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Posted By: Marc Langille, 06-06-2009, 09:25 AM

Both NANPA and Nature Photographers have some incredible talent amongst their ranks. It's heartening to see an image of mine make the grade... even though it's been seen before...

NANPA Daily Sampler: North American Nature Photography Association - The Daily Sampler

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Here is the full image - taken with the "soft" K10D JPEG:

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Photo Dimensions 3135 x 2250

Crop to show detail:


Photo Dimensions of crop 1568 x 1432

This was a hand held shot in bright daylight at F/11, 1/180 sec., ISO 100, 200mm, AV mode. Used diffused flash to fill the shadows on the subject. I was approximately 2-3 feet away and I couldn't get the entire subject in the shot. I did a little bit of cropping to better balance the background and the subject.

I have yet to see this sort of a wing position in a butterfly ever again! Perhaps 2-3 images I have had unusual wing positions, but the backgrounds were a much drabber brownish-gray of the soil before managing to get into the ideal spot and not scare this Yellow Swallowtail off...

Cheers,
Marc

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06-08-2009, 08:39 AM   #16
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Yes its been shown before but you are entitled to some pretty big bragging rights so brag away. Incredible shot!

Some day.....


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Damn that is soft - and a jpg right out the camera ??? How dare you use an inferior product and inferior file type. Congrats once again Marc I ma pretty sure you could get shots with a cell phone camera that would be stunning
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May I ask what lens you used?
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2-3 feet amazing to get so close ,my attempts usually scares them at 10 feet,good to see you have received recognition for outstanding work


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Geez, that's good!
Marc, thank you so much for the comments! I always enjoy your discussion on both forums.

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Congrats!
Great details on the butterfly.
Joni, thank you!

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Woah! It's aa fabulous shot!
It does have a little extra when you get to see it closer up.... thank you...
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positively fabulous, you must be the butterfly whisperer
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you always post such wonderful pictures, I can only imagine what would happen if you ended up with a "real" camera
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congrats and what a beautiful shot. your truly an artist with that camara
I strive to be one - thanks for those words of encouragement!

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Marc, I liked this image the first time I seen it and love it even more now. The colors just pop and the sharpness, for hand held, is one of the best I have seen shot. I struggle at times with hand held [getting better] without a decent shutter speed. You have proven time and time again that you are one of the best! Best well and thanks for sharing. JIM
Aw shucks Jim... thank you.

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Marc

I always admire your work, it is more than a pleasure to open your threads to see whats inside.

Brilliant

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My honor Neil!


You are all very, very kind. Thank you...

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congratulations, Marc, on another well-deserved honor!
Thank you Tim.

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Congratulations. Great work. Excellent color and lighting.
Much appreciated Frank!

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Congrats, Marc - great job, as always.

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Jer, glad you like this image! Take care.
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Marc,

One can never say enough how wondrous your photos are...and this Butterfly is just stunning. Colour and composition are phenomenal. Very, very inspirational...
Thank you! You honor me - I sincerely appreciate the comments.

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Yes its been shown before but you are entitled to some pretty big bragging rights so brag away. Incredible shot!

Some day.....

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Thank you Oren - I appreciate it! Keep plugging away!

Regards,
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Damn that is soft - and a jpg right out the camera ??? How dare you use an inferior product and inferior file type. Congrats once again Marc I ma pretty sure you could get shots with a cell phone camera that would be stunning
Actually it's fuzzy pictures that are the problem Dave... Thanks for the very kind comments.

I'll have to try the cell phone thing sometime - not sure if you have too much faith in me...

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May I ask what lens you used?
Hi Melander, it's the relatively rare FA* 200/4 Macro. Details here in the Lens Review DB: https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/showproduct.php?product=184&cat=30

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Your an inspiration Marc
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Wow, Marc

This is in deed an honour to have your image in that site. Good one!
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This is brilliant! Butterfly, with all his details and the color of the flower, beautiful shot!
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Congrats! It is a very nice shot. Having tried to catch some butterflies lately with the DFA100, I have begun to apprechiate what it takes to compose a macro picture so well and to choose a good background as foundation for the bokeh. But when the dam critter finally sit still, it is so easy to forget everything about composition etc and just fire away! You are an inspiration!
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