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Had a lesson today in just how difficult it is to get a sharp hand-held macro shot of a butterfly with the focus just where you want it.

In the end patience and persistence paid off, and I hope you think I did a reasonable job...this was one of my best attempts - many more shots were binned!

Thanks for looking.

Elaine Grin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG Macro OS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Apr 2014 - 12:13 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Butterfly Up Close
Username:WeeGeordieLass WeeGeordieLass
Uploaded:19 Apr 2014 - 4:17 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Apr 2014 - 4:36 PM

Excellent,
Fred.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94513 forum postsKarenFB vcard England165 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2014 - 4:44 PM

A beautiful portrait - well worth your perseverance!

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jadus
jadus Plus Member 31122 forum postsjadus vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2014 - 5:01 PM

Well done Elaine - that was worth waiting forGrin

Jade

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2014 - 5:24 PM

Has a rather startled expression, must be the sharpness of the orange. This is a wonderful capture, one I like very much.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
19 Apr 2014 - 6:00 PM

Great macro. Well captured.

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WeeGeordieLass Plus Member 3402 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
19 Apr 2014 - 6:05 PM

Thanks for taking the time to comment everyone...

Lol Peter...have to agree -
Quote: Has a rather startled expression, must be the sharpness of the orange

...it looks like he's saying "oooooohhh, there's orangey!"

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Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
19 Apr 2014 - 6:52 PM

An outstanding macro capture, Elaine. Great colours, comp, & DOF.

Fred

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ddolfelin Plus Member 373 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 9:38 AM

I think this is a brilliant image!
Worth all the trouble!

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 11:05 AM

Excellently done, Elaine - as you say, difficult to get the right part of the subject in focus in macro work, moving just a fraction of an inch backwards or forwards and it's gone! Sad
Trev Smile

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