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A Painted Lady butterfly... bathing in the sunset... feeding on lavender nectar...

Provence 2008

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:tamron 180mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:My Painted Light
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:5 Mar 2009 - 7:41 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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gwood
gwood  6 England
5 Mar 2009 - 7:44 PM

Well detailed and colourful image..
Geoff

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moocow
moocow  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 7:55 PM

Amazing colours, great shot, lovely detail Smile

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 7:59 PM

Lovely capture! I so cannot wait for warm weather and the return of the butterflies! Such nice detail and I like the way the light is hitting the wings.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84277 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 8:01 PM

A beautiful capture! I can't wait for the bugs and butterflies either! Smile

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 8:02 PM

Lovely shot, great colours and detail.

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Slap_Head
Slap_Head  5
5 Mar 2009 - 8:09 PM

Lovely light but could the lilac highlights in background be cloned out to avoid any distraction.

Great picture

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Mewinty
Mewinty  6
5 Mar 2009 - 8:13 PM

Fab shot, lovely detail. Melissa

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 - 8:57 PM

Stunning close up, the lighting's fantastic. Great capture. Shaun

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BillM
BillM  7 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 - 9:01 PM

A beautifully detailed shot, so well lit. Great work.
BillM.

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motorsportpictures

Very well detailed macro.
Scott

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 10:18 PM

A beautiful macro shot, I love the way you've caught the sunlight through its wings and the intricate detail and colours

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 10:22 PM

Just soooo beautiful - the detail light and colours is just brilliant Ina

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10468 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 11:07 PM

Superb as always Tim. Really striking colours.

As Slap Head (?!) says maybe do something about that highlight down the left hand side. I think the oof but still recognisable background add interest and give an idea of the fabulous havit you have there for these.

Just a few weeeks now... I can sense it! Smile

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 12:01 AM

Thanks for all your generous comments on this one!

The 'distracting' bits in the background are kind of what attracts me to the shot. I like the blend of colours between the butterfly and it's environment. It's what makes it clear this wasn't taken in a butterfly house... adds life to the shot...

... I prefer the wilder look of the natural backgrounds...

Cheers,

Tim

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 1:47 AM

Lovely detailed butterfly....Sandy

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
6 Mar 2009 - 10:30 AM

Wonderful shot Tim - like you I love the natural environment. Graham

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bearmtn  6 United States
6 Mar 2009 - 12:16 PM

what colors!!!

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10468 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 2:15 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Tim, I agree that the background really does add a lot of interest and sense of natural environment (previous post was meant to say habitat not havit... not sure what my fingers were doing there!) just maybe the highlight down the left hand edge should be dulled down a little as it does draw my eye in a bit. When I go to photo competitions the judges always say that bright highlights near the edges are a no-no and it is much brighter than the other background blooms...

I'd definitely much rather leave it in, just a bit darker, than to crop that bit off the image.

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