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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: Ottawa
Date: Oct 11, 2008
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/100 sec
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2008

Taken at the Carleton University annual Butterfly Exhibit. Tweaked in DPP, then in CS 2, I used levels, hue/sat, brightness/contrast, selective color. I also selected the background and blurred it slightly and reduced the yellow tones, to make the butterfly pop more. I sharpened with a USM pass, and the High Pass Filter using hard light. Cropped, cloned out a few very minor distractions at the edge of the crop, resized, another slight USM pass and saved for the web. I think thatís it.

Place: 118 out of 394
Avg (all users): 5.9470
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.0421
Avg (non-participants): 5.7027
Views since voting: 725
Views during voting: 241
Votes: 132
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 06:34:42 PM
Lovely butterflies, and they look so very delicate here. Love the fade to creamy white in the background, too, as it echoes the butterflies' color while their black outlines are in crisp contrast to it. They look almost like cartoon butterflies, which is not a style I usually like but it works here.
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11/07/2008 04:04:42 PM
7 - Oo.. nice.
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11/04/2008 09:42:40 PM
Beautiful shot. I love how the colours work together. 9
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11/04/2008 09:49:57 AM
beautiful colors and great DOF which isolates the butterflies...composition isn't terribly exciting, but still a beautiful photo!
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11/02/2008 11:16:04 AM
Beautiful close-up, super composition and technically top class. I voted an 8 for this stunner.
Ps. I have an entry in this challenge myself as well but it's not really going anywhere.
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11/01/2008 02:29:28 PM
Nice shot, and a good name too.
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11/01/2008 01:51:06 PM
Very pretty pastel colours. Nice and sharp.
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11/01/2008 12:53:08 AM
lovely detail
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