Copper butterfly (2nd pic added)

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Copper butterfly (2nd pic added)

Post by MacroLuv »

It belongs to Lycaenidae family I guess. :D
The Small Copper or the Common Copper, Lycaena phlaeas?
At least it is very small. :lol:

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Model Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Date/time original 16.06.2007 16:19:18
Shutter speed value 1/320 s
Aperture value f/9
ISO speed ratings ISO 200
Focal length 100 mm
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Post by Sven Bernert »

Very cool :smt023 :) Love that background ...

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Sven Bernert wrote:Love that background ...
Looks like a studio shot, doesn't it? :D

Long lens, wide aperture ---> smooth background. An advantage of the larger format DSLR, versus compact digital.

A beautiful capture, Nikola, and a specimen with not a scale out of place! Could be you caught it on its first day out. :D

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Post by MacroLuv »

Thanks guys! I'm glade you like it. :D
Should I say it is full frame and handheld? Actually one hand shot. Maybe you are asking yourselfs what I was doing with other hand? :lol:
Well, this camera is much heavier than my old pocket cameras so it is not easy to change its position to desired angle. And if you also with it must change position of your body and head to stay sticked with your eye on viewfinder (I didn't must with my old lightweight pocket cameras!), it makes things even more complicated.
Well, now you guess. I used my left hand to change position and angle of the flower together with the butterfly!. I've rotated it along most weird axis, even almost upside-down and this little guy didn't complain! This is the most cooperative little butterfly I ever found! :D
No cheating with background here. See next image with same flower and same butterfly about three minutes later.

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Model Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Date/time original 16.06.2007 16:22:27
Shutter speed value 1/320 s
Aperture value f/7.1
ISO speed ratings ISO 200
Focal length 100 mm
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Post by twebster »

This is very pretty, Nikola. This is the first time I've ever seen a "tailed" copper butterfly. Nice job! :)
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Post by MacroLuv »

twebster wrote:This is very pretty, Nikola. This is the first time I've ever seen a "tailed" copper butterfly. Nice job! :)
Thanks Tom! I'm glad you've seen it from my photos first. :D
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Post by beetleman »

An excellent photo Nikola. I still like the first one, beautiful side shot and I agree on the background...super :wink:
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Post by Ken Ramos »

You always seem to get such great shots with your cameras Nikola. Nice work. :D

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Post by MacroLuv »

Thanks Doug and Ken! :D
Ken Ramos wrote:You always seem to get such great shots with your cameras Nikola. Nice work. :D

I'm only shootting too much! :lol:
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

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