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Rice Paper Butterflies



Hand held at dusk. These butterflies are going to sleep for the night.

Hand held at dusk. These butterflies are going to sleep for the night.
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31 Comments | Report
Flosno
 
Flosno December 30, 2013
Lucky you....two with the one click
StudioLeFort
 
StudioLeFort January 10, 2014
To get two butterflies at once, you lucky thing - great shot...
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita January 13, 2014
one of my favorite butterflies and you have two of them! Awesome camera work and composition
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 March 13, 2014
beautiful capture, congrats
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph March 13, 2014
Wonderful shot.
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life March 13, 2014
Gooooorgeous ! :):)
silcabieses
 
silcabieses March 13, 2014
Congrats! lovely!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade March 14, 2014
fantastic, please check out my works
AnnuO
 
AnnuO March 17, 2014
Great in detail!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ March 25, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
Pablo-Klik PRO+
 
Pablo-Klik August 24, 2014
MAGNIFICA FOTO
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS September 24, 2014
outstanding detail kool,good luck
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto September 24, 2014
Thank you so much!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life November 06, 2014
awesomeee shot!! I love love it ! :):)
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto November 06, 2014
Thank you !
Bannekh
 
Bannekh November 06, 2014
Nice shot
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto November 06, 2014
Thank you!
Patrys PRO
 
Patrys November 18, 2014
Great shot!!
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto November 18, 2014
Thank you!
janland PRO+
 
janland November 18, 2014
Beautiful capture! Congrats!
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto November 18, 2014
Thank you!
arthurhenn
 
arthurhenn December 03, 2014
Beautiful!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman December 04, 2014
Just lovely...voted IOTY... K
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel March 28, 2015
Great entry.
janvanheerden
 
janvanheerden August 30, 2015
Masterpiece.
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto August 30, 2015
Thank you. One of my favourites!
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen August 30, 2015
wow...Gorgeous shot. Love the details.
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto August 31, 2015
Thank you for your kind comment!
eelcovanroden PRO
 
eelcovanroden October 10, 2015
Fabulous...
brucesharock
 
brucesharock August 22, 2016
I think you are right. It is the nature photos that attract me as well. I love the colours of your butterflies! Great photo! Thanks for sharing!
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto August 22, 2016
Thank you.
eelcovanroden PRO
 
eelcovanroden April 29, 2017
Congratulations on another Win!
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto April 29, 2017
Thank you.
rturnbow PRO+
 
rturnbow April 29, 2017
Nice image, congrats on the win!
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto April 29, 2017
Thank you.
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq May 11, 2017
Stunning! Congrats on being a finalist! :)
Cookies4U PRO
 
Cookies4U June 07, 2017
Beautiful!
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto June 07, 2017
Thank you.
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz June 13, 2017
Fantastic capture! Thank you for joining my "Butterfly" challenge! Good Luck!
Reebee PRO
 
Reebee July 19, 2017
Stunning!
LynnsPhoto
LynnsPhoto July 21, 2017
Thank you.
Byronfairphotography PRO
 
Byronfairphotography December 10, 2017
Very cool, Outstanding capture / Voted
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo Feb 02
Excellent

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Behind The Lens

Location
Butterfly Conservatory in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Time
5:20pm, just as the sun was setting.
Lighting
it was a dull day and the sun was soon to set so there was very little light left in the conservatory. I shot at ISO 1000, f4 and 1/40.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 70-200mm f4 lens.
Inspiration
I love butterflies and visiting the conservatory in the winter is sure to brighten your day. After spending a couple of hours in the tropical atmosphere the butterflies were all going to sleep and thus hanging from the trees. I had so much fun that I just didn't want to leave the conservatory. This was one of the last photos I took this day.
Editing
I shot in raw and brought the raw file into Adobe Camera Raw. I used the default settings and then brought the photo into Photoshop CS5 where I applied noise reduction in Topaz deNoise and tweaked the clarity and detail. A final run through the high pass filter to sharpen and saved as a jpeg.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D Mark III and or Canon 7D; Canon 24-105mm f4 lens and the Canon 70-200mm f4 lens.
Feedback
As with shooting any bird or animal patiently waiting for the right moment is key. Remain quiet and still, focus on the head of the butterfly and use burst mode to capture a few shots. Put your camera on quiet mode if it has one so as not to disturb the butterflies. Use a wide aperture and get as close as you can to get that nice blurry bokeh. I was just over 1 meter away and shot at 144mm for this particular shot.

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