For Littlewren, my collection of One.

My one and only butterfly photo – a Red Admiral on Verbena bonariensis. It was a poor year (2010) in my garden for butterflies, so I’m hoping for a better one this year.

I’m also hoping that with more control over depth of field, I can put the background out of focus.

Maybe you could teach me how to get rid of ‘lines’, like your telegraph lines in that Red Kite image, or your ‘So much to learn’ Blog.


14 Feb, 2011
littlewren said:

lovely photo MW and I am jealous of your Verbena B....cannot seem to grow them in my garden and I love them......have tried again for this year......
don't know what you would want to "clone out" of that I think the colours of both butterfly and plant are lovely

14 Feb, 2011
muddywalters said:

It's that annoying fence-line - it's the first thing I see . . lol!

14 Feb, 2011
hobbit said:

This is a lovely pic, Muddy. Leave it as it is! lol

14 Feb, 2011
lincslass said:

Lovely to see a butterfly,sadly lacking in my garden last year,even though I have shrubs and plants that attract them....

14 Feb, 2011
jane said:

Its a beautiful photo Muddy...lovely reminder of warmer days to come...hopefully !! :o)

14 Feb, 2011
muddywalters said:

Thank you very much for your comments folks. Roll on sunny days eh?

15 Feb, 2011
bonkersbon said:

Lovely Muddy .. the fence lines werent the first thing I saw when looking at this the lovely butterfly and flower more than distract from it.Have to tried the soft focus facility that allows you to throw background out of focus.

15 Feb, 2011
johnponting said:

Buy a pack of pastel coloured A4 card from HobbyCraft or similar and hold it far enough behind the bloom to be out of focus. That fence is too clearly marked to easily remove but (as BB) try setting Aperture Priority, opening wide and throw background even more out of focus.

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