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Fritillary butterfly

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I spent more time than I care to admit chasing this smallish butterfly around our campsite at Wrights Lake. But it was morning, the light was nice and it got my ass out of my profoundly comfortable camping chair. 

I'm normally careful about not over-saturating photos -- nothing looks more amateurish, in my opinion. But on this photo I gave the colors a nudge upward because color is the whole point of the shot. The orange set against the green and purple in good light. 

The flower in the lower right corner of the screen is a bit of an eye catch. But it's also in a position that prohibits it from being cropped. So it stays. 

Camera & Settings & Processing: Nikon D5100, Nikon 70-300mm telephoto lens at 300mm, ISO 400, f/14, shutter 1/400th. Shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom 4 using VSCO slide film presets.

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This photo is ©Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere without my advanced written permission. All rights reserved.

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