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Butterfly on my bush 4

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 5 August 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I was thrilled to see this dark swallowtail fluttering around my bush.
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SONY NEX-C3 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 200 30 mm

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Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Beautiful, he is so big and the colors are lovely

5 Aug 2012 5:18am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

I have seen them in captivity but you are fortunate to have it in your garden. Nice photo.

5 Aug 2012 5:21am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandisoe macro de ce papillon sueprbe iamge et macro.

5 Aug 2012 6:38am

L'angevine from Angers, France

il a de belles couleurs

5 Aug 2012 7:49am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...Magnifique and fabulous colors !

5 Aug 2012 7:53am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom


5 Aug 2012 7:56am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

O how stunning! The markings and colours are glorious!

5 Aug 2012 8:20am

tataray from france, France

Magnifique )

5 Aug 2012 8:26am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

wonderful translucence

5 Aug 2012 9:17am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Il est superbe je ne le connais pas celui-là!!!

5 Aug 2012 10:09am

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Great capture, nice composition & very pleasing. Have a nice day !!

5 Aug 2012 10:40am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un magnifique specimen que je ne connais pas !! vraiment beau !

5 Aug 2012 11:48am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You are getting some very vibrant colour into these shots, are you using something like Topaz to achieve this?

5 Aug 2012 11:51am

@Curly: I do not even know what Topaz is. I use my camera and iphoto. I am new at this processing and accept any suggestions as to what is easiest to get started with.

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent, a great image.
Good Sunday.

5 Aug 2012 11:59am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

It appears to be on a window with the greenery in the background.

5 Aug 2012 12:19pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A beauty !

5 Aug 2012 12:20pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful frame !

5 Aug 2012 12:25pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Gorgeous color against the green background!

5 Aug 2012 1:19pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Magnificent image, beautifully captured

5 Aug 2012 1:24pm

dang from Atlanta, United States

Great catch Ruthie, glad you managed a shot of this guy. Nice going.
Just wondering... do you happen to have the HDR setting turned on in your NEX? There's an affect of some type here (similar to PS line-edging) that has a surreal look to it. Of course, that may be what you want.
Keep it up, you're doing great.

5 Aug 2012 2:02pm

@dang: ALthough my camera does have an HDR setting, i did not use it for these images. HDR takes three images that have to be aligned and iphoto does not do that. This is just boosted with iphoto. I got a couple of suggestions for apps that are free but I also need them to be easy to use as I am a beginner at processing. Thanks again for your help.

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

This one is sumptuous

5 Aug 2012 2:54pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

I like how the light glow though the gorgeous wings. An impressive close up.

5 Aug 2012 3:11pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Nice capture! Like the strength of the darks which is so contrasting to the soft surrounds.

5 Aug 2012 3:12pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful series...

5 Aug 2012 5:15pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

WOW ! Great shot !

5 Aug 2012 5:36pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Une belle série qui s'étoffe pour notre plaisir visuel !
Bonne fin de journée!

5 Aug 2012 8:15pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You have a wonderful bush there, attracting all of these beautiful specimens. Gorgeous colours.

5 Aug 2012 8:19pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great shot of this beautiful butterfly with gorgeous colors !!!

5 Aug 2012 8:29pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Another wonderful example, and nicely captured also.

(I sent an email about a program)

5 Aug 2012 8:47pm

@Michael Fresh: Thank you so much! I got it and hope to check them out tomorrow.

dang from Atlanta, United States

Hi Ruthie... maybe I misunderstood when I read up on the Sony NEX cams, but I was thinking it combined the shots in-camera. Anyway, let me know what OS your computer has and I'll be glad to send you links to some free programs too. There's really a lot of different ones now, and some are pretty simple. And again, I'm not saying this is bad, just a different look... and I don't think it's your processing but is in the camera. As I said before, the depth of field is really sharp compared to most sensors even though it's the same size as my Canon DSLR's. And even though P&S cams have a lot smaller sensor, the look this has is still very different, that's why I asked if you'd checked the setting. Thanks, and keep it up.

5 Aug 2012 8:48pm

@dang: My SONY is really more than just a P&S camera. I use Lion OS on my MACs. I wanted to upgrade to Mountain Lion, but my machines are not new enough. Guess I'll have to start a fund for a new one as well as my fund for lenses for my camera. Thanks for your help.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous capture

5 Aug 2012 9:21pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

What a gorgeous image! You are really attracting some beauties! I love how the light comes through the wings. Absolutely beautiful!

5 Aug 2012 10:06pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful vibrant colors ~ beautiful butterfly and capture!

5 Aug 2012 11:08pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Great colors Ruthie... a great capture with the wings fully open, I am never so lucky! So pretty against that lush green, I like!!

5 Aug 2012 11:30pm

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Your pictures are amazing, a great beauty, I'm a little envious that you have those butterflies in your garden. They are beautiful, never had seen such in my flowers. Good catch. A hug.

6 Aug 2012 2:49am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is another gorgeous shot.

6 Aug 2012 3:51am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I can say only wow

6 Aug 2012 4:01am

S.A.M from Tehran, Iran

Very nice.

6 Aug 2012 7:45pm