John Wayne: Excellent capture of this beautiful subject. I especially like the perch and the position of the butterfly in the frame as well as how much environment you’re showing. My only suggestion would be to burn in the relatively bright BG grasses, especially those close to the right edge. >=))>
Wayne, I echo what Bill said. This is a beautiful capture. I like how the lighting is coming in from behind the BF. Very nicely done.
The second version is improved over your first one. I wish the BG was lighter than as presented. My guess is that the BG consisted of shadowed areas. Otherwiuse, Well done…Jim
John Wayne, this is a good look at this Buckeye and it’s surroundings. I like the dark background and think it helps show off the butterfly. I am wondering about the disconnected leaf in the lower right.
Thanks to all, I’m not sure what the disconnected leaf is, Mark. I reviewed the RAW file and it is the same.