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  Mini#42 Best of 2019, So Far
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American Lady       ©2019 mbbin2
Panasonic DC-G9       5th place, 93 points
1/639s, f7.1, ISO 400, 700mm, Aperture Priority, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: converted from raw and resized       Extra Info: None
 
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ysal
Jul 23, 2019
    Congrats, great shot! We had an explosion of these Painted Lady butterflies in Southern California this spring. Some days it look like it was snowing butterflies! Their migration continued for months.

mbbin2
Jul 23, 2019
    Thanks for your comments and votes. I shoot wildlife with spot focus and burst which means many deletes so I usually get some that I am satisfied with. I will try to flip this shot to see if the composition is better. Never thought of the fact the he was facing out of the frame until some of the comments.

Jade O.
Jul 22, 2019
    I just knew this was yours!

mrsawyer
Jul 22, 2019
    Congrats for finishing 5th in a competitive field.

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davemisunas
Jul 22, 2019
    Very nice image, just the butter fly or the flower alone would be good but you got them together. the foreground blur is a little distracting but still a good photo.

Amberbug
Jul 22, 2019
    Nice shot, butterfly a little soft, out of focus flowers in foreground should be cropped out, position of butterfly would be better if was facing left, something to consider next time, been there also.

jomari
Jul 22, 2019
    Lovely photo - colours, details, background. Beautiful butterfly - I wish we had butterflies like that. Up in my faves.

Old Finn
Jul 22, 2019
    Nice colors and good sharpness. In my favorites.

Lo
Jul 21, 2019
    Beautifully composed and taken. The background is perfect. It enhances the soft colours of the butterfly rather than overpowering them.

Jade O.
Jul 20, 2019
    Close to perfect! The colour riot really elevates this one. The detail and lighting is excellent. My sense is the butterfly is facing the wrong way but still easily in my top ten. I wonder how difficult it is to get a shot like this...

aoc46
Jul 19, 2019
    Really like the colors of the butterfly against the background. The blue flowers compete with it for attention; consider a tighter, square crop on the butterfly, then adjust the color and saturation of the remaining blue so it nearly matches the grays in the insect.

wrosenthal
Jul 19, 2019
    About the most perfect bug shot that I have seen in quite a while. The color palate is wonderful and the detail terrific. Nice job!

SteveBee
Jul 19, 2019
    Very nice capture with great details. Wish the butterfly was facing the other direction.

RobertLavker
Jul 19, 2019
    Love the colors and the sharpness of the butterfly wings. Well composed. My only problem is the out of focus part of the plant in the foreground. I would have cropped this out.

ysal
Jul 19, 2019
    Beautiful colors, detail and bokeh. I'm not sure about the composition with the negative space behind the butterfly.

NEAT
Jul 18, 2019
    That is a very lovely butterfly, pity it’s facing out of the frame, not sure if a different crop would’ve looked better.
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