Winged Beauty, by Laria Saunders

This was taken in a Butterfly Arboretum. This large butterfly is unremarkable when it closes it’s wings but when it lands for that split second and opens, the blue color is extraordinary and actually much deeper in color than this photo suggests. Arboretums are easier in that you have many more chances to grab a shot but it was so hot in there that my lens and glasses kept fogging up.

Winged Beauty, by Laria Saunders

Nikon D90 | Lens 105 mm f2.8 | 1/200th of sec @ f/7.1 | ISO 320
Winged Beauty, by Laria Saunders

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 08
Award Score: 68 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Color Photography
Photograph Location: The Papiliorama in Neuchatel | Switzerland

Photographer: Laria Saunders (Oakland, California, United States) Registered
Laria is an emerging photographer from Boston, New York and Los Angeles. She comes from a family of artists that span four generations on both sides including 3 professional photographers. Her passion for photography goes back 25 years. She has been awarded for her abstract, wildlife, dance and travel photography by Eden Arts, UK, Momentum: Images of Dance, CT., Art Scene Today, Art Slant and Projekt 30. Laria is co-owner of a portrait studio called City of Angels Headshots. Her exhibits include, Group shows at PhotoPlace Gallery -Vermont, Grooveworx Gallery-Santa Monica,CA. Linus Gallery-Pasadena, Peace Project traveling exhibit (Galleries in 6 US cities), Whole 9 Gallery-Culver City, CA., 1650 Gallery-Los Angeles. She currently resides in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles.


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