Giant Swallowtail Butterfly (Three Photographs)
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These butterflies are larger than some birds (e.g. warblers). Normally you have to chase these insects, or be lucky and have one land nearby, like this one did. I used a long telephoto lens, my macro lens would not reach. These were also processed in MacPhuns’ latest Luminar version for PC and Apple. There is a new filter that uses Artificial Intelligence, the accent filter. It’s a slider that does a lot of the heavy work on exposure, highlight, shadows etc. In fact it does much of what the basic panel does in Lightroom, except it’s one slider. I am not sure I want to give up total control to this filter but it is very good. I am using Luminar as an external filter in Photoshop so my workflow is intact. I find it works better in Photoshop as a filter than Lightroom where it duplicates the file as a Tiff file.