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Hello Spring
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2012-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Location: Cockrell Butterfly Center in Houston, TX
Date: Feb 24, 2012
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Date Uploaded: Feb 29, 2012

Lightroom 2
Crop and rotate

Photoshop CS5
Topaz Denoise
Levels - Leveled
Hue/Saturation - Boosted overall and red
Brightness/Contrast - Boosted contrast
Vibrance - Bumped up a little
Burned some of the black lines on the butterfly wings and legs
Dodged a little around his face
Burned the edges of the photo for a vignette-ish feel
Highpass filter for sharpening
Resize
Sharpen
Resize
Sharpen
Resize
Smart Sharpen
Sharpening tool on his face
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Statistics
Place: 27 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.5510
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 6.4519
Avg (non-participants): 6.7907
Views since voting: 633
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 147
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/23/2014 09:19:51 PM
WOW amazing color and details. Great macro.
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03/14/2012 05:51:13 AM
Congrats michelle it was a wonderful image
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03/08/2012 01:35:03 AM
Originally posted by spiritualspatula:

Looks like your shooting in the humid conditions worked out more than well enough :)


Yea, we didn't have a problem at all actually. I opted to simply sit outside in the sun for 5-10 minutes with our gear on a park bench. It was funny, the day before my dad took his camera out and it fogged instantly. Bad luck I suppose...
03/08/2012 01:20:30 AM
Looks like your shooting in the humid conditions worked out more than well enough :)
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03/08/2012 01:13:29 AM
This is a beautiful image. You made the right choice. Congratulations on a great placement.
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03/08/2012 12:30:09 AM
Woohoo! Great job :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2012 11:50:38 PM
Just beautiful -- composition, light, focus and color are all right on imo
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03/07/2012 07:54:33 PM
Lovely details
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03/07/2012 06:09:18 PM
Lovely shot - beautifully isolated from the background.
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03/07/2012 04:38:42 AM
great focus with beautiful brokeh
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03/03/2012 11:23:09 PM
Oh so beautiful and welcome on this cold winter's day where I am. Perfect composition and DOF.
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03/03/2012 11:01:36 PM
Beautiful colors bring warm summer to come soon 9.
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03/02/2012 03:01:55 PM
Love this shot. Very detailed and wonderful DOF. Beautiful colors. Great shot. 8
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03/01/2012 04:14:15 PM
Good bokeh and composition nice colors good sharpness ..well done
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03/01/2012 09:39:17 AM
lovely, glad its doing well :)
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03/01/2012 06:29:26 AM
Wonderful detail, colors and bokeh. 8
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