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Dread



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Butterflies Reply with quote

I have to start by saying there has been some incredible photography in the forum recently, you folks all continue to awe and inspire me. Soon my day job will end and I'll be able to focus on the wealth of knowledge and talent available here!

My first trip to the local butterfly pavilion went well today. Didn't hit a good light or crowd day, and most of the critters were getting pretty ratty. But it was nice to get in out of the snow and see these critters!







Thanks for looking!
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JoanYoung



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely shot Ryan. These butterfly farms are alsways worth going to. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pictures!

I'd love to hear the story about that second one, especially equipment and technique.

The EXIF data says Nikon D300, f/20, 60 mm, strobe lighting. I'm guessing the f/20 includes the effect of extension for close focusing, and I presume this is a severe crop, but it's still very sharp!

--Rik
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Dread



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, you got it Rik. the 60mm has a "Limit" and "Full" focusing range toggle on the lens, I'm not sure why anyone would want a limit! It was fairly early in the morning, and the flutterbyes were still cool from the night before. The larger ones took longer to get up and about, and I was able to crouch next to this one and keep getting closer. The strobe was the internal flash, and I was at the minimum subject to lens distance.

Glad it worked out Smile
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