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"Here's looking at you!"
The striking Malachite uses its incredible colouring, large size, and confident elegant flight to win over the hearts of any butterfly lover. Beginning as horned, prickly black caterpillars with red markings, the Malachite turns into a lime green chrysalis spotted with pink and eventually evolves into a stunning adult butterfly. These butterflies are wonderful strong fliers. The green of their wings gleams and shines when it catches the sun.
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Filename:402914.jpg
Album name:Mazda_Man / Frank's Album
Keywords:Malachite, stunning butterflies, beautiful butterflies, colourful butterflies, Brushfoot, Nymphalidae, Lepidoptera, Neotropical butterflies, insects, Nymphalids, fritillaries, caterpillars, chrysalis, stunning butterflies, flying insects,
Camera:Nikon D5100
Lens:90mm f2.8 Tamron macro
Aperture:f20
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Author's Comments:Used flash so that I could use the lower shutter speed with care (I usually like FL x 1.5) . Thesethings never settle for long enough for tripods etc and anyway, they usually settle too high for half decent pictured.
Editing Performed:levels and curves
ISO:400
File Size:990 KB
Date added:Aug 09, 2014
Dimensions:2000 x 1334 pixels
Displayed:36 times
Color Space:sRGB
Components Configuration:YCbCr
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Customer Render:0
Date Time:2014:08:09 15:28:58
DateTime Original:2014:07:31 14:58:06
DateTime digitized:2014:07:31 14:58:06
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Exposure Program:Aperature Priority
Exposure Time:1/60 sec
FNumber:f 20
File Source:Digital Still Camera
Flash:Compulsory Flash, Return light detected
Flash Pix Version:version 1
Focal length:90 mm
Gain Control:1
Light Source:Unknown or Auto
Make:NIKON CORPORATION
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Model:NIKON D5100
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SteveT  [Aug 09, 2014 at 04:40 PM]
Very good shot, particularly when viewed full size so you can see all of the exquisite detail, good use of DOF and POV considering a difficult subject to get to stand still. well taken and edited
George  [Aug 11, 2014 at 06:20 PM]
What an excellent shot this is.
Pin sharp, great dof and gorgeous colours which show off the Malachite to perfection.
Only one slight niggle, the edge of the leaf upper left, just tends to distract.
Still like it loads.
alanuk  [Aug 12, 2014 at 01:23 PM]
Can't add to the previous comments other than nod in agreement. It really comes into its own when seen full size. Completely unrelated to this is the colour called "Malachite green" - used for Southern Railway locomotive locomotives. I can't see any connection between the colour and that of the butterfly.
Helen  [Aug 20, 2014 at 04:45 PM]
Wow Frank a fabulous pin shot shot of the butterfly & full size you can see plenty of details on the wings. Well taken & edited.