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Why not take the BUTTERFLY TOUR...!!!

Just click NEXT

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:75-300mm USM + Close Up
Title:Enlightened
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:19 Jun 2004 - 9:44 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro
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steffilewis
19 Jun 2004 - 9:46 AM

Beautiful subject ... lovely picture. The blue of the moth and the green of the plant work well with the blurry background. *click*

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Yogendra
Yogendra e2 Member 10Yogendra vcard United Kingdom
19 Jun 2004 - 9:55 AM

Excellent shot, wonderful colour & detail, brilliant.

Yogendra

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2004 - 10:11 AM

Great dof, lovely colour, nice symmetry in the composition. Well done.

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kt
kt  9
19 Jun 2004 - 10:25 AM

nice one...!

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user_absconded
19 Jun 2004 - 10:26 AM

Very good indeed, click

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street3
street3  9
19 Jun 2004 - 10:36 AM

Beautiful shot!

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u08mcb
u08mcb  105817 forum posts
19 Jun 2004 - 10:41 AM

Stunning. Just stunning.

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scragend
scragend  10 Scotland
19 Jun 2004 - 10:41 AM

Nice shot of one of the blue butterflies - but which one? Im not too hot on their identification so Ill have to get my book. Click!

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10570 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2004 - 10:54 AM

Excellent shot Tim, great use of DoF, really stands out against that background.

Regards
Terry.

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2004 - 11:22 AM

Thanks to all the kind commenters!

Chris, please let me know what you come up with when you get your book out... I think this might be the male or female version of the one I posted earlier "Jack of Hearts"

Tim

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sasam
sasam  9
19 Jun 2004 - 11:45 AM

Marvelous. A really stunning macro. How did you get him pose for you? Simply beautiful. CLICK!

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John_Duckett
19 Jun 2004 - 12:27 PM

Brilliantly stunning shot. So sharp with wonderful background colour to the blue of the butterfly. well done
John

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scragend
scragend  10 Scotland
19 Jun 2004 - 1:39 PM

Common Blue is my best bet! Sorry it doesn't sound so exciting! Smile

Actually, that would fit in with your "Jack-of-Hearts" shot, as I believe that one is the female common blue - appropriately the brown form!
Cheers
Chris

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 109962 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2004 - 2:09 PM

A lovely image, sharp and beautifully rendered, click

Brian

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fishiee
fishiee  10457 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2004 - 2:13 PM

Wow stunner!

Excellent colours and sharpness. Looks all fluffy which is perfect Smile

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yidthekid
yidthekid  9
19 Jun 2004 - 2:29 PM

Sooper shot of a blue, By the way I do like the shot of the Hummingbird Hawk Moth in your portfolio. Have only ever seen 3 and never have the camera with me..Well done.

Tim

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2004 - 4:50 PM

Beautiful image - very well done.

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Denise
Denise  12279 forum posts
19 Jun 2004 - 5:03 PM

The colour has been captured perfectly. Nice image.

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tiptoe
tiptoe  9267 forum posts
19 Jun 2004 - 5:40 PM

Superb.

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2004 - 6:55 PM

Excellent shot ...the colours composition and detail are superb ....click
Rob

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2004 - 8:42 PM

Thanks again for all the great feedback and those who recognised the species name. Very much appreciated!

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chrisbastow
19 Jun 2004 - 9:46 PM

Exellent CB

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minniemanx
minniemanx  10 Australia
14 Aug 2004 - 12:08 PM

My goodness you have some beautiful photos in your folio. I can't believe that the 300D can do such a good job, with you at the helm of course.
Lovely.
Lorraine

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2004 - 10:31 PM

Lorraine you are too kind! but I do appreciate the generosity of your comments!

I am sure if you had as many butterflies surrounding you as I do here in Provence then you would easily be able to take the same, if not much better, shots...

The Sigma lens helps also!

Thank you!

Regards,

Tim

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minniemanx
minniemanx  10 Australia
16 Aug 2004 - 11:15 PM

Tim I now have a tamron Tele-Macro 70-300mm lense and am trying it out, the shots I have taken haven't turned out as good as I would have liked, due mainly to the fact that each time I have used it the subject wouldn't keep still for too long and by the time I focused on it it had gone, and also we have had nothing but wind here lately so then it blows the subject around. I can't win at the moment. But your photos are stunning, and we don't have the butterflies here either.
Regards.
Lorraine.

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2004 - 10:29 AM

Lorraine,

The wind really is an enemy to macro photography unless you're going for the blurred effect! Try early mornings or late evenings.

As for approaching the subject closer, try freezing your position for a couple of minutes after they have flown away, dragonflies and even some butterflies may come right back to the exact same pose!

Try to choose the orientation relative to the subject that you want at least ten feet out (walk around the subject) and then keep your camera still, near to your head as you move your feet smoothly and as slowly as possible towards the target. Once you have a step within three feet you can slowly roll your torso closer and then the hardest part is getting down, bending the knees smoothly, if the subject is near the ground.

The better you get, the more the insect will be almost hypnotised by your movement. With practise, you should be able to get right up close (a few inches) take your shot and move away again without the insect even realising it, at least consciously!

Keep trying, once you get the technique, your shots will stand out even more...

Regards,

Tim

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2004 - 2:16 PM

One of your best in my humble opinion!

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