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Green-veined Whites



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Contest Finalist in Butterfly Wings Photo Contest
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50 Comments | Report
JimMiles51
 
JimMiles51 January 08, 2011
Nice shots of the butterflys, I think that taking the time to identify your butterflies is very helpful and informative, Thanks.
AASinclair PRO+
 
AASinclair January 17, 2011
beautiful!
Parul
 
Parul February 23, 2011
Beautiful capture. Like the details very much. Congrats for the feature.
amd0749
 
amd0749 February 23, 2011
Great shot! Congrats on the feature!
Big.D.20
 
Big.D.20 February 23, 2011
Great Exposure.
myeyesview
 
myeyesview February 23, 2011
Very pretty! Love the dof...congrats
Johns gone coastal
 
Johns gone coastal February 23, 2011
Very nice capture! Congrats.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud February 23, 2011
Great shot! it's hard to get two like this in one shot :) Congratulations on your Feature!
Candl4
 
Candl4 February 23, 2011
So beautiful! Perfect capture/shot. Congrats on your feature.
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr February 23, 2011
Awesome, Congratulations on your Feature photo!*****
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon February 24, 2011
Thanks to everyone for your kind comments, they are greatly appreciated
tra rader
 
tra rader March 31, 2011
nice
photosue50
 
photosue50 August 15, 2011
beautiful
MKJPhotography
 
MKJPhotography September 23, 2011
Nice capture~
davidg
 
davidg October 06, 2011
Beautiful! Dave
jemoore76
 
jemoore76 March 10, 2012
Great shot, nice work!
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography August 11, 2012
Nice!
Jo-AnnGallagher PRO+
 
Jo-AnnGallagher August 17, 2012
Love,love the soft green Dof background. It provides a beautifull backdrop for the butterflies. The light is magical to. :)
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 August 29, 2012
Nice, green color
chipbhi
 
chipbhi September 16, 2012
Very delicate. Well done!
dutchmanstl1 PRO+
 
dutchmanstl1 September 16, 2012
Lovely
Dezi
 
Dezi October 01, 2012
This is a great capture! Well done :)
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz November 12, 2012
Wonderfully interesting photo! Like the bokehed bg and the overall feel affected by multiple subject! Prime subject sharpness paramount! Love the comp too!
rachmonte
 
rachmonte November 15, 2012
Beautiful!
Carli
 
Carli November 15, 2012
great shot :D
DeonG PRO+
 
DeonG December 20, 2012
Wow. This is incredible! Nice work!!
michmcbowen PRO+
 
michmcbowen December 20, 2012
Beautiful shot!
desertpagan
 
desertpagan December 30, 2012
Outstanding capture!
VB
 
VB January 06, 2013
beautiful ! Congrats !!!!
debrarote PRO+
 
debrarote January 07, 2013
GREAT SHOT
maryhale9534 PRO+
 
maryhale9534 January 26, 2013
This is a great composition! Congrats on your feature! :)Mary
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo February 16, 2013
Great work! Congratulations!
beetlestone
 
beetlestone February 25, 2013
Congrats! This is so pretty!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 13, 2013
Great shot! Congrats.
Angela_Lewry
 
Angela_Lewry March 18, 2013
stunning image very inspiring work snowdon :)
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn March 29, 2013
Beautiful shot, well composed, beautiful colors, and an award well deserved. Great work!
NaturesEarth
 
NaturesEarth May 20, 2013
Well captured!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita February 22, 2014
you must have been thrilled with this...gorgeous! Congrats on the Feature.
Snappin-shots
 
Snappin-shots October 03, 2014
Love this, Voted!! :)
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD December 21, 2014
Awesome
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 July 15, 2015
Congrats on being a finalist David!
CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw July 15, 2015
Awesome ! Congrats !
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo July 15, 2015
Yay, David!! Congrats on being a Finalist! :-D
Rustybucket8472 PRO
 
Rustybucket8472 July 16, 2015
Congrats on your Finalist win!
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma July 16, 2015
Ah ha...David's in the mix. You, me and Carol are going to wing it! Congrats David!
LucBaekelandt PRO+
 
LucBaekelandt July 17, 2015
beautiful shot
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset July 17, 2015
Wow! Superb capture David. Beautiful detail and colour. Congrats! Well deserved (( :
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 July 26, 2015
Congratulations on your Award!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden October 24, 2015
Wow.... congrats!
Hood
 
Hood Apr 26
Great timing!!

Behind The Lens

Location
Llanrwst in Conwy valley, North Wales
Time
Late morning
Lighting
the lighting was good , some shadow from trees behind the subjects which were well lit from slightly behind.
Equipment
Olympus E620 hand held with a digital ED 12?60mm 1:2.8?4.0 SWD lens at 2.8 to give the minimum depth of field. No flash and no filters.
Inspiration
The weather was warm and there were a number of butterflies feeding along the river bank. I wanted to get a close photo of a Green Veined White butterfly and the front one was feeding for some time on these small flower heads.. I took several images and then I saw another butterfly coming ever closer. I waited and as it flitted past slowly I took the shot and captured it. Magic!
Editing
The image was RAW so there was some minimal normalisation in Photoshop but otherwise no.
In my camera bag
It depends, I have an Olympus XZ-1 f1.8 compact camera with an electronic viewfinder which I carry most times with me. If I am going on a photo shoot, I carry an Olympus OMD EM1 with several four thirds lenses and an adapter for my micro four thirds camera ... 35mm Macro, 25mm pancake a digital ED 12?60mm 1:2.8?4.0 SWD Olympus ED 50?200mm 1:2.8?3.5 SWD
Feedback
Be patient try out your settings to get the optimum light on a wide aperture and ensure the focus is right then squeeze the shutter slowly and follow through, don't snatch at the button. take several photos.

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