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Proframe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 183 N: 1069] (4096)
Hi everyone.
Has been a week since my last upload.
I'm sure I did miss a lot of great images overhere and will try to catch up shortly.

Have been and still are very busy lately with another photographic hobby of mine wich is shooting sports and planes.
Did shoot over 4000 images over the past two weeks and it does take a lot of time to archieve them properly :)

This time I show you an antique :) image and at the same time my first macro upload on TN.

The shot of this Attacus atlas moth, wich normally you can find on a leaf, but in this case is on a Heliconia flower, has been taken in captive conditions at the Emmen Zoo in the Province of Drenthe in the Netherlands.
Taken in June 1996 just after I bought my first Nikon F5 camera. and did want to try out things with that camera.

The BG is dark and therefore does'nt look as natural as it should be.
Nowedays I would do things different, but I did like to do butterfly shots this way than.

It is a dark BG because I did use a fast (1/250) shutter time while using flash and there was'nt much in the BG except for some smaller leaf wich came out underexposed anyway and therefore I did darken the BG totally after because the under exposed leaf were more distracting than adding something to the image.

The faster the shutter time you use taking macro images the darker, more underexposed the BG will be because the reflecting light of the flash unit does not get time to come back in to the lens and therefore can't lighten the film used.

Thanks in advance for looking at and comments are more than welcome.

Kindest regards, Harry

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Proframe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 183 N: 1069] (4096)
Colour adjust.
Edited by:extramundi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 338 N: 4267] (13168)

Only lowered -20% red saturation and -5% general saturation.