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Butterfly Blossom

Butterfly Blossom
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Copyright: Matthew Bird (Matt-Bird) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 33 N: 400] (1942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Korea [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-30 9:03
Viewed: 4313
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been playing with my new macro lens for a short while and I totally love it. I have been posting on TrekEarth for a short while, now its time to post some bugs and stuff over here. The Cherry blossoms have just started to pop out everywhere here is Korea at the moment. The blossoms just aren't beautiful but provide a wealth of insects to shoot. This butterfly was on these flower for less than 5 seconds and I was lucky to get this shot. I think so far with using the macro on insects there is a lot of luck and patience needed.

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Hi Matthew,
it's a nice picture you start with.
IMO it's little to much saturated and I'm not sure about the big frame. Good POV and details.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

Wow! What a great picture. The coloursm the composition, the sharpness and the little blurry petals at the top - just beautiful. I love it!

Great details.
Nice picture.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-03-30 11:34]
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hi matthew & welcome to TN! :-)
beautiful shot for a start!
this colorful composition is really nice,
could be a poster from a butterfly-calender.
well seen & captured,

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-30 12:25]

Hi Matthew,
Great picture with great details.
Well done


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-30 15:54]

Very beautiful photo!
Very good POV with the blue sky!
The butterfly it's a Nymphalidae, but I'm not shure about the specie.
Beautiful colours!
Welcome to TN and TFS!

Hello Matt & welcome to TN.
This is an interesting POV and composition. I think it would be improved, by cropping off that top 10% of the frame & reducing sat. levels. Well done.

Hello Matthew!
Great composition and beautiful colors, light and POV. Well done!

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  • BHo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 20] (99)
  • [2006-04-20 7:39]

Great capture, Matt. I can see you adjusted shadows and highlights in PS, however you kinda over did the highlights because I can make out the halos around the butterfly's wings. Next time you can use dodge and burn technique to darken the skies and avoid the creating halos. Overall I like the composition, details, and warm tones.

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