Chiang Mai orchid butterflies

Another attraction of the orchid farms around Chiang Mai is their butterfly enclosures, but to be honest the one I visited was quite disappointing, with only a few varieties to be found. The silver lining was that when I developed my photos I found one that really struck me; I think it’s one of my favourite photographs so far: the pale brown background really suits the central butterfly, which is nice and clear.

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Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL + 400 — f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 400, 250 mm

I was particularly happy with another image from this batch: the bright red flower is nicely lit but it’s the background that makes the scene for me, really capturing the essence of “jungle”:

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Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL + 400 — f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO 400, 32 mm

And here is the set:

2 Responses to “Chiang Mai orchid butterflies”

  1. Kate Neely wrote:

    Hi Kendall,
    That would look great on a canvas print! I’d hang it on the wall.
    Cheers
    Kate

  2. Kendall wrote:

    I might just do that. I had some large canvas prints made two years ago and they look great on the wall, but it’s about time for some fresh ones.

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