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Dance of the Butterflies
Dance of the Butterflies
MaryO


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rule of Thirds IV (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 25, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2009

A last minute opportunity presented itself when these two began an aerial dance. I'm not entirely certain it was a friendly thing, but I'd have to go do some research on butterfly behavior to be sure.

Not tack sharp (LOTS of motion blur) but not bad for an in-flight shot I wasn't out to get ;-) Delighted to be able to get both butterflies on ROT intersections with that nice complementary diagonal in the background. Really pleased with the composition.


PP - converted from RAW, rotated, cropped, white balance, increased contrast, resized, sharpened, slight USM, added border.

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 194
Avg (all users): 6.1939
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1493
Avg (non-participants): 6.2245
Views since voting: 1140
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 165
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
10/28/2010 01:36:28 AM
6.1 .. are you kidding me .. this is just amazing .. i still want that lens .. !!!..:)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2009 07:31:00 PM
phenomenal...my choice for the blue! 10...10....10
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08/30/2009 02:36:17 PM
AMAZING - I really hope you win this week!
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08/29/2009 04:41:26 PM
Very nice indeed
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08/28/2009 11:00:17 AM
That's awesome! Nice timing, it must have taken a lot of time to get this shot. The thirds are great as are the colors! They seem a bit bright (on my computer) and a bit OOF.
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08/28/2009 06:24:45 AM
oh wow
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08/26/2009 12:47:16 AM
What a pict ! 9
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