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An ageing Spotted Orange Fritillary lights up... catching the evening light... on a spider's lair.
Just gorgeous. Wonderful light and excellent focus. Such a pretty picture.
fantastic image, superbly done
Cracking shot great detail and colour good use of DOF
Superb image, the light and detail are excellent, well composed and captured..................
Quality macro work, showing fine detail & imaginative DOF. Good work, Tim.
Excellent image. Barbara
Beautifully captured against the light.
A superb image well shot.
A stunning shot well done.
Beautiful image.......a butterfly on a champagne flute!
Another magical macro Tim, you've captured this ageing beauty in such wonderful light
What a superb shot - John
This is stunning pin sharp detail and wonderful colour,
Awesome, looks like a butterfly on some sort of glow stick. Really a cobwebby weed. But very beautiful...............Sandy
A truly stunning image of this beautiful Fritillary Tim.
Another exquisite image, perfectly captured. Carol
wow,such an amazing result and clarity! are the focal distance you used ie 1oomm and aperture 8 paramount to close up photography?
Hi Laurent, the longer the focal distance the further you can get from your subject with the same magnification. So 180mm is currently the best dedicated macro lens for not disturbing these little creatures. But 100mm is also pretty good, it just means you have to be better at not scaring them away.
Aperture 8 is considered shallow depth of field in macro photography with most images being taken from f10 up to f16 to get the whole subject in focus. It's a matter of personal taste. I try to push the boundaries of shallow dof sometimes getting down to f2.8 if the wings of a butterfly are perfectly lined up with the focal plane of the camera. This gives you the benefit of having a nice out of focus background with a very sharp subject, but it's tricky to get that subject all in focus below f8.
Thank you all for your very kind comments. I'm impressed this image was so well received.
hello verry nice, look like mij butterfly, look too mij galery greetings ruurd
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