The Common Rose

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  1. digimania

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    This member of the Papilio family is the Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris (Common Rose). It is not a common butterfly here. This is a recent shot of a freshly eclosed specimen.

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    Canon 40D, Tokina 100mm macro, 1/60, f5, ISO320
    Fill flash from Canon 520EX Mk2, at bounce position -2/3 FEC

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    Impressive!
     
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    Awesome
     
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    Technically everything seems spot on. How ever i would have preferred a little boost in the contrast, and increase the vibrance of the colours a little bit (seems a bit bland).
     
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    Thank you for viewing and kind comments. As much as I will like to increase the contrast of this shot, I feel that by doing so I will not be able to get that black velvety look on the wings which is the most natural look of this beauty.
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    I totally disagree with increasing the contrast. It seems right on to me.
     
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    Amazing! I like the colors.
     
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    Thank you Jason and Jv.
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    I like the shot. I've never seen one of those; are they in your area of the world only?
     
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    Thanks, TwoRails, this butterfly is found here as well as most areas in SE Asia.
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    Beautiful capture. I think the colors should stay as is - the way nature made them. I agree the wings look velvety and that is very important.
     
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    Thank you Shana. Love that name.
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