Here is another photograph from my recent trip to the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. This beauty is a Tiger Longwing Butterfly. This photograph was great straight out of the camera, but I decided to add my touch to it in post. I increased the saturation slightly, added some clarity and contrast, did a small crop, added a vignette, and some lens correction. My favorite part of this image is how you can see the butterfly’s proboscis (tongue) curled up.
I recently visited the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. I thoroughly enjoyed the warm, humid environment and the many butterfly species found there. I spent quite a bit of time observing and photographing them. This image, a black and red Swallowtail (I believe), is SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera). It is one of my many favorite images from that day. I love the pop of the red against the black as well as the pink flowers that appear to be glowing in the background.
So I was sitting in my living room and I heard this loud noise on my porch. I went out to investigate and found this dragonfly bopping around hitting everything on the porch: the light, the window, the door, the plants, even me! I ran in to grab my camera and came back out. He continued to fly and run into things for several minutes before he landed on one of my plants. I was able to get a total of 3 images of him before he took off again, running into everything in sight. He apparently flew through a spider’s web and got it stuck on his wings, freaking him out. I was able to get him to land on me and I was able to get the spider web off of his wings. He promptly flew away after I removed it.
This was the best of the three images I captured of him. It is my submission for “Fill the Frame.”