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Challenge: Free Study 2015-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL3
Location: Huntsville Botanical Gardens
Date: Sep 28, 2015
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: ISO-200
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2015

Lens: Canon FD 28mm F/2.8

It is so hard to capture these little creatures with a manual focus lens. What I finally ended up doing is setting the focus to it's closest setting, and then just moving the camera in to focus as quickly as I could.

Place: 79 out of 122
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10/22/2015 09:29:33 AM
Hello from the Critique Club

An appealing image that contributes well to the open challenge

What a lovely colourful butterfly you've captured here in a profile that shows off his remarkable colouring well. You've quickly adapted and learnt an important lesson of macro photography, to set your lens to the focussing distance you want and move the camera its by far the most effective technique to use, well done. It's a fairly minor point but I would prefer it if your composition was more to the right, as it is I feel the left hand edge is a bit close to the main subject, the butterfly, with space to spare on the right of the flower.

Given the very soft focus background I think you would have been better to use a smaller aperture that would have got the whole of the butterfly in good sharp focus with a little more, though still not distracting, detail in the background. I like your placement of the insects head and the flower head in the brighter part of the background. All in all, its a very competent macro that has the essential elements in good detail.

Thank you for your entry, Sid
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10/01/2015 11:55:57 AM
Interesting wording of your title... nice color saturation!
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