First off, sorry for the sloppy montage yesterday
I'd taken those pics on the 11th of Feb and was gonna upload them that day so that evening I quickly resized them and chucked them together without any finesse. As it turned out I did NOT upload them until much later and I really should've REmontaged them. Anyway, that's all montage under the bridge now.
Here's something from the 14th of Feb. This pretty little fella sat in different places long enough to be photographed. Which is more than I can say for this other butterfly called the Chocolate Pansy who can be a total pain in the...
...ANYWAY, back to Pretty Little Fella (yes, I don't know what it is). At one point, he perched on this twig highish up above me and I did a full zoom (29.2mm digital) and took several shots with different EV values.
It was in Program mode and I'd set the ISO to Auto so I don't know what ISO it was, but for this shot, the cam went for f4.0 at 1/250sec. I used an EV of +2 for this which rendered the sky (the background) almost white.
Processing-wise, I increased Lightness and Contrast and then made the background fully white. Next, spun it clockwise 90 degrees (to make it look like it was hanging from the branch) and cropped the left side to make it a neat square. I then added the borders (1px of grey followed by 49pxs of white).
Hope you like. Nice wings, huh???
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