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my first winged capture- moth/butterfly
my first winged capture- moth/butterfly

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Challenge: Symmetry V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSC-HX200V
Location: Davenport, IA
Date: May 9, 2014
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2014

I was taking pictures for my other challenges and noticed this little guy down by my feet..two pictures for challenges at one shot! How could I not take a picture of this! 40mm, Aperture, ISO 200, 1/13, F.3, 18-55 VR Lens

Thank you for the comments.. Yes the background I did not have any choice, but I "should" have used PS to change the color to help match him better.. he was a really moving little bugger and did not stay still at all, so out of 20 fast shots this one was the clearest and sharpest. Thank you so much for helping me learn :-)

Place: 51 out of 62
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07/09/2016 09:23:35 AM
I remember trying to get a good clean shot of a butterfly. I couldn't figure out how other photographers got such good shots & I couldn't. I started reading up on it. I was horrified to discover that the good clean shots are achieved by placing the butterfly in the refrigerator for a while, before taking it to a controlled environment for the shot. The cold makes them slow down. Or, sometimes the butterfly is dead. After that, I didn't feel so bad about my less than perfect butterfly shots. Then I got interested in motion-blurred butterfly shots.


I discovered that blurred butterfly shots are not easy to get, either! I am lucky to live near a big butterfly house, which gave me many opportunities.

This is a very good shot, considering you captured it in the wild. It's a beautiful moth. You have many good shots in your portfolio & many opportunities with your rescued friends. Don't give up!

Message edited by author 2016-07-09 09:30:41.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2014 11:07:45 PM
Beautiful moth. The background doesn't do much for the image but I guess it's not always easy to control that.
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05/16/2014 06:20:48 PM
Oh boy. Hmmm ... yes, it's a symmetrical subject. However, it's not a subject in focus, which is too bad because the subject material had great potential.
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05/15/2014 01:40:11 PM
Quite a find. The grunge/rough/dark background detracts a bit from the beauty for me.
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05/12/2014 01:03:29 AM
Beautiful creature!
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