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Texas Hill Country
Texas Hill Country

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Challenge: Postcard (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Roadside, Texas
Date: May 4, 2003
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/350s
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2003

Wild flowering cactus, roadside, Texas.

Really windy this day and that hasn't helped the sharpness. The moth landed and took off in seconds so this was the best I managed to capture.

Place: 36 out of 106
Avg (all users): 6.1360
Avg (commenters): 7.1333
Avg (participants): 6.1333
Avg (non-participants): 6.1400
Views since voting: 1157
Votes: 125
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/10/2003 01:23:16 PM
Nice! Great timing!
05/09/2003 04:21:04 PM
the soft focus is nice and softens the look of the pricks so they aren't that uninviting!
05/08/2003 10:05:17 PM
05/08/2003 02:22:46 PM
Good choice of subject, but it's kind of blurry. Most postcards are quite sharp, almost macro-feeling, and in this one even the butterfly's blurry. The part most in focus, strangely, is the mass of stamens in the flower, which isn't really what you want the viewer focussing on. The general composition's quite good, though, and there's nice contrasts and colors. With a little more care for the focussing this could easily have gotten an 8 or 9 from me.
05/07/2003 08:38:28 PM
Very will done! You were restrained in your choice of border and text font...congratulations.
05/07/2003 08:21:42 PM
wow what an original pic. I think I can honestly say that this is the first time I see a butterfully on a cactus. Good job. Nice colors and great placement of the butterfly in the corner. I like it. Jacko. 9 by the way is your wife named Amanda? Just a guess.
05/07/2003 01:17:07 PM
Nice shot - is the focus fractionally out? The second from right bud seems more in focus than the butterfly and flower.
05/07/2003 10:46:49 AM
Pretty, but the butterfly is a little soft.
05/06/2003 10:27:50 PM
Very nice macro and the butterfly adds a lot.
05/06/2003 09:58:00 PM
good color like the butterfly sitting on the flower
05/06/2003 12:09:01 PM
Nice catch of that little moth/ butterfly! I love the Texas hill country!
05/06/2003 09:54:29 AM
Verrry nice.
05/06/2003 12:49:16 AM
I can't resist a cactus shot! Nice bloom! I like the DOF, but the blooms themselves (and the moth) seem slighly out of focus. Very lovely composition and lighting. The soft semi circle makes for a nice line over which my eye can go again and again.
05/05/2003 10:59:42 AM
Fantastic, professional shot.
05/05/2003 10:24:41 AM
An excellent composition and beautiful postcard. The color combinations are awesome, well done.
05/05/2003 01:24:05 AM
Very postcard like! I liek hte depth of field in this picture it looks great! The colors are vibrant and wonderful. Well done! The border is fitting, though it looks like it might be a bit wider on the right side than the left (could just be my eyes playing tricks on me though) I like the text, it's fitting. Overall I'd say very well done! good job!

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