Impression of Fritillary

Impression of Fritillary

Two years ago, the Jekyll Island Commission planted wildflowers along the causeway out to the island, and when I visited in October, they were in their prime. Fritillary migration was also at its peak, so the flower expanses were were filled with butterflies. I got a lot of excellent portrait shots of butterflies (and bees) on the flowers, but this chance shot really pleases me. “I could not have done it if I had tried.” Sometimes chance is better than any amount of calculation.

Sony DSC H9 at the wide end of the macro zoom. F4.0 @ 1/100th @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

Nothing much more than a bit of crop, some Vibrance, and some Sharpening in Lightroom.

From the Jekyll Island Gallery.

5 Responses to “12/27/2008”

  1. 1 Lisa Polidora
    12/27/2008 at 6:49 am

    Gorgeous! The butterfly, the color, everything!

  2. 12/27/2008 at 11:03 am

    Outstanding capture I love the image

  3. 12/27/2008 at 12:25 pm

    And no need for a blurring effect on those perfect wings. Great color and capture.

  4. 4 singraham
    12/27/2008 at 1:09 pm

    To me, it looks almost as though that blur was something trying to decide if it is going to be a butterfly:) One reason I like the image.

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