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Challenge: Multiple Light Sources (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Houston, TX
Date: May 22, 2004
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125 sec
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2004

This picture was taken using the EF 100mm f/2.8 macro USM lens and the Canon MT-24EX flash. The scene was backlit by the sun to give the lighting in the background. One flash head was used to illuminate the butterfly and the other was held in my hand to illuminate the leaves in the foreground. As far as post processing I did a slight crop, upped the contrast a bit and a light USM though it really didnít need it.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 221
Avg (all users): 5.8120
Avg (commenters): 7.1333
Avg (participants): 5.3299
Avg (non-participants): 6.0888
Views since voting: 825
Votes: 266
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/01/2004 10:48:17 PM
This looks like there is a large area that was Photoshopped, in front of the butterfly. In any event I find the foggy looking area to look unnatural.
06/01/2004 09:56:15 PM
I don't understand how the theme relates to this photo.
06/01/2004 04:48:38 AM
Magnificient shot! I love the colors...and the lighting is superb! 10
06/01/2004 01:12:17 AM
Wow! I love the colors and the detail that you have brough out in this. One of my favorites!
05/31/2004 10:43:12 PM
Beautiful macro. Very sharp.
05/31/2004 10:26:49 PM
Exquisite detail, marvelous composition and framing, love colors on the insect. Don't care if the there are multiple light sources or not. Excellent.
05/28/2004 08:30:38 PM
beautiful -- 9
05/28/2004 06:49:42 PM
beautiful macro!
05/28/2004 04:14:25 PM
wow. I've never seen this kind of a macro perspective of a butterfly before. very cool.
05/27/2004 07:55:25 PM
Great shot! Very nice focus and DOF. The lighting is fantastic as well. (I'll take your word for there being multiple sources, though I don't think it is "obvious") This is one of my favorites from this challenge.
05/27/2004 01:53:48 PM
Cool macro, 9
05/26/2004 05:10:07 PM
Wonderful macro - great sense of the fragility of the wings here, and the curl of its proboscis (sp?) . Great detail, good light. More than one source? It isn't clear, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt I suppose.
05/26/2004 03:37:27 PM
I really think that this is a nice picture, technically of a high standard, but what made you choose this subject for this challenge??
05/26/2004 12:06:16 PM
The sharpness and detail is absolutely amazing in this image. Great use of depth of field to emphasize the subject.
05/26/2004 08:37:52 AM
stunning
05/26/2004 01:57:45 AM
Macro shots always amaze me. You have very good depth of field and light together. Impressive!


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