Skippers do it (Two Photographs and comment on angles)

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While some animals have been less visible this year than in others, new things have appeared, or occurred. This is the second mating butterfly pair I captured this year. The butterflies are “Least Skippers”. In processing I removed a few distractions but nothing special was required to process these. The important point is that these were taken minutes apart, yet besides a slight change in position the ambient/natural lighting has had effects on the subjects. Fill flash was used but natural light plays a significant role here. Not being an entomologist I can choose the one I prefer, but if I were doing a book or paper I would worry about which photograph best represented the butterflies. Professionals worry about this all the time, especially with in studio shooting brand names; i.e. you really need to duplicate Coke’s signature red or it’s not Coke. You get a bit more latitude in nature although this is one of the reasons why nature guides are sometimes hard to use when identifying things.

Skippers Do It -3

4 responses

  1. beautiful butterflies!!

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    November 5, 2015 at 11:26 am

  2. Never seen butterflies mate until now. Interesting.

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    November 5, 2015 at 6:02 pm

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