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“Old World Swallowtail”

© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

While in Arizona we took our kids to the Butterfly Wonderland, which has the largest butterfly atrium in America. I had a chance to capture a number of beautiful images of many species of butterfly there. This was one, an Old World Swallowtail (Papilio Machaon) that I really enjoyed. I took the color tones cooler to help create an atmosphere where the swallowtail’s colors could really shine.

Technical information Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 70-300L, Processed in Adobe Lightroom 5, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure 7 (use code “dustinabbott” for 10% off)

Gear Used:

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only)
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version)
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription
Alien Skin Exposure 6

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