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28-05-09, 10:38 PM
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I quite liked this shot. I know it can be improved, if I could reshoot I would move the flowers to the right out of the shot, unfortunately I doubt the butterfly would have hung around long enough for me to do this (Also if you have eagle eyes you may notice a hair on my lens which admittedly is more apparent in other shots )

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28-05-09, 11:04 PM
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Re: Butterfly

Really like that GH
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28-05-09, 11:27 PM
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I think this is fab - I wouldhave cloned out the little bit of flower peeping into the picture but other than that, fantastic - and what a gorgeous butterfly. We see so few here really - and all of them white.

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29-05-09, 12:50 AM
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Re: Butterfly

That's a great capture - pin sharp and nice depth of focus.
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29-05-09, 01:44 AM
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Re: Butterfly

Oh you did so well to get a photo like that. I went to a small but interesting butterfly farm connected with a zoo and had no end of problems trying to get a good photo of one.

Either they are flying about or if like in your photo on a plant, when you have got close enough and the camera in focus they tend to fly off. After half an hour in tropical heat I was really swetting but did manage to get a couple of reasonable but not fantastic shots.

I would love to spend a day just photographing them in a larger butterfly house

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29-05-09, 06:12 AM
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What a gorgeous shot, love it
The sharp detail is stunning, and the dof, [ see, I`m learnin` ], looks really good, I`d be over the moon if I could ever take a shot as beautiful as that
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29-05-09, 08:06 AM
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Re: Butterfly

Agree with the others it is indeed a really accurate piece of work but I think I can see why you are not so pleased with it. May be more area around the flower & butterfly or perhaps a narrower dof so the butterfly or the flower are sharp and something within the shot is a little soft.

Also would like to see the flower in the corner removed.

Just had a play with it and think it is more pleasing when more upright, however unless you have cropped it to a large extent you are not going to be able to do that.
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29-05-09, 02:30 PM
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Re: Butterfly

Wohoo! GH posted a pic

I have missed your macro work, miss Melody's too, it's a wonderful shot, and I would be so happy to have taken this. Awesome detail in the butterfly. xxx


     
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29-05-09, 03:07 PM
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Re: Butterfly

Thanks all, I was definately pleased with it It's not always easy to get nature shots.

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... but I think I can see why you are not so pleased with it.
No - sorry if it came across like that but I am pleased with it I can see ways I would improve it, so thought I would comment on them myself (rather than people thinking I didn't notice them) but unfortunately nature isn't always that obliging and I don't believe in much PP.

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May be more area around the flower & butterfly or perhaps a narrower dof so the butterfly or the flower are sharp and something within the shot is a little soft.
Thanks Snapper, I was trying to isolate the subject from the background and didn't want anything in the shot soft I deliberately chose a greater DoF to achieve this but one that was narrow enough to blur the background. If I had taken a step back I would have got more external flowers in the shot, something I was trying to avoid.

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Just had a play with it and think it is more pleasing when more upright, however unless you have cropped it to a large extent you are not going to be able to do that.
It isn't cropped at all I guess I left it how it was as this is the angle the flower was at (and I liked the way it cuts a diagonal through the image).

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Oh you did so well to get a photo like that. I went to a small but interesting butterfly farm connected with a zoo and had no end of problems trying to get a good photo of one.

Either they are flying about or if like in your photo on a plant, when you have got close enough and the camera in focus they tend to fly off. After half an hour in tropical heat I was really swetting but did manage to get a couple of reasonable but not fantastic shots.
This was taken in a butterfly place too, in the same conditions you mentioned above. It was hot and humid so I didn't spend too long in there - was really pleased to get the shot though. I have another that I like, the only thing is I cut the bottom of the wing off slightly

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Wohoo! GH posted a pic

I have missed your macro work, miss Melody's too, it's a wonderful shot, and I would be so happy to have taken this. Awesome detail in the butterfly. xxx
Well all of my pictures since we went to the Maldives have been of the dogs and I know Azz and JR don't like us posting pet pictures so I haven't

I made myself go out this week though and get some other photo's
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