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American Beauty Butterfly


American Beauty Butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Braynard (pbraynard) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 96] (891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-19 6:11
Viewed: 3594
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm glad these yellow cosmo flowers come back each year. They are a great attraction to butterflies.
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Ciao Paul, great macro of fantastic beauty, lovely butterfly with wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Paul
beautiful coloured picture with very nice light
and super sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Hello Paul,
Another marvelous composition. Wonderful image against the light with this nice butterfly species. A perfect photo taken from a good POV. Splendid light......The details are fantastic. Very sharp and excellent natural colors.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-08-12 12:02]

Hi Paul,

You've capture this Vanessa virginiensis very nicely & in classic pose. The yellow flower is a perfect contrasting prop & well brought out against the light green bokeh.

I find when photographing this species that the more direct/intense the angle of the sunlight is upon this butterfly, the more the beautiful blue & mauve hues of the spot marks & outer bands of this species can be brought out.

A very well taken image!

Regards,

Derek

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