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  #24 Complement
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Monarchs Mating       ©2006 SteveBee
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       11th place, 121 points
1/250s, f4.5, ISO 100, 189mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: USM, Shadow/Highlight, Levels, crop       Extra Info: Yes, butterflies have complementary parts for mating. Interestingly, the pair can fly in this position. Actually, only one flies while the other hangs on for the ride. I like the blue sky background and the way the color of the oats matches the color of the butterfly wings. The most difficult part was trying to focus while my subject was swaying not only from side to side, but forward and backward as well, so the camera-to-subject distance was constantly changing.
 
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Old Finn
Sep 3, 2006
    A beautiful foto, good work.One of my favourites.

sparkdog
Sep 3, 2006
    This is a beautiful shot and you're absolutely right about the colors; the blue sky and the tan colors are wonderfully complementary. The butterfiles themselves are a pair of things rather than complementary things (it's true, even if not visible here, that they have complementary parts for mating, as you pointed out). This fits the topic for me because of the wonderful colors. One of my favorites.

hifi
Sep 1, 2006
    Very nice macro- in my TT.

danielsonkin
Aug 31, 2006
    What a great capture - incredibly sharp.

out_of_focus
Aug 31, 2006
    in m TT. I understand your difficulty and agreed with everything you said. I once took 40 shots for a spider since the web was freely swaying.

Excellent smooth, silky , well saturated output for a panny!!
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