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Mating Blue Morpho Butterflies (Morpho peleides)

By teocali
A pair of mating Blue Morpho butterflies (Morpho peleides) taken at RHS Wisley last Friday.
Many thanks your your C&Cs on my last upload - really appreciated as always and all constructive critique, hints and tips welcomed Smile

Tags: Blue Surrey Butterfly Insect Close-up and macro Rhs Wisley Pets and captive animals Morpho Peleides

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Comments


Shroomer 9 14 167 England
6 Feb 2011 4:39PM
You forgot to post as Adult Sylvia Grin
Very well spotted and excellent detail, plus the timing was spot on
Richard

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CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
6 Feb 2011 5:02PM
I am getting so fed up with everyone going to Wisley and I'm thousands of miles away! It was my favourite place to visit with my late mother, but of course that was before they introduced the 'butterfly days'. This is a super close-up, Sylvia, excellent detail (no privacy for the poor pair!). Carol
Alvar 9 23 2 France
6 Feb 2011 5:27PM
Superb Sylvia just superb !!!!
Alvar
A beautifully detailed and pin sharp close-up.
Steve.
VidB 7 11 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 6:08PM
I can't find anything that you could or need to do to this image Sylvia, the detail in the wings of the butterfly is superb, the colour is right, an all round excellent image, good work
Dave.

will PM later
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 6:21PM
Excellent shot Sylvia, wonderful details, colours and patterns, particularly with the two different shades.
Truning their backs to each other - they must have had an argument Wink
Tim
6 Feb 2011 7:00PM
Fine detail - fine work.
Pat
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3350 Canada
6 Feb 2011 7:45PM
Lovely shot indeed Sylvia.


If I may make a few minor suggestions as in the mod.


I would fill in the dark areas with leaves, - the top left in particular; and I suspect you increased colour sat to get thos nice insects at their best, - but I find that leaving them as is and de saturating the leaves a little appears better to my eye, - the breen is a little intense.

Otherwise ticks all the boxes.



Regards



Willie
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
6 Feb 2011 8:04PM

Quote:Excellent shot Sylvia, wonderful details, colours and patterns, particularly with the two different shades.
Truning their backs to each other - they must have had an argument Wink
Tim


Or they must have been contortionists!! Grin
First class capture Sylvia.
Ron
dianah 9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 8:13PM
I think this is stunning and how fortunate to find two ! Smile There are almost three layers here with the soft backdrop..then the leaves and finally the butterflies. So much detail..I am green with envy !! Smile
Di
6 Feb 2011 8:13PM
Hi Sylvia another stunner regards gray.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 8:15PM
great shot - you were there Friday and I was there Thursday, so busy on our visit
teocali Plus
8 421 18 England
6 Feb 2011 8:25PM

Quote:Lovely shot indeed Sylvia.


If I may make a few minor suggestions as in the mod.


I would fill in the dark areas with leaves, - the top left in particular; and I suspect you increased colour sat to get thos nice insects at their best, - but I find that leaving them as is and de saturating the leaves a little appears better to my eye, - the breen is a little intense.

Otherwise ticks all the boxes.



Regards



Willie



Many thanks for the advice and super mod Willie -the filling in on the LH top corner is a real improvement - much appreciated and noted Smile I tend to use Selective Colour when processing my images, rather than just increasing saturation.
I have uploaded a V2, from the jpg version, straight out of the camera, only cropped slightly on the RHS to cut out a plant label - no other processing done, for comparison.
Sylvia
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 8:27PM
Amazing what a difference the apperture @ F16 & a tripod makes - the quality of this shot is top notch - Ina
JJGEE Plus
11 6.6k 18 England
6 Feb 2011 10:01PM
Excellent couple of shots from your latest visit, obviously being able to use a tripod has helped considerably in getting a sharper image overall, whether it be because of less camera movement or smaller aperture or possibly both Smile

Unlikely a tripod would have been allowed when I went on Saturday, but several people were using monopods.
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 11:48PM
fantastic detail and colour sylvia a stunning capture Wink
andy
7 Feb 2011 2:13AM
A fabulous capture Sylvia. The detail is awesome...........Sandy
Ray42 7 3 England
7 Feb 2011 8:14AM
An excellent capture - love the comments posted by Ron - and a good mod by Willie

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