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Cuban Colours

By celestun
This was a primarily photo-journalistic trip to Cuba, but I still couldn't resist sticking an extension tube on the 70-200 f2.8 IS USM and taking a few tropical butterflies.
I wish I could have taken my 180mm macro along also!

They do have quite spectacular colours and the bright sunlight only makes them shine like jewels in the tropical foliage.

Cuba 2007

This is part of a series I am working on of "backlit butterflies"... if you're interested see some more of them HERE on EPZ

Tags: Butterfly Colourful Cuba Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wings Tropical Vinales Wildlife and nature

Voters: graceland, User_Removed, ZInaNMooner and 42 more

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graceland 16 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 6:53PM
Fab close up
User_Removed 14 16 England
4 Mar 2008 6:55PM
Beautiful clear, well detailed shot. Spot-on work
4 Mar 2008 6:56PM
Fantastic shot.
fishy2 13
4 Mar 2008 6:57PM
4 Mar 2008 7:05PM
Great picture!
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
4 Mar 2008 7:06PM
A wonderful opportunity seized. Gorgeous DOF.
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
4 Mar 2008 7:08PM
Stunning close up.
4 Mar 2008 7:12PM
Excellent dof

proz 16 205 United States
4 Mar 2008 7:36PM
really great shot, great colors, Dof and details.
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 7:46PM
G73photography 14 417 15 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 7:49PM
lovely image, the framing works well, lovely colours too, G
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 7:52PM
The butterfly is pin sharp..excellent detail and colour.
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 8:18PM
Very delicate and perfectly sharp
rmr 13 1 Wales
4 Mar 2008 8:40PM
superb detail and colours
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
4 Mar 2008 8:54PM
Nice to see you back in your comfort zone Tim Wink
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 9:10PM
The Master returns!
4 Mar 2008 10:30PM
Beautiful image.
kit-monster 17 3.7k 2 Singapore
4 Mar 2008 10:56PM
Still snapping butterflies! Always loved your shots. I hope to get out and take some myself in a couple of months.
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 11:40PM
Wow I really didn't expect this. I guess this IS my comfort zone as you say Janet! Perhaps I should head back to Cuba with the macro lens next time!

Thank you all!


fishiee 17 478 3 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2008 12:02AM
Aha back at last. One of those pointy wing things Smile

Not bad for a non-macro lens but I'm sure the 180 would trounce it Smile
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
5 Mar 2008 12:59PM
This is perfection. Carol

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