Malaysian jungle is a picturesque place of the world full of diverse creatures. I spent some time in it, however, for business purposes - no time to enjoy this diversity and to jump after these creatures trying to catch them on the film. All what I could do was to spent a day in a butterfly 'zoo' in Kuala Lumpur. Quite 'technical' but still wonderful experience.
Macro lens and circular lens flesh Vivitar Marco-flash 5000 (small bugs) was used. Scanned by Nikon CoolScan IV-ED. Picture cropped to rectangular format; background was masked and blurred (Gaussian blur. 2 pix radius) and resampled to 650 pix width; contrast slightly enhanced and sharpened using Unsharp Mask, level about 57%, 2 pix radius. JPRG level 38 (Corel PhotoPaint notation).
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BobTrips (1857) 2003-03-25 20:09
Very nice picture, great framing, great focus.
If you find out the name of this butterfly please let me know. I shot one of these in northern Thailand a couple years ago.
Couldn't get quite as tight and mine had battered wings. :0(
kckuddes (276) 2003-03-28 9:15
Very nice photo. I love the texture that you get looking at the wings. DOF is very good. I just would have liked the whole wing. But these are tough shots.
nmess (2301) 2003-06-18 21:08
A very nice catch. Colors are exquisit. Crop it a bit too tight, but nice all the same.
- Copyright: Amadej Trnkoczy (amadej) (1285)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1995-12-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon 8008S, Sigma AFMacro 90/2.8, Fuji Velvia
- Exposure: 1/60 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2003-03-25 16:31