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Butterfly Up Close

By WeeGeordieLass    
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

Tags: Butterfly Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Badgerfred, KarenFB, jadus and 11 more

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19 Apr 2014 4:36PM

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
19 Apr 2014 4:44PM
A beautiful portrait - well worth your perseverance!
jadus 6 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2014 5:01PM
Well done Elaine - that was worth waiting forGrin

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2014 5:24PM
Has a rather startled expression, must be the sharpness of the orange. This is a wonderful capture, one I like very much.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
19 Apr 2014 6:00PM
Great macro. Well captured.
19 Apr 2014 6:05PM
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 looks like he's saying "oooooohhh, there's orangey!"
An outstanding macro capture, Elaine. Great colours, comp, & DOF.

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
20 Apr 2014 9:38AM
I think this is a brilliant image!
Worth all the trouble!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
20 Apr 2014 11:05AM
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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