Orange Sulphur

Posted by Craig Lipski on Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:31 am

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Orange Sulphur
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A recent frost really knocked back both flowers and foliage; pickings have been slim.  While walking my dog, I'd noticed a rather rare butterfly I've seen a ton of this year nectaring on the sowthistle.  I went back with my camera, and my quarry was nowhere to be seen, but I loved the soft backlighting on this common species.

100-400 4.4-5.6 L IS II
f/7, 1/1600, ISO 800
Evaluative, -.67
Hand held, natural light

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

EDIT: I never say "click for (blah blah blah)", but the uncompressed view is much better in this case.

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by david fletcher on Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:31 pm
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The large view is worth that look Craig and shows beautiful details. Lovely shot!
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by Darren5907 on Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:35 pm
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Yes ,love the subtle backlighting.

I hope you see the rare one again sometime.

by Tom Whelan on Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:44 pm
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Butterfly and flowers look best in the uncompressed view - nice pose, the group of flowers looks great.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Feb 14, 2024 7:04 am
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I click on every image before commenting Craig - as I did with this one. It was well worth it to see the beautiful details here! A lovely image in the soft light.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Feb 18, 2024 8:29 pm
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Too bad you missed the rarity, but this is a terrific consolation. Gorgeous colors , detail and composition.
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