Cleaning out the attic, between te dust and the spiderwebs, there she was. A beauty from last summer. Somewhere along the road she made a wrong turn, and entered her crypte via the window in my house.
She avoided the webs, and comdemned herself to starvation. But the effort was rewarded, in her preservation after death.
Now she live's on for eternity in the digitized world, on the web for all to see.
A very common butterfly, (Aglais urticea) the small tortoiseshell. In dutch called the small fox.
Photo was made with the Canon 350D, Sigma 150mm f2 macro EXIF TV 1 AV 18 ISO200. The remains where placed on a cd (for those interested a driver CD-rom from Samsung Syncmaster). In photoshop some bluring of the for and background, and removed saturation from the background.
We'll i was so pleased with my find, being without my little bugfriends in this wintertime, i made another setting with this corpse.
This was was made with the same equipment, placed my precious prey on a white piece of paper, and placed it directly before my window, so the light directly came from behind her.
Focus is on the front rim of her wings, the dof towards her head becomes softer, and eases the photo.
EXIF TV 1 AV 10 ISO200
Background was lightend by hardmix, 18%, and I curbed the curve's for some more contrast, and color.
Just passing time, i prefer my little friend alive rather then dead. But one has to go along with what one gets, doesn't one...