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Butterfly on Pink



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9 Comments |
FredBlundell
 
FredBlundell April 17, 2017
Superb artistry!
AustenMathieson
 
AustenMathieson July 10, 2017
Excellent colour combination ????????
tomwillis Ultimate
 
tomwillis July 10, 2017
I enjoyed a look through your gallery. Excellent images.
philipdrispin
 
philipdrispin December 16, 2017
The Bokeh is what got me, this is a great image.
Wely
 
Wely December 24, 2017
Veeeery beautiful .. love it
karenschinihertz
 
karenschinihertz January 18, 2019
Great shot. Love the colors
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh February 26, 2019
excellent
Hood PRO+
 
Hood January 02, 2020
Stunning!!
linavangelova
 
linavangelova January 31, 2022
Beautiful 😍
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Behind The Lens

Location

The photo was taken at the Butterfly House in the Seattle Science Center.

Time

It was taken mid day. The environment is a greenhouse with diffused lighting and very few shadows.

Lighting

I had perfect, bright diffused lighting in a greenhouse environment.

Equipment

This was shot with a Canon 5D Mark III, hand-held. You have to be fast to catch the illusive critters.

Inspiration

From reading photographer Tony Sweet, I try to look for background colors. Sometimes it just means moving your shooting angly a couple of inches. The butterfly was just far enough away from a pink flower cluster that i could bokeh the background.

Editing

The only post-processing was cropping.

In my camera bag

My bag usually contains a Canon 5D Mark III and a 7D Mark II. When shooting wildlife I carry a Sigma 150-600 telephoto. My go-to utility lens is a Canon 24-105mm F4 L IS.

Feedback

A Butterfly House is a good situation for capturing those flighty insects, and good practice for "in the field". Try to keep your lens perpendicular to the wings so the whole butterfly is in focus. Bright lighting and a fast shutter speed also help. I have found that using a flash results in an "artificial look".

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