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Ménage à Trois
Ménage à Trois

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Challenge: From Above II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Location: Rhode Island - zoo
Date: Jul 3, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 10/3200
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2009

looking down on a threesome of butterflies border/ crop/ levels / sharpen


personal best and i made the second page! I'm bouncing with joy on this 1 :-)
15th place with an average vote of 6.3529 ~ yay ~

now to hopefully beat this score in a future challenge ;)

Place: 15 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.3529
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.2400
Avg (non-participants): 6.4000
Views since voting: 1460
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 170
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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08/06/2009 07:44:24 PM
Greetings from Andi via the Critique Club

First Impression: Critiquing a top 20 shot can be difficult and if its the submitters highest scoring image its even harder! That said, this is a nice bright image and a very unusual situation, I've never seen 3 butterflies on a single flower before (thats worth at least 1 point)

Composition: A square crop was the way to go here, the butterflies fill the frame well.

Subject: Yup, its from above and meets the challenge well, flowers and butterflies might be seen as cliche at dpc but are most often well received. Kudos for an 'of the moment' shot.

Technical: The backgound is a little noisy (ISO 1600 would cause that) and I'd prefer a little more definition on the butterflies (esp the right one)

Final thoughts: A great shot for the challenge and might well have ribboned in a 'three' challenge. Thanks for showing this to us!
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07/21/2009 02:53:16 AM
Beautiful photo... congratulations on your PB.
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07/20/2009 10:40:57 PM
This is a wonderful shot! You were fortunate to be there and ready when this happened. Congrats on the new PB.
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07/15/2009 06:52:37 PM
This was a great shot for the challenge. I had it in my top 10. Nice finish! Congrats on your PB.
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07/15/2009 02:28:47 PM
This was my favourite pic in this challenge. I think it should have placed even higher.
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07/15/2009 02:20:59 AM
Firstly, congrats on producing a fantastic photo, secondly congrats on your new PB and a great challenge finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2009 09:19:33 PM
Challenge Relevance:6 Impact/Emotion/Mood:6 Technicals:7 Processing:6 Creativity:5.5
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07/12/2009 12:04:53 AM
Excellent focus, composition, subject, perspective, lighting, everything. Outstanding.
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07/10/2009 12:03:30 AM
three butterflies on one flower...that is cool. sharpness is excellent.
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07/09/2009 07:43:21 PM
Nice capture. I can't remember seeing 3 different butterflies on the same flower before.
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07/08/2009 07:32:04 PM
Fabulous capture. I hope you used sugar water and didn't wait for this naturally. *grin* An 8 from me... The noise and lost details in the dark areas took off a point. The composition is perfect. (voted earlier, back to comment)
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07/08/2009 11:48:45 AM
Fantastic capture to get three different butterflies on the same flower.
Was this at an exhibit? Nice colors and focus. bummp up
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07/08/2009 12:31:06 AM
Ow Ow! I like how the light one is in the middle, but I would have made the one on the right spread its wings ;)
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07/08/2009 12:20:14 AM
wow, how did you manage this? supurb capture
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