Dean Ginther  

Butterflies by Dean Ginther

January 2022 - Butterflies

January 2022 - Dean Ginther


About the Image(s)

I took this picture returning from a few days camping at Padre Island (I got lots of bird pictures for upcoming months) at a roadside pull-out. These two butterflies were playing "tag"; maybe a male was chasing a female. I was happy to get a clear image of both butterflies with wings folded and wings open in the air.. I removed a twig which partially occluded the wing of the butterfly on the right. Sony A7r IV, f5.6, 1/1000, 200mm, 1s0 400. I could probably remove the twig in front of the butterfly on the right but I don't think it would make much of a difference.

7 comments posted

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Great catch! Impressive that you could get good sharpness on both butterflies at the same time! Maybe darkening a bit the background would help to isolate these insects better.
  Posted: 01/10/2022 12:54:30
Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Thanks Pierre.
  Posted: 01/10/2022 14:46:53

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Well done on removing the distracting twig from the wing.
You seem to have attempted to blur the background - I would prefer a lot more blur to make it less messy.
I would also crop a lot closer particularly to get rid of that grass in the upper right corner. Remember to always check your edges!   Posted: 01/11/2022 14:26:40
Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Thanks Mervyn.
  Posted: 01/11/2022 16:44:16

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
I love your butterflies! If you are not competing in a Club or PSA Nature, you can take out all the twigs, and "clean it out". What a great capture!   Posted: 01/11/2022 19:23:14
Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Thanks Brenda. I don't plan to enter any PSA contests with this image.   Posted: 01/11/2022 20:22:10

Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
Well done Dean, great to get the two and get them in focus, not easy.   Posted: 01/12/2022 22:32:45


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