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Old Jun 26, 2007, 9:57 PM   #1
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This was taken with the K100D and the Promaster 100mm macro, not close-up, but at about 10 ft. and cropped (it just happened to be on the camera when I grabed it). Hand held, light breeze moving the branches. The butterfly (a Mourning Cloak) was backlighted, and light shines through the nearer of the pair ofwings (which were opening and closing as I took the picture). The "bubbles" of light in the background are spots of light shining through gaps between the leaves of the Eugenia hedge behind it. Comments welcome.
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 11:37 PM   #2
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A very special shot, you have captured the wonder of nature beautifully.
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 8:57 AM   #3
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It almost looks magical..very nice..
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Nice one, i really like the color of the butterfly in combination with the plant.

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Old Jun 27, 2007, 12:17 PM   #5
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The lighting was less than ideal, but every time I would walk around the bush for more direct lighting, it would leave, so I had to "settle" for this angle. Sometines you win one in spite of yourself. Thanks for your comments..
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I like it Penolta. You did a good job exposing for the backlighting and the result is somewhat ethreal.

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Old Jun 28, 2007, 12:08 PM   #7
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Thanks, Tim
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