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Belly Upside Down to the Bar
Belly Upside Down to the Bar

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Upside Down II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Aug 7, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Floral, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2007

With all the controversy about the challenge description and people being on butterfly/flower overload I will be quite happy with a 5! I was not upside down (I am not coordinated enough to risk my equipment in that position) but I crouched down under the bush to get the underside of the butterfly looking up at him from a slight angle. It's a different perspective from what I usually try to get with butterflies, anyway. Could have used a little more DOF but too late now.

PP - converted from RAW, rotated left to get an angle I liked better, cropped, increased saturation on red/yellow/orange range, levels, decreased saturation on green range and shifted slightly bluer, USM, added border, resized, sharpened with noise reduction

Place: 18 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.1947
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9773
Avg (non-participants): 6.2473
Views since voting: 1222
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 226
Comments: 8
Favorites: 3 (view)

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09/10/2007 11:39:46 PM
A beautiful dreamy capture :)
The tones and subtleness of the colors is excellent. A pleasing image which looks like it was taken on an overcast day?
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08/15/2007 12:22:03 PM
Mary, congrats on your top 20! I was one of your high scores on this - I think it's absolutely lovely with great colors and bokeh.
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08/15/2007 12:56:41 AM
wow Mary, haven't "seen" you in awhile! Great finish, this is a stunner.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2007 05:19:44 AM
Love the colors in this photo. Feels like early morning... very peacful.
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08/11/2007 08:30:00 AM
beautiful image - love the richness of the background and the softness of the colors 9
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08/09/2007 11:05:54 PM
Awesome colors here - very, very appealing palette. Your focus & dof is excellent & the bokeh of that lens you're using is absolutely dreamy! I really enjoy the repeating triangular theme & how the composition is divided by it.

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08/09/2007 07:25:39 AM
Nice work. The contrast of colours works well.
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08/08/2007 06:18:11 PM
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