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Green-veined Whites





Contest Finalist in Butterfly Wings Photo Contest
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51 Comments | Report
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.
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AASinclair January 17, 2011
Parul February 23, 2011
Beautiful capture. Like the details very much. Congrats for the feature.
amd0749 February 23, 2011
Great shot! Congrats on the feature!
Big.D.20 February 23, 2011
Great Exposure.
myeyesview February 23, 2011
Very pretty! Love the dof...congrats
Johns gone coastal
Johns gone coastal February 23, 2011
Very nice capture! Congrats.
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SusiStroud February 23, 2011
Great shot! it's hard to get two like this in one shot :) Congratulations on your Feature!
Candl4 February 23, 2011
So beautiful! Perfect capture/shot. Congrats on your feature.
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Wayne_Sr February 23, 2011
Awesome, Congratulations on your Feature photo!*****
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snowdon February 24, 2011
Thanks to everyone for your kind comments, they are greatly appreciated
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tra rader March 31, 2011
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photosue50 August 15, 2011
MKJPhotography September 23, 2011
Nice capture~
davidg October 06, 2011
Beautiful! Dave
jemoore76 March 10, 2012
Great shot, nice work!
PSJPhotography August 11, 2012
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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. :)
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estercastillo08 August 29, 2012
Nice, green color
chipbhi September 16, 2012
Very delicate. Well done!
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dutchmanstl1 September 16, 2012
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Dezi October 01, 2012
This is a great capture! Well done :)
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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 November 15, 2012
Carli November 15, 2012
great shot :D
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DeonG December 20, 2012
Wow. This is incredible! Nice work!!
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michmcbowen December 20, 2012
Beautiful shot!
desertpagan December 30, 2012
Outstanding capture!
VB January 06, 2013
beautiful ! Congrats !!!!
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debrarote January 07, 2013
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daydreamsbymary0710 January 26, 2013
This is a great composition! Congrats on your feature! :)Mary
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carolcardillo February 16, 2013
Great work! Congratulations!
beetlestone February 25, 2013
Congrats! This is so pretty!
JDLifeshots March 13, 2013
Great shot! Congrats.
Angela_Lewry March 18, 2013
stunning image very inspiring work snowdon :)
DigitalDawn March 29, 2013
Beautiful shot, well composed, beautiful colors, and an award well deserved. Great work!
NaturesEarth May 20, 2013
Well captured!
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onyanita February 22, 2014
you must have been thrilled with this...gorgeous! Congrats on the Feature.
Snappin-shots October 03, 2014
Love this, Voted!! :)
GordonD December 21, 2014
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rmr731 July 15, 2015
Congrats on being a finalist David!
CanadianOutlaw July 15, 2015
Awesome ! Congrats !
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carolcardillo July 15, 2015
Yay, David!! Congrats on being a Finalist! :-D
Rustybucket8472 July 16, 2015
Congrats on your Finalist win!
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FrankSomma July 16, 2015
Ah ha...David's in the mix. You, me and Carol are going to wing it! Congrats David!
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LucBaekelandt July 17, 2015
beautiful shot
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cmorisset July 17, 2015
Wow! Superb capture David. Beautiful detail and colour. Congrats! Well deserved (( :
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NatureLoverJJWal July 26, 2015
Congratulations on your Award!
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eelcovanroden October 24, 2015
Wow.... congrats!
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Hood April 26, 2020
Great timing!!
Excellent 👌 love butterflies

Behind The Lens

Llanrwst in Conwy valley, North Wales
Late morning
the lighting was good , some shadow from trees behind the subjects which were well lit from slightly behind.
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.
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!
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
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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