Texture and Color

© Ronald F. Fischer

Texture and Color

Uploaded: June 02, 2007


This is a close up of a wing of a Monarch Butterfly. Cropped and resized for download. Sigma 50mm f2.8 EX DG macro lens.


BILLY R. PARKER June 02, 2007


Emily E. Bem June 02, 2007

Okay...this is just TOO cool....WOW!I have never sen a macro of a butterfly's wing...maybe a butterfly...but it's wing?? FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #4357566

eileen bedford June 02, 2007

WOW, what a beautiful design, detail and comp, just the right amout of orange peeking through. Love this Ron... #4357652

Cyn Valentine June 02, 2007

THis is beautiful Ron..great color and detail..excellent! #4357672

Carla Metzler June 02, 2007

Great color and detail, Ron! #4357860

Melissa G. Meiselman June 02, 2007

Incredible macro with sharp details and great full frame design, Ronald!! I am just wondering...how did you get so close? #4357868

Ronald F. Fischer June 02, 2007

Thank you very much everyone! Melissa - the image you see is almost a 100% crop from the original image. The butterfly was pretty engrossed in sipping nectar from the flowers on a lilac bush when I took this picture. With a lot of patience and slow movement I was able to get about 8 inches away when I took this picture! #4357901

Michelle R. Kovach June 02, 2007

Wonderful shot Ron! Great detail! #4358071

Darson Sumarno June 02, 2007

very sharp and good detail ... #4358106

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict June 02, 2007

Great image here, love the textures you captured here...Dominick #4358116

David Phalen June 02, 2007

You have far more patience than I do. :) Excellent macro with outstanding color and detail. #4358431

Ken Smith level-classic June 02, 2007

Very, very nice, Ronald! I think we'll see this one again! #4358650

John Connolly June 02, 2007

Brilliant macro work here, Ronald! Your details, color and textures are outstanding! #4358777

Colette M. Metcalf June 02, 2007

What a beautiful capture, Ronald! #4359014

Judy A. Lawhon June 02, 2007

Fantastic macro shot, Ron....good color and details!! #4359108

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic June 02, 2007

Fantastic macro, Ron. Love the colors. #4359595

Bridgette B June 03, 2007

Stunning macro, Ron! #4361531

Karen Engelbreth June 03, 2007

Wonderful macro shot, Ronald! #4361852

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 03, 2007

Hi Ronald, Now that is what I call up close and personal. Great full frame macro shot. Supurb. #4361887

Cassie L. Woodlee June 03, 2007

Awesome macro Ronald!!! #4362339

Bambi L. Dingman June 03, 2007

Really beautiful detail on this macro, Ronald! #4362583

Pat Gamwell June 03, 2007

Talk about an "in-your-face" shot! Wowzaa! This is absolutely incredible, Ron! If this one doesn't make finalist there is definitely something wrong! lol:) SUPERB! #4362598

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 06, 2007

Great eye for this Ron!

I'm with Pat, this surely is a winner1

jo ann c. #4372003

Katrina McMeans June 09, 2007

The colors are so bold and startling, and the composition is beautiful. I'm with the others... this is surely a finalist!
:) #4382331

Darryl Wilkinson June 11, 2007

Very interesting, Ron - a good study in details! #4388408

Denise Denomy January 02, 2008


Thomas F. Andersen January 07, 2008

What a truly beautiful macro shot Ronald! #5303872

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