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A Knapweed Fritillary butterfly settles down...
... on the petals of a Saw-Wort flower...
Technical Note :
This one was taken looking North with the sun setting in the West, a little backlight through the wing tips and the rest lit with a small reflector attached to the 580EX flash unit.
wow stunning little butterfly Dawn
1st class image, lovely light quality and fine detail.
An absolute stunner - well done.
A splendid shot of this beautiful butterfly, such excellent detail and light
stunning capture,super detail and colours
Excellent detail and dof
Wow stunning detail, super colours, Great close up.Shaun
This really is a jewel. Fantastic detail, colours & DOF
Beautiful shot - the lighting is perfect
Composition, lighting, detail and colors are excellent. Beautifully shot.
Great shot Tim. I see you are experimenting with the flash now. I tried a similar thing with my first ever Small Pearl Border Fritillary last night. Wont be home till Monday to check them out on the PC but look good on the camera
Saw my first English Glanville Frits today. Loads of them. Very windy and most were past their best so don't think I got anything great. Hunting for Marsh Frits tomorrow to try and make it 3 new british species in 3 days!
Thank you all for your very generous words!
John, actually I just covered the flash with a small reflector to get this shot. So there's no flash at all, just diffuse sunlight from the sunset. I think fill flash is too intense to leave any decent backlighting... Although here it was too late in the day to get very much anyway... at least they're much easier to photograph then!
There's a few Pearl-bordered Frits. over here now too. Good luck with the new British species!
Another superb shot.
Truly beautiful...and love the back lighting through the hairs...and read in depth about the reflector and flash.. good advise.. noted..
Thanks for your helpful comment , appreciated was battling the wind.. ! but need to experiment with b/gs and F settings
The light here is indeed magical; a beautiful shot.
the is more than beautiful, a favorite )P
Outstanding shot, love the image...
Nice pastel shades again Tim. I like the rosey patches on the bg and the butterfly forwewing.
This really is art Tim. It gets better and better.
Gorgeous shot, butterfly and flower.
You are very good at getting quality b'fly shots
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