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Beautiful! Amazing macro.
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Excellent. Congrats on being a Finalist!
 
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Awesome
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Truly amazing work!!!!
 
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A few photos from a short trip to a local butterfly farm, I was experimenting with different macro settings and lens extension tubes, these creatures were prett...
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A few photos from a short trip to a local butterfly farm, I was experimenting with different macro settings and lens extension tubes, these creatures were pretty tricky to capture as they rarely stayed still.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in a small butterfly house in the south of England as something different with a good photographer friend of mine.
Time
Early, too early for a saturday morning after the night before. The high humidity and heat of the glass house combined with a mild hangover was uhm....testing.
Lighting
All natural light, as the butterflies live in a glass house and it was a nice sunny day there was plenty of light to keep the ISO low and no need for an extra lighting.
Equipment
This was shot with a Sony A6000 combined with the sony e-mount 30mm macro lens.
Inspiration
My good friend who is also a keen photographer proposed the idea as a break from the normal beach, seascape and sunset shots. Turned out to be an enjoyable experience, if a bit frustrating trying to catch these very elusive creatures.
Editing
This photo was run through lightroom and given the usual lens profile corrections, colour and balence treatment to bring out the details and clarity. As a final touch the colours were warmed a little which really brought out the unique patterns of the butterflies eyes. It was also only in post-processing that i noticed the water droplet.
In my camera bag
I bought into the Sony mirrorless system as I do a lot of travel photography and like to travel light. I normally take my Sony A6000, 18-200mm, 30mm macro, extension tubes, 35mm 1.8. I find this simple enough to fit into a very small camera bag and cover quite a bit of versatility.
Feedback
Get out there and try something new, photography is an excellent tool for pushing you out of your comfort zone and finding new and exciting avenues of life. Find a butterfly house near you and be patient as these creatures very rarely sit still for long. Also a long macro lens is usually advised, i find the 30mm from sony pretty good but with such a short focal length your subject can easily be spooked by you getting so close, but worth it when it pays off. Happy snapping!

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