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A butterfly in its natural habitat just stayed on the flower long enough for me to get a shot of it! Thanks you're beautiful.

Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Micro 105mm f2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Butterfly World
Username:gavmorein gavmorein
Uploaded:10 Jan 2010 - 3:29 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 459 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 3:36 PM

A good shot and i like the vivid use of colour, however i would have not cropped in so tight on the subject as it is nice to see some space around the butterfly. I like the clear background the detail captured.
fish.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9708 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2668 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 5:02 PM

Hi Gavin,


Its a good close-up, but as fish mentioned above its a bit too cramped in the frame.

Two mods for you, forst is some general tweaks to improve it overall, second is a rough example of a better crop.

I have balanced the colour, - used curves to set a white point, then desaturated about - 15, - seems to be over saturated on my screen. Then sharpened quite a bit, - you need to sharpen after you re size. My USM setting were: Amount = 80%; Radius - 0.8; Threshold = 3.

Second mod has more space bottom and right to lift the head out of the corner, - done quickly, so it doesnt look pretty.


Hope you find this constructive and helpful,


Regards



Willie

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shawpaul
shawpaul  9 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 9:12 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hope my little way of adjustment gives you some more idea's - Many thanks Paul

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom825 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2010 - 2:53 PM

Neither here nor there. The only plane of sharpness is right in the bottom right corner - the rest is very blurred. You either needed to be further away to show the whole insect reasonably sharp or much closer for just the head shot.

No mention of flash, so assume you used natural light which can make life very difficult with respect to aperture choice.

paul

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rshanthini
26 Aug 2010 - 11:20 AM

I love the colours and the off focus and all.

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