This is the second in a series of 10 images that I am creating for my senior project. The series is called "Butterfly Flowers". Not sure of the exact species of this flower but I normally refer to it as a "Tiger Lily" For this one I used the striping pattern of the The Magnificent Owl Butterfly Caligo atreus
which is native to Costa Rica.
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**updated** I made the image a touch lighterThe Process:
Flowers taken in my studio with my 40D+100mm macro and strobe lighting with a black fabric background.
The RAW files are adjusted and converted to jpg.
The butterflies were taken in RAW as well at the Butterfly House in Whitehouse Ohio with the 300D+100 mm macro and 500D filter
The flowers and butterflies are then combined in Photoshop.
The final images will be printed on dA canvas with "Butterfly I" as a 16 by 20 and the rest as 11 by 14.Butterfly Flower IButterfly Flower IIButterfly Flower IIIButterfly Flower IVButterfly Flower VButterfly Flower VIButterfly Flower VIIButterfly Flower VIIIButterfly Flower IXButterfly Flower X