I happened across this butterfly visiting a thistle on the
trail to the Black Mesa summit. It took a number of shots before the
butterfly would cooperate and show his full colors but he finally did.
The raw image of this shot had quite a bit more color in
the rock background. I found that detracting from the butterfly and
thistle so I toned down the saturation of the rock during the post
processing of this shot.
Black Mesa Wildlife Refuge
Camera: Canon 20D
Lens: 18-55mm Telephoto
Post Processing: Photoshop