14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images

Every time I would get close to the butterflies, they would fly away. It took me some time to capture this image because I was using a 50mm prime lens. However, this butterfly allowed me to capture its photo. I am inspired by Richard Avedon portraits but can never get a person to take a picture. So, I was just experimenting with the idea of using increased exposure on nature photography and to me its beautiful.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Ashely Carlos