HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz

~ Flower Ride ~



Sometimes I like it on a bigger scale :).
A female gossamer-winged butterfly in the early morning. This is no Photoshop work - just minor adjustments.
Read more

Sometimes I like it on a bigger scale :).
A female gossamer-winged butterfly in the early morning. This is no Photoshop work - just minor adjustments.
Visit http:--facebook.com-fotomat for more
Read less

Views

8016

Likes

Awards

Runner Up in Macro Butterflies Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Macro Butterflies Photo Contest
Runner Up in Beautiful Butterflies Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Beautiful Butterflies Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Dancing Flowers Photo Contest
  View more
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
Superb Composition
Top Choice
Asal1976 CatchUwMyLens shelleytemplelarter Juliekins margarethwalters ElizePrinsloo CC1975 +98
Outstanding Creativity
Shawmari sylviawesttaylor WendyAWilliamsphotography Hanno97 john_arsenault josetteveltman KevinGPhotography +84
Magnificent Capture
TimMatthews160 doubleplay Fatmairem BTay01 sue-zon elabrozzi stuwil +48
Superior Skill
RAPJones MIsabel GeoffreyScrufWatson malcolmdisley candiscamera Stellasview Ladijane +24
All Star
marilynjlyon NormaJDaveyPhotography picsofmyworld Denise_Marshall 022223333223333333322 sallyG11 McHarr +21
Genius
texaaronpueschel thatunicorngal dorotaniziniecka roblawrence sharischultzmccollough BigLen RHRatcliffe +4
Virtuoso
grandmaof7 chuckmyer Carolle angelinah nwestberg Anu4photography PennySlacke +1

Emotions

Impressed
Eddyge stuwil cometolifephotography steffoto patsydunn_6499 volkmer sue-zon +7
Happy
chuckmyer RAPJones marilynjlyon dantaylor_3680

Top ClassTM

artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class
artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Macro Photo Contest Speed SeriesTop 10 class
Everything Insects Photo ContestTop 20 class
Everything Insects Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
Composing With Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Composing With Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class week 2
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class week 1
The Textures Of Insects Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Textures Of Insects Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
The Textures Of Insects Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class
Macro Butterflies Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Butterflies Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class week 2
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class week 1
Tiny Photo ContestTop 10 class
Tiny Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Pastel Tones In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Pastel Tones In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Pastel Tones In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Multicolored Photo ContestTop 20 class
Multicolored Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Beautiful Butterflies Photo ContestTop 10 class
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 20 class
Beautiful Butterflies Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fairytale Moments Photo ContestTop 20 class
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Beautiful Butterflies Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fairytale Moments Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Fairytale Moments Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wings in Motion Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Animal Kingdom Photo ContestTop 10 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol3Top 10 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol3Top 10 class week 1
Miniature Worlds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 20 class
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Dancing Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class
Dancing Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 28 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 28 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 27 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 27 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 27 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Color Theory Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color Theory Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 26 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 25 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 14Top 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 25 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1

Categories


62 Comments | Report
nevesincs
 
nevesincs November 03, 2016
Nice pastel colors!
Keep on...
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz November 10, 2016
Thanks a lot!
nornots PRO
 
nornots November 10, 2016
Wow
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz November 10, 2016
Thank you!
Witmar
 
Witmar November 10, 2016
amazing picture
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz November 10, 2016
Thanks again Witmar!
Poochbabe
 
Poochbabe November 13, 2016
Can't imagine a better color combination!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz December 12, 2016
Thanks so much!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 14, 2016
Gorgeous! Beautiful capture sir!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz December 12, 2016
Thanks so much Ronda!
laurahannaford
 
laurahannaford December 12, 2016
Wow this photo is beautiful! Im currently running a butterfly photo challenge, you should enter!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz December 12, 2016
Thanks a lot Laura! Done :)
EdithNero PRO
 
EdithNero February 15, 2017
Excellent macro ????????????????????
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 15, 2017
Thank you Edith! But why all the question marks? :)
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 February 17, 2017
absolutely ❤ this! シ
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 19, 2017
Thank you Melissa :) - glad you like it!
eauderose
 
eauderose February 18, 2017
superbe !!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 19, 2017
Thank you!
debbidayton
 
debbidayton February 19, 2017
Lovely. Looks like a painting.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 20, 2017
Thank you Debbi!
sumaya
 
sumaya February 21, 2017
Very nice photo. Where was it taken?
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 22, 2017
Thank you - in a meadow in Austria on sunrise, but the location does not really matter here :).
eauderose
 
eauderose February 26, 2017
superbe !!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 27, 2017
Thank you!
Jaxxlynn
 
Jaxxlynn February 26, 2017
I heart this photo so much! Thanks for sharing!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 27, 2017
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)
hiyahercfarm PRO+
 
hiyahercfarm March 04, 2017
Beautiful capture! I love the softness of the photograph paired with the lovely pastel colors. Breathtaking...love it!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz March 04, 2017
Thanks a lot - glad you like it!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 11, 2017
Gorgeous! Congrats.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz May 12, 2017
Thank you! :)
Bookins
 
Bookins May 11, 2017
Beautiful
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz May 12, 2017
Thank you! :)
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq May 11, 2017
Absolutely beautiful! Congrats on being a finalist! :)
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz May 12, 2017
Thank you Kathy! :)
lexdesign
 
lexdesign May 11, 2017
Love your photos, many have a watercolor look is that a filter or Photoshop??
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz May 12, 2017
Thank you! No filters - no Photoshop. This wouldn't be allowed in major nature photo competitions where I sumbit my photos to as well :).
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja May 12, 2017
Masterwork, beautiful...
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz May 12, 2017
Thanks a lot! :)
ShelleyE
 
ShelleyE May 13, 2017
Beautiful colors and a very nice portfolio
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thanks a bunch!
Hood PRO
 
Hood May 20, 2017
Geat colour and dof!!!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thanks a lot!
jacquiscott_2559 PRO
 
jacquiscott_2559 May 29, 2017
Stunning
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thank you!
aphotoaday365
 
aphotoaday365 June 03, 2017
Truly fantastic!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thanks a bunch!
parallel-universe
 
parallel-universe June 07, 2017
Amazing butterfly! Colors are stunning.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thank you :)!
garykavanagh PRO
 
garykavanagh June 07, 2017
Nice colors and awesome shallow depth of field. The purple flower really draws the eye to your subject. Very nice work.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thanks so much, Gary!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 07, 2017
Congrats on your runner-up award - such a beautiful image!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thanks a bunch, Kathy! :)
rickperry
 
rickperry June 07, 2017
just beautiful
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thank you Rick!
AprilHumen
 
AprilHumen June 08, 2017
Looks like a beautiful painting!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thank you! :)
donlipps
 
donlipps June 09, 2017
What a wonderful gallery, thanks.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thanks a bunch, Don!
melkav PRO+
 
melkav June 11, 2017
Absolutely beautiful
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thank you, Mel! :)
agodfreyphotography
 
agodfreyphotography July 11, 2017
Beautiful colours
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 12, 2017
Thank you! :)
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo July 17, 2017
Congrats on another Finalist Award, Henrik!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 25, 2017
Thank you aaaaand...
alexandrudinulescu
 
alexandrudinulescu July 17, 2017
Gorgeous !! Congrats !
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 25, 2017
Thank you!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo July 25, 2017
Woo-Hoo, Henrik! Runner-Up!! Congrats!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 25, 2017
...thanks so much again :)!
steveshattles
 
steveshattles July 31, 2017
Love the colors!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 21, 2017
Thank you Steve!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson August 02, 2017
Stunning.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 21, 2017
Thank you Catherine!
Cbries PRO+
 
Cbries August 03, 2017
Stunning capture Henrik, congrats!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 21, 2017
Thanks a lot! :)
michael-essex
 
michael-essex August 03, 2017
Beautiful
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 21, 2017
Thank you Michael!
sharilee Premium
 
sharilee August 05, 2017
I am in LOVE with all of your photos. In awe.....
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 21, 2017
Thanks so much! :)
podesta
 
podesta August 20, 2017
Perfect picture
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 21, 2017
Thanks again!
shellandshilo
 
shellandshilo August 20, 2017
Superb
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 21, 2017
Thank you!
Adri53
 
Adri53 October 13, 2017
Really excellent
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz October 13, 2017
Thanks a bunch!
MichaelSeichter
 
MichaelSeichter February 05, 2018
Great shot! Wonderful colors ..Congrats!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 05, 2018
Thank you Michael :)
Buddee PRO
 
Buddee May 02, 2018
Beautiful!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz May 02, 2018
Thank you! :)
debbiespeed PRO+
 
debbiespeed June 30, 2018
Love this background!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz September 01, 2018
Thank you Debbie!
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 August 03, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime 😃😄
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 30, 2019
Thank you Julia!
LoAnnetteVe
 
LoAnnetteVe September 01, 2018
Fantastic! You should enter my new photo challenge,
Creative Macro Shots.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 30, 2019
Thanks a bunch!
franceshogue
 
franceshogue November 28, 2018
Beautiful! Absolutely stunning!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 30, 2019
Thanks you Frances!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer February 27, 2019
Lovely image
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 30, 2019
Thanks a lot!
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography May 31, 2019
Absolutely stunning!!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 30, 2019
Thank you Kevin!
speterson6 PRO+
 
speterson6 July 26, 2019
Simply beautiful. Has a wonderful painterly quality. A true masterpiece.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz January 28, 2020
Thanks a lot!
PhotographybyTessa
 
PhotographybyTessa October 23, 2019
Beautiful
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz January 28, 2020
Thank you very much!
sandra4
 
sandra4 January 20, 2020
Beautiful photo story. Love your photo sight.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz January 28, 2020
Thank you Sandra!
sue-zon PRO
 
sue-zon January 25, 2020
Greeting card perfection!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz January 28, 2020
Thanks a bunch, Sue!
sandrarust
 
sandrarust February 18, 2020
Love this
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 21, 2020
Thank you Sandra!
shellymaan PRO
 
shellymaan February 24, 2020
Just another awesome incredibly beautiful photo. I am so envious.......
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 13, 2020
Thanks a lot!
Eduardbetz PRO+
 
Eduardbetz May 04, 2020
Looks like an expensive painting ! Fantastic colors and composition !
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 13, 2020
Thanks you!
patrickstrock PRO
 
patrickstrock July 13, 2020
Nice shot
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 13, 2020
Thanks!
shelleytemplelarter
 
shelleytemplelarter July 25, 2020
Wow!
Amazing colours !
Absolutely lovely photo!
So dreamy!
💚
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz October 27, 2020
Thank you Shelley!
shelleytemplelarter
 
shelleytemplelarter July 25, 2020
Luv how the subject stands out .
Great work!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz November 18, 2020
Thanks a bunch!
SenecaGracePhotography
 
SenecaGracePhotography October 25, 2020
this is beautiful😍
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz October 27, 2020
Thank you! 🌺
jemas PRO
 
jemas December 07, 2020
So beautiful 💙 Just love your photos it\'s really inspiring!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz December 10, 2020
Thank you very much, Jessica - glad you do!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Austria - not far from the Lake Neusiedl east of Vienna.
Time
As like almost every time when I'm about to do a macro shooting I get up long before sunrise - here it has been like 3:30am in the morning to be there before sunrise to have the chance to find sleeping butterflies.
Lighting
Morning light is the light I like most for macro photography. The first light of the day is soft and helps getting a balanced exposure.
Equipment
For this photo I've used a Canon 5d Mk iii together with a Canon 180/3.5 L Macro. I've used a tripod, I've shot with manual focusing and using the live view for it. No flash or reflector was used.
Inspiration
I always try to include the habitat of the butterfly in the picture. Many macro photographers try to get a uniform background, but I always try to fill the negative space with an interesting bokeh without distracting too much from the main subject. I've tried to get that butterfly with open wings before its first flight and was very happy I've managed to do that.
Editing
There's not that much post processing in this shot as it was used in major nature competitions as well where post processing is very limited. I've developed the RAW in Ligthroom for some optimization in the histogram. In Photoshop I've used tonal correction and a little dodge & burn technique to brighten the butterfly.
In my camera bag
Canon 5d Mkiii, Canon 16-35/4 L IS, Canon 50/1.4, Canon 135/2 L, Canon 180/3.5 L macro, Canon 400/2.8 L IS USM, bean bag, Sirui and Berlebach tripods, reflectors and diffusors, gradient filters, polarization filter
Feedback
If you have an idea for a photo don't give up too early if it doesn't work the first time. Getting a waking up butterfly with open wings in that quality and such a bokeh isn't a thing you can get every day. To know how bokeh works is a special part of photography skills and there's still so much to know about it, but I love to play with it and experiment since a few years. Hundreds of hours of trying and failing brought me there and many more will be necessary.

See more amazing photos, follow HenrikSpranz