Posted by clement on Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:47 pm

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Once they emerge out of the ground, they shed their external shell and perch for the blood to flow in to their wings and then fly away.. used 3 flashes to get that wing which is getting that blue blood through them.

D5, 105mm, 3 flashes and diffuser
ISO 100, f22, 1/160 shutters.
Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Valparai, India

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:17 am
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Very dramatic and quite unique capture of this phase of their development, Clement!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:34 pm
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What beautiful colors- really wonderful to see this remarkable stage of growth and your story to go with it. Great stuff!
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by Tom Whelan on Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:29 pm
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The light is striking, so is the coloration of the wing veins.

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by Craig Lipski on Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:39 pm
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Very cool!
Good light,

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