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Cabbage Moth (Pieris rapae) by Alex Ford

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This has gotta be one of the best photos I have ever taken. This will probably always be a staple of my portfolio.

Taken under quite natural conditions, despite the studio look. I was shooting into the sun, but with deep shadow directly behind the butterfly. This is one of the extremely rare cases where I used autofocus to take a macro shot. The butterflies were fast, and there was a light breeze that was making the flowers sway slightly.

100 views as of 31st / May / 2013
424 views as of 7/11/2013

D7000, 105mm macro, f/11, 1/1000th sec.


  • davvi
    davviover 1 year ago

    love the details of your work.

  • Thanks :) It comes up super sharp on 20 × 30 inch prints.

    – Alex Ford

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 1 year ago

    May 26/2013
    Enjoy the day Alex with the Just Butterfly Featured Gallery.
    Wish you A Sunny Day with Butterfly Kisses,

  • I wonder what a butterfly kiss is like? Thankyou very muchfor the feature :)

    – Alex Ford

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image with lovely detail! Congratulations on your feature inJust Butterflies – FAVE:>)

  • Thankyou :)

    – Alex Ford

  • baz35
    baz35over 1 year ago

    Beautiful light and amazing focus !!!

  • Thankyou :)

    – Alex Ford

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 1 year ago

    June 1/2013
    Congratulations Alex with your feature, a wonderful job!
    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery!!!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Livvy Young
    Livvy Youngover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work.

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    Please take a look Here

    outstanding work .. many congrats on the feature

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 1 year ago

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    jainiemacover 1 year ago


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