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Great Orange Tip

Great Orange Tip
Photo Information
Copyright: Kathleen Brown (kbrownvc) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 64] (803)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor Micro 105mm F2.8
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-30 4:47
Viewed: 4112
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is a new capture for me as I have never been able to shoot it with any kind of clarity before, definitely a fast moving target. Leighann and I made a trip to south Florida this holiday weekend to Butterfly World. I did not capture much, so you will not have to endure many from me this time LOL. It is always a fun place to be, as they pipe in music and it has several levels to be able to view the thousands of butterflies flitting in and out of the trees and various landscaping paths.

It was very breezy yesterday as it is open with just screening. As a matter of fact, it rained a short portion of the day and it got quite wet inside. It took a while for the butterflies to come out of cover after the rains. I know many people think inside of a containment like this it is easy to capture shots of butterflies, but it is more difficult because you can not use a tripod or monopod. And besides the breeze outside, there is always wind piped in to keep moisture down, so the foliage is always moving and basically, you have to hold your breath and just shoot. I shoot in bursts of at least three shots, to drop the mirror on the first shot and the second and third have a better chance with no motion blur.

Shot with a Nikon D-200 camera, a Nikon Micro 105mm lens, shutter speed of 1/160 sec, aperture F/20, hand held

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Hi Kathleen,
Beautiful closeup shot.
Nice blurry background and colors.
I like the details a lot.
Well done

  • Great 
  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-30 10:19]

Hello Kathleen
What an excellent capture of this Hebomoia glaucippe! I love the colors and composition.
A superb job.

Hi Kathleen,
Good aperture, I think; very sharp image.
Good composition.
Well done

  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-30 21:39]

Hola Kathleen.- Una bella foto de esta hermosa Mariposa. Muy nitida y con exlente nitidez. Muy buen nivel de luz. Se aprecian claramente todas sus alas. Saludos Luis52.

Hi Kathleen

Mais quelle magnifique macro !! Les couleurs sont tout simplement fantastiques ; détails excellents, superbe compostion ...
Bravoet Merci du partage....JP

Hi Kathleen,

Very natural, perfect focus, great wing venation. The "orange" tip gives it away! TFS


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