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Blue Tiger (10)
Dinu Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 38] (264)
This is a Blue Tiger having a go at the Mexican Flame Vine flower. Seems to like this! I had to use a fill flash as the shady area was towards me - shade from a Polyalthea longifolia tree very close to it. He was there for me to shoot a few pictures using macro zoom. I could not go closer to try a real macro, but it was higher for my reach and there was danger of me disturbing the vine and hence the insect.


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Dinu Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 38] (264)
contrast + saturation
Edited by:peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1738 W: 291 N: 4005] (11530)

Very precise and high quality long distance capture. Little postwork will increase the effects of fill flash by lighting up the dark parts and revealing the rich spectre of shades and hues contained in that capture:

Photoshop Elements:
1) Fill flash tool: +9
2) Contrast increased: + 6
3) Saturation increased: + 6

Simply using the "Auto-contrast tool" will deliver a similar result.

Hope you enjoy.