White Plume Moth

White Plume Moth

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DescriptionDown deep in the stems of the long grass, this was very visible from above, but needed considerable finesse to shoot, clearing grass stems without disturbing it.  Apparently these are common, but I haven't shot them round here before.  Difficult to expose for to get the details without either blowing out the highlights or losing the fine detail on the wings.  Processing was tricky too, as any contrast boosting tended to boost one area while wrecking another.  Sharpening has been used rather more than I usually do because it is adding the microcontrast I normally get through tweaking curves and levels.
ArtistRob Daykin
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MakeOLYMPUS CORPORATION
ModelE-M1MarkIII
Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length60.0 mm
F Number11.0
Aperture11.0
ISO200
Shutter Speed1/250