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MaryO


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Collection: 2011-09 30 Days of Flowers
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Aug 12, 2011
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Floral, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2011

Viewed: 280
Comments: 14
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A Tiger Swallowtail on my Milkweed plant. That flower is very popular with the butterfly set.

Can't remember the exact PP but it doesn't look like I did anything complicated. Catching the butterfly in the right light was the tricky part ;-)

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09/05/2011 04:55:59 PM
Wonderful image of the butterfly and the milkweed. I was wondering if I could plant some milkweed to draw butterflies as monarch butterflies are on the decline because of the loss of this plant. Is it hard to grow?
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09/04/2011 10:53:03 AM
Beautiful use of the light. Nicely captured.
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09/04/2011 01:11:07 AM
kind of like the annunciation. strong and clear.
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09/03/2011 06:11:14 PM
Great shot. I have been working on something like this today. Not easy...
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09/03/2011 10:53:35 AM
I'm always impressed by butterfly wings & this superb shot shows them off perfectly. Showing the milkweed decorated with one of its favorite customers is perfect--great shot of the milkweed, too! "D
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09/03/2011 09:48:41 AM
Right place + right time = Perfect image!
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09/03/2011 09:21:00 AM
Wonderfully lit! Yes, you clicked at just the right instant!
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09/03/2011 06:35:28 AM
I like the light on the butterfly.
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09/03/2011 03:59:05 AM
love the backlighting through the wings. great shot.
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09/03/2011 01:20:15 AM
I need to learn how to photograph butterflies like this. Nice work.
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09/02/2011 11:43:12 PM
WOW - you just do these so well. Love the lighting.
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09/02/2011 11:04:59 PM
Love the backlighting in this one. Those big wing bugs do love anything in the milkweed family.
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09/02/2011 09:15:33 PM
Gorgeous, Mary! The butterfly is so beautifully lit and contrasted with the background.
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09/02/2011 08:09:39 PM
Nice Swallowtail; butterflies are difficult to get sharply (to me).
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