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Last of the season
Gordon


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: All Alone (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Austin, Tx
Date: Oct 18, 2003
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/750s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2003

Almost all the queen's are dead now - it is getting too cold for them here.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 319
Avg (all users): 6.3264
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2815
Avg (non-participants): 6.3846
Views since voting: 1378
Votes: 239
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/29/2003 09:12:17 AM
Even though you have rec'd a number of comments on the distraction of the background, I think the shallow dof of the background actually adds to the image. It gives it an ethereal feeling.. much like how we humans perceive a butterflies life or a fairy world to be. I think you have done a marvelous job!
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10/29/2003 05:46:36 AM
Beautiful shot Gordon, talk about painting with light.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2003 11:15:21 PM
Lovely!
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10/28/2003 08:53:21 PM
beautiful shot... = 10
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10/28/2003 07:28:56 PM
poetic image. congrats!
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10/28/2003 10:11:11 AM
wonderful picture.
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10/28/2003 01:02:29 AM
WOW! love this shot. beautiful colors and great dof. love the blur effect. nicely captured moment. :o)
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10/27/2003 07:53:30 PM
This could be a textbook example for the use of depth of field and the rule of thirds in photography classes.
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10/27/2003 07:51:01 PM
This is a pretty photo but I feel that it culd use some improvement in a couple of areas. The first thing that struck me was the way the background competes with the butterfly and flower even though it is blurred. It is because the background is still bright in some areas, particularily near the flower. It would have been helpful to position yourself so that much more of the background around the subject was dark to isolate the subject more and make it pop. The other thing I would do was to have moved in a little closer to your subject. Not to fill the frame but just a little closer to make it look a little more prominant. I think it would still convey lonliness. The colors are good and so is the sharpness. The composition also works well.
Score 6
Tim
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10/27/2003 04:38:17 PM
I love the low depth of field in this picture.
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10/27/2003 05:41:11 AM
I personally would have cropped more out of the photo, to close in on the beauty of your subject. That's all that keeps it from being a 10
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10/25/2003 11:01:59 PM
How pretty! Nice use of focus, really highlights its singularity. Great natural lighting, excellent colors. Composed very nicely, good use of space, etc. I even like the border. Simply lovely. 10
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10/24/2003 09:21:28 AM
don't care for this border with this shot at all., I do like the lighting on the butterfly. 6
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10/24/2003 01:26:13 AM
Very nice.
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10/23/2003 11:29:32 PM
very nice
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10/23/2003 06:53:47 PM
Very Nice!! Excellent utilization of DOF. One of my personal favorites!
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10/23/2003 04:52:05 PM
I'd crop tighter
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10/23/2003 02:21:18 PM
beautiful!! 10pt
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10/23/2003 11:13:55 AM
great shot, this would make a very nice print
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10/23/2003 07:57:28 AM
Very nice indeed. The sun catches it perfectly. The isolation is very well done here with the DOF eliminating the surroundings which would have ruined the "All Alone" feeling. The composition is good too. To me it doesnt generate a feeling of loneliness as such but it is a great shot.
Ill say again what an excellent use of DOF. Id like to know how far u were from this subject.
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10/22/2003 12:03:40 PM
The depth of field is great in this shot. Nice composition and great colors.
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10/22/2003 06:38:48 AM
Even though you have blurred the background out well with the shallow DOF, it still seems to distract in a way. Especially the whiteness at the bottom and the top left hand corner. Good use of the rules of thirds, although I would have cropped just a tad mor off at the left. (7)
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10/22/2003 04:39:27 AM
hmm, a great photograph. very magical and serene... great color.. but i can't give you top marks.. i don't like the boarder at all... i think it would be better without the thin red line.. and the lonely butterfly isn't so much lonely as it is.. well, just a single butterfly. still worthy of the seven i'm about to click...
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10/22/2003 04:12:13 AM
Nice sharp focus and colors on the butterfly, but the background and (foreground?) flowers intrude just a little too much.
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10/22/2003 01:09:29 AM
great colors - and dof. nice work.
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