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Contest Finalist in Shades Of Brown Project
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mcampi Platinum
 
mcampi July 12, 2016
Nice shot very sharp
nina050
 
nina050 July 13, 2016
Great capture!
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography July 29, 2016
Very nice!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 11, 2016
Congratulations on your World of Brown ... Finalist Win ... Great photo
farlow PRO
 
farlow August 11, 2016
such a beautiful courtship. congratulations on your well-deserved finalist award. best of luck to you.
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka August 13, 2016
Wonderful capture and well deserved win.
FrankSomma
 
FrankSomma August 14, 2016
Go girl go! Congrats. Crisp critters, nice job!!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 16, 2016
Oh wow Runner - up in World of Brown how cool is that ... congratulations
FrankSomma
 
FrankSomma August 16, 2016
Yeah, that's cool!
KatiaLima
 
KatiaLima August 16, 2016
Fantastic!!!!!
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer August 17, 2016
Hey there, girlfriend! Runner up in A World of Brown contest. Very happy for you! Congratulations.
nina050
 
nina050 August 18, 2016
Congrats on winning runner up with this beauty!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 19, 2016
yay....congrats on your two awards Carol.
surendrachaturvedi
 
surendrachaturvedi August 22, 2016
wow
GayleLucci Platinum
 
GayleLucci August 28, 2016
Way to go Girl!!!! Love the soft browns with pastels. Sharp, and beautifully composed. Congratulations...Carol.
GayleLucci Platinum
 
GayleLucci August 30, 2016
Congrats...Runnerup!!!!!! Wow, Girl...Keep it going! Gayle
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 September 15, 2016
Carol - This is absolutely stunning. So beautiful--what a wonderful capture. Congratulations on being a runner up!
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal October 07, 2016
Perfect! Congratulations on your Finalists and Runner up Award!
humming-bird
 
humming-bird October 17, 2016
superb!!
joggerpie
 
joggerpie November 20, 2016
Love the colors and the butterflies together
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 19, 2016
Beautiful and excllent photo, Congratulations on the three awards,
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 19, 2016
Voted Mothly Pro 27
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 27, 2016
Voted Image of the Year
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal January 15, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
Dewansh
 
Dewansh January 22, 2017
Wonderful take this pic
IAMROSE
 
IAMROSE April 23, 2017
It is highly unusual to find two butterflies copulating, but here you have done a great job...Congratulations!
HenrikSpranz PRO
 
HenrikSpranz July 17, 2017
Great shot, Carol! :)
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon July 17, 2017
Superb photo, congratulations on your Finalist in Macro Butterflies
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal July 24, 2017
Beautiful capture. Congratulations on your award!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 13, 2017
Voted My Best Shot
NatureinLight Platinum
 
NatureinLight March 29, 2018
This is so Beautiful! Perfection and Brilliance Supreme! Congratulations!!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon July 23, 2018
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in the Spring Competition .. superb
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland August 05, 2018
Congratulations
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal August 12, 2018
Congratulations on your Finalist award in Spring colors!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 04, 2018
Congrats !!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking October 16, 2018
Brilliant image. Congrats.
GayleLucci Platinum
 
GayleLucci January 08, 2019
ANOTHER finalist!!!! Congrats!
UnkleFrank
 
UnkleFrank January 08, 2019
My compliments on a well deserved finalist award for Shades of Brown. Way to go Carol.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon January 23, 2019
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Shades of Brown ... lovely picture
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal February 28, 2019
Congratulations on your shades of brown finalist award~
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 22, 2019
Congrats !!
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson September 30, 2021
Great shot, Carol.
annetteflottwell Platinum
 
annetteflottwell November 17, 2021
Lovely shot! You have been around abit , have you? I saw some from Central America and these are from SE Asia, you are really going a long way !!
Hood PRO+
 
Hood May 02, 2022
Stunning!
marcellamoellermcintyre PRO
 
marcellamoellermcintyre September 10, 2022
Beautiful!!!
Ritahowes1 PRO+
 
Ritahowes1 December 17, 2023
Great capture
Ritahowes1 PRO+
 
Ritahowes1 December 17, 2023
Great capture
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Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken at a butterfly zoo in Rhode Island, USA. Common Crows are not native to RI and I was fortunate to be able to see them.
Time
Shot mid-day on a sunny afternoon in July.
Lighting
The bright sun wasn't a factor as the butterflies were in a screened enclosure. The lighting is all natural.
Equipment
I handheld my Canon Rebel, EF 100mm f2.8 macro.
Inspiration
Truthfully, Viewbug. When I joined VB in 2012 I knew nothing about photography. I studied thousands of photos on the site and fell in love with photography in general and, more specifically, taking photos of butterflies. This butterfly picture was taken on my first photo shoot using a macro lens for the very first time! I was so excited!
Editing
I do very little post-processing other than the basics. I'm self-taught on Lightroom.
In my camera bag
I have 3 bodies - a Canon Rebel t3i and two t5i so that I don't have to keep changing lenses. Two are often attached to my Black Rapid dual strap which I find very useful. I have four lenses: 10-18mm, 17-55mm, 70-300, 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 they 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 a few 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 not to be afraid to try new things.

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