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Butterflies are Free
Butterflies are Free

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 5
Location: NJ
Date: Sep 9, 2002
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2002


Place: 67 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.7901
Avg (commenters): 7.3500
Avg (participants): 5.9388
Avg (non-participants): 5.6667
Views since voting: 931
Votes: 324
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/23/2002 07:51:00 PM
I agree! Wow!
09/23/2002 07:35:00 AM
I appreciate all the comments, especially the people who got the concept of negative space. I felt that the butterfly(moth) and flowers were the subject and that the surrounding blur of wonderful green (with other slight colors mixed in)made the photo pop. The background(negative space) in my opinion definitely added to the subjects...and created the WOW.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2002 10:24:00 AM
Nice DOF on background, and colour is quite a wow. Foreground is pretty but not truly striking (for me). Colours good.
6, Kavey
09/21/2002 02:00:00 AM
Those are neat little flowers. Pretty butterfly, I like how you blurred the background. 6
09/20/2002 08:25:00 PM
I like the colors and DOF, but there's not much else to hold my interest.
09/20/2002 02:36:00 PM
Good composition. Neg space is very applicable here. 9
09/20/2002 01:26:00 PM
I think your multihued textured background does not quite do in for neg space, sorry

update: since my original comment, I have refined my own definition of neg space, and my original comments/rating were unfair to you, nice picture...
09/18/2002 03:24:00 PM
I really like the dof on this and the brilliant colors. karmat
09/18/2002 03:00:00 AM
Love this picture! great detail and nice color.
09/17/2002 10:50:00 PM
Thats a great photo, but kinda an ugly butterfly. 8.
09/17/2002 08:11:00 AM
Composition: 6 Lighting: 6,
Appeal: 7, Total Rating 7 Sulamk
09/16/2002 11:23:00 PM
I knew I'd see lots of these photos. The only comment I can make is I think I would have rather seen the sky as the space, instead of the grass... this butterfly wouldn't fly into the grass, I don't think. But then again, I'm not a butterfly. - bamaster (7)
09/16/2002 08:45:00 PM
the mottled backgroud coupled with the mottled butterfly (its a moth ' - ) works well here. this image would not work without the impressionistic negative space in the background. nice shot. (10) ~mcmurma
09/16/2002 04:51:00 PM
okay negative space. There's a pattern to the background and its a bit distracting and takes away from the value of the neg space. the picture is pretty good nonetheless
09/16/2002 03:20:00 PM
09/16/2002 03:02:00 PM
Very good dof and coloring. Good luck in the challenge! Grayce aka Gracious
09/16/2002 11:29:00 AM
nice background blur.
09/16/2002 11:22:00 AM
Great color in the negative space! Wonderful clarity and depth. Great shot!!
09/16/2002 10:31:00 AM
a nice macro--good concept--excellent photograph--10 bobgaither
09/16/2002 09:37:00 AM
Nice. I feel the flowers are pointing out of frame, they need to be pointing the viewer at the lovely greennesses in the background.
09/16/2002 08:57:00 AM
your depth of field is gorgeous....... placement of the butterfly and bloom in the corner provides asymetrical balance and the colour contrast and textures make the positive and negative space.... nice photo....... eight.
09/16/2002 08:23:00 AM
WOW I love that flower ! I've never seen one like it before ! Excellent choice for the week. The colors are awesome and the DOF is GREAT ! The negative space DOES add a POW to the overall photo ! Shiiizzzam

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