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Challenge: Unexpected Find (Basic Editing III)
Collection: 2006
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Jun 5, 2006
Aperture: F 4.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2006

I was out looking for shots to enter to "Green II", found orange flowers and got carried away photographing them; while doing this, the butterfly just flew in and landed on exactly the flower I was photographing!

The image doesn't really give the impression of unexpected find, but it was quite unexpected so I'm entering it anyway, because I like it.

I wish I could clone out (or smudge in) the OOF stem at the top left - I have done so for the print, and it improves the image IMO.

Shot RAW, converted in Nikon Capture, saved as TIFF.

Opened TIFF in PSP9:
Adjusted colours via levels
Applied lightest clarify
Applied light noise reduction
Saved as JPG

Place: 30 out of 163
Avg (all users): 5.9490
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.6909
Avg (non-participants): 6.0200
Views since voting: 1077
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 255
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2006 06:11:47 PM
Simply beautiful. The muted background colours compliment the subject so well. Could've simplified the composition further by cropping off the vertical stalk, but either way, an exquisite shot.
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06/13/2006 11:34:28 AM
This shot would have been great if it had been in focus.
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06/12/2006 05:51:01 AM
Very beautiful colours.
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06/11/2006 08:12:04 AM
Stunning, just stunning.....A "10" from me.....
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06/10/2006 06:15:32 PM
Well done. Nice mix of colors, great work with the DOF.
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06/10/2006 01:44:57 AM
lovely macro--could be even sharper. the colors are delicious and the flower is beautiful. i'd really like a white border on this, make the butterfly pop out even more.
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06/09/2006 01:09:33 PM
ooohh that's pretty! I like it a lot!
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06/08/2006 06:40:29 PM
This is a nice butterfly pic, but a butterfly on a flower isn't too unexpected. A 6 from me.
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06/08/2006 03:59:46 PM
Absolutely beautiful
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06/08/2006 01:59:18 AM
Beautiful picture!
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06/07/2006 09:14:41 PM
Something took a chunk out of his left wing, maybe a child's butterfly net, but you got the true capture in a photograph. Excellent work.
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06/07/2006 05:34:02 PM
The body is not in focus like the wings are. Its a bit distracting. Not that I know how to fix it, but I notice it ;). Taking pics of insects like this are hard.
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06/07/2006 01:41:52 AM
1-2 Meets Challenge - 2
1-3 Technical Merit - 2
1-3 Creativity - 2
1-2 Extra Credit - 1
Final Score - 7
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