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Monarch Butterfly on Golden Rod
Lens: DA 55-300 Camera: K5 Photo Location: NE Ohio ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/200s Aperture: F5.8 
Posted By: SenorBeef, 09-21-2012, 02:19 PM

Wasn't sure if I should list this as macro or nature. It's almost macro style, but the 55-300 isn't anywhere near a true macro shot. Very little PP done with this shot - some levels adjustment, a little saturation and contrast - it just came out of the camera looking great. I like the colors and contrast the 55-300 delivers.

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09-21-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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My self I would have shot this at 400 or 800 ISO so as to get too f-11 for a better depth of field
or maybe even f-16 But that's me: My monitor may be off but it seams a little dark here:
well done over all:
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I've had good luck with butterflies with the K5.Try 100-200 ISO 1/125sec f/16 or higher with the on board flash.You will be surprised.--charliezap
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QuoteOriginally posted by sqjaw Quote
My self I would have shot this at 400 or 800 ISO so as to get too f-11 for a better depth of field
or maybe even f-16 But that's me: My monitor may be off but it seams a little dark here:
well done over all:
I agree. But a nice shot nonetheless!

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Nice colors. I really like the oranges with the yellow and green. Butterflies are hard. I get tired just thinking about chasing them around. Charlie and EM are champs at these kinds of shots so their advice is golden.
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Lovely image. To me this image works because of the color, contrast and the narrower depth of focus gives it a more dreamy feel.
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Very pretty! Looks like that lens works wonderfully for you... I too love the tones and contrasts, and the bokeh is really nice.
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