Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Canon G12 Captures the Camouflaged Butterfly (Photos)

This series of five photos was produced from one RAW photo file taken with the Canon G12.

The pile of leaves has one of those ninja butterflies, I run into sometimes.

Can you spot the camouflaged butterfly ?   Me neither.

Using the 12 Megapixel (MP) RAW file to produce a second JPEG photo at 6MP brings the little master of disguise into view a bit more clearly.  But, he's still hard to spot.

So, I went back and made another photo at 3MP, enlarging the critter a bit more.

And for anyone, like myself, who doesn't like putting reading glasses on,  I went back to the original RAW file to crop the photo down to 1 Megapixel.  See him, now ?

Just in case,  I made a 5th JPEG at some secret dimensions,  I consider unfit for printing,  but you can see the camouflaged butterfly pretty clearly.

The Canon G12 hasn't been around me long enough for a full blown Mad Mike's Review.
But, I'll tell you this, right now.  For a hand held point and shoot camera it takes some awesome pictures.  I'm usually the one screaming at my shooting partners about failing to use their tripods.  But, I had put mine away for the day when I spotted this butterfly and just grabbed the G12 out of my cargo pocket and started snapping away.

They have some super deals on these Canon G12 cameras going on right now at

If I would have waited,  I could have had an extra hundred dollars beer money in my pocket !





Ryan said...

Mike you're playing with my mind, there ain't nothing there but leaves.

RyukyuMike said...

That's why I call them ninjas. Sneak up on ya real easy!

Map It! Okinawa said...

In some way, that is eerily scary looking. I think you should make a jigsaw puzzle with that picture.

Great btw...


RyukyuMike said...

A jigsaw puzzle? That'd drive people to drinking! Hmm...

Alison said...

I saw it in the second picture!! How fun! Hehe

RyukyuMike said...

Great eyes, you have there. You should consider wildlife photography. And, buy all your camera gear, right here!

Sherry said...

Amazing! I had a really hard time trying to spot it (actually I didn't spot it until the last photo). Such a great weapon for such a delicate creature. Nice photography, too ... as always :)

RyukyuMike said...

It's a sweet little camera. Make sure you come here when you're convinced you want one, too!