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Old Jul 21, 2011, 9:03 PM   #1
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Default FZ35 - Fritillary butterflies

Our butterfly season has moved quickly. Swallowtail and Fritillary are becoming more common.

Today, two Fritillary were working a patch of cone flowers. The sun was bright, the day was hot (for us, 96), but I managed a few shots. I was encouraged by the outcome.

After being pleased with yesterday's shots of the buck deer (posted in "Backyard Deer"), I was also pleased with these shots. I also shot some bees that had a good outcome, so the day was pretty successful. Oh yes, shot a sequence of images for a woman with three dogs that turned out pretty well. Maybe the FZ35 is keeper.

All these were P mode, AF Macro, Center-Weighted exposure, Picture: Contrast 2, Sharpness 2, Saturation 1, Noise reduction -2. Most were Area-1 focus, but some were spot. I am beginning to think Area-1 is the best choice for this kind of work, for me, at least. EC was -1/3.

These were all done with bare camera (my LC55 was in the box). Camera distance was typically 2-3 inches, perhaps some at 4 inches.

Only the extreme close up was done with significant cropping. All others were done with light cropping.
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Old Jul 21, 2011, 9:25 PM   #2
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Good rich color & details Bflies shots. Well done.


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Old Jul 21, 2011, 9:53 PM   #3
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Very nice photos there mate!!
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 12:09 AM   #4
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wow, beautiful shots Roger
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Terrific details and colors, great shots Roger!!!
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Nice shots Roger!! Glad you think the FZ35 is a keeper.

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That is one fabulous series of shots, gorgeous colour and composition and excellent clarity. No.1 is my fave but it sure is hard to pick !!
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