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Old Apr 8, 2007, 4:50 AM   #1
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So I went to my friends couple days ago. They have very big park with butterfly house near they place, so I charged batteries, cleaned lens and sensor, put card in the camera and off I went. when I got there I realized I forgot external flash . and because vivitar 105mm macro is quite long you cant use build in flash for 1:1 macro, I couldn't get as close to them as I'd like, lucky for me these are quite large butterflies, some of them as large as my hand. here are few of them, any comments are welcomed.

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this one was quite small, about 2in


these are much bigger





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Old Apr 8, 2007, 8:24 AM   #2
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Hey Greg,
Nice ones, I like the first two the best; you did a great job focusing on the eyes in the second shot. The first butterfly with the transparent wings looks really cool, I have never seen such a thing. I wonder if that is natural or if it was handled too much by someone; do you know if it could fly?

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ditto what tim said.
it's been 2 years since i shot a butterfly house. i'm ready again. the 2nd shot is a blue morph. they are sure different with the blue wings open.

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Tim: it can fly, I've seen few of them over there. they just look like that.

Roy: I couldn't find any of them sitting with wings open, real shame because they look much better with colors.

I wanted to get closer but I forgot my external flash and I'm not very good at handholding this lens at 1/15s and onboard flash is useless at 1:1. second photo would be much better if I could get closer. maybe next time.

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Old Apr 8, 2007, 12:01 PM   #5
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Nice series, I pick #1 as my favorite. You did gooood.

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Old Apr 8, 2007, 12:26 PM   #6
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I agree with Roger. Very nice series, #1 my favourite for nice composition and unusual butterfly.

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Nice series, just went to a butterfly house this weekend, haven't uploaded the images yet and hope they come out as good.

Really like nr1, hadn't seen one like that, nr3 is also great.

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thanks everyone, I'm really happy you like them.

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Great shots.

Love the Glasswing butterfly. Seen a few different ones in the butterfly houses, but never yet one of those.


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Like the first two alot. Think #1 is my favorite though...

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