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Old Jun 19, 2008, 7:26 PM   #1
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I'm still trying to get that ultimate butterfly photo. The wind in Kansas on this day was blowing gusts 40 mph, but I was in a little cove taking this and waited patiently in between gusts to hit the shutter release. C&C is welcome. (be nice though :?

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Old Jun 20, 2008, 11:28 AM   #2
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Someone I knew long ago once said: "There aint nuthin between the Arctic Circle and the Gulf of Mexico but a couple of barbed wire fences -- and they don't stop the wind." Well done - the lighting and bokeh are superb.There is what is possibly a little motion blur on the hind wings rather than shallow DOF, but in either case you can't help that under those conditions.
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Someone I knew long ago once said: "There aint nuthin between the Arctic Circle and the Gulf of Mexico but a couple of barbed wire fences -- and they don't stop the wind." Well done - the lighting and bokeh are superb.There is what is possibly a little motion blur on the hind wings rather than shallow DOF, but in either case you can't help that under those conditions.
Thanks penolta.....I did notice the motion blur on the back end....but not too bad considering. Thanks for your critique....I appreciate it.
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I like the way the red admiral was positioned. Well captured despite the windy environment. Peter
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Nice composition and beautiful color. Perhaps if you select the butterfly and sharpen it a bit, it would help. I am always trying to shoot butterflies so I know how hard it is. Fast shutter speed helps.
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Very beautiful photo.
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I like the way the red admiral was positioned. Well captured despite the windy environment. Peter
Thanks Peter. The butterfly stayed put easily enough, the wind was whipping though.
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Nice composition and beautiful color. Perhaps if you select the butterfly and sharpen it a bit, it would help. I am always trying to shoot butterflies so I know how hard it is. Fast shutter speed helps.
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Thanks Caryl for stopping by. I'll keep pursuing the little critters.
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Very beautiful photo.
Thanks for stopping by...appreciate it.
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