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Nymph
KarenNfld


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Challenge: Insects II (Minimal Editing I*)
Collection: 6s
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Bowring Park, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Apr 12, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2007

A butterfly at the exhibit in the greenhouse in the park. The brochure labels it as a "White Tree Nymph" from South East Asia. The exhibit has been here for a few weeks and it will only be here until the end of April so I was lucky to be able to photograph them for this challenge. This is the first time the greenhouse has had a live butterfly exhibit (which coincidentally comes from the Newfoundland Insectarium in my home town, the only insectarium in eastern Canada). There are literally no insects here, everything is still covered in snow and the temperatures have been very cold.

I got as close as I could with my macro lens (it is not reverse mounted nor does it have any extenders on it). Image has been resized and sharpened. Outtakes:
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Statistics
Place: 25 out of 180
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Avg (commenters): 7.6667
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Views since voting: 772
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 200
Comments: 18
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04/23/2007 07:02:58 PM
Karen, this is so amazing. I love the unique crop and composition. It is such a great macro!

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04/23/2007 02:31:29 PM
Wow!
Now that's close-up and personal!
Great picture.
=)
I really like this..
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04/23/2007 12:21:43 AM
Congratulations on a strong finish...a 6 from me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2007 11:39:46 PM
great... just like a queen...
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04/22/2007 09:07:18 PM
wow, really cool shot
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04/22/2007 12:48:46 PM
Excellent shot, wonderful framing and great colours.
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04/21/2007 12:22:09 AM
Lovely shot. Great Bokeh, a 10! :)
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04/20/2007 07:58:07 AM
Great color and very close, Great job
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04/19/2007 09:40:53 PM
Nice clarity. Neat perspective without having all of the wings in the frame. I like it.
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04/19/2007 12:32:17 PM
Striking! Looks like he's posing :)
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04/19/2007 08:25:02 AM
Very good detail.
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04/17/2007 09:52:16 PM
I like the curvy composition and the crazytight crop. 7
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04/16/2007 08:45:10 PM
Excellent detail.
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04/16/2007 08:17:56 PM
Beautiful image... crisp, clear, good contrast.
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04/16/2007 05:29:15 PM
Lovely lighting and rich tones. Great clarity. Your selection of how much to keep in the frame is interesting too: always a hard decision to make with a butterfly :-)
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04/16/2007 02:02:48 PM
Lovely. Love the Black and White contrasts. Would have liked to see a little more light on it's eye though.
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04/16/2007 12:30:47 AM
Terrific detail. Wonderful closeup. Love the title as well. Good job.
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04/16/2007 12:10:51 AM
Lovely macro...well done for getting nice saturation with basic editing
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