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Matt K.
08-04-2011, 10:03 PM
Went to the Bow Valley Provincial Park in Alberta. Came to a place called "Many Springs", a basin featuring over a thousand springs, fed from the nearby mountains. From a little floating lookout I spotted this butterfly, who was caught in the water. Trying to escape its certain death, the butterfly fought to get off the water, thereby creating ripples on the waters surface. With the polarizing filter those ripples are reflected on the bottom of the pond. You can see the butterfly's shadow in the middle of the concentric circles. Even the texture of the bottom is interesting ....

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6128/6009833755_94007dc213_b.jpg

casil403
08-05-2011, 09:50 AM
That shadow is rather neat Matt.

Marko
08-05-2011, 10:08 AM
Good scene and story here Matt!

Iguanasan
08-05-2011, 11:54 AM
Really cool shot and I like it a lot! :thumbup:

Bambi
08-05-2011, 01:16 PM
this is really cool!! I love the shot and the story. too bad it didn't survive. :(

Lovin
08-05-2011, 02:13 PM
Nice capture ! the butterfly's shadow is on the right spot.

Matt K.
08-05-2011, 04:01 PM
this is really cool!! I love the shot and the story. too bad it didn't survive. :(

Sorry, but i did not have a stick long enough to help it along .. so I left it for a fish to find ... and thanks for the kind words, all

kat
08-05-2011, 06:17 PM
Cool! Well..not in the way it died but the circles and shadow.

Hillbillygirl
08-06-2011, 07:42 AM
Very cool capture Matt. Good timing on your part, and nice eye to see this.

Matt K.
08-06-2011, 10:33 PM
Very cool capture Matt. Good timing on your part, and nice eye to see this.

Thanks HBG; timing was pure luck ... so I took about 30 shots of this ... just to get the ripples right. May post another one, possibly.