Macro Art
Aurora by Henrik Spranz

Image details - Aurora

Photographer: Henrik Spranz (see profile)
Competition: Competition 17
Category: Macro Art
Location: Perchtoldsdorfer Heide Nature Reserve, Lower Austria, Austria


Last year, one of my goals was to photograph an Anthocharis cardamines (orange-tip) butterfly – in front of the rising sun. In German this butterfly is called Aurora – alike the goddess of dawn, and on this day the conditions were perfect. I found an orange-tip before sunrise, it was windy but manageable with setting a higher ISO, and the rising sun was dimmed by Saharan dust in the air.


Finalist - Macro Art