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20-APR-2004 Ron Lutz II


Phipps Conservatory

At lunch today I decided to walk over to Phipps Conservatory and see what I could find to shoot. They will be opening their Butterfly Forest exhibit in a few days but I was lucky in that there were already a number of them flying around the area they display this in. I’m not sure what type of butterfly this is yet as the Conservatory hasn’t put out the exhibit brochures yet identifying the various butterflies on exhibit.

I tried in vain to get a good shot of one flying but these things really move! I guess I’ll have to go back and try again another day.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/125s f/8.0 at 200.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Doug Bauman 14-Jul-2004 03:10
Excellent Butterfly! Are they still there?
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Mark Jones21-Apr-2004 15:19
oh my gosh Ron. As always, extraordinary!
Guest 21-Apr-2004 04:01
Guest 21-Apr-2004 01:28
I just love this, very good composition, great macro, and very sharp... great job!
katwilkens20-Apr-2004 21:30
Gorgeous color.
Guest 20-Apr-2004 20:59
Great comp with a slightly different perspective than most butterfly shots. I like how at this angle, the leaf and the insect are almost mirrored in structure. Fantastic details, too.
Keith Hutchinson20-Apr-2004 20:47
All I can say is BEAUTIFUL.
dazedgonebye20-Apr-2004 20:03
Great job. Very sharp with excellent color.
It looks to be one of these: Dryas julia Fabricius, or Julia.
Your's is better than mine.
penny roots20-Apr-2004 19:19
Wow , fantastic shot , so sharp and wonderful detail in its eyes .
virginiacoastline20-Apr-2004 19:12
LOOK AT THOSE EYES!!! would you consider that hazel??
lissa lo20-Apr-2004 19:01
I'll second all the WOWs!! Great shot!
christianl20-Apr-2004 19:00
WOW WOW and one more WOW !
Incredible details and what a great angle !
Linda Mingay20-Apr-2004 18:54
yosi aptekar20-Apr-2004 18:49
incredible, i wish i could be there
ann isshinryu_mom20-Apr-2004 18:47
Wow... superb!
Larry Ahern20-Apr-2004 18:40
The leaf and the butterfly ... Really nice ...
David Mingay20-Apr-2004 18:35
Wow! fantastic colours.
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