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Oct 05, 2015 09:26 |  #1

I set up the Wallflower studio (external link), this time with an artificial flower for the background, for what I thought was going to be another round of bumblebee shots when a butterfly landed on the Wallflower. I just got everything ready and wasn't prepared, so I had to scramble to get some shots of what is normally a very skittish subject. But after a day and a half of rain it was more hungry than afraid.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/125, ISO 200) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 25mm of extension + a diffused MT-24EX (flash head "A" set as the key and "B" as the fill). Both flash heads elevated with Kaiser Adjustable Flash Shoes. These are single, uncropped, frames taken hand held.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/z67c​sc  (external link) Butterfly in a Wallflower Series 1-1 (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/zoVD​Zh  (external link) Butterfly in a Wallflower Series 1-2 (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/zaF3​i9  (external link) Butterfly in a Wallflower Series 1-3 (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

After shooting this butterfly, and a bumblebee the next day, I'm going back to either using both flash heads connected directly to the Canon MT-24EX flash mount, or with just the key elevated with a Kaiser flash shoe. Both flash heads firing straight down have a tendency to crush the shadows and I'm losing some detail due to the angle of the light.

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Oct 06, 2015 06:33 |  #2

Wonderful shots. Love the first one in particular.

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Oct 06, 2015 07:37 |  #3

Superb


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Oct 06, 2015 12:30 |  #4

Thanks Linda and Travis 8-)

LindaB wrote in post #17734898 (external link)
...Love the first one in particular.

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Oddly enough I went for that one first -usually I go for the tight compositions first, but this time I didn't.


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