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