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Challenge: Insects II (Minimal Editing I*)
Collection: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: San Antonio
Date: Apr 10, 2007
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2007

Oh how hard this was for me. I wanted so bad to tweak it and turn it from a nice butterfly picture to what I was sure could have been a "Wow" photo. But I was challenged to at least try a minimal editing challenge so this was my best try.


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 180
Avg (all users): 6.9709
Avg (commenters): 8.2632
Avg (participants): 6.8256
Avg (non-participants): 7.0750
Views since voting: 6183
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 206
Comments: 105
Favorites: 10 (view)


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06/19/2007 04:29:53 PM
WOW Sandy, I'm late getting around to thing, congrats a perfect ribbon. I've got a lot to learn from ya'll.
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05/03/2007 08:50:17 PM
I don't think I gave you a big congrats. What a stunning image. Terrific detail in the butterfly.
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04/30/2007 11:33:51 PM
What an adoring capture and a showpiece for minimal editing. You have my warm kudos and heartfelt congratulations on your well earned ribbon.
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04/29/2007 10:03:47 PM
wonderful pic Sandy....not much else I can say that dozens of people have already said....; )
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04/27/2007 07:33:08 PM
Congrats Sandy! beautiful work...
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04/26/2007 11:03:08 PM
Congratulations Sandy on your Yellow Ribbon. Beautiful detail and color.
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04/26/2007 05:47:35 PM
Congratulations Sandy, wonderful shot!!!! Love the colors and DOF.
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04/26/2007 05:26:04 PM
WOW SANDY! THIS is FABulous! I'm so excited for you... a shot to be proud of, that's for sure. :)
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04/26/2007 11:18:34 AM
Sandy, Stunning photo!
Larry
Niskayuna, NY
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04/25/2007 04:35:04 PM
Beautiful work Sandy. I love the muted greens.
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04/25/2007 03:01:44 PM
stunning sandy, this is minimal editing, amazing.
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04/25/2007 09:10:44 AM
Well done Sandy, great shot and well deserved ribbon ;-)
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04/25/2007 07:24:12 AM
Beautiful insect and another spectacular photograph. Sandy, you are too cool!! Congratulations on another ribbon.
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04/24/2007 08:32:32 PM
I love the way the butterfly stands out in this lovely composition. So deserving of a ribbon!
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04/24/2007 07:45:35 PM
Congrats, Sandy! A well deserved ribbon for this great shot. Delicate and colorful.
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04/24/2007 07:02:17 PM
Congratulations Sandy. Make room on the mantle for another ribbon!
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04/24/2007 05:09:24 PM
Very nice Sandy! Great color.
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04/24/2007 03:24:36 PM
Oh Sandy, this is gorgeous!!! What an amazing photo, and no editing! I am so impressed. Way to go and big congratulations to you!!
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04/24/2007 02:38:17 PM
Congrats Sandy, you are one heck of a roll! 14 straight at 6+, with a couple 7s and ribbons in there for good measure is very impressive, especially considering the variety of photos you've entered. Well done!
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04/24/2007 12:13:37 PM
This was much more than just a "try" for you, it was a home-run. The colors are soft, but striking. And the DOF is right on. Just goes to show that your talent extends way beyond editing. Good work.
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04/24/2007 08:54:26 AM
Sandy, congratulations on a beautiful shot. I just purchased that lens, and, after seeing this shot am really anxious to try it out. Great job!
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04/24/2007 08:43:56 AM
Beautiful photograph Sandy...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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04/24/2007 08:22:21 AM
A great capture - congratulations
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04/24/2007 07:35:52 AM
Congrats Sandy, great capture!
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04/23/2007 10:56:18 PM
Congrats! This is a beautiful shot, even without further editing!!
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04/23/2007 10:42:09 PM
Stunning! So happy this was your shot. Spot on colors, composition, focus! Very well done Sandy! This is so excellent on so many levels, you just 'nailed it' perfectly! Congrats!
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04/23/2007 08:51:14 PM
YES!! I'm so glad this picture finished in the top 3! Awesome job Sandy! One of my fav! Well done. Congratulations :).
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04/23/2007 07:46:01 PM
WOW! I haven't even attempted the whole minimal thing yet, I'm too afraid, but man, you nailed it!!!!
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon!!! Really great :)
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04/23/2007 06:09:07 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon Sandy!! Fantastic shot and Oh So Gorgeous!! Such great detail on this lovely creature against a gorgeous background! Hurray!!
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04/23/2007 05:21:21 PM
I am so proud of you Sandy!!!!!!! Congrats on ribbon!!!!
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04/23/2007 05:14:42 PM
Sweeeet !
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04/23/2007 02:53:44 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!!
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04/23/2007 02:26:35 PM
Good job. I wish I had more time to enter on this challenge :-(....
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04/23/2007 02:18:48 PM
Wow!
That's all I can say.
=D
GREAT photo.
Congrats!
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04/23/2007 02:14:10 PM
So happy for you Sandy!!!!!! Beautiful and so well done, way to go!!!!
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04/23/2007 12:55:24 PM
Congratulations Sandy! This is a spectacular shot. Beautifully captured - the perfect blend of focus, color, & DOF.
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04/23/2007 11:16:14 AM
Excellent shot Sandy - the contrasting colours are gorgeous.
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04/23/2007 10:55:36 AM
beautiful. fantastic focus, nice saturation on the bug :-)

congratz
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04/23/2007 10:31:21 AM
Excellent Sandy.
Very well done.
And congratulations.
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04/23/2007 09:31:12 AM
Congratulations! Butterflies are beautiful and magical! Your photo beautifully portrays their beauty!
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04/23/2007 09:14:41 AM
very lovely, stellar job as always! congrats sweet lady :-)
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04/23/2007 09:09:01 AM
Yay!! Congrats!! Wonderful shot!!!
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04/23/2007 09:01:35 AM
Very nice Sandy. Congratulations on the yellow.
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04/23/2007 09:00:57 AM
Congratulations , Sandy ! I loved this during voting- knew it would do well!
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04/23/2007 08:44:36 AM
Lovely and simple Sandy...perfect focus, great dof, congrats on the ribbon
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04/23/2007 08:42:00 AM
Congrats! Beautiful in minimal!
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04/23/2007 08:37:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! The colors are stunning for no editing! This picture brings three words immediately to my mind... sweet, pretty and innocent.
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04/23/2007 08:04:38 AM
Sandy!!! What a wonderful photo! Congratulations on a new ribbon to add to your collection :-) Highly deserved. I love how you can see his little curled proboscis.
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04/23/2007 08:00:28 AM
Really lovely shot, Sandy!!! WTG on another well deserved ribbon!!!
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04/23/2007 07:35:08 AM
Congratulations Sandy! What a beautiful shot!
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04/23/2007 06:29:09 AM
Go Sandy!! Great job!
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04/23/2007 06:27:06 AM
Congratulations Sandy! Beautiful shot!
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04/23/2007 06:17:52 AM
congratulations, sandy!! beautiful.
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04/23/2007 06:14:04 AM
Great job SandyP and congratulations on your ribbon.
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04/23/2007 05:38:32 AM
Congrats, Sandy! Well deserved yellow ribbon. Beautiful image.
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04/23/2007 02:57:23 AM
Beautiful Congrats on your Yellow Ribbon
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04/23/2007 02:56:30 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Sandy! Beautiful shot!!!!!
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04/23/2007 02:21:05 AM
Congrats Sandy! Very delicate and balanced.
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04/23/2007 01:21:44 AM
very nice, congratulations sandy
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04/23/2007 01:18:41 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on the ribbon too!
Go SandyP
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04/23/2007 01:01:02 AM
Beautiful Image Sandy - congrats on the ribbon.
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04/23/2007 12:58:57 AM
Congrats Sandy I knew It'd ribbon!!!
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04/23/2007 12:46:19 AM
So delicate, so beautiful, and so deserving of this ribbon. Mega congratulations Sandy!
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04/23/2007 12:41:54 AM
Sandy WAY TO GO! Another ribbon and so well deserved
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04/23/2007 12:32:14 AM
YaY Sandy! Congratulations on a great photo and a ribbon! You wanted to tweak it to make it a "Wow" photo? It already is!
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04/23/2007 12:30:17 AM
Sandy, this is a real stunner. It's so elegantly beautiful. Huge congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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04/23/2007 12:23:21 AM
Truly awesome! Sandy, you're somethin' else! Congrats!!!
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04/23/2007 12:21:48 AM
OMG Sandy!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Right now you are my favorite person around here. With all the great comments and these wonderful pics you are definitely what DPC stands for IMHO.

The image is great, sharp, beautiful DOF and defying the voters by centering your subject so nicely.

Congrats again!!
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04/23/2007 12:19:30 AM
Really attractive, love the soft feel. Congrats on your ribbon!
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04/23/2007 12:19:25 AM
OMG OMG .... SANDY ..... totally excellent ... congratulations on an amazing and beautiful photograph and a ribbon ...... WOW ........
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04/23/2007 12:18:22 AM
Beautiful, sharp focus and nice feeling of space around the butterfly.
Congratulations!
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04/23/2007 12:16:49 AM
Awesome, and so worth a ribbon dear friend.....
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04/23/2007 12:14:58 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Sandy, very well done!!! Beautiful shot!!!
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04/23/2007 12:13:38 AM
So delicate and beautiful, Sandy! Congrats on your Yellow! Now it's time for the Blue ;)!
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04/23/2007 12:13:26 AM
Congratulations, Sandy. This is a fantastic shot for straight from the camera.
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04/23/2007 12:07:58 AM
Look at you. You did it again. Congrats.
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04/23/2007 12:07:43 AM
congrats Sandy this is awesome, it didnt need tweaking

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04/23/2007 12:06:21 AM
I'd say you did OK without tweaking. :-)
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04/23/2007 12:03:49 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, have been so busy lately almost forgot to vote on challenge..
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04/23/2007 12:03:28 AM
WTG Sandy!
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04/23/2007 12:03:21 AM
Congrats, Sandy! What a beautiful shot. The color is just gorgeous against the green background.
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04/23/2007 12:03:06 AM
Girl, you go! This is beautiful! Congrats on your ribbon!
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04/23/2007 12:02:47 AM
Congrats Sandy! What a superb image! :-D
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04/23/2007 12:01:50 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!! Absolutely lovely!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2007 11:11:20 PM
Great detail and color.
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04/22/2007 08:33:31 PM
Amazing capture and contrasting colors...9
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04/22/2007 02:41:02 PM
Have you been waiting for this challenge?

Could have cropped him away from the centre - oh. No cropping in ultra-mini-editing. Great shot. 9
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04/21/2007 11:00:46 PM
Nice colors
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04/21/2007 07:40:24 PM
Wonderful color and focus!
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04/21/2007 05:53:52 PM
This is a beautiful shot!! 10
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04/21/2007 05:17:21 PM
Striking. I like the focus!
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04/20/2007 02:20:12 PM
Beautiful butterfly! Its coloring makes it a real eyegrabber, and you set if off so nicely from the background. Very nice!
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04/20/2007 09:30:10 AM
Great capture! Like the details of the butterfly! The plants on the right and in the background work very good. Great focus! Well done! Good luck!
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04/20/2007 07:56:16 AM
Great color and very close, Great job
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04/19/2007 08:59:49 AM
I like the sharpnes of this - right in my 7 pile
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04/18/2007 11:30:06 PM
Great image, wonderful DOF and bokeh. Although I did score this fairly high, from a personal preference a tighter crop would have garnered an additional point from me. Good Luck.
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04/18/2007 06:40:59 AM
I hope that this little guy's center stage performance ribbons! The clarity and detail on this are fantastic, the colors are beautiful, and your composition is perfect. Great Job!
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04/17/2007 11:07:55 PM
A little too center for me but what a great picture!!! 9

I had WAY too much fun with the overprocessed comment :)! Most fun I've had on dpc! Watching everybody in the forums talk about the comment.
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04/17/2007 04:31:39 PM
Excellent.. i like composition and creativity and colors.. Appealing to the eye.. Your photo is a good one...
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04/17/2007 03:40:08 PM
Nice colors
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04/17/2007 10:09:32 AM
very nice shot, good DOF and focus, but indeed too centered
04/17/2007 12:14:28 AM
very nice... i like muchly 8.
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04/16/2007 05:07:35 PM
Love the dof.
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04/16/2007 01:34:05 PM
Very pretty, great colours and clarity.
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04/16/2007 08:44:56 AM
Nice DOF and soft greens. What type of butterfly is that??
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