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Old Apr 7, 2011, 2:11 PM   #1
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Default Strange flower and a sad butterfly

A very unusual looking flower, apparently it is a Columbine hybrid called Crimson Star.

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#3 Another pathetic butterfly - I had to crop out his wing that was all tattered, but he seemed healthy!



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Old Apr 7, 2011, 2:27 PM   #2
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Saly,

The detail and the color of the flower are fantastic. That would be a treat to see growing outside. Frontal view of the butterfly is my favorite of those.


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Hi saly

The flower is lovely and the fist photo is really beautiful!

Sad butterfly? why do you think it's sad?
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Saly,

great shots, I am admire your virtuosity with the FZ40/45.
I have a lot to learn

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Thanks everyone!

Rui, it's a sad butterfly because his wing looked like this before I cropped!!

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Well... I say it might be a happy one... only lost part of the wing... could be worst
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Stunning, super smashing great shots. That little flower is just gorgeous, I love the 2nd shot of it and the first butterfly shot. But its hard to chose as they are all STUNNING

Were you using a close-up lens? What settings did you use for the butterfly shots?
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Rui, you're right, he was definitely a survivor!

Diane, thank you! I definitely used the LC55 for the butterfly, but I can't remember if I did or not for the flower. It was a pretty large flower (3", 8cm across) so I may have just used AF Macro. For the butterfly, I was in my typically P mode, ISO 100. It was a hazy sunny day, so lighting was good.
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Beautiful flowers and butterfly, sharp and nice DOF. The yellow flower is familiar. Is it a snake vine?
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Excellent - thanks for this info Saly. I am certainly going to give P mode a go....... you are my inspiration.
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Rui, you're right, he was definitely a survivor!

Diane, thank you! I definitely used the LC55 for the butterfly, but I can't remember if I did or not for the flower. It was a pretty large flower (3", 8cm across) so I may have just used AF Macro. For the butterfly, I was in my typically P mode, ISO 100. It was a hazy sunny day, so lighting was good.
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