A series of Monarch Butterfly images taken last weekend at Davidsons Mill Pond Park in NJ. We were surprised there were so many still around. These were probably recently released from their Butterfly Hut Exhibit at the Park. All are taken with an m43 Olympus camera with a Panasonic 14-140mm zoom @ 140mm. (Full Frame Digital Equivalent (FOV) of 280mm). I was testing techniques to get smooth backgrounds and still retain sharpness on the subjects. So I was shooting wide open @ f/4. But with m43 cameras the images seem to be a little “Coarser” then larger formats. So I then “Softened” the backgrounds in a different layer in Photoshop, above the main image and using opacity, letting the original layer show through somewhat to get original details, but “Softer” backgrounds. Most of these are busy feeding on the nectar from the plants near the exhibit.