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Hello and happy Easter Smile

Here's a shot from yesterday (the Bluebells are a bit early this year), I took this at King's Wood (near Chilham, Kent), it's a good 30 mins uphill trek to see these and I was greeted by a sunbathing Comma Butterfly, which absolutely made my day! (even if it is a bit of a where's Wally composition lol....this shot looks a lot better viewed larger).

It's a 10 shot focus stack, using a 180mm macro lens, the short telephoto focal length really condenses the Bluebells, but then the lenses "compression" characteristics means you can't get everything in focus in one shot....and that's where the focus stacking comes in (using Helicon Focus 6).

Thanks for looking, cheers.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Butterfly and Bluebells
Username:SteveMackay SteveMackay
Uploaded:20 Apr 2014 - 4:43 PM
Tags:Bluebell, Bluebells, Butterflies, Butterfly, Comma butterfly, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Landscapes
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 4:47 PM

A beautiful wooland scene, I live the carpet of bluebells and the comma basking on the treetrunk.

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 533 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 5:21 PM

beautiful shot Steve and the depth of clarity is amazing, the butterfly basking in the light is a real bonus
regards SmileSmileSmile

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 6:20 PM

Natures wonder captured excellently Steve, my award for the day.
Ron

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 7:01 PM

Pure magic Steve

Mike

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 7:08 PM

Love the effect the focus stacking produces...clarity from front to back. It's the sunbathing Comma that makes it a worthy winner of my award
Mike

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 7:32 PM

A stunning woodland capture. Your composition is wonderful. Excellent photography

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 8:24 PM

A very interesting image Steve. Worth all the effort that you put into it.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 12:21 AM

A beautiful scene. Magical image.

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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
21 Apr 2014 - 10:48 PM

Lovely image Steve, very nicely captured.
Cheesey.

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SteveMackay
25 Apr 2014 - 8:49 PM

Thanks all, really appreciated!, with a special thanks to Ron and Mike for your UA's, happy days!SmileSmileSmile

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