White BG butterflies

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  1. doenoe

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    soooooo, i went to the Amsterdam zoo, hadn't been there for a while. And one of the things i always do there, is visit the Butterfly exhibit. I probably have a picture of every species of butterfly that floats around there. So it was time for something new. I had one piece of white paper in one hand and my camera with the flash and lumiquest softbox in the other. I had too try and get the piece of paper behind the butterfly and then try to focus the camera with the other. I soon noticed that the 50D is pretty heavy when you sit there like that for a few minutes, but im rather pleased that it worked out in some shots :)
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    Thanks for looking
    Greetz Daan
     
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    Gorgeous pics! May I ask which lens you're using and how you like it?
     
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    wow those are stunning! looks like your hard work paid off!
     
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    Very amazng photos. My favorite has to be #1. Exceptional composition.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words :D
    These are shot with a Canon 50D, Sigma 105 2.8 macro and a Speedlite 430X with a lumiquest softbox on it. Im really pleased with the Sigma. Offcourse you can still see some difference with a Canon lens, but overall its a pretty good lens. So im happy with it :)
     
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    Looks like it worked great...nice captures!

    -Roy
     
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    thanks :)
     
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    Nicely DONE.

    Those pics are calling to be framed. ;)
     
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    thank you.
    I just dont have a place to hang them yet. But i think someday one of these will get framed.
     
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    Wow those are some awesome captures. If those were mine even though i didnt have anywhere to hang em id still get em framed.
     

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