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Beautiful Moth
Beautiful Moth

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Sony DSC-H9
Location: Elizabeth, Colorado
Date: Sep 15, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2007

Taken in my garden, the first time I seen this guy, I thought it was a hummingbird, but after close inspection, and some Google searching, I found out that it is in fact a moth.

Editing was very simplistic, could have almost been done in basic. Sharpened the moth, adjusted contrast, pushed up the purples just a bit, cloned out his leg that was sticking out, added border, resized, saved for web.

Hoping for a 6.0...

Place: 457 out of 503
Avg (all users): 5.0000
Avg (commenters): 4.8571
Avg (participants): 4.9551
Avg (non-participants): 5.1379
Views since voting: 623
Views during voting: 167
Votes: 118
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/04/2007 04:54:20 PM
Ah - is that a Hummingbird Hawk Moth ? Good capture and I think the motion blur on the wings adds to this. Perhaps the focus could have been a tiny bit crisper on the moth ?
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10/02/2007 04:06:30 PM
I can't believe I am saying this but your right it is a beautiful moth! 9
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10/02/2007 02:01:02 PM
Your image looks a little grainy and oversharpened here and there. I like the composition and lighting though.
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10/01/2007 09:22:12 PM
Voted on the low side... the colors are a little on the plain side for me, I would not have known this was a moth without reading your title. I think the beauty in moths/butterflies comes from their wings which which are blurred to where you almost can't make them out. Missing sharpness on the body of the moth and flower its landing on.

Do like that it wasn't a humming bird trying to be captured again and would like to see another attempt at this. If the stop motion could be captured it could be quite nice.
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10/01/2007 01:38:39 PM
I am sure it is beautiful but in this photo it is a blurry moth... 4
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10/01/2007 11:05:24 AM
A bit too out of focus and pretty grainy.
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10/01/2007 09:54:10 AM
if it only would hold still so we can see it's beauty
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