Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I am just finishing up a new project on butterflies.
Stay tuned for info. Any guesses? :-)
For now, here is some info on this cute creature:
RANGE: United States to Mexico, Cuba, the Bahamas and Bermuda
Directly between the eyes of the Precis coenia is a pair of palpi that are widely thought to be used for cleaning the eyes, as they are often seen brushing across the eyes while feeding or at rest.
Canon 1Ds Mark II
Manual Exposure Mode
Canon 100mm Macro Lens
F/16.0 @ 1/60th sec.
Canon MR-14EX Ring Lite
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Butterfly photo tip:
When adding light, a ringlight is a good choice. A ringlight fits around a lens and can provide ratio and shadowless lighting. The light from a ringlight also adds contrast to a picture, making it look sharper than a natural light photograph. I used a Canon MR-14EX ringlite on my Canon 100mm macro lens for this picture.
You could use a camera’s built-in flash, or an attached accessory flash for close-up flash pictures. If you do, you will probably get a harsh shadow in your picture – caused by directly light or because the lens or lens hood is shading the subject from the flash.
A coil cord is another option. It lets you position the flash off camera for more creative lighting than on-camera flash photography. However, harsh shadows may be undesirable.
Explore the light,