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Orange Marvel

I had finished my photo shoot at Blackbutt Reserve and was putting the camera away when I spotted this Butterfly (or Moth?) that had landed on the fallen leaves beside the Car Park. I’ve never photographed one of these before so I got the camera back out and followed this insect around, clicking off a few shots before it left the area.

This digital photograph is straight from the camera, untouched and was caught with a Canon 450D and a 55-250 mm lens:
F-stop: f/5.6
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO speed: ISO-200
Exposure bias: -0.7 step
Focal length: 250 mm
Aperture Priority Mode
White Balance: Shady
Hand Held

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • Berns
    Bernsabout 2 years ago

    Beautifully caught!

  • Thank you Berns! It was a nice bonus to end the photo session. :)

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    It’s beautiful… fabulous capture James !!!! ☺♥

  • Thanks a lot! :-)♥o I have other shots where the insect has a bigger “in frame” scale, but this is a bit crisper overall.

    – reflector

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 2 years ago

    brilliant capture

  • Thanks for your feedback!

    – reflector

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!!!!

  • Thanks Cheryl! One can never have enough Butterfly, Moth and “other critter” shots in their collection! :)

    – reflector

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 2 years ago

    Nice close up my friend. Doing great.

  • Thanks Tom! These rarely ever turn up in my own yard so it was great to get some shots of one.

    – reflector

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallabout 2 years ago

    A rarity these days in the city. Lovely capture.

  • They are pretty rare in my suburban yard, but I spotted this a few km’s away at the Nature Reserve. Thanks for your positive feedback!

    – reflector

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Thanks for your positive comment Kathy!

    – reflector

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    It is like the butterfly came from soft to profound in creation. Lovely capture

  • Thank you my friend! I’ve wanted to photograph one of these for ages but they’re extremely rare in my own yard. :)

    – reflector

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks for your feedback! It was great to finally be able to have the chance to photograph one of these.

    – reflector

  • Bowen1988
    Bowen1988almost 2 years ago

    Great image, love the details and crispness of the image

  • Thank you Daniel! I caught this one at a few different scales/ranges and had some nice results.

    – reflector

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