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Crumpled Wings

Crumpled Wings
Photo Information
Copyright: Agnes McClure (amcc555) (25)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-19
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-09-12 20:35
Viewed: 4367
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the same butterfly that was in the picture I posted in its chrysalis. It hadn't let go of its former home yet. When it comes out of the chrysalis, the wings are wrinkled and the body is plump. It uses the liquid in its body to straighten up its wings and then waits until the wings dry before flying away. It doesn't let go of the chrysalis until the wings are strong enough to help it land.

I cropped this pic in PS, increased the contrast and USM.

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Buena captura Agnes.
Momento exacto, buena perspectiva y DOF.
Los tonos son agradables y tal vez falta algo de nitidez en el cuerpo de la mariposa.
Me atreví a realizar un Workshop, presentando otra visión de la misma imagen... espero sea de tu agrado.

Good capture Agnes.
Exact moment, good perspective and DOF.
The tones are pleasant and perhaps lack something of sharpness in the body of the butterfly.
I dared to make a Workshop, presenting another vision of the same image... I hope is you like it.

Very nice capture of a new life to begin Agnes. I agree with Ricardo about the little lack of sharpness or actually misplaced dof, but who caresin a situation like this getting a chance to show the wonder of a new life comming through - not me, no way. The colours are very natural and the cropping is spot on.- Congratulations with a good capture showing one of the worlds little wonders.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-14 2:19]

Agnes, fantastic capture! As the others have said it does lack a little sharpness but you have made up for that with the moment. Very good work.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-09-14 15:15]

Hi Agnes
This is nice, I have never been lucky enough to see this in nature. I would rotate this image to get the support in the top level, but that is my personal opinion, The small nit the others mentioned.

Hi Agnes,

Beautiful photo. Good colors and Dof. You captured a great moment, good timing.



Nice capture.
It looks like you're a real fan of those butterfly.
Well done

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