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Mid-day Snack
Mid-day Snack
sgauria


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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Date: Oct 9, 2004
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2004

Migratory monarch butterflies at Santa Cruz. They are mainly in the trees, but this one was in a garden.

Many thanks to arpita, for
1> Seeing the potential in the original picture.
2> Photoshopping it to the current image.

Statistics
Place: 71 out of 487
Avg (all users): 6.1720
Avg (commenters): 7.4118
Avg (participants): 6.1553
Avg (non-participants): 6.2903
Views since voting: 857
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 250
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/23/2004 10:26:25 PM
Beautiful. I think I have seen this before. HAHA
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 07:06:43 AM
Any real sense of texture seems lost here, quite possibly because of your sharpening, which has also produced those halos around the legs and antennae. I find tthe cropping alos to be a bit heavy-handed - more consideration might have been lavished on just what parts of the flowers you were going tto include/exclude - heree you seem to have concentrated entirely on the butterfly.
11/06/2004 10:14:32 AM
great sharp butterfly shot. Crop is extremely tight, could use a bit more space.
11/05/2004 07:18:23 PM
Beautiful. Good colors, detail, and dof. Gave you a 9.
11/05/2004 02:12:25 PM
Very nice macro. Cropped a litte tight and centered for my tastes. I wish that the flowers offered a different range of color instread of blending into the butterfly so that he would remain more the spotlight of interest (I know you have no control over nature! lol). I think the focus needs to be razor sharp to really stand out as a macro in a challenge.
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11/04/2004 10:50:44 PM
vivid
11/04/2004 03:55:53 PM
Great catch. Ilove that the butterfly nad the flowers have the same colors. I also like that they are all in sharp focus and the background is not.
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11/04/2004 12:20:51 PM
Very good macro.
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11/04/2004 10:01:37 AM
Excellent detail...wonderful colors....great work....
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11/03/2004 09:08:56 PM
This is an awesome shot. I have about 300-500 shots of these guys and can appreciate how hard they are to get perfectly. You've done it!! Grreat job.
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11/03/2004 06:24:24 AM
I have a picture of a similar butterfly.
I chased butterfly's one day in thailand in 32Celsius. It's no fun their quick :)
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11/03/2004 04:06:17 AM
beautiful Macro a top pick from me
Nice work
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11/02/2004 03:04:23 PM
beautiful monarch, cropped a bit too close but that's okay
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11/02/2004 12:54:22 PM
i entered a similar shot for the june free study. it didn't fair too well over all.
good luck
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11/02/2004 05:10:26 AM
clear good shot i know how hard these are to take i tried a few myself
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11/02/2004 03:25:56 AM
Excellent Photo!! I rate this as one of the top pics in the challenge
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11/01/2004 08:48:11 PM
Great DOF... love the monarch....
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11/01/2004 08:28:51 PM
Great macro
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