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Butterfly on Cone Flower



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17 Comments | Report
CarolSadler PRO
 
CarolSadler August 16, 2015
Perfect photo.......love the colors and subjects! Voted!
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman August 20, 2015
Magnificent. WOW
BLPhotography PRO
 
BLPhotography October 03, 2015
Great DOF and beautiful colors.
kiraballerina PRO
 
kiraballerina January 03, 2016
SUPER GORGEOUS!!!!! :)
LOVE IT
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden August 06, 2016
Congratulations on your wonderful Challenge Win!
FredBlundell
 
FredBlundell December 04, 2016
Superb artistry!
vivianday
 
vivianday January 26, 2017
Wow Awesome picture
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz June 09, 2017
Fabulous capture! Thank you for joining my "Butterfly" challenge! Good Luck!
dvierno PRO+
 
dvierno June 18, 2017
Fabulous shot
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 30, 2017
Really great macro shot!
Pjerry PRO
 
Pjerry January 28, 2018
Very well done !!!
Thanks for joining my BF challenge
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden May 06, 2018
Again my congratulations!
geertweggen
 
geertweggen January 13, 2019
Nice work.
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 April 23, 2019
Thank you for entering my Butterfly challenge. Your entry is top shelf! Good luck!
bobbieaydelottenickell
 
bobbieaydelottenickell June 26, 2019
Thanks for joining my challenge. Good Luck!
PeteSavagePhotos PRO
 
PeteSavagePhotos July 25, 2020
Brilliant capture. Very sharp image!
enriquekapie PRO+
 
enriquekapie September 05, 2020
Super picture, wel done Ed

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in our garden. The flowers we grow and the insects they attract are frequent subjects for me.
Time
It was late afternoon when there was a nice slant to the sun.
Lighting
I love capturing images with natural light and shadows.
Equipment
I use an iPhone 5.
Inspiration
I saw the butterfly fluttering around the cone flowers and moved slowly over there to see if I could position myself for a shot.
Editing
I only use Apple Photos for post processing. For color nature shots I typically do small adjustments across the range of options that Apple offers. In this case I lightened the shadows a bit while also balancing the contrast for clarity and to show the glow of the sunlight in a natural way. I then cropped the image for the best dramatic effect.
In my camera bag
I don't use any equipment other than my iPhone 5.
Feedback
The key to getting opportunistic shots like this is having your camera (or smart phone :) ) with you and, and when you spot an opportunity, positioning yourself with due speed and deliberation to make the most of the moment.

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