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Butterfly Macro #3
Butterfly Macro #3
chuck


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro IV (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Backyard
Date: Jul 28, 2004
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2004

Took about 100 shots and got a few OK ones...This one is a swallowtail butterfly on a butterfly bush overhanging our pool.

Editing steps include:

Adjusted levels
Filtered with Neat Image to remove some noise
Unsharp mask
Increased Saturation
Used blur tool on blue background to smooth out some extra noise
Cropped and resized

Statistics
Place: 63 out of 248
Avg (all users): 5.7742
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6942
Avg (non-participants): 5.9231
Views since voting: 823
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 186
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2004 12:41:15 PM
very nice photo....I love the colors, and the blurred foreground of flowers. I really like the compostion too.....This is my favorite photo thus far....a 10 from me
08/08/2004 04:28:48 AM
Very nice cropping/composition and the colours are electric. My equal favourite bug shot this challenge. Congrats.
08/06/2004 05:31:59 PM
Beautiful, dynamic study. Strange colours but I like it.
08/05/2004 10:49:03 PM
interesting angle. the edges on the flowers look a little too harsh, but i like the photo anyway. :)
08/05/2004 12:41:27 AM
Dead or alive? Almost looks staged. Nice detail on the head. Good job.
08/04/2004 04:48:39 PM
Outstanding! I like the 3 zones of the photo: Wings; Background; and flowers. Comp is good. DOF is terrific! Colors (except the bug) make my teeth hurt a bit. Maybe just a bit oversaturated.
08/04/2004 01:12:52 PM
Good shot, nice blue background
08/03/2004 02:55:23 AM
Awesome 10
08/02/2004 04:52:32 PM
I love the insect, but the post-processing on the flowers seems a little overdone to me.
08/02/2004 07:08:28 AM
I am no expert on butterflies but it looks a bit unnatural, feeding while not having landed on the flower (it won't influence my voting). I think the composition is a bit off, too far to the left, and the colors are extremely strong. But a good sharp image and good use of depth of field.


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