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GraphyFotoz
06-07-2007, 05:29 PM
Been chasing these all over my place to get a decent shot!
Not easy to get a nice sharp shot before they move but this is my best so far!
Out of about 6 shots......still not up to my standards but I'll keep a look out for some more opportunities.

http://graphyfotoz.smugmug.com/photos/160526466-L.jpg

twoshadows
06-07-2007, 05:38 PM
Jim,

That's gorgeous! I love the framing (Is it a crop?) the angle and the colors. Doesn't look like you used a flash, but either way, way to balance out the bg lighting w/the fg.

Ian

GraphyFotoz
06-07-2007, 05:51 PM
Thanx!
I VERY rarely use a flash and didn't on this one.
I prefer the softness of natural lighting for Flowers and such.

Yes I always crop.....this one is about a 60% crop.

zacker
06-08-2007, 07:08 AM
nice Jim.... we will be getting tons of swallowtails as soon as the butterfly bushes pop... cant wait for the Hummingbird moths to come back, maybe ill be able to get a sharp, clear shot of one this year..lol

stoneylonesome
06-08-2007, 09:38 PM
Beautiful shot, I have to keep my eye out for some butterflies.

Teresa221
06-08-2007, 09:49 PM
Beautiful!

I love that he landed on purple flowers - a nice contrast to his colors.