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Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Schertz, TX
Date: Oct 21, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2006

Alternate title: Butterfly #4,653. I'm betting this won't be the only buttefly in the challenge, but by gosh, it's the best shot of a butterfly I've taken thus far!

I was out trying to shoot this small section of trees that's slated for destruction in the very near future (more housing and shops!) and there are tons of butterflies feeding there. Also saw seven deer and nearly walked through a large spider's web which would have really upset both of us.

Post - converted from RAW with the settings the software chose; cropped, rotated 90 degrees, very slight levels adjustment, +10 in sat, smart sharpen, resize.

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Statistics
Place: 25 out of 440
Avg (all users): 6.2814
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.3692
Avg (non-participants): 6.1955
Views since voting: 944
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 263
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/03/2006 10:18:55 PM
WOW!!! This is terrific! Love the vivid color tones and crisp focus. Beautiful bokeh too. Well done!
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11/02/2006 05:24:27 PM
Great score on this one! I loved it!
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11/02/2006 05:02:52 PM
I really like the overlapping triangles of the butterfly wings and the flowers in the foreground; my eyes keep tracing around them.
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11/01/2006 08:09:33 AM
Way to go Deb! Great finish for this beautiful photo! Top 25 in a challenge like this! You are definitely going to have to get off the Team Suck team! :)

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11/01/2006 01:32:58 AM
Awesome top 25, Deb. Congrats!!!
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11/01/2006 01:18:28 AM
Yahoo, Deb! Congrats on the shot, score, and ranking! :)
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11/01/2006 12:58:43 AM
This is really nice! WTG Deb top 25 in this one is AWESOME!
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11/01/2006 12:41:48 AM
Whoa! Awesome shot, excellently done. Love that bokeh, a nice balance between the tired in-your-face circles (see my entry) and the controversial shallow depth of field blur. Really well done, one of the best insect macros in the group.
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11/01/2006 12:12:47 AM
Great finish with a strong image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2006 05:50:10 PM
Beutiful backlighting. Crisp focus. Pleasant Bokeh. Well done!
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10/30/2006 03:01:13 PM
great colours
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10/28/2006 11:42:38 PM
This is one of the images that I bumped today, as it has really nice "Bokeh".....
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10/27/2006 08:46:30 PM
simply beautiful
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10/27/2006 12:21:31 AM
Excellent bokeh! Lovely butterfly picture. The light is so good here. ~9
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10/27/2006 12:10:22 AM
Beautiful butterfly. A 10 for me! The background adds to the wonderful color of the Monarch.
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10/25/2006 07:23:10 PM
I love the rich contrast of the butterfly. The bokeh is great. What hurts it to my eye is the flower in the foreground. It's hard not to be able to rearrange a natural setting particularly with a living creature that can fly off, at any second. If you could've done it perfectly, you could have asked Mr. Butterfly, "pardon me, while I remove this bloom in the way." LOL
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10/25/2006 04:16:50 PM
Man - you guys and your butterflies. Nice focus and clarity and your background adds agreat compliment to the forefront. Excellent work.
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10/25/2006 01:41:12 PM
Lovely butterfly and bokeh. Too bad about the blown out highlights on the flowers.
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10/25/2006 07:53:46 AM
lovely crips focus...nice bokeh
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