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Challenge: Flora IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: Botanic Garden
Date: Mar 19, 2016
Aperture: 18.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2016

Each year the botanic garden present a butterfly exposition where several butterfly fly around us. It is an excellent opportunity to take photography

Without a butterfly there is no flower for pollination

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04/03/2016 07:56:37 AM
Hello from the Critique club

An excellent insect study that only partially meets the challenge

You have taken good control of the technicals to produce a very competent macro of the butterfly’s head so very well done from that aspect. I like the square crop but given the nature of the subject, a beautifully coloured butterfly, a normal landscape orientated crop would have allowed you to include more of the butterfly. However, the challenge brief is flora, which means unfortunately, as good as it is, it detracts from what should be the main theme ie., the flowers themselves. It’s a shame this is not entered in a more appropriate challenge it would have done very well but it’s excellent practice for such a future challenge.

So, having said all that I’m now going to ignore the butterfly and concentrate on the flower side of the image and I like what I see, the foreground bud is nice and focussed with a less than perfect flower head adjacent that is also nicely focussed with interesting detail. The foreground bud is soft together with the distant flower heads in the background which I really like I think they complete the image.

Your technical control of the camera is consistently improving Marcel but do try to think carefully of the challenge brief in your choice of subject.
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03/24/2016 09:56:56 AM
It's a cool shot although I wish there was more of it
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