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p.1 #1 · Monarch Butterflies Mating - CC welcome


Took my newly-acquired Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS MkI out for a quick spin yesterday morning & instead of finding the pretty little birds I was looking for, I came across a pair of mating monarch butterflies.. all shot handheld with manual settings on the 1DmkIV, as always, feedback is much appreciated!


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edited to remove lesser photos, full blog post with all 15 images is at:
http://www.kaycephotography.com/blog-entries/monarch-butterflies-tommy-thompson-park/



Edited on Aug 14, 2012 at 02:27 PM · View previous versions



Aug 13, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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p.1 #2 · Monarch Butterflies Mating - CC welcome


maybe i should've posted this in the macro section? :/


Aug 13, 2012 at 06:12 PM
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p.1 #3 · Monarch Butterflies Mating - CC welcome


All look great to me, very eerie, quality. Love the minimal look with only a few leaves showing. I would get this down to 5-6 photos though, some of them look samey.


Aug 13, 2012 at 07:11 PM
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p.1 #4 · Monarch Butterflies Mating - CC welcome


A very nice bg in all of these Kevin ~ Ron


Aug 14, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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p.1 #5 · Monarch Butterflies Mating - CC welcome


Very nice Kevin !

Birdie



Aug 14, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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p.1 #6 · Monarch Butterflies Mating - CC welcome


It is a very nice set Kevin. If you want C&C it usually better to not have so many images

Tim



Aug 14, 2012 at 01:10 AM
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
It is a very nice set Kevin. If you want C&C it usually better to not have so many images

Tim


Thank you Tim! Photo selection prob isn't my strongest suit, takes me forever to cull event/wedding photos. Was hoping FM would help me single out a few of the strongest images, but your feedback is def noted for future reference!

birdied wrote:
Very nice Kevin!

Birdie


Thank you Birdie!

surfnron wrote:
A very nice bg in all of these Kevin ~ Ron


Thank you Ron!

Wolfr wrote:
All look great to me, very eerie, quality. Love the minimal look with only a few leaves showing. I would get this down to 5-6 photos though, some of them look samey.


thank you Johan, I def agree that 4-6 photos would've been ideal for this set - just wasn't entirely sure which images I liked best, so I was hoping FM would help me choose :P any in particular that are your faves?



Aug 14, 2012 at 01:18 AM
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p.1 #8 · Monarch Butterflies Mating - CC welcome


#6 and 9 for me. Others could be "culled". I do like those 2. Don


Aug 14, 2012 at 04:16 AM
 

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p.1 #9 · Monarch Butterflies Mating - CC welcome


Very nice.


Aug 14, 2012 at 04:27 AM
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p.1 #10 · Monarch Butterflies Mating - CC welcome


lovely set Kevin.. congratson the new lens


Aug 14, 2012 at 08:06 AM
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Jonathan Huynh wrote:
Very nice.


thank you Jonathan!

kmunroe wrote:
lovely set Kevin.. congratson the new lens


thank you Kenny!

DonGut wrote:
#6 and 9 for me. Others could be "culled". I do like those 2. Don


thank you Don! I edited my original post to include the 6 images I ended up featuring on my Facebook page - I chose 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13 =)



Aug 14, 2012 at 02:27 PM
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Very nice!

Paul



Aug 14, 2012 at 06:55 PM
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waldr_p wrote:


Very nice!

Paul


Thank you Paul!



Aug 15, 2012 at 02:15 AM
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p.1 #14 · Monarch Butterflies Mating - CC welcome


Big lens for little subject Now a few extension tubes and you have a monster of a macro lens

For me:
#1 is a nice horizontal crop though reducing the highlights in this shot would be very beneficial to the image IMO

The last image is nice for the mating pair. Any reason you didn't go vertical for these shots of the pair as I think that may have added some impact to singling them out more. Overall they look a tad bright to me but look nicely sharp!

Have fun with the big '5'
Karl



Aug 15, 2012 at 02:21 AM
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p.1 #15 · Monarch Butterflies Mating - CC welcome


Nice series...I have seen this behavior as well...noisy little buggers aren't they
Eric



Aug 15, 2012 at 02:46 AM





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