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Wings Wide
14-AUG-2008 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Wings Wide

To answer the questions, the image was shot as seen.

No backdrop nor significant post processing were used. Just camera settings combined with natural back lighting.
It had been rainy & overcast most of the day; however, in late afternoon the sun started to peek out a tiny bit in spots. Truthfully, I had waited 6 hours for the chance to hopefully get a shot like this. Then, Nature cooperated & I was rewarded.
Here is the same species of butterfly shot a year ago with a different lens (and camera settings) under different lighting.

This image is under COPYRIGHT and is protected by US and international copyright laws. The image is NOT for unauthorized reprint, posting on other Web sites, copying in any way, nor any other kind of use without written permission from the artist. Unuthorized use of this image will automatically entitle the copyright artist to financial compensation as determined fair by the artist Elizabeth Bickel. For information concerning use or purchase, contact the artist privately.
Copyright 2008 Elizabeth Bickel. All rights Reserved.

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Laura Milholland16-Aug-2014 03:16
Oh, my! What a perfect match between the flower and the butterfly colors! The black background and the lighting are spectacular. And those eyes are beyond amazing! V
George08-Dec-2012 02:22
Very Striking! V
heather15-Dec-2010 08:35
This really caught my eye.. just beautiful!! V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)23-Mar-2010 04:53
princess28-Jan-2010 03:24
Outstanding macro. Spectacular colors! Perfect composition and light. BV
Lieve Snellings12-Jan-2010 00:11
wowwwwwwww, fenomenal, v
Milan Vogrin27-Dec-2009 07:56
Great image!V!
Steve Morris22-Oct-2009 10:41
Certainly worth the wait - a stuning shot!BV
January Grey05-Aug-2009 02:55
Definitely worth the wait! Awesome back-light and detail, Liz! Gorgeous image! V~
Ruby Hernandez30-Jul-2009 21:23
I'm in awe! Superb shot! Patience is a virtue indeed.
Ali Majdfar04-Oct-2008 19:44
Splendid capture, ~V
carol j. phipps01-Sep-2008 23:45
Incredible! VOTE!
globalgadabout23-Aug-2008 16:27
vivid and delightful...this one is truly a masterpiece...well worth your long patient wait...V
veraferia22-Aug-2008 13:59
Splendid capture!V
Jean Chiasson22-Aug-2008 00:14
Great image vote Liz
Sandi Whitteker21-Aug-2008 13:32
Brilliant colors and amazing details in this beautiful composition. A fabulous capture. What surprizing patterns we can see in it's oh so big eyes.
Chad Ramsey21-Aug-2008 00:06
Spectacular shot!!! How exotic and beautiful~V
Larry Peterson20-Aug-2008 17:20
Beautiful image, Liz. The color and detail are fantastic. well done. V
Richard Calmes20-Aug-2008 15:16
Absolutely Stunning! V
john savage20-Aug-2008 12:46
Beautiful shot Liz. V
Marco Valk19-Aug-2008 07:18
amazing shot; the light and details are superb! voted
Simon Chandler19-Aug-2008 02:23
Amazing work. Stunning and beautiful. A masterpiece. You are a true photographer, this image is well worth the wait. v
Yiannis Pavlis18-Aug-2008 03:53
I like how you have presented this.V
Billy18-Aug-2008 03:43
Great color and focus!
January Grey17-Aug-2008 05:21
We are all rewarded, Liz! Excellent shot! Gorgeous colors & light, and those are some wonderful polka-dot eyes! Love it! V~
coaster16-Aug-2008 20:44
Wonderful shot!!
Patricia Kay16-Aug-2008 20:09
Amazing detail in your beautifully vibrant shot! V
Guest 16-Aug-2008 16:40
Excellent Shot V
Zaid Kurdi16-Aug-2008 12:54
Wow........Wow......Superb Macro Liz.....Amazing composition,colors ,light and details...Well done...Big Vote.
Jaime González16-Aug-2008 08:44
Really impressive! -V-
Sam_C16-Aug-2008 07:25
Simply STUNNING!! Wow, I am in awe...Big Vote!!!
Patricia Lay-Dorsey16-Aug-2008 04:00
Extraordinary colors.
Marcia Colelli16-Aug-2008 01:51
wonderful macro, beautiful and vivid colors V
Barry Ailetcher16-Aug-2008 00:33
Liz you out did your self on this one it is Outstanding
Robert Charity15-Aug-2008 20:50
wow - yes eyepopping is the correct adjective for the color, v
Brinn MacDougall15-Aug-2008 19:05
Eye popping color and detail..great camera work..v
Bryan Murahashi15-Aug-2008 14:50
Beautiful backlight and colors in this excellent capture. V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad15-Aug-2008 14:34
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad15-Aug-2008 14:34
Great shot with that black b/g. Did you shoot it like that or is this post work?
Carol Breton15-Aug-2008 13:46
Wow! This rocks!!!!!!! Beautiful, vibrant, gorgeous! Excellent work Liz. V
René Gysi15-Aug-2008 12:15
Superb work!
Hank Vander Velde15-Aug-2008 11:55
Beautifully captured Liz. V.
marie-jose wolff15-Aug-2008 09:45
absolutely beautiful! wonderful colors and details! V
Silvia Roitman15-Aug-2008 08:49
very very nice!v
Nick Powell15-Aug-2008 08:26
A stunning capture, well done. V
zyziza15-Aug-2008 08:20
Bravo! Beautiful close-up! v
Gérard Koehl15-Aug-2008 06:55
Excellente macro... V