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MaryO


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Collection: 2008-08 30 Days of Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Occoquan, VA
Date: Aug 20, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Floral, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2008

Viewed: 395
Comments: 13
Favorites: 4 (view)

Day 23 of 30 Flowers

A huge field of Goldenrod with one solitary Monarch going from plant to plant under a drowsy midday sun.

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, dodged butterfly, destaurated a few butterfly spots, colored some of butterfly more orange, shifted yellow-greens to greener, burnt goldenrod (I blew out my yellows!), cloned out a branch, increased contrast, added border, resized, sharpened.

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08/29/2008 12:23:02 AM
AWESOME..... Can I come to your garden.....
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08/24/2008 12:45:22 PM
I love the sweep of the goldenrod. The monarch truely pops off the muted tones of yellow and green! FABULOUS!
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08/24/2008 12:03:02 PM
We have goldenrod here in Quebec but they look different from this one. Still, this is an incredible shot, the composition is perfect and I really like that dark green BG. I enjoy your images so much! This is another favorite!
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08/24/2008 01:34:18 AM
Mary, this is so perfect! Truly the quintessential DOF. WOW WOW WOW!!!! Fav for sure.
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08/23/2008 11:29:29 PM
simple, direct, & very beautiful. well done!
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08/23/2008 02:50:30 AM
The colour and clarity (and all your fine work) really make the elements AND the subtle light on them emerge just as we would like to imagine them in a well balanced - feels just right - composition.
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08/23/2008 02:37:48 AM
Wow! this is so beautiful, I love the flowers, the butterfly, the background.. well you get the point. I love it!
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08/23/2008 12:50:47 AM
This is lovely. Well lit and well captured. Pretty background, too. A fine shot.
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08/22/2008 07:24:46 PM
Lovely blurred background for this fine image
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08/22/2008 06:50:25 PM
from the thumbnail I thought, she needs to lighten this exposure, then I see it and WOW!! the butterfly is awesome and the lighting is a perfect fit for the image :)
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08/22/2008 02:38:36 PM
Oh, Oh, MaryO. . . it is peerless in deed!
And add what Lydia T oh oh said.
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08/22/2008 12:22:09 PM
MARY! This is fantabulously, incredibly GORGEOUS! That lighting, the bokeh, the focus, the colors... Magnificent.

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08/22/2008 11:42:13 AM
I think goldenrod is very difficult, this is excellent, beautiful colour and light.
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