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Butterfly and Bluebells

By SteveMackay  
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.

Tags: Butterflies Landscape Landscapes Bluebells Butterfly Bluebell Comma butterfly Landscape and travel

Voters: andylea, Philip_H, Glostopcat and 23 more

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Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
20 Apr 2014 4:47PM
A beautiful wooland scene, I live the carpet of bluebells and the comma basking on the treetrunk.

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fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 5:21PM
beautiful shot Steve and the depth of clarity is amazing, the butterfly basking in the light is a real bonus
regards SmileSmileSmile
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
20 Apr 2014 6:20PM
Natures wonder captured excellently Steve, my award for the day.
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
20 Apr 2014 7:01PM
Pure magic Steve

20 Apr 2014 7:08PM
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
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
20 Apr 2014 7:32PM
A stunning woodland capture. Your composition is wonderful. Excellent photography
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
20 Apr 2014 8:24PM
A very interesting image Steve. Worth all the effort that you put into it.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
21 Apr 2014 12:21AM
A beautiful scene. Magical image.
cheesey 10 2 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2014 10:48PM
Lovely image Steve, very nicely captured.
25 Apr 2014 8:49PM
Thanks all, really appreciated!, with a special thanks to Ron and Mike for your UA's, happy days!SmileSmileSmile

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