! I have no training in photography and have only been doing it as a hobby for 4 years so everything is done by trial and error (with lots of errors, but that's okay!) I don't have the advice a pro could give you so I would simply say to not be afraid to try new things.

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