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Drying Out

Drying Out
Photo Information
Copyright: Agnes McClure (amcc555) (25)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Canon Zoom EF 75-300
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-09-15 20:32
Viewed: 3355
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Okay, I have this one and possibly one more to post in this series of the birth of a monarch butterly. After crawling off my patio the butterfly sat in the grass, occassionally flapping his wings to dry them out. At one point my dog startled the butterfly, almost stepping on it, and it flew up onto the dog briefly, which in turn startled the dog. Sadly, I didn't have the camera in hand at that moment. It was quite an amusing scene and would have made a great picture (Dog and the Butterfly) but ultimately I was worried for the butterfly because they are pretty weak and defenseless at this stage.

Anyway, on this one I cropped, usm'd just a bit, and adjusted the hue and brightness.

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Hello nice photo of this Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) really the photos of the butterflies are very interesting. Here in the Florida we have very beautiful copies.
I think that if you apply USM it could focus better.
Thank you.

This is the 3rd. of a good series. I think the crop could be better. A better PP would do a lot, like in the pupa.

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