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Glasswing butterfly



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3rdRockPhotography
 
3rdRockPhotography July 19, 2016
Just Amazing Love it
philippeconstantin
philippeconstantin July 22, 2016
Thank you
haleylemaire PRO+
 
haleylemaire July 21, 2016
where did u take this at?
philippeconstantin
philippeconstantin July 22, 2016
At the Papillorama, in Kerzers, Switzerland
AJD7777
 
AJD7777 August 11, 2016
Fantastic!!
philippeconstantin
philippeconstantin September 29, 2016
Thank you very much
jansiepotgieter
 
jansiepotgieter August 16, 2016
this is so special
philippeconstantin
philippeconstantin September 29, 2016
Thank you very much
Elicon968
 
Elicon968 August 16, 2016
beautiful!
philippeconstantin
philippeconstantin September 29, 2016
Many thanks
rickhawkins PRO+
 
rickhawkins August 18, 2016
So refreshing to see right through this Butterfly. Great Shot.
philippeconstantin
philippeconstantin September 29, 2016
thanks rickhawkins
jimfbauty PRO+
 
jimfbauty October 20, 2016
Beautiful capture.
I use a bluetooth selfie stick and my iPhone SE (zoomed in) to sneak in very close. They do not seem afraid of it... but they do like me getting close.
bronxie PRO+
 
bronxie July 11, 2017
Beautiful
michellenyss PRO
 
michellenyss June 14, 2018
Super shot !!
Bassariscus
 
Bassariscus September 04, 2018
Hi, I have the challenge Glasswinged butterflies, I invite you to enter. Regards.
Bassariscus
 
Bassariscus September 20, 2018
Thanks for entering to my challenge, it ends today. Regards and good luck!!!
Bassariscus
 
Bassariscus October 05, 2018
Congrats!!! I choosed your photo as Grand Winner of my challenge. Regards.
philippeconstantin
Thank you, and sorry for the late answer! Have a very nice week-end

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the Papillorama, in Kerzers, Switzerland
Time
It was mid afternoon, on a sunny day in May. As the Papillorama is a big amphitheatrer, 40 meters in diameter and 14 meter high, mainly made of glass, it was very hot and humid.
Lighting
As the Papillorama is a big amphitheatrer, 40 meters in diameter and 14 meter high, mainly made of glass, I didn't need any additional lighting, but had to be very patient and follow the Greta Ora until it decided to rest for a while on a well lit leaf.
Equipment
Nikon D750 and Micro Nikkor AFS 105
Inspiration
This butterfly fascinated me since the 1st time I saw it, many years ago, in a book. So when I heard that it was one of the many beautiful creature flying in the Papillorama...
Editing
I used lightroom but there was very little post processing, because the subject was really cooperative and decided to rest long enough on a well lit leaf, and without any disturbing element in the background
In my camera bag
A Nikon Body - D750 or D800 - the micro Nikkor AFS105mm - a Voigtlander Nokton 58mm F 1.4 that I use with a cheap second hand bellows, and often a Tamron 150-600. I like to work handheld using natural light.
Feedback
The only advice I could give is watch, and be extremely patient. I usually go out with my gear, I stay in a place and I watch. It's very similar to meditation to me. Stay quite, watch carefully... and if it's not today, come back tomorrow and the day after...

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