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Great macro
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great composition with nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
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fantastic shot and amazing tits
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fantastic shot and amazing tits
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Behind The Lens

Location
I am privileged to live so close to a local Nature Reserve called Martin Down. A chalk grassland full of wildflowers and Butterflies.
Time
I am limited to time due to the day job, so I seize anytime early evenings or a morning on weekends, this also ties in well with the best light.
Lighting
Macro photography I find always tends to look the best in subdued natural light, with occasional fill lighting preferably from reflectors. I took a series of shots including this particular one always waiting for the sun to dip behind broken cloud. primarily to avoid the washed out highlights or prominent contrasts of overbearing shadows.
Equipment
I had just started experimenting with extension tubes and a 200mm lens. combined 12mm and 21mm tubes with electronic coupling on 200mm Nikkor lens and D800E body. handheld shutter speed excess of 250th F11
Inspiration
Being Fortunate enough to easily visit and see the many types of Butterfly at Martin Down. It is always rewarding to produce an image slightly different, especially when some of the subjects are so willing.
Editing
Very little in fact! I rarely do anything more than contrast and levels adjustment. I try and leave the majority of my photos as they appeared at the time.
In my camera bag
I try to go as light as I can when a specific subject matter is known. In this case I had only two lenses (200mm and 55 micro-Nikkor), extension tubes, batteries, SD cards. Sometimes less gear is better as it encourages one to focus on getting the best images without getting distracted.
Feedback
Patience, and then some more. Butterflies are very active and rarely stay static for any length of time, so approach very slowly and gradually. If you are lucky some Butterflies will allow you to get closer and even stop briefly to climb on your hands for salt and warmth...

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