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Challenge: Transparency III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Dec 30, 2008
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2008

I found this butterfly as it is here, clinging to a broken blade of dry grass. Shot though the barn window, backlighting gives the overlay look on the left. Front light on the butterfly.
Processed in CS3, two b/w adjustment layers and curves.

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This did much better than I expected, thanks to everyone for the comments and favs. And thanks to Don and Paul for the honors. Very much appreciated.

ETA: Thanks to Chromey for the PostLumie

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 152
Avg (all users): 6.4593
Avg (commenters): 8.4737
Avg (participants): 6.4769
Avg (non-participants): 6.4530
Views since voting: 2117
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 246
Comments: 36
Favorites: 19 (view)


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01/08/2009 09:58:16 AM
This is my favorite of this challenge..love it...love it!!!!!!!!
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01/07/2009 09:53:31 PM
I love the antique feel of it. Beautifully presented. Congrats on top 10.
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01/07/2009 08:55:48 PM
whoa, cool, fav'd
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01/07/2009 07:56:47 PM
Wonderful work.
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01/07/2009 06:28:55 PM
Exquisite frailty, well seen, captured and sensitively made.

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01/07/2009 05:02:55 PM
Just a perfect photo in every way. Really a fascinating image.
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01/07/2009 02:14:42 PM
I didn't see this in voting. This is absolutely awesome. One of your best.
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01/07/2009 11:21:34 AM
Nothing short of BRILLIANT
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01/07/2009 09:07:37 AM
Truly beautiful, love the fragility and textures. Excellent work, Steve.
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01/07/2009 08:31:06 AM
god of the underground
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01/07/2009 08:19:01 AM
Fabulous, perfect tones, incredible composition, this is very well done, adding to faves.
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01/07/2009 07:07:05 AM
You! in-challenge favorite collecting, alternate ribbon winning, hog!!!
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01/07/2009 06:48:41 AM
I like everything about this...
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01/07/2009 02:10:48 AM
We like this so much.
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01/07/2009 12:52:54 AM
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This is extraordinary. Extraordinary....
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01/07/2009 12:07:49 AM
Completely entrancing - one of my 10s, glad to see it's one of your shots.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2009 08:45:25 PM
good
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01/06/2009 08:41:29 PM
love it. it's like a dark mystery. colortone is great.
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01/06/2009 08:10:25 PM
nice bw. I like the composition.
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01/06/2009 03:53:35 AM
Fantastic image. I love the textures and contrast.
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01/05/2009 03:51:36 AM
This is a beautiful, sophisticated photograph. It is many-textured, both literally and figuratively, and so there's a fresh reward for every additional minute spent looking at it. I'm up to about 12 nearly 15 minutes in total with it so far, and it hasn't run out of gas yet. So I must award it the Order of the Thumb:
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01/04/2009 09:12:57 PM
beautiful. a fav and a 10.
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01/04/2009 12:13:10 PM
The photo is beautiful, I don't get the connection with the challenge (the jar?), it's 9 for me, though.
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01/03/2009 10:47:30 PM
Wonderful composition! 9.
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01/01/2009 07:49:37 PM
I'm a sucker for moths. And you've framed him perfectly. This is simple but mysterious. It has that sublime feeling of being carefully planned yet insane at the same time. The textures and tones are gorgeous and outrageous. I only wish my soul had such a home.

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01/01/2009 06:08:38 PM
Almost looks like an overlay, but being basic editing, I know that's not the case. Love the tones and textures here.
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01/01/2009 04:02:23 PM
Stunning - great composition, tones, layers, textured vintage feel to it. 10.
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01/01/2009 09:52:30 AM
Gorgeous. Has a finality to it, yet a beauty as well. Absolutely gorgeous tones and textures.
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01/01/2009 01:26:53 AM
Very nice. Hell, this one might even get published on 1x.com. It has a good overlay-like quality to it.
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12/31/2008 03:52:22 PM
Fabulous abstract. The lighting, the shape and tone of the butterfly and frame, the fine thread/twig. Love this. I hope it does really well, but have notice that abstracts have a hard time here.
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12/31/2008 02:01:08 PM
luv the textures
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12/31/2008 08:44:02 AM
Very nice emotive photo. Love the various textures and tones. Nicely done.
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12/31/2008 08:36:29 AM
This has a very interesting feel about it, lots to look at.
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12/31/2008 08:28:20 AM
good.
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12/31/2008 05:05:00 AM
This is one of the photographs that stood out for me, I really like the comp and the mood of the photograph
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12/31/2008 12:26:06 AM
beautiful...a fantastic old looking window shot...excellent 9
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