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Dark and Light
Dark and Light
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF for Canon
Location: Virginia, on the banks of the Potomac R.
Date: Aug 23, 2005
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2000 sec
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2005

at 223mm

Statistics
Place: 38 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.1931
Avg (commenters): 7.7917
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5324
Views since voting: 2105
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 259
Comments: 28
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/07/2005 11:48:26 AM
Originally posted by skiprow:

i think this would have done much, much better if you had adjusted the levels, added a hue/sat layer, dodged & burned the background, added some grain, and cloned out those distracting thingies sitting on the blossoms...

Thanks for the advice skip. I'll start on that right away. ;)
09/07/2005 10:08:33 AM
i think this would have done much, much better if you had adjusted the levels, added a hue/sat layer, dodged & burned the background, added some grain, and cloned out those distracting thingies sitting on the blossoms...
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09/05/2005 05:02:12 AM
I think the placing of this picture is ludicrous as IMO it deserves a place in the top ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2005 11:24:18 PM
Beautiful photo. I'm not sure I see the "dark and light" here but the photo is marvelous.
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09/04/2005 11:21:09 PM
This shot is technically superb. Colors compositon and good focus of all the subjects has really impressed me. This is a darn nice photo. Good luck!
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09/04/2005 07:09:27 PM
Absolutely beautiful....well there's another one that will knock mine of the front page for sure! Great capture, lighting, DOF and Excellent composition. 'Bout as perfect as you can get...the tear in the right Butterfly's wing is hardly your fault and I am sort of glad to see that you did not fix it. I find it only a minor distraction if I dwell on it....which I can't because the rest of the image is just so fine. Can't think of a thing I would change. Much good luck with this one. 10!!
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09/04/2005 05:58:33 PM
Magnificent capture.
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09/04/2005 03:01:32 PM
This is a stunning picture
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09/03/2005 11:27:45 PM
wonderful swallow tails and swamp milkweed.
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09/03/2005 07:55:06 AM
Terrific. I like this so much, yuou can have 10 from me.
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09/02/2005 03:59:21 PM
Very sharp photo. Well done. Don't see how the title applies to this one. If the "Dark" is the butterflies, you are stretching it. Still, very nicely done.
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09/02/2005 11:26:25 AM
Lovely bokeh & interesting composition. You might be reaching with your interpation with dark & light, but heck this was pretty much an open challenge. Excellent job.
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09/01/2005 06:49:23 AM
Well done to get 2 butterflies in one shot
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09/01/2005 03:54:16 AM
oh, iI get it, one butterfly is dark and the other is light. This is a lovely photo. You may want to try cropping just the light butterfly and flower for another version, it took mu breath away as I was scrolling down before I even saw the second one. This composition may even work well selling in advertisement, but I wouldn't submit it to a cheap paying stock site. Maybe to the Almay Stock Agency. I hear they pay better. 10 for sure
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08/31/2005 09:53:18 PM
I'm not a fan of butterflies, but the clarity of your shot is very appealing. Good composition as well. 7
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08/31/2005 05:37:17 PM
looks kind of like you took a picture of butterfly then dodged one & burnt the other to make it fit the challenge. If it had been a spicebush swallow tail and a tiger swallowtail, that would have worked.
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08/31/2005 12:34:01 AM
Looks all light to me
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08/30/2005 08:31:19 PM
amazing, favorite in challenge.... wow! Dof, background, composition... one shot in a million.
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08/30/2005 11:34:22 AM
WOW! Beautiful composition and colors. I LOVE IT!!! I hope you ribbon.
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08/29/2005 10:00:52 PM
Nicely done,,.....7
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08/29/2005 06:54:06 PM
fantastic butterfly photo, really sharp and vivid
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08/29/2005 05:12:13 PM
Nice and sharp.
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08/29/2005 05:11:52 PM
Wonderful capture, beautiful colours, sharp and well framed. 10
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08/29/2005 01:54:31 PM
Excellent clarity. I think the title is just a bit of a stretch, but won't fault you for that. I think this might be a little better if cropped to show just one flower and one butterfly.
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08/29/2005 01:13:28 PM
Nice take on the challenge. Beautiful shot!
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08/29/2005 12:37:36 PM
Excellent capture of dark and light with the opposing butterflies!
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08/29/2005 12:37:19 PM
I love the springy greens with the splashes of pink. The composition guides your eye from one side to the other without being busy. The varying heights is well balanced but not expected. The butterflies were certainly cooperative for the shot weren't they? Very pretty indeed.
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08/29/2005 08:49:53 AM
Excellent photo. I know it is hard to get up close to this species of butterfly and have them hold still long enough to get a great photo. Good job - 9
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