Another sign that spring is here and summer is on its way—more and more butterflies in JD’s garden. I have no idea what kind of butterfly this one is, other than a pretty one that was willing to let me take several shots of him (her).
I wanted the photo to be totally about the butterfly so I combined two photos one shot at f/2.8 for the background and another shot at f/13 for the butterfly.
Camera settings: Nikon D3, Nikon 105mm f/2.8 shot at ISO 200, f/2.8 and f/13 and 1/1000th and 1/60th of a second, respectively.
Lightroom—Set black and white points and adjusted hue of green.
Photoshop—combined two photos using layers and auto-align feature and then applied a mask to isolate the butterfly from the background.