Yellow on Yellow

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One of the challenges of doing insect photography in natural surroundings is that light, specifically reflected light and light transmitted through thin material can impart colors that are not easily removed in post-processing. This is a Sulphur Butterfly, probably a Clouded Sulphur according to my books. Having faced this problem more than once it might be logical to avoid shooting insects under these conditions. However, insects choose these sites specifically for the camouflage potential. Adjusting white balance can help sort things out, as can selective color adjustments.

17 responses

  1. I like colors and your” yellow ” is really beautiful! Great shot 🙂 Bye. Kamila

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    November 6, 2014 at 3:50 am

  2. Clouded Sulphur, now is that what us Limey’s would call a Clouded Yellow? Colias croceus

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    November 6, 2014 at 4:42 am

    • Colias philodice is what I think it is.

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      November 6, 2014 at 5:44 am

      • I think you are right. A clover lover. I can see the black edge of the upper wings showing through and the black spot. Guess this is a male then.

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        November 7, 2014 at 4:39 am

  3. Whatever it is you’re doing, you’re doing it well. Keep on! This is lovely.

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    November 6, 2014 at 7:23 am

  4. Lovely.

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    November 6, 2014 at 12:58 pm

  5. Beautiful Victor. 🙂

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    November 6, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  6. Pat

    Lovely.

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    November 6, 2014 at 7:18 pm

  7. Wonderful capture !

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    November 7, 2014 at 1:46 pm

  8. It’s just remarkable how you captured such fine detail in this lovely sunlight. Marvelous!

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    November 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm

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