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Hand held at 1/6s- Crimson wings.
Lens: M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 PRO Camera: Olympus EM1X micro 4/3 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/6s Aperture: F6.3 
Posted By: LightSpeed, 09-08-2021, 07:12 PM

I know. It's kinda dumb to hand hold at 1/6 of a second. I wanted to get the shot at a low ISO and that's what I had to do.
I was way more wide open than I wanted to be. I really wanted to stack this bug , but he was down real low. I was laying on the ground and I don't have a tripod that will get there.
It was late in pretty low light. I had to go +0.3 ( center weighted) on the exposure which slowed it down even more.

I've never seen one of these up close, and do not know what it is. Whatever this bug is, its beauty goes unseen by most.

Be well Fellas,
LS


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09-08-2021, 07:55 PM   #2
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An excellent detailed shot, it is a Butterfly but of what species I don't know
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I believe it's a red-banded hairstreak butterfly.
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What we will do to get a shot. In this case it paid off very well. I have taken photos of the hair streak butterfly before, but never had one the I wanted to post. That is a terrific shot of a very small butterfly. Great colors and detail.

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Great work for a great shot. It is amazing what you can do sometimes against all the odds.
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An excellent detailed shot, it is a Butterfly but of what species I don't know
High praise coming from a guy like you who knows what the hell he's doing.
People don't tell you that, enough.

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QuoteOriginally posted by LightSpeed Quote
I know. It's kinda dumb to hand hold at 1/6 of a second. I wanted to get the shot at a low ISO and that's what I had to do.
I was way more wide open than I wanted to be. I really wanted to stack this bug , but he was down real low. I was laying on the ground and I don't have a tripod that will get there.
It was late in pretty low light. I had to go +0.3 ( center weighted) on the exposure which slowed it down even more.

I've never seen one of these up close, and do not know what it is. Whatever this bug is, its beauty goes unseen by most.

Be well Fellas,
LS
it is a fascinating butterfly - and beautifully captured! But at 1/6 of a second? You will have to change you name - that is anything but lightspeed.

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Appreciate it, Mr. Pete
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Terrific capture of a beautiful little butterfly LightSpeed. I love the black & white antenna and matching legs. It definitely would win in a fashion show.
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Thank you sir Todd
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bump.
Now you know who has to bury everyone all over again. And no, not TT.
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Agree that this is an excellent photo.
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Not dumb to hand-hold if you are this steady.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LightSpeed Quote
I know. It's kinda dumb to hand hold at 1/6 of a second. I wanted to get the shot at a low ISO and that's what I had to do.
I was way more wide open than I wanted to be. I really wanted to stack this bug , but he was down real low. I was laying on the ground and I don't have a tripod that will get there.
It was late in pretty low light. I had to go +0.3 ( center weighted) on the exposure which slowed it down even more.

I've never seen one of these up close, and do not know what it is. Whatever this bug is, its beauty goes unseen by most.

Be well Fellas,
LS
Thanks for sharing another beautiful photo LL .
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