Another Butterfly

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  1. benlonghair

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    Hi all, another of the same butterfly.

    Again, this is a female eastern tiger swallowtail. A little about the PP on this one. Beyond the standard WB adjustment, curves and USM, I cloned a flower out that was very close to intersecting the tail. I also masked and used a gaussian blur to reduce BG noise and to make the clone fit a little better.

    Your critique is always appreciated.

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    300mm | f/8 | 1/200 | ISO 400 | Flash Fired
     
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    I love it.
     
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    Not too shabby.
     
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    I like it, but I wouldve blurred the entire background and only left the butterfly and the flower its on.
     
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    This is lovely =)
     
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    I could still do that. I'm torn between "I've altered it enough" and "I've already altered it, who cares if there are more alterations."
     
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    Could always try it and see what happens. I think it's a great catch, though! :)
     
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    Not too bad really. Dumb question maybe, but how does one tell the males from the females? (I hope the answer isn't embarrassingly simple and obvious, like, "The males have a xxxxx that can be seen," or something like that!
     
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    Males are yellow and black exclusively. Females have some orange and blue on their wings. Wikipedia explains.
     

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