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    Rather than the typical 'monarch on a cone flower' theme, I tried to capture this very common but attractive butterfly in a non-traditional pose with wings slightly up and shooting at the save level as the insect. The use of aperture priority, evaluative metering, and fill flash provided a good balance between the background and foreground exposure. Overcast conditions offer the best opportunity for creating images like this one.

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    Jeez, who let you in? I love it, but for the near antennae which seems to be hidden by part of the flower. Is the thing between the two antennae a leg? IAC, I love the non-traditional pose, the soft light, and the colors.

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    Artie--as you noted, the left antenna tip is a bit soft but then this is the challenge of photographing insects--they have a lot more appendages which can be out of focus vs. birds:). It is the proboscis that is partially obscured by on the of the legs which is unfortunate. However, it means that there is a better shot out there waiting to be taken next season!

    FWIW, the principles of bird photography that you teach in your IPT's and your books have dramatically elevated my insect photography technique. I owe you one.

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    Hi Keith !!!!!!!! Sensory overload #20 !!!!!

    Love how you set the Bfies with the flowers Just gorgeous !!!! Big Congrats !!!!

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