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The gatekeepers loved my blue thistle last year, so I hope it grows as well this year. I had up to 4 of them on it at one time. I found a bit of old formica (think that's what it is) in the shed and placed it behind the plant, and was surprised how effective it was, even looking a bit like sky or water. V2 is the way I took the shot, but I have mirrored it in V1 because the human eye is apparently more comfortable reading from left to right, but will see what you think.
Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jul 2010 - 4:28 AM
Focal Length:21.6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Gatekeeper on Blue Thistle
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:10 Apr 2011 - 12:42 PM
Tags:Blue thistle, Butterfly, Eryngium planum, Maniolina, Pyronia, Satyrini, Tithonus, Wildlife / nature
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 12:46 PM

Yes, I think it does "read" better in v1
Sorry to her about your cameras being stolen, hope you are adapting well to the Canon
Helen

Last Modified By helenlinda at 10 Apr 2011 - 12:47 PM

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 12:56 PM

Not too sure what you are saying above Helen...BUT what a beautiful shot both ways..
really beautiful
Lillian

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 1:08 PM

Beautiful images with fine detail,love it,
saeid

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
10 Apr 2011 - 1:38 PM

It is an interesting effect about reading from left. Maybee v2 would function better where they read words from right to left.

Peter

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 2:18 PM

Keep coming back to this Pamela, it is so beautiful,
and deserves a little extra from me today....
Lillian

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8770 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 2:33 PM

That is so kind of you, Lillian, to give me your precious UA, thankyou so much.
Helen is referring to the fact that I had 3 cameras stolen whilst in Spain and have bought 2 Canons, but most of my pictures will have been taken with the Fuji.
Pamela.

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RickFreid
RickFreid  4 United States
10 Apr 2011 - 2:37 PM

Great capture!

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 2:38 PM

I really love yours colour and details all the time, superb!
Strangely, I prefer V1. It is true that our visual point ends on the right, but I feel that V2 lost the strong impact of the main subject at first glance...
Jasmine

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 2:50 PM

This is superb, Pamela, what a cracking image, excellent work. Very sorry to hear about the loss of your cameras, you can't trust anyone these daysSad Carol

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 3:17 PM

Both beautiful captures, prefer V1. Wonderfully composed images...............Sandy

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 3:19 PM

Superb shot Pamela !!!
Alvar

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 3:45 PM

This is a superb butterfly picture story--- an image that shows the perfectly focused butterfly in a more or less natural setting aided with the clever addition of a thoughtful background--- As to reading left to right, etc. I think both wrok and lean towards v2.

Exquisite!

Jennnnn

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 5:22 PM

A real beauty - and a very well crafted shot - both work (left and right for those judges who have a preference) - Congratulations on the well deserved UA for this shot

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 5:53 PM

Works really well Pamela

Adrian

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 8:53 PM

Yes V1 works best for reasons stated - interesting bg acquired from that Formica.
Brian.

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PattiW
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10 Apr 2011 - 10:14 PM

Exquisite! Patti

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 11:02 PM

Two super images.
Colin

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franken
franken e2 Member 123135 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 7:29 AM

Both are superb!

Ken

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 10:17 AM

Your Formica's worked well, and love that blue thistle. A super capture, Pamela, and definitely V1 for me Smile
Trev Smile

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 4:07 PM

Interesting the use of the formica. Given me ideas. It works great as a non distracting bg. Yes V1 seems comfortable for me.Funny how the brain works isn't it. Super definition Pamela. Paul

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Janice20
Janice20  3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2011 - 10:26 PM

Beautiful capture, lovely detail & colours, the backround works really well, it enhances the butterfly.
Thankyou for taking the time to look at & comment on my tulip shot. I am a beginner & appreciate any help to improve my shots. It was the first time I have ever blacked out the background, will enlarge the image next time to get a defined edge.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 10:35 PM

Makes no difference to my eye whichever of these I view, both are outstanding! Really like the effect you got with that bg idea.

Ann

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 11:33 PM

I do prefer to read from left to right Pamela !!
Wonderful colour and detail.
Good shot.
Mick.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 11:48 PM

Just stunning photography,,

Aidan,,

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photophantom
12 Apr 2011 - 5:10 AM

So beautiful Pamela
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 10:31 PM

Two terrific images Pamela, I think I prefer v2 slightly. The detail and colours in this macro are fabulous

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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6697 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2011 - 1:37 PM

Don't mind which way it is but then I'm no judge! Either way it is a lovely image and a very clever background too. Sorry to know that you had your cameras stolen but it's not the camera that makes the picture, it's the person behind it and you never cease to impress.
Sandra

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2011 - 5:48 PM

Great detail and colours, I think you did right to mirror the image Pam, the eye/brain coordination works better this way. Great perch, it looks like playing seesaw. Grin

Fran

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Maiwand
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13 Apr 2011 - 6:39 PM

Very effective shots Pamela.
Ron

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k1
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13 Apr 2011 - 8:09 PM

Superb capture, beautiful. V1 for me tooSmile

Paul

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2011 - 2:29 PM

beautiful capture, perfect background, love it either way
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 11:48 PM

Lovely image, wonderful detail and colour, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 12:47 PM

Super composition.
Rob.

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 6:19 PM

2 Superb captures Pamela

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 10:58 AM

Beautiful composition, gorgeous light, and a very effective background. For some reason I have a slight preference for V2.
Rende

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Adrian_Reynolds
17 Apr 2011 - 2:43 PM

A fascinating experiment Pam with a beautiful result, well done on the Formica background great idea, it works for me both ways, and has made me think too,
fine image/s
Adrian

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 3:14 PM

Outstanding capture Pam, nicely lit with good detail and b/g. Well that is interesting now that you mentioned is easier to view from left to right.
regards
Yung

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Colin01
Colin01  5 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2011 - 10:39 AM

This is a fantastic shot and the use of the formica in the background adds another dimension [ hope thats the right word] this is the sort of photography i would like to get into. once again brilliant shot.
Colin

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2011 - 1:07 PM

Too beautiful for words! Grin

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2011 - 1:08 PM

PS - just read about your formica - what a great idea!

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1 May 2011 - 11:44 AM

Perfect, no 1 works best for me. Ian

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evelen
evelen  9 England
9 May 2011 - 6:23 PM

two beautiful images well captured.
eve.

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CliveA
CliveA  8 United Kingdom
13 May 2011 - 6:35 AM

I'm suprised that I'm the first to suggest how much like a mobile this is, which, to me explains the flipped version.
You can "spin" the image by flicking from 1 to 2.
I had the same delemma with one of my uploads in the week Pam. This left to right business is very strange.
Hope your camera "loss" has a happy ending. One of my favorite cameras ( I only have two ) has developed
an alarming vibrating problem and cannot be trusted for anything important, other than weddings. Wink
Clive

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Mavis
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30 May 2011 - 8:58 AM

A beautiful capture Pamela. Clever on two counts 1 how you mirrored it , so much more pleasing to the eye and 2 finding that piece of sky like formica. So well thought out and put together xxx

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HectorRivera
25 Jun 2011 - 8:33 PM

Excellent macro. Love the detail and the angle.

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