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Dang it's hard getting a full and sharp butterfly.
UPDATE: Was just selected Cover Photo on Youpic. I am so honoured and humbled by this.
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Dang it's hard getting a full and sharp butterfly.
UPDATE: Was just selected Cover Photo on Youpic. I am so honoured and humbled by this.

July 25th 2016

UPDATE: Finalist in National Geographics SE, Photo contest.

Aug 18th 2016

UPDATE: 2nd place in NatGeo photo contest. Will be published in magazine in Sept 2016.

Aug. 27 2016
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21 Comments |
patrickkulwicki
 
patrickkulwicki July 23, 2016
Beautiful image with a nice color pop!
lindapersson
lindapersson July 23, 2016
Thank you, I'm happy to hear it. I took the photo yesterday and it was pretty much my first attempt on butterflies. Took many tries to get this one, though. They don't stay put. :-)
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden July 23, 2016
Wonderful DOF!
lindapersson
lindapersson July 23, 2016
Thank you! :-)
trainwoman Platinum
 
trainwoman July 24, 2016
Good job.........chasing down the elusive butterfly
lindapersson
lindapersson July 24, 2016
Thanks. They do try your patience. :-)
martinprior
 
martinprior July 25, 2016
Think it is a great photo of a Silverwashed Fritillery(I think)
lindapersson
lindapersson July 25, 2016
Thank you. Don't know the English name of it but here in Sweden it's called Mother of pearl (but in Swedish. :-) )
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen July 28, 2016
gorgeous shot/ i love this photo
lindapersson
lindapersson July 29, 2016
Thank you Ellen! :-)
lizziemellis Platinum
 
lizziemellis August 14, 2016
Lovely capture:-)
lindapersson
lindapersson August 14, 2016
Thank you so much!
chrisje53
 
chrisje53 August 16, 2016
Stunning shot... waww .. congratulations !!!
lindapersson
lindapersson August 16, 2016
Thank you, I'm honored by your words.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 18, 2016
Beautiful Image !
lindapersson
lindapersson August 18, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to comment my photos. I want you to know I appreciate your support so much! This particular photo I just learned is the finalist in a National Geographic photo contest. It didn't win but to know they even considered it for the win is huge to me.
emacdonald
 
emacdonald August 18, 2016
Beauty!
lindapersson
lindapersson August 18, 2016
Much appreciated! (Can't take credit for the butterfly, though. *smile* )
vbFMILLINES229181 PRO+
 
vbFMILLINES229181 August 19, 2016
Thank you lindapersson, very beautiful.
lindapersson
lindapersson August 19, 2016
Thank you!
RavenHawk58
 
RavenHawk58 August 28, 2016
OUTSTANDING. Great great detail
lindapersson
lindapersson August 28, 2016
Many thanks! I'm honored by your words.
carolt55
 
carolt55 August 30, 2016
Congratulations and what a beautiful shot!
lindapersson
lindapersson August 31, 2016
Thank you I am happy to hear it!
gloveranna
 
gloveranna September 04, 2016
Awesome shot! I have a hard time getting a butterfly. They cannot sit still for too long :)
lindapersson
lindapersson September 04, 2016
They sure don't! :-) Thank you for the compliment.
kensilagy PRO+
 
kensilagy November 11, 2016
Great shooting Nice capture.
lindapersson
lindapersson November 12, 2016
Many thanks! :-)
barbaramillesrobinson PRO+
 
barbaramillesrobinson November 21, 2016
Beautiful detail, color and dof!
lindapersson
lindapersson November 21, 2016
Many thanks!
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature December 22, 2016
Excellent Capture-and-Congratulations with the awards
lindapersson
lindapersson December 22, 2016
Thank you very much. I appreciate you taking the time to look my gallery over. :-)
joynshannon
 
joynshannon February 24, 2017
You have a fantastic eye for beauty
lindapersson
lindapersson February 24, 2017
Thank you so much!
Cookies4U
 
Cookies4U March 02, 2017
beautiful!
lindapersson
lindapersson March 02, 2017
Thank you! :-)
Merlot
 
Merlot April 15, 2017
Linda,You have some outstanding images, love your gallery. Awesome and thank you for providing so much information on some of your photos
lindapersson
lindapersson April 15, 2017
You're welcome. Thank you for all the compliments you've given me. It helps me to do even better. :-)
Merlot
 
Merlot May 18, 2017
Back to look again at it love it
lindapersson
lindapersson May 18, 2017
Thank you so much!
MERCEDESS PRO+
 
MERCEDESS September 22, 2017
great shot-congrats on your win!!
lindapersson
lindapersson September 22, 2017
Thank you kindly!
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Behind The Lens

Location

This was photographed among the thistles in my parents backyard.

Time

This was in the afternoon.

Lighting

It was all natural light. Boring but true.

Equipment

Nikon D7100 and 70-200mm f4 lens, hand held.

Inspiration

I was practicing depth of field as well as capturing butterflies in full sharpness. Actually it was more the sharpness I was after than dof but it all had to work together for the shot I wanted.

Editing

No more than RAW to jpg conversion and then I had to crop the photo just a tad to center the butterfly.

In my camera bag

Nowadays Nikon D7200, Nikon D750 + lenses to match. Ranging from 10-24mm to 200-500mm + a few extra. Filters of different kinds, a couple of tripods, cleaning tools, paper and pen, a Manfrotto LED8 lamp etc. I have one big bag + a smaller one with only three camera pockets for every day use and light travelling.

Feedback

As it is all from natural light I would have to say make sure the sun is highlighting the object/subject and not backlighting it. Next is patience. It took me hours to capture this depth of field with the butterfly as sharp as it is. Try different settings. Don't remember what I used here but usually to capture a similar image you need the apperature to be quite open but not too much to lose the depth of field. I have a little blur on the one wing tip but it's forgiven by the rest of the composition. Last but not any less important - the background. Most my shots had green background because of the vegetation. But there was one angle that aimed towards the lake in the distance, giving it the blue background. I waited and waited and there was the moment. It lasted 10-15 seconds. Got a few shots in and that was all it took. Study the scenery and picture your shot in your head. With a little luck it will turn out for you. Good luck!

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