Claudine T. Bartels 8/24/2011 9:30:49 AM

This photo is phenomenal, Stephen! Wow! Beautiful work. How did you set up and take this shot? Where were you?

Claudine #1403434

Patricia Seidler 8/24/2011 10:17:12 AM

Wow. Great detail and lighting Stephen! #9625032

Tarun Bose 8/24/2011 10:59:20 AM

Excellent capture of a unusual butterfly,
Stephen. #9625104

Stephen A. Liverman 8/24/2011 4:24:22 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind remarks. Claudine this image was shot without flash, handheld using an ISO of 800. The Brookside Butterfly "Wings of Fancy" exhibit is in a greenhouse that gives a nice slightly diffused light on most days. I used F11 and a shutter speed of 1/200. You must shoot a number of images though because the field of focus is narrow this close and the butterfly moves readily in and out of complete focus. Hope this helps #9625651

Usman M. Bajwa 8/24/2011 4:55:12 PM

Terrific catch, Stephen!!!

UB. #9625737

Michelle Alton 8/25/2011 4:58:15 AM

Truly spectacular, Stephen. A winner in the butterfly category! #9626599

Linda L. Ruiz 8/25/2011 7:36:49 AM


Kay E. Mahoney 9/25/2011 4:10:00 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Stephen. Good luck in the next round. #9690929

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 9/25/2011 4:55:03 PM

beautiful #9691362

Susan D. Royce 9/26/2011 7:56:08 AM

Terrific close-up! Congratulations on your finalist. #9695253

Stephen A. Liverman 9/26/2011 1:47:39 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind remarks! #9696570

Sabrina Ryan 9/26/2011 7:42:31 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Beautiful Finalist, Stephen #9697880

Susan D. Royce 9/27/2011 5:37:01 AM

Congratulations on your win!! #9699353

Kay E. Mahoney 9/27/2011 6:16:02 AM

Stephen, Congratulations on your beautiful second Place Winner. #9699506

Karen Celella 9/27/2011 9:26:11 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner, Stephen. #9700385

Stephen A. Liverman 9/27/2011 10:44:43 AM

Thanks everyone for the kudos! #9700489

Usman M. Bajwa 9/28/2011 2:23:32 AM

CONGRATZ on this beautiful Gold Winner, Stephen!!

UB. #9702137

Dominick M. Dimacale 9/28/2011 4:52:06 AM

Congratulations Stephen on your Win!!!

Dominick #9702496

Claudine T. Bartels 9/28/2011 4:57:42 AM

WELL deserved! Congratulations!!! #9702517

David M. Montero 9/30/2011 7:14:58 AM

Congratulations on your second place selection of this marvelous macro Stephen! #9707080

Merna L. Nobile 10/7/2011 12:24:40 PM

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

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Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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