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|Polyommatus icarus female|
This morning was cool and cloudy; not especially good butterfly watching weather. However, my stroll across an ancient flower meadow was rewarded by finding this female Common Blue trying to warm herself enough to fly.
I used two Nikon mini-lights to illuminate her in the flat overcast morning and set the lens to f/22 to give depth. Despite the Sigma 180mm macro being rather heavy, this hand-held result is quite pleasing. Certainly, she would have been gone long before I could set up a tripod. Thanks for looking. Alan.
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- [2010-05-31 11:15]
A fine macro of a female P. icarus. I like the semi- rear lateral POV that shows her details with nice sharpness and colours.
Our spring has been too cold for them to emerge here!
Thanks and kind regards,
A fine macro of this lovely lady common blue taken from an impressive POV. Great usage of the flash to obtain a very deep DOF with the perfect exposure without any OE area. I also like the diagonal flow of the composition.
TFS and have a nice night!
- [2010-05-31 22:41]
Splendid photo, very good lights!
- [2010-06-01 0:02]
Fine closeup of this female with open wings showing both wings marking well. tfs.