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This butterfly (Monarch? // Viceroy?) was resting on this leaf for quite some time. Normally speaking it should have been an easy shot; however, it was rather windy, and everything (the leaf, the butterfly et cetera) was rocking and rolling. Also - the butterfly would open and close its wings, so perfect timing was essential to catch the wings in their horizontal position, so what might appear to have been a simple 'snapshot' wasn't quite so simple.

Photographer: Leon Plympton
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 12-Aug-2007 00:28 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/250 sec.
Aperture: f-5.6
Focal length: 150 (300) mm
Lens: ZD 40-150mm
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 200 +.7 EV
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Re-sized / tweaked brightness & saturation & sharpness / noise reduction
Image resized to: 578x960

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Fonzy - at 00:48 CEST on 12-Aug-2007 [Reply]

BUTTERFLY - 001 - re-visited:

Fons -

I am humbled, receiving such praise from das meister.

I do wish the left wing was in better focus, but with the wind blowing as it was and the sporadic opening and closing of the butterfly's wings I had to take my shot when I could.

As I just mentioned to Rina elsewhere I believe I may experiment using ISO 400 the next time I trek on the prairie for faster shutter speeds and/or tighter aperture settings.


Leon Plympton at 17:44 CEST on 12-Aug-2007 [Reply]



Fantastic, one of you best postings, keep them coming.

Kindest Regards: Peter

Peter French at 19:55 CEST on 14-Aug-2007 [Reply]

BUTTERFLY - 001 - re-visited:

Peter -

Thank you - very much. If you're pleased with it, I'm very pleased.


Leon Plympton at 02:57 CEST on 16-Aug-2007 [Reply]