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Butterfly Raspberry
Butterfly Raspberry

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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Fort Bragg, NC
Date: Jun 13, 2003
Aperture: 2.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2003

This butterfly's probiscus was extended as I caught this shot. The hydrangea bushes are outside a church on Fort Bragg.

Place: 18 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.5610
Avg (commenters): 7.5385
Avg (participants): 6.4886
Avg (non-participants): 6.7429
Views since voting: 1351
Votes: 123
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2003 08:35:12 PM
beautiful DOF and great colors :)
great job on this :D
06/22/2003 08:29:48 PM
Well done. Good example of the challenge. 8 Morgan
06/22/2003 07:07:03 PM
I love the crisp detail on your subject, down to the antennae and the body being very clear. Nicely off-center, and it works well with the wings balancing it out of the picture and only the antennae extending in. I especially like that your off-center subject is clearly the subject despite not being in the center, because of the focus.
06/22/2003 08:43:44 AM
I wouldn't have put this guys head dead center in the middle of the frame for this challenge, but I'm not going to count that against you. Nice detail in the butterfly. If this wasn't the off-center challenge, I'd have cut some of the leaf off. DOF is just a little too shallow for this pic. Needs just a little more to bring the back wing into semifocus. Overall nice pic
06/21/2003 08:34:44 AM
beautiful close up, and i like the way the flower is in focus too,7
06/21/2003 07:28:50 AM
Very well executed and good sence of space and volumes given. One could dream of some minor improvements on the background, but I know how it is hard to control all the parameter in this type of picture. 9
06/20/2003 04:05:36 PM
not really off center background distracts 6
06/20/2003 02:25:04 PM
I totally have a weakness for butterflies, and this one very unique. Great photo!
06/18/2003 01:12:43 PM
Great capture, good off-center. I know how darn hard butterflies are to capture, but I'll say it anyhow ... if your background was less distracting (e.g., more evenly green) you'd score even higher with me. Did you get a chance to move around the butterfly and see if there are nicer backgrounds?
06/18/2003 12:08:26 AM
very well executed fore/mid ground macro though the background could be hugely improved by taking some more care to present a less distracting blurred result. The brown/ white elements jar with the blue/white and brown elements in the foreground and form a distracting merger with the feelers. Could probably be made almost seamless with some movement to bring the green leaves to cover the rear of the composition and might make for a much stronger final result.
06/17/2003 11:35:36 PM
WOW WOW WOW unreal. What more can I say????? 10:)
06/17/2003 09:27:45 PM
That's the same butterfly I shot this past weekend...very good pose/profile, nice DOF & the whites came out good too...good job...
06/16/2003 01:16:44 PM
Nice colors and great use of DOF, too!
06/16/2003 01:08:08 AM
Amazing! 10
06/16/2003 12:30:34 AM
Verry nice shot, perfect DOF. Can't say it's very creative, but it's excellently executed.

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