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Old Sep 21, 2009, 3:59 PM   #1
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I have been looking thru my pictures and decided that my butterfly shots have been lacking in comparison with my dragonfly shots.

So it was time to go out and see if I could get some better shots.
These are the first from this weekend, and today.

I used the k10d with the kiron105mm. I'm also getting better in crawling up to the small ones.

First two shots are of a painted lady, last two of a common copper (rather small butterfly 13mm wingsize)


Exposure Time 0.004s (1/250) Aperturef/5.6 ISO100


Exposure Time 0.0055s (1/180) Aperturef/4.5 ISO100


Exposure Time 0.0028s (1/350) Aperture f/4.5 ISO100


Exposure Time 0.0028s (1/350) Aperture f/4.5 ISO100

Hope you enjoyed them, any c&c always welcome

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Old Sep 21, 2009, 4:24 PM   #2
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Definitely worth shooting Ronny, these have come out really well.

My only criticism would be for #2 as the background makes the butterfly look a bit soft.

Looks like I am going o have to revisit shooting butterflies....
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Much better job than I could have done. You really are good at that macro stuff.

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Can't see how you could have done any better Ronny!
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They look great to me. In a couple of your pics I might have preferred slightly more depth of field, as I find it a bit distracting to have part of the wing in sharp focus, and part out of focus. But that's a personal thing, and I'm sure there are others on this board who will say they like the selective focus on the wings. You did a great job of blurring the background, which you definitely do not want in sharp focus. Very well done.
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Terrific shots, my favourite is No.2.

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i cant say i have ever got a decent butterfly shot
they either close their wings or fly away
depth of field is hard i find, you dont want the background to much in focus
number 3 is my pick, maybe crop it a bit closer
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Great shots Ronny. My votes for No 2.
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Definitely worth shooting Ronny, these have come out really well.

My only criticism would be for #2 as the background makes the butterfly look a bit soft.

Looks like I am going o have to revisit shooting butterflies....
Thanks Dal,

these are the first set that can stand next to my dragonfly shots.
The more I go after one subject, the worse I seem to do with other shots.

Something I have to learn.
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Much better job than I could have done. You really are good at that macro stuff.

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Thanks Patty,

Its just practice, there isn't much "real nature" or wildlife where I live. So if I want some nature shots I almost always turn to macro.
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