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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

So, this is an aside from the daily photo, but with the photo of the Canadian tiger swallowtail from a few days ago.  I should have taken a bit more time to prep the butterfly photo from a few days ago, or maybe I should have been more familiar with the tools available and how to use them.  The first picture is the picture as posted.  The second has the leaves desaturated and darkened a little bit as well as being obviously cropped as compared to the first.  I didn’t like the extra dark area under the butterfly and didn’t feel the need to keep the extra leaf area to the left.

The desaturation of the leaves did make the detail more apparent, which one could argue is distracting.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Shot of a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail taken near the Cut River Bridge in the Upper Peninsula – which is fitting since that’s almost Canada.  This was a side stop on a trip to Mackinac Island to do a little hiking.  Turns out, we couldn’t follow the trail very well and ended up hiking to the middle of nowhere.  Upon returning, we discovered that we had found some ticks, thus marking the first time I had ever had to deal with those buggers.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS lens @ 135mm, 1/320 sec shutter, f/8.0, ISO 100