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Old Mar 6, 2005, 3:02 PM   #1
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Here's a Blue Morpho.
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Old Mar 6, 2005, 3:03 PM   #2
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And a Glass Wing
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Old Mar 6, 2005, 3:04 PM   #3
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And a Monarch
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And a bunch of White Tree Nymphs
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Old Mar 6, 2005, 4:19 PM   #5
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I like the second one but I prefer the last one.Very nice picture.Nice flowers bouquet
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Old Mar 6, 2005, 5:09 PM   #6
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They are all very nice. The last is my favorite, too.
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Old Mar 6, 2005, 6:35 PM   #7
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I like the glass wing; I've never seen anything like it before, very amazing to say the least. I also like your crop choice on it and the leaf position and DOF.
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You just made me really sick of winter!!!!!!
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Old Mar 6, 2005, 9:10 PM   #9
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I've been to a butterfly house near Boston Ma, and they have a similar collection. I wasn't able to get a good shot of the glass-wing. Very well done.

Getting a Blue Morth with its wings open is hard. Nicely done.

I had a lot of fun when I went to one, looks like you did too.

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Old Mar 7, 2005, 2:23 AM   #10
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Yeah it was great fun. Temperature outside was about 3C plus a biting wind so it felt very cold, inside was 25C+ and very humid. The contrast was quite startling.

My camera thought so too, the lenses kept fogging up for the first 5 minutes until they warmed up a bit. I was a little worried about them getting condensation inside actually.

I spent the better part of 20 minutes chasing the Blue Morphos around trying to get an open-wing shot, because of course their wings are brown when they settle and close them.

I thought getting an in-flight shot of gulls was hard, but these butterflies have evolved to move in semi-random patterns to make it hard for birds to catch them, and of course they're small so hard to focus on. We developed a cunning plan; I would focus on one at rest and my wife would chivvy it into motion, but even 5fps wasn't nearly close to being fast enough to get a decent shot. I would have had to shoot hundreds of frames before I got lucky.

And then I just found this one under some foliage, perhaps he felt secure enough to open his wings.

The glass wings were amazing. I'd never seen one before and could hardly believe it was real.
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