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"Three Butterflies Together Mean Good Luck"
"Three Butterflies Together Mean Good Luck"
scarbrd


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Superstitions & Urban Legends II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Jun 25, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2006

The Houston Buttlerfly exhibit. I did a Google search for superstitions and found this one on several sites. May not be familiar to a lot of people. Hopefully they won't vote me down.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 97
Avg (all users): 6.4131
Avg (commenters): 7.0645
Avg (participants): 6.4222
Avg (non-participants): 6.4118
Views since voting: 5378
Views during voting: 519
Votes: 351
Comments: 36
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/05/2006 04:28:30 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Very good shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2006 08:03:34 AM
Beautiful bokeh is good luck I hear also :] I like.
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07/04/2006 07:19:36 AM
Nice
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07/04/2006 06:47:42 AM
Can't say I've ever heard the superstition but good luck, great photo!
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07/04/2006 12:19:47 AM
Beautiful colors. Like the focusing used for the shot.
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07/03/2006 06:11:32 PM
A very beautiful picture.. Good capture, nice colors, nice DOF - 9
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07/02/2006 07:08:01 PM
very nice photograph the butterflies seem to have posed for you
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07/02/2006 02:48:50 AM
Awesome capture.
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07/01/2006 07:54:52 PM
I'm not familiar with that superstition but a nice photo, pretty butterfly.
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07/01/2006 02:31:22 PM
Nice capture of the butterflies and good color. I wish the focus was a little more crisp on the butterflies themselves.
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06/30/2006 06:03:19 PM
Very nice arrangement of the butterflies in this picture. I also like the smooth bokeh. I would like to see a little more detail in the darker parts of two of the butterflies but overall a nice capture.
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06/30/2006 03:15:24 PM
Don't know that I've ever heard that one before. ;^) Makes for an interesting image however. Overall I like the composition of this, considering the challenge of a square crop. The angle of the branch works well and having 3 items for a subject generally comes across favorably. The major disappointment with this image is the focal point is off. It appears the the petals directly over the large butterfly is in focus, the rest of the image isn't. Hard to do I know, but a deeper aperture (depending on distance from subject) may have allowed you to get the large butterfly (at a minumum) and possibly all three, in focus.

Anyway...best of luck in the challenge.
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06/30/2006 11:58:36 AM
It does?... nice work
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06/29/2006 07:23:06 PM
I didn't know that! Hope this shot brings you good luck. :)
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06/29/2006 05:13:13 PM
Great shot! Pretty bokeh too ;) Looks like you're in for some good luck.
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06/29/2006 03:49:50 PM
I have never heard that urban legend, but the picture is excellent.
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06/29/2006 03:38:32 PM
Great capture!
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06/29/2006 01:33:40 PM
Good picture with cris colors and nice bokeh effect. 7
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06/29/2006 01:33:21 PM
Interesting shot. The DOF is a tad too shallow and the back two butterflies get lost in the bokeh effect.
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06/29/2006 12:54:16 PM
Spectacular. I could go on and list the things you did to perfection, but I won't. I would love to offer some constructive criticism... but I can't.

This is by far the best image I have seen in this competition thus far, and I earnestly believe it will do quite well in the challenge.

Best of luck to you.
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06/29/2006 11:41:43 AM
reds oversaturate so easily on digital sensors. I'd have liked just a tad more DOF too, with the back butterflies (also supposed to be prominent subjects) in focus. 6
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06/29/2006 07:05:35 AM
Nice work on the DOF.
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06/29/2006 04:48:51 AM
A little bit out of focus !
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06/29/2006 01:11:37 AM
0-2 Meets Challenge: 2
0-3 Technical Merit: 2
0-3 Creativity: 2
0-2 The Wow Factor: 2
Total = 8
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06/28/2006 07:37:02 PM
Did you make that up to match this gorgeous picture?
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06/28/2006 05:23:11 PM
Nice picture, I like the subject matter, focus seems a bit soft.
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06/28/2006 02:59:55 PM
beautiful colors.....
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06/28/2006 02:46:05 PM
Awesome color contrasts and composition. Very nice!
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06/28/2006 02:45:33 PM
Nice bokeh!!! Hee hee! Seriously though, a lovely picture and all credit to you for managing to get three in the shot! My only criticism is that perhaps the flower petals are a little too sharp? They look slightly unnatural to me. However, I'm only starting out with this lark, so I'm sure you have more clue than me. Voting high for you!
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06/28/2006 02:19:44 PM
nicely done. i think the border is a bit thin though. it seems lost in comparison to the photo.
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06/28/2006 12:58:19 PM
Excellent capture! I remember reading that superstition when researching for this challenge and thinking, "that would be an awesome shot, but would be damn near impossible to find..." Not only do I like the DOF and the colors in this shot, but you've also managed to capture a great pose from the closest butterfly. Great job! :)
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06/28/2006 11:48:08 AM
Don't know this one. But the red apears over saturated, and the butterflies themselves, don't hold a trememdous amount of intrest.
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06/28/2006 11:32:50 AM
perfect find. 9.
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06/28/2006 10:11:13 AM
Pretty colors, but slightly out of focus. The lighting is a bit harsh on the petals as well. The bokeh is nice - maybe overall a tad busy for my taste.
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06/28/2006 08:19:38 AM
always hard to catch those butterflys. well done
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06/28/2006 12:58:01 AM
Nice details.. I like the colors.
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