A Butterfly For Peter
detalles y bello pov,
buenos colores y bella composición...
Why do you use the TIF and then JPEG. Why not RAW>JPEG?
Excellent shot of this Swallowtail,
Great focusing,lighting and sharpness,
Perfect composition ,Welldone.
Preciosos colores sobre un fondo muy acertado.
La composición es excelente y el conjunto impactante.
Long time no speak, good to see a post from you. I think this is a very artistic image, the composition is superb. I love the way you've completely isolated the Butterfly and plant against a distant background, this really highlights the subject well. Great light and colours, exposure but for me this one is all about the composition. A great image and a great dedication, I agree Peter is one of the outstanding members of this community, I'm sure he will be very pleased to have this beauty dedicated to him.
In response to Annick's question, I do the same as you (raw - TIFF - JPEG). I keep the raw as master and TIFF as a working master copy, JPEG for web posts.
Keep well mf,
a beautiful picture for a dedication, I know Peter will be pleased.
Well composed with nice colours, fine details and good DOF.
The insect standout well against the clean BG.
Hello Eduard,belle composition et trčs joli ce porte queue.Bravo
Very nice composition, works well with the neutral background too.
Una imagen de gran belleza en su composición, gran nitidez y detalle, con una luz y fondo muy agradables, saludos
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,BG,lightings and details are excellent.
This wonderful photo is very pleasing to the eye.
Focus: I think you did an excellent job with the focus. The flowers are very sharp and you have nice edges on the butterfly with very good sharpness on body and legs. The focus doesn't appear to be as sharp on the wings due to their position falling out of the sharpest area of focus. In hindsight, I am wondering if an aperture value of f10 or f11 would have brought them into area of sharper focus while still allowing adequate shutter speed and adequate blurring of background. Then again, it could be that there was some movement of wings wihich is very common for nectaring swallowtails.
Exposure: The exposure is outstanding throughout frame with the possible exception of the back wing which may have been reflecting the bright sun. I really like the exposure on the flowers. You captured the bright and beautiful colors perfectly.
Colors: The background is so pleasant with the soft colors which contrast so well with the well saturated colors of the lantana. The colors of the butterfly look very natural. I think you did as good a job as possible to bump up the saturation to bring out a good shade of yellow and a beautiful blue.
Contrast: The contrast seems to be well adjusted to make the subjects stand out well from background. I am still learning how to make sight adjustments in contrast to bring out more details.
Composition: This is the most outstanding part of the photo. It is such a beautiful and balanced composition with the lantana filling the upper right 1/3 of frame and the butterfly filling the lower left 1/3. Perfect amound of empty space around subjects to give a nice unconfined feeling yet allow good detail on subjects. Very nice frame also.
In summary, the artistic appeal of this photo is amazing and easily overcomes the slight problem with butterfly wing. I enjoyed it very much.
Note: This is too difficult Eddie. (smile) I am trying to be as honest as I can and really analyze your photo, but I am not confident that I have the experience to know if I am accurate in all I say. I just try to give you my opinion based on my limited experience in post processing.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-08-06 19:43]
this is a well deserved dedication, well composed shot with fine pov, liked the colours bg and the framing very much,
tfs & regards
Hello my Friend!
My first reaction for this photo was: WOW, what a great presentation. And you have some details why :)
1. Lovely and delicate composition, with perfectly exposed main object - butterfly.
2. Very good saturation (but colours are not agressive but delicate and warm)
3. Interesting object (especially for someone from Poland where this species is rather rare).
4. Interesting POV - I like this profile, not only because of its natural beauty but also because of the very nice details.
5. Note - very informative and detailed.
6. BG - simply great.
At last but not least this is a great dedication to Peter. I agree with you - he is one of the best butterfly specialist among TN members and also a great fan of these insects.
What a great gift for Peter this most wonderful and perfect composition of the Swallowtail is.
Clarity, contrast, colors, color contrast and soft BG color tones are most wonderful and I just love the frame you did place around the image.
Excellent work and note. My compliments.
Thanks for sharing.
P/S out of :) will be back tomorrow.
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-08-07 3:38]
Hello Eduard, wich marvellous pic, impeccable composition, very nice colors, good backronund, very good shot
many thanks for shared,
- wilmahabo (28)
- [2007-08-07 5:01]
Perfect shot, excellent composition, colours, sharpness. Amazing.
- peter_stoeckl (11526)
- [2007-08-09 15:55]
thank you for this most beautiful picture! It is so much of an honour to me to read your kind words and the dedication.
Your picture is very artistic, presenting the Scarce Swallowtail seen from a very difficult but excellently managed and highly awarding side view that shows the transparency of wings, their exquisite shapes und the conspicuous eyespot in a masterly, delightful way. Most elegantly composed in a minimalistic way, showing perfect details in front of a perfectly smooth distant background, and a wide spectre of very subtle colours.
Your highly informative, well written notes are of high end quality just as your picture. My congratulations!
My best regards,
- claudine (0)
- [2007-08-13 8:54]
I see that you posted many beautiful pictures that I missed so far. This is another superb shot of a beautiful specie and nice dedication to the "master of butterflies", Peter :) Colors, details, DOF, exposure and composition are just perfect! This is a high quality post from you, congratulations!
- Christopher_PL (2685)
- [2007-08-13 23:58]
Excellent shot. Perfect colours and sharpness. Picture is very well composed - thanks
- Tobias__Ortmann (681)
- [2007-09-25 10:08]
Hi great shot
very nice colours and great focus
the mode is looking very nice
- ianemarshall (38)
- [2008-04-04 13:58]
Amazing shot - very well done indeed.