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Challenge: Greeting Cards (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
Location: G-D of Luxembourg, Pétange, "Gielen Bo
Date: Sep 21, 2005
Aperture: F/13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2005

September 21st was International Day of Peace - strange enough, I took this picture precisely that day without knowing about tat special day. I guess a wide variety of occasions would have fitted this image.

Converted from RAW
Post Processing in PSP8:
Duplicate Layer -> gaussian blur -> colour blend mode
Colour & Lighting cloning in upper part to diminish the effect of brown grass
Selective HSL on butterfly
Selective HSL on the butterfly's blue dots
USM (1,00/100/2)

Place: 129 out of 211
Avg (all users): 5.1822
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.3333
Views since voting: 806
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 214
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2005 08:04:27 PM
wow...awesome macro..!! 10
09/29/2005 10:52:16 AM
Lovely shot. Your DOF is perfect along the butterfly and the background blur adds interest.
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09/27/2005 03:46:10 PM
Beautiful capture with stunning colours.
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09/27/2005 11:07:31 AM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 1/2
Contrast/Color: 1/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2
09/26/2005 09:21:52 AM
Minor quibble, but I would have filled the frame with the butterfly and the flower. Too much background.
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09/26/2005 12:54:18 AM
A nice macro shot. Normally, I'm not too big on the titles, but I feel the title is part of the challenge in this case. For peace, I would like to see a calming background. The background here, while blurred, is a little too busy for a peaceful feeling.
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