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Challenge: Free Study 2015-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Date: Sep 11, 2015
Aperture: 13.0
ISO: 900
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2015

Not expecting a great score, but it was magical watching this gal emerge. Saw her form her chrysalis, too (there's a reason I netted the branch the caterpillar was eating when she got big LOL). Picked this shot for the interesting wavy pattern created by her inflating wings, and the waving arm/leg.

That front leg on the upper right is deformed and she was valiantly trying to use it. She finally gave up and used the rest of her legs to climb onto the branch to dry her wings. And I saw her fly :-)

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, Nik Viveza to lighten between the wings, resized, Topaz Detail.

Place: 85 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.4935
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3898
Avg (non-participants): 5.8333
Views since voting: 121
Views during voting: 118
Votes: 77
Comments: 2
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2015 04:07:00 PM
Really unusual capture of a butterfly. Like this lots.
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10/01/2015 08:00:52 PM
Nice timing, that's cool.
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