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This is my first butterfly shot this year, it was taken at 9 oclock this evening after a five hour walk with Patch, the light was very poor so I used my macro ring flash.

Thanks for looking.

A very big thank you to Robert (RTDS) for the UA on my last image.

Regards. - gary

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:My first this year
Username:gary_d gary_d
Uploaded:23 May 2012 - 10:22 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Ring flash, Wildlife / nature
Votes:54

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9892 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1703 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 10:28 PM

A five hour walk? What a lucky dog Patch is!
Super detail here, Gary, and the black background sets it off beautifully.

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 10:28 PM

Stunning image Gary. So can you explain a little about your ring flash?
Is that an attachment?
You've achieved a great image with poor light.
KateGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 10:31 PM

your ring flash worked really well, I thought it was nice beam of sunlight!

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 10:34 PM

Ring-flash has done for it Gary, the focus is spot on as is the DOF/POV, but the flash has over exposed most of the whites and it all looks too harsh mate.......I tell it as I see it.Grin......Get that tripod out!!!

AdeWink

Last Modified By Ade_Osman at 23 May 2012 - 10:36 PM

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

You are right what you say Ade but with out it I would have had no shot at all in the bad light so thought it was still worth showing, I appreciate your honesty my friend.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 10:43 PM

The flash at that time of day has captured the detail so well and set the subject against the very dark/black b/g, showing it off without surrounding visual distractions.
Ronnie.

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lostnspace2011
23 May 2012 - 10:43 PM

Lovely Gary, fantastic detail Smile

Mark

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 11:04 PM

Absolutely Fabulous image and very well spotted,
saeid

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mikbee
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23 May 2012 - 11:50 PM

I always say that some shot is better than no shot at all Gary,
so good one for that !!
Mick.

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NeilWigan
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24 May 2012 - 12:55 AM

Take the shot ,study it later,so i am told.

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taggart
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24 May 2012 - 1:20 AM

Well done Gary-- good use of that lens!

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Ayoob
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24 May 2012 - 1:29 AM

Excellent macro shot and great detailed image Gary......Grin

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Ade_Osman
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24 May 2012 - 4:11 AM

Don't worry Gary, you can rip into my post in the morning......Which isn't as good as I'd hoped Sad

Ade Tongue

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Len1950
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24 May 2012 - 6:00 AM

You've started the year off with a beauty Gary, a top shot mate.

Len

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WhiteRose1
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24 May 2012 - 7:28 AM

Detail and clarity against the dark background, Gary.

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woolybill1
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24 May 2012 - 7:30 AM

And a fine one it is, too!
Regards
Bill

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 7:53 AM

pin sharp detail gary wonderful colours and textures a real belter nice one Wink
andy

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Glostopcat
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24 May 2012 - 8:34 AM

You'll get into big trouble one of these days if you continue to go out flashing in public!WinkGrin A smashing close up of this green veined white taken in poor light. Can you repeat this Gary or was it just a flash in the pan?!Tongue Patch must be the fittest dog in the UK the amount of exercise he gets!Smile

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24 May 2012 - 10:38 AM

class mate class

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Jat_Riski
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24 May 2012 - 12:53 PM

Composition, Focus & lighting spot on Gary.

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Dusan
Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
24 May 2012 - 4:27 PM

Excellent shot Gary.

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Cor
Cor  6 Belgium
24 May 2012 - 6:36 PM

Superd macro - The lighting - top *****
Cor.

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
24 May 2012 - 7:08 PM

Amazing details in this excellent close up Mr.Gary.
Great light and colors...also excelelnt composition.
Have a great day.
Robert

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morpheus1955
24 May 2012 - 7:52 PM

Superb macro shot, fantastic detail and colours.

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Lillian
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24 May 2012 - 9:25 PM

Your first eh? and what a beauty there Gary
great details captured
Lillian

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LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 6:29 PM

'Superb color, tones, details, & presentation' ~ Peter

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26 May 2012 - 12:13 PM

Fabulous detail Gary! What a stunning image.
Ann

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