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Gulf Fritillary in the Late Afternoon
Gulf Fritillary in the Late Afternoon

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Challenge: Backlighting (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Alabama
Date: Sep 7, 2004
Aperture: f4
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2004

PhotoShop: rotate, crop, levels, brightness-contrast, saturation; NeatImage

Place: 90 out of 367
Avg (all users): 5.6489
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5789
Avg (non-participants): 5.7209
Views since voting: 935
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 262
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/21/2004 11:49:04 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This photo has a nice airy feeling, very appropriate for the subject. Color rendition is superb, and the bokeh (quality of the out-of-focus background) is great. The insect is captured in a great pose, with the nearby stalks adding context and interest without distracting from the subject. But the stalks near the top of the photo with the bright light compete for the viewer's attention; cropping them out would focus attention better on the butterfly.

The butterfly looks in focus, yet is lacking in sharpness. I think the cause is jpeg artifacts, which are prevalent. A higher quality setting would have eliminated most of them and probably improved the overall clarity. But even with this minor flaw, the photo is very pleasing and beautiful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2004 11:40:41 PM
I like the clarity of the butterfly, I think that I would crop it above the butterfly and make it a square, nice though!
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09/14/2004 02:21:46 PM
Great job! One of my favorites.
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09/12/2004 02:34:44 PM
Good job.
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09/11/2004 07:57:31 PM
I know how difficult it is to shoot those stupid butterflies. I spend some day's of my holliday chasing them with my camera...
Got home, best picture was NOT by me, with my far to expensive DSLR but my son's with his 2 mp Canon a40 :-( Very nice!
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09/10/2004 10:15:15 PM
Butterfly is well done. Or is it a moth? Either way, it is pretty.
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09/10/2004 09:28:53 AM
Nicely done. I like the vague green background as a contrast to the orange. I might have cropped it differently. Not sure you need that sun up there, so far from the center of attention.
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09/08/2004 12:26:03 PM
Very sharp; I gave it a (9). I can appreciate how hard these guys are to shoot.
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09/08/2004 04:41:27 AM
Beautiful picture, I like the color very much.
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09/08/2004 04:16:16 AM
lovely picture, sharp too, good idea.
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