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Walking in the Everglades (bicycles being unavailable--my original first preference), I saw far more than I would have riding. And, I had my camera with me, of course. I wanted to isolate, and show this butterfly. The long focal length let me throw the background out of focus.

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus E-510
Lens:Olympus Zuiko 18-180
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Mar 2009 - 1:22 PM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Butterfly
Username:handlerstudio handlerstudio
Uploaded:26 Jan 2013 - 2:16 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84281 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 7:09 AM

You've caught the butterfly beautifully! The colours and details are fantastic.

I think I would crop this image tighter to the butterfly - the background, although blurred, is 'empty' and busy. I would take off the left, right and a little off the bottom. Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2867 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 7:41 PM

Its a beautiful shot. The background is very nicely out of focus, and the butterfly is sharp.


Composition can sometimes be improved if the subject is cropped off centre, - a personal opinion, the mod has this dome.

There is a slight colour cast, - I find its not uncommon with Olympus with jpegs, - they seem to be a little warm. I have corrected this also in the mod, - and applied a little sharpening.


Good work,



regards


Willie

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom853 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 12:12 PM

You have done rather well here with equipment to hand. I would prefer a tighter crop and, whilst sharpness is quite good, the far wing is slightly sharper than the near one. Not toomuch of a problem, but f16 would be nice. That would cause exposure/shake problems though, so you choice is probably right.

Paul

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thelooneybishop

Lovely detail and colour.

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