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To Die Like a Butterfly
To Die Like a Butterfly

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Challenge: Dead Flora (Advanced Editing VII)
Location: Austin, Texas
Date: Dec 21, 2013
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2013

We had a wet and cold snap down here in Austin this week and the leaves are finally starting to fall. I thought they looked like butterflies as they drifted to the ground. I saw this one floating in a pool of rain water just off the sidewalk and grabbed this quick shot with my Nex-6 and an 18-200 zoom.

This is my first entry to DPChallenge after a friend suggested I join. I'm delighted to be here and welcome any suggestions for a newcomer. Happy Holidays!

Place: 49 out of 83
Avg (all users): 5.5922
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.9038
Avg (non-participants): 5.2745
Views since voting: 236
Views during voting: 204
Votes: 103
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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01/13/2014 05:08:51 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback and encouragement. I too wish this shot had better focus and that I could have framed it a little differently so that the crinkle of the leaf (resembling a butterfly wing) was more evident. But that's the wonderful thing I've discovered in my short time in this group. Already, I'm a little more aware of such things as I'm composing the shot. I'm definitely benefiting from the challenge!
01/11/2014 10:30:14 PM
Overlooked. Quite nice, delicate beauty. Nice use of light and hints of color.
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12/31/2013 09:25:12 PM
well seen. and welcome aboard.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/29/2013 11:58:52 PM
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12/29/2013 11:04:37 PM
I can feel the weight of it.
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12/29/2013 10:47:21 PM
I like the light and color - would like more focus someplace. Voted earlier; back to comment.
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12/29/2013 02:22:06 PM
really really nice capture. it came up as the first one on my vote page...just might be a winner!
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12/25/2013 06:49:29 PM
Yes, tenderly seen.
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12/25/2013 03:16:10 PM
Good find. The color really stands out.
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12/24/2013 09:10:04 PM
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12/23/2013 01:06:53 PM
elegant and poetic
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