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Transparent Butterfly

A transparent butterfly, shot in the Washington DC Smithsonian museum of natural history, in their live butterfly exhibit.


I desaturated the yellow tile the butterfly was standing on because it was a bit distracting. I think it looks kinda cool showing only the little bit of color on the butterfly as well as the pink background flowers.


Shot with a 100mm macro and canon 50D. I used a custom made flexible flash bracket to hold my 580exII to the side with an OC-E3 cord. Instructions and pictures of the flash bracket can be found here:


FYI, this is apparently a Nymphalidae Ithomiinae, aka a Glasswing


#29 on Explore on 3/20/09!!!

Thanks everyone!!!!


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Taken on March 2, 2009