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Challenge: Insects (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: catskills
Date: Sep 7, 2003
Aperture: f4.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 63 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.7162
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.5165
Avg (non-participants): 6.0351
Views since voting: 986
Votes: 148
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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09/15/2003 12:39:23 AM
The colors are great in this image! it works with this Butterfly.
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09/15/2003 12:20:41 AM
Zeus' Top Pic(k)s: 2. Place
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2003 11:29:30 PM
beautiful use of DOF, I like the white moth (I think its a moth!) against the blurred yellow flowers. elegant composition.
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09/13/2003 03:00:56 PM
This image, aptly, lacks the extreme sharpness evident in some competing entries. Instead, the apparent emphasis is on the natural light pervading all. The butterfly's white wings, especially via the shadow of one visible through the translucent other, add an unusual and incidental interest. The slight overexposure that has been allowed onto the inner side of the right wing marks the only pure-white area in the photo, precisely at point of focus.

Apart from providing a clear anchor for the eye, these effects also stimulate a latent s e r a p h i c interpretation or sense.

The inclusion of a series of blossoming plant stems extending left to right into the picture provides both an environment and compositional soundness. The background, while richly luminous, adds much to the particular aesthetic of the subject without being distracting.

A great photograph!
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09/12/2003 05:09:02 PM
Lovely clarity and soft beautiful color. Good job
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09/11/2003 09:58:52 AM
Nice composition, lighting and DOF. The butterfly could be a bit sharper.
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09/10/2003 06:24:25 PM
Lovely colors and composition. Tthe blurred BG works well. I wish for more focus on the insect and the flowers though - would have made it a 10. As it is now, 8.
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09/09/2003 07:34:02 PM
Nice color combinations. Good lighting and contrast. I like the background. 7.
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09/09/2003 09:34:51 AM
Closer attention to the insect would have been better. And a more head on or side shot.
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09/08/2003 08:47:20 PM
nice light with a lovely golden hue from the yellows behing, nice laning or departing butterfly--I wish it were a little more important in the image
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09/08/2003 03:46:27 AM
I like the colourful OOF background, but would like to see the subject occupy more of the shot. The inside of the right wing is blown out.
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09/08/2003 12:21:42 AM
Terrific capture! Stunningly beautiful! Great clarity, composition & use of light. Terrific job!
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