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Watercolors in Nature
Watercolors in Nature

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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: NJ
Date: May 30, 2004
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2005


Place: 122 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.1420
Avg (commenters): 7.1765
Avg (participants): 6.0637
Avg (non-participants): 6.3882
Views since voting: 916
Views during voting: 514
Votes: 352
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 04:43:53 PM
Photo is nice and sharp. Love the backgroundit allows the butterfly just pops out.
01/27/2005 08:16:49 PM
Doesn't grab me, as it's a pretty common theme. To make something like this really pop there needs to be something about it that is unusual (or unusually beautiful) for this type of shot, whether it be in the light, what the creature is doing, etc. That said, I do like the colors very much.
01/26/2005 11:35:53 PM
Very beautiful mix of colors with nice, bright natural light. I would have liked to have seen the entire butterfly in sharp focus fading to the soft background, but a great job anyway.
01/24/2005 12:16:20 PM
love the colors
01/23/2005 10:37:10 PM
Butterflys are either hit or miss...you definately hit with this one!
01/22/2005 10:42:12 PM
Lovely isolation of the subject. Nice rich, saturated colors and detail. Overall an excellent composition.
01/22/2005 08:02:21 PM
beautiful work! i'm sure you had a lot of fun taking it. you know that feeling you get, when the opportunity's there and you get the shot set up, the one you've been patiently waiting for, then you pop the shutter, but the lighting is isn't good enough to preview it in the lcd, and you have to wait until you get home, but you just know you got it, and then, it comes up on your computer screen and all you can do is smile and hiss, "yessss". i might be wrong, but that's what i think happened here. thanks for sharing, good luck in the challenge!
01/21/2005 06:04:03 PM
I had something like this (in a landscape portrayal) on my wall for a long time. It too had an orange butterfly with a purple/green background. I don't know what it is, but these bright colors and especially the orange vs green/purple works refreshing, as if spring is just around the corner (while they just announce a -10 C temperature for the next week).
The shallow dof always works great with these kinds of shots, but with butterflies I think it is important to keep the petals extending from the head in focus. You did a good job with this one. 8
01/20/2005 06:31:58 PM
Pretty shot. Wish the dof was just a tad deeper. Good colors and blur in the bg, though.
01/18/2005 11:50:40 AM
01/18/2005 09:44:25 AM
The composition of the shallow DOF background subtly highlights the main subject well.
01/18/2005 09:26:42 AM
Nice painted lady
01/17/2005 05:19:37 PM
Lovely colors - I wish the lower tip of the wing were in focus.
01/16/2005 08:19:00 PM
Fabulous mix of colour.
I also like the sharpness of the butterfly contrasting with the beautifully soft background created by the shallow dof.
01/16/2005 05:34:19 PM
Looks more like pastels then watercolors but either way a beautiful shot. Nice DOF and great clarity on the butterfly. Well done. <7>
01/16/2005 09:34:47 AM
Wonderfully narrow depth of field.
01/16/2005 03:18:41 AM
Definately one of the better butterful shots. Nice and crisp and great colours.
01/16/2005 01:45:15 AM
Beautiful colors.

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