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Butterfly 3 - the End of the Day

Butterfly 3 - the End of the Day
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm APO
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-28 19:12
Viewed: 3634
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another butterfly from the hothouse at the Montreal Botannical gardens. This butterfly has lived out its life. I'm going to have to check my monitor's clibration - in the PS editor, the colors were much warmer.

The Botannical Gradens in Montreal have a special hothouse set aside for butterflies to live in,which you can visit around this time of year, called "Butterflies Go Free". One can walk around inside the lush hothouse with hundreds of beautifully colored butterflies flying around, even landing on one. I learned there how hard it is to get a really good image of a rapidly moving insect, or even one that is on a flower, without a tripod.

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To marhowie: Good to see you're still looking at this siteAlan_Kolnik 1 05-07 13:37
To trinko: SharpeningAlan_Kolnik 1 04-28 23:05
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Ce papillon bleu est très bien photographié, le focus est très bon partout. Pauvre petite bête qui a les ailes brisées. Il est de la même couleur que l'écorce.

very interesting butterfly. wings are well focused but i think the head would benefit from some sharpening.

Hi Alan,
Looks like at the end of the day, this b-fly is near the end of its term..
B-fly houses are very difficult shooting environments. Good job to get it under those circumstances.

For some reason I love to see them upside down. It's amazing how they manage to hang on, isn't it? That positioning makes for a great composition!
Good color and clarity. Poor little feller is on his last leg...or wing.

Calibration Check