That's a very ambitious request. Catching a butterfly on one shot is normally an achievement for me so, to ask it to hang around for a landscape shot is probably something to cause the butterfly union to demand an increase in wages (chuckle).
Your posting looks great and it is really nice to see this guy in its environment. The vertical frame was an excellent idea as it works very well with the colourful camellia in the BG. The colours are marvellous.
Great work and TFS.
- reina (2032)
- [2006-05-29 0:44]
Hi Jose, very impressive composition.Your POV is well chosen, colours are bright, butterfly stands well out against the background. You surely succeeded on taking advantage of the environment, wich to often we forget.
Thanks for sharing and atrracting the attention, Greetings Reina
- elefantino (14406)
- [2006-05-29 2:09]
Hi Jose, nice shot with the butterfly on its environment.
Nice colors and details, too.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-05-29 4:16]
Excellent capture.I liked large DOF,POV,colors,framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2006-05-29 9:53]
Hello jose, Great Shot perfct details on the little butter fly. Perfcet BG, I like the visual effect alot, TFS Kyle sorry out of smilies for the day. will be back tomorrow
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2006-05-31 2:06]
This is very orginal picture of butterfly. Good POV and composition. Clearly seen background and get the feeling of open space. TFS
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2006-06-03 4:11]
combining a close-up with a landscape is a highly ambitious endeavour that deserves to be tried out. The result that you present us here is very unusual, it shows a pretty butterfly in front of a very conspicuous blossoming tree in a wide open landscape. It tells me a lot about the place, and I like that very much.
But there is also some irritation to me. Maybe there is simply too much to be seen here that asks for my attention, so my eye does not know where to rest. E.g. the blue object sticking into the image from the left is distracting as it is unclear to me what it is.
The broad black border with the large signature is another strong element that interferes - I would suggest to take away every element that can be avoided - just in order to concentrate on the main story of the image.
I am sure you will go on with this interesting and unusual approach - and both you and your audience will have to get used to it.
Great bonus for the unusual, my friend!
With thanks and best regards,