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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
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F/9.0
Focal Length
100 mm
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12800
Date Taken
Nov 27, 2012, 3:42:11 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3 (Macintosh)
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Muses of Tragedy by Kendra-Paige Muses of Tragedy by Kendra-Paige
Subject: Heliconius Melpomene

Melpomeme was originally the Greek Muse of Singing, but later became the Muse of Tragedy.

These are three heliconius melpomene butterflies (also known as Piano Key or Postman butterflies), captured in flight.

One piece of criticism I received on previous butterfly photographs was that they appeared lifeless, due to the limitations of my equipment - I couldn't capture them in-flight as sharp as I would like. Fortunately with my recent upgrade, I can freeze time exactly as I want to.
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First of all, I have to say I'm in love with tropical and boem photos, and this is one of them for me. Second, this photograph is almost magical: the lights, the red flowers, the 3 butterflies. That number is magical. The colors of their wings are stunning, and I only can say that it is breathtaking. Your photographic skills are amazing and this picture shows it clearly, because these subjects are very dynamic, but you somehow managed to capture them in a beautiful way, with some simple, yet gorgeous little flowers, that accentuates the idea that these creatures are big and majestic. The colors of the picture and the composition is amazing, the blurred reddish background has its charm.
One more thing to say, I envy your skills very much. You are like a guru to me and I hope you will keep up the wonderful job!
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is stunning! Fantastic focus, bold colors. Nice depth of field. Beautiful work :clap:
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much! I appreciate the feedback! :hug:
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :la:
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Philosopher-Vinni Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Nice shot:) (Smile) 
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Eitvys200 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:spotlight-left:Hello, your work(-s) were featured here :spotlight-right:
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Photographer
Great capture ! I love the way that you took the butterflies on the right and nothing on the left except the flowers. It gives dynamic to your picture :)
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Miyeong Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   General Artist
I like the contrast and the focus is great!~^-^
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Jac888 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
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VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   General Artist
Best macro shot ever! I loooooove these butterflies!
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