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Challenge: Free Study 2007-07 (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Bugs
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: Outside Buchanan, VA
Date: Jul 22, 2007
Aperture: 1:4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800 second
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2007

Shot in RAW. PP included: crop, levels/curves, contrast, color sat, channel mixer, replace/selective color, soft paintbrush (to accentuate the darker lines in the butterfly's wings), gaussian blur, midnight sepia filter, NI, sharpen, save for Web.

Place: 118 out of 651
Avg (all users): 6.2143
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.1304
Avg (non-participants): 6.6000
Views since voting: 822
Views during voting: 201
Votes: 140
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/09/2007 09:24:11 PM
Love it ... love it... love it.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2007 04:12:48 PM
The softer colors of this macro give this an elegant feel. Wonderful clarity in those wings...you can see each and every detail in those patterns. Great photo!
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08/05/2007 01:36:45 PM
I'm really not a butterfly fan what so ever, but this is a well composed image. I especially like the soft, sparse background that doesn't detract from your subject. Maybe a tad oversharpened, but again - well done. 8
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08/03/2007 07:44:49 AM
Very nicely balanced in composition and color.
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08/03/2007 02:33:31 AM
looks a little grainy...but overall nice
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08/02/2007 11:03:10 PM
I love the colors in this. Wonderful background. This has a Japanese quality. Beautiful!
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08/02/2007 11:56:48 AM
This is so impressive! It takes a real standout to compete in a challenge like this with such a popular subject. But this one certainly is! The pastel tones contrasting with that amazing macro butterfly are exquisite! One of the best butterfly photos I've seen!
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08/02/2007 01:46:19 AM
Would have loved a slightly tighter crop
cleaner background would also improve an already good shot
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08/01/2007 04:35:19 AM
I like the colours and the cropping very much.
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08/01/2007 12:10:45 AM
I really like the colors, nice & easy on the eyes. The detail is great on the wings.
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