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Gatekeeper taken at the weekend. So good to see them all flying around but shame they don't settle for long!

Thank you all very much for the votes and comments on my last upload - your thoughts were very very much appreciated and helped a lot.

If anyone can do a mod on this to tidy up the background or at least advise me how to do it I would be really grateful. Not always easy to get a clean background!

Take care, Lou

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jul 2012 - 10:33 AM
Focal Length:420mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Gatekeeper
Username:Louise_Morris Louise_Morris
Uploaded:30 Jul 2012 - 6:12 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Gatekeeper, General, July 2012, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 6:15 PM

Well captured, Lou. I would try a tighter crop, with the pretty little butterfly moved to the left hand side of the image. Carol
Have tried a mod for you Smile

Last Modified By CarolG at 30 Jul 2012 - 6:21 PM

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 6:16 PM

A fine shot Lou, they are never easy to catch with their wings open. I'd have cropped a bit closer assuming you wouldn't have lost any detail

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 6:23 PM

Nicely captured Lou.
Carole

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
30 Jul 2012 - 6:38 PM

Thanks Carol - thought it might've lost a lot more if I cropped in any further but this one looks to be good! Will see how far I can go when I've got some time later. Lou

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
30 Jul 2012 - 7:06 PM

Well captured Lou, but no idea how to clean up the bg. Looks fine on Carol's mod. Moira

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 7:12 PM

Well captured Lou, and what great detail there
think that is all I would do for a mod and crop in
Lillian

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 9:01 PM

Excellent shot Louise and for me the BG is just fine.
Ron

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 10:21 PM

well done to get the fast little beggar.
agree with Carol... I just crop my butterflies there is still so much detail left if you only downsize from 2000 pixel or so.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 7:20 AM

A great shot Lou - agree with Carol's crop

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:21 PM

I like it as it is Lou, the problem with cropping these small things is you lose so much detail, it would be so nice if they would just play ball and perch on a single flower head with a plain BG Wink
Regards,
Geoff.

Last Modified By FeatherFriend at 31 Jul 2012 - 3:22 PM

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