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Butterfly close up
Lens: Panagor 90mm/f2.8 Camera: Pentax K-r Photo Location: Virginia 
Posted By: loco, 05-25-2012, 06:21 PM

I have had the worst luck trying to shoot butterflies! It seems the evil critters have a thing against my camera. If I am not carrying it, they flutter all around my head. If I do have it with me, they won't let me get within 15 feet! So, I got a butterfly bush. Take that! The white ones and yellow ones and black ones still stay away so far, but this little orange guy, who I believe is an "aphrodite fritillary" butterfly, was most accommodating.

I used a YN560 flash and diffuser for this shot. Thanks for looking and I hope you like this!



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05-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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I like the shot Lori and it reminds me to use the diffuser on my vivitar flash which I haven't for any of my macro shots.--charliezap
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Very nice
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I like it a lot. Well done. I have the same problems with butterflies, may have to look into one them butterfly bushes.

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Great capture, now you have done it............
05-25-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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Lori, you really got some great detail and colors here and I think this is the first photo I have seen where you can see the eyes and proboscis so well. Your persistence really paid off for this photo, great job.
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Great capture, good composition clouring and sharpness. Well done.
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That's really nice Lori, great job. Sharp as sharp can.


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I told you already I like this one very much. I think you did a great job!
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Beautiful! I had to laugh at your intro... I am heading out to find a butterfly bush for exactly the same reason. Wonderful Capture Lori.
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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
I like the shot Lori and it reminds me to use the diffuser on my vivitar flash which I haven't for any of my macro shots.--charliezap
Thanks so much, Charlie! I get lazy sometimes and don't use something on the flash, but always find better results with it.

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Very nice
Thank you very much!

QuoteOriginally posted by bluestringer Quote
I like it a lot. Well done. I have the same problems with butterflies, may have to look into one them butterfly bushes.
LOL, yeah, it does help to distract them! Thanks very much for the comment!

QuoteOriginally posted by jbarry Quote
Great capture, now you have done it............
Thank you so much!

QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
Lori, you really got some great detail and colors here and I think this is the first photo I have seen where you can see the eyes and proboscis so well. Your persistence really paid off for this photo, great job.
Bob, thanks for the support! I really appreciate your kind words! I'm glad you like it!

QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote
Great capture, good composition clouring and sharpness. Well done.
Thanks so much!!

QuoteOriginally posted by cmohr Quote
That's really nice Lori, great job. Sharp as sharp can.


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Many thanks for looking and for this very nice comment!!

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I told you already I like this one very much. I think you did a great job!
Thank you, Rense! Your work is amazing, I'm so proud you like this!

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Beautiful! I had to laugh at your intro... I am heading out to find a butterfly bush for exactly the same reason. Wonderful Capture Lori.
Aww, thanks Tess! Good luck with your butterfly bush!
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That full frontal shot is simply amazing Lori. Beautifully captured and not the usual perspective. Hopefully the butterfly bushes will have tons of butterflies for you to document.
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Eyeball-to-eyeball. Great job, Lori.

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That full frontal shot is simply amazing Lori. Beautifully captured and not the usual perspective. Hopefully the butterfly bushes will have tons of butterflies for you to document.
Thanks so much, Susan! I sure hope so!

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Eyeball-to-eyeball. Great job, Lori.

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Many thanks, Jer! I'm glad you like it!
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crisp focus on the eyes and also engaging angle of view...very well done.
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