Sabine Nehls, QPSA  

Autumn Butterfly by Sabine Nehls, QPSA

September 2023 - Autumn Butterfly

September 2023 - Sabine Nehls, QPSA


About the Image(s)

Some weeks ago I went for a walk near my home. There are some hills and meadows.
I had my new camera with me and I wanted to take photos of plants, flowers and insects,
just to practice and try out camera settings. That brown butterfly was my favorite.
I did some post-processing in Photoshop and cropped the image.
When I look at the image I really feel autumn ….

Camera Canon EOS R7
Lens RF 100-400 f 5.6-8 @ 174mm
Exposure 1/500 at f/7.1
ISO 125

8 comments posted

Yvonne Cary Carter   Yvonne Cary Carter
Your butterfly does feel like autumn with its fuzzy texture and orange highlights. The image cropping accents showing the yellow flower stems frames it well.

How do you like your mirrorless camera? I hear Canon has stopped making DSLR. After seeing your Leica image, I'm looking at the Fuji mirrorless because it resembles film. I believe yours Leica was a DSLR. Fuji is called the baby Leica.
  Posted: 09/12/2023 10:21:57
Sabine Nehls   Sabine Nehls
Yvonne, I really LOVE my new mirrorless camera.
I bought 2 new lenses and I can use the fullframe lenses as well.
There are so many new features. I am trying them out step by step.   Posted: 09/20/2023 10:37:40
Yvonne Cary Carter   Yvonne Cary Carter
I see you're filling up your retirement days! Thank you for sharing.   Posted: 09/20/2023 13:21:37

Sylvia Williams   Sylvia Williams
I LOVE the detail in the butterfly! This is a great shot!   Posted: 09/13/2023 11:27:36

Jim Overfield   Jim Overfield
Nice side profile of the butterfly with good detail of the wings, antennae and eye. The velvet texture and color of the wings with the hair around its face is detailed nicely as well. Never easy capturing an Image on moving targets. Good crop from the original photo. My eye is drawn to the tall green stem in the foreground. I think a little more crop to eliminate that stem and a little from the top of the photo would keep my attention more on the butterfly, but also leaving enough space to the right of the butterfly so it has someplace to go. How much to crop is never easy for me to decide, too little, too much. However, anything that distracts me from the point of interest is usually where I start. I also realize that what I find as a distraction may very well be a necessary part of the image for someone else. In any case, nice capture Sabine.   Posted: 09/14/2023 21:05:21

Cindy Brackney   Cindy Brackney
I like the crop and overall muted colors. The eye is sharp and there is nice texture on the butterfly too. Personally, I would darken and add a little more texture to the foreground. My eyes are drawn there, searching for the subject due to the muted colors. It's something to experiment with. Overall a nice fall image.   Posted: 09/17/2023 10:30:36

Douglas Gerdts   Douglas Gerdts
I think the cropping is masterful! The blurred plant in the upper left forms a very enticing diagonal with the butterfly wings - and the butterfly is perfectly in the lower 1/3 quadrant! The original photo is lovely as is - but the way you've re-positioned does wonders!   Posted: 09/19/2023 10:21:32

Linda Mui   Linda Mui
Your beautiful image of the brown butterfly, along with your caption, truly captures the essence of autumn. The muted colors you've used and the way you cropped provoke an essence of mystery and romance, adding an extra layer of depth to the scene. Your photography continues to be both inspiring and evocative. Well done!   Posted: 09/20/2023 15:07:45


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