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This image did not come out as expected. It was backlit with the sun, but the flower branch was in deep shade (hence, underexposed). I used my flash unit (Canon 550ex set at -2) and had the lens (28-135mm) set to macro.

Shutter speed @1/125
ISO 100
Aperture @ f9

This is a major crop as well (approximately 50% of full frame). I cloned out two very black areas (from branches) to the right side of the frame.

It just seem to come out strange to me, kind of funky looking.
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Post by beetleman »

Funky for sure Sue......but very cool looking :wink: looks like you really confused the camera with the different lighting :D
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Post by salden »

beetleman wrote:Funky for sure Sue......but very cool looking :wink: looks like you really confused the camera with the different lighting :D
I think I confused me as well.... :lol:
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Wow! It's like it's been posterized -- all the colors have been driven into saturation, except the light yellow of the butterfly. :!: Some effect of pulling the branch up out of the shadows, I suppose. :?

The butterfly is a bit unusual, too. It's a male (the valvae are clearly visible), but the abdomen seems unusually thick for a male swallowtail.

I'm pretty sure this is a once-in-a-lifetime shot, Sue. :D

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Rik wrote:
It's a male (the valvae are clearly visible)
Shame on you! {-X :lol:

That is a wild shot Sue, sort of abstract I think but what do I know, huh? :D

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