Julia Heliconian (Dryas lulia) photographed at the Butterfly Alive Exhibit at the Santa Barbarba Museum of Natural History

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    Taken at the Butterfly Alive exhibit at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History www.sbnature.org/exhibits/butterflies/. Most of the butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion are native to the state of Florida, with a few exceptions. You can walk through the Pavilion experiencing the butterflies as they land on nearby Florida native flowers and if you stand still they will take rest on you. Taken with Canon 1D Mark III w/300mm f/2.8 L IS + 25mm +12mm extension tubes.

    This was a few stops underexposed so I used the Adjustment Brush in Adobe ACR 5.3 to brush in back lit effects as well as adding color to the flower and accents to the pedals.

    idashum, Dirk Darkroom, AlaskaN8ive, and 33 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Clickor 58 months ago | reply

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    2. harleyannie 58 months ago | reply

      Beautifully shot
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    4. holidayonnet 57 months ago | reply

      Oh I'd like to be in such a park once in my life!
      Have a great day!

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    6. James Sheppard Photography 57 months ago | reply

      Fantastic detail, colour and composition. Very nice shot

    7. Jim Boud 57 months ago | reply

      Excellent processing!

    8. *Jack 57 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called AMIGOS CON UN MISMO HOBBY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. SavingMemories 57 months ago | reply

      Great crisp detail in this wonderful capture.
      Thank you for visiting my photo.

    10. Mujer De Rojo 56 months ago | reply

      This is an amazing shot!

    11. gwenda2009 56 months ago | reply

      Esta foto la he visto en el grupo:
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      y, me encanta...

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    12. Ceci_An [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      maravillosa!!!!!!

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    14. Panuwud 54 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot!!! Sharpness, color, background--You have them all.

    15. tigidiwigi 45 months ago | reply

      wonderful colors

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