Neal R. Thompson, M.D.  


White Butterfly by Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

October 2020 - White Butterfly

About the Image(s)

Sony 6300 with Canon 100 macro
1/4 second
F-9
ISO 800
with multiple images combined with Helicon focus.

I purposely let the wings go blurred because the
color was so great. I favored this positioning since it simulates flight.


6 comments posted




Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Neal
Outstanding presentation. The colors, sharpness, and detail are perfect. I see you used Helicon Focus. Did you capture all the images handheld?
Barbara   Posted: 10/05/2020 08:46:54
Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
No, this was a prepared specimen.   Posted: 10/05/2020 15:56:41



Richard Story   Richard Story
HEY DOC,
YOU AND HELICON STRIKE AGAIN.
THE AREA OF FOCUS IS SHARP AND FULL OF DETAIL, I LIKE THE LINES OF THE ANTENAE AND THE LEGS, AS THEY ALL LEAD THE EYE TO THE EYES.
THE COLORS DO WORK TOGETHER WELL, HAVING GOOD CONTRAST ON THE RIGHT, JUST NOT AS GOOD ON THE LEFT WITH THE BLURRY WING.
PERSONALLY THE IMAGE SEEMS TOO CROWDED, WISHED IT AT MORE ROOM AROUND HIM.
  Posted: 10/12/2020 09:31:05



Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Neal: The colors in this image are the strong point of the picture to me. The blues and yellows blend so well, then the dark orange of the eyes adds another dimension. Guess over time I have become used to your super sharp renditions with your focus stacking, to me this picture is more of a 'creative' version where all parts are not meant to be sharp. The blurred blue and yellow on the left creates a totally different feeling than the super sharp body of the 'bug'. You have shown two totally different techniques of photography here with the soft focus on the wings, and then the super tack sharp body of the insect.   Posted: 10/12/2020 18:51:06



Lou Karcher   Lou Karcher
Hi Neal,

Superb - subject and techniques. Somewhat agree with Richard re 'crowed' but the frame you added addressed that for me. Simply "Superb".   Posted: 10/16/2020 12:06:24



Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Hi Neal....There sometimes has to be the odd one in a group. And I'm it in relation to this image.
I really like the front portion of the butterfly, there is not a single "hair" to be missed. I like the complementary color of the wings but do not care for the blur. I congratulate you on your skill of making the antennae over the wing so sharp. The images you present are always thoughtful and well done.   Posted: 10/19/2020 12:03:23



 

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