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Playing with 'letterbox' crop/framing on macro shots. Does it work? Thanks for viewing.
Rgds.
Su


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Sigma 150 Macro @ 1/125 f5.6 ISO-200 sunlit, 80% full frame.

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Title:Blue Winged
Username:suleesia suleesia
Uploaded:2 Apr 2005 - 4:28 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2005 - 4:31 PM

A wonderful capture, beautiful detail and colours.
Excellent composition.
Click!

Lucien.

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Bluke
Bluke e2 Member 9299 forum postsBluke vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2005 - 4:31 PM

WOW What a shot ..... lovely ..
babs

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ustaosma
ustaosma  9
2 Apr 2005 - 4:34 PM

Excellent capture of a beauty.
Berk

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
2 Apr 2005 - 4:38 PM

Wondeful shot!
Beautiful,lambent and excellent detail.
Well seen.

Cesie

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nancyo
nancyo  978 forum posts
2 Apr 2005 - 4:40 PM

wow,this is beautiful, just perfect, well done, great frame

Click Nancy

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starliz
starliz  91594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2005 - 4:41 PM

wonderful detail,good capture.

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Lucas_Ade
Lucas_Ade  925 forum posts
2 Apr 2005 - 4:43 PM

Beautiful.

I think letterbox was introduced to film because with having two eyes aligned horizontally we view things more in a horizontal plane than vertical or square, so a greater width than height is often a better choice. Certainly seems to work here.

Click!
Ade

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david j. green
2 Apr 2005 - 4:46 PM

A superb shot, well composed and presented with good use of narrow DOF to blur background. The pink flowers compliment the background green well. click

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2005 - 4:57 PM

Wow, what a stunning shot, detail and color are superb! I must say that the way you chose to present the shot is brilliant, another great shot to add to your collection! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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daviewat
daviewat  104103 forum posts Scotland
2 Apr 2005 - 5:01 PM

Excellent certainly works for me. Must have a go.

Dave

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StrayCat
StrayCat  1014207 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2005 - 5:02 PM

Just a gorgeous presentation. Whatever you've done, I like it.

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yjjeep
yjjeep  10
2 Apr 2005 - 5:05 PM

The only way i put it is gorgeous.Great job.

John

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johnjrp
johnjrp e2 Member 10424 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2005 - 5:29 PM

Works well. Great detail. click. John

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Aazragi
Aazragi  9
2 Apr 2005 - 5:56 PM

Wow, What a lovely shot. Great detail, wonderful composition & balanced image.
Latif

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ajtorres
ajtorres e2 Member 10ajtorres vcard Argentina
2 Apr 2005 - 6:10 PM

Great detail. click. Alejandro.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9710 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2671 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2005 - 6:49 PM

Extremely sharp focus and detail on the wings, - great shot, lovley colour combination.

Willie

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rusty
rusty  10 Canada
2 Apr 2005 - 7:15 PM

Very nice clean image.

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sandyb
sandyb  934 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Apr 2005 - 7:54 PM

stunning presentation. love the colour combination well done su excellent sandyb

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eafy
eafy  9 Australia
2 Apr 2005 - 7:56 PM

Beautiful, excellent composition. Love your work!

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Jimbob
Jimbob  9 England
2 Apr 2005 - 8:17 PM

excellent su. as always so sharp. spot on jimbo

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mtbrider
mtbrider  10
2 Apr 2005 - 8:30 PM

Very nice capture... The frame works. *click*

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Christopher_Y

Excellent shot, beautiful contrast in colours.

Chris & Holli

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Christopher_Y

Excellent shot, beautiful contrast in colours.

Chris & Holli

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Christopher_Y

Excellent shot, beautiful contrast in colours.

Chris & Holli

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StevenPrice
2 Apr 2005 - 9:50 PM

A Super shot Su. With very nice detail well done

Steve

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nitromethane
2 Apr 2005 - 10:03 PM

It works for me. I spent all day yesterday trying to get a butterfly shot and failed. Well done

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icafe
icafe  10 Canada
2 Apr 2005 - 10:43 PM

Absolutely gorgeous and stunning. The borders are perfect for this.
Arthur Smile

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HAPPYCAM
HAPPYCAM  9 England
2 Apr 2005 - 10:48 PM

outstanding quality shot, beautifully presented, well everything works for me *Click

Smile Shelley

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deavilin
deavilin  9322 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2005 - 11:10 PM

Very very nice, beautiful love the detail on this one SuSmile

Charlotte

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mr g
mr g  9403 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2005 - 11:18 PM

Great presentation and colours. Very sharp and clear
Rob

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TonyA
TonyA  9 Spain
2 Apr 2005 - 11:24 PM

Wow, what a beautiful photo of that gorgeous butterfly sucking nectar form those flowers. Excellent composition, colors and DOF.
As always, Su, perfect!!

Antonio

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mark_elford
2 Apr 2005 - 11:45 PM

Love the shot and love the framing, an excelent picture..

Regards

Mark

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terry_cavner
3 Apr 2005 - 12:02 AM

absolutely superb

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Pete_g
Pete_g  9301 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 - 12:08 AM

Framing does work. As always the picture is the most important and it's a cracker.

Pete

P.S. had to take my 150mm back...compatibility problems with camera and autofocus was very slow. Now with canon 100mm Smile

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ChristineL
3 Apr 2005 - 12:21 AM

Yes it works....beautifully,
Chris.

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 12:33 AM

Wonderful clarity and dof control, excellent colour and detail. Well done Su, a real beauty.

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stevem
stevem  9238 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 - 12:49 AM

Stunning work & superb presentation too.
Steve...

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Paulean
Paulean  9 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 - 12:51 AM

great image,well done.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
3 Apr 2005 - 1:11 AM

Stunne with a well deservec HC

Peter

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annaliese
annaliese e2 Member 9421 forum postsannaliese vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 1:26 AM

Absolutely Fantastic!!! congrats on the HC Smile

annaliese

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panda
panda  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 1:39 AM

Works in this case, absolutely beautiful.

Phil

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 1:39 AM

Hi Su,Your butterfly is absolutely spot on and the pink flower just compliments it so well.The background brings out both the butterfly and flower perfectly.Great detail,lighting,dof and all that technical stuff.Brilliantly Magical composition!!!!Take care.AnnSmile

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tce5
tce5  961 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 - 1:50 AM

Absolutely stunning. This is spot on.
Tanya

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zal_escobal
3 Apr 2005 - 3:04 AM

Excellent shot...lovely!!!...=)

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Stevie_G
Stevie_G  9 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 - 3:31 AM

Stunning and beautiful! Yes framing really works for me!

Cheers

Steve

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IRaddict
IRaddict  1134 forum posts
3 Apr 2005 - 3:49 AM

Works a treat, love the colours of this one ;0)

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LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 3:58 AM

Congratulations on your HC Award Su, well deserved. :0)

Lucien.

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mattberry
mattberry e2 Member 9259 forum postsmattberry vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 4:05 AM

I think it worked so well I stole the idea for my upload, sorry hope you dont mind!? Smile

The framing and presentation is good but its the image that takes centre stage for me. I can see why Pete gave it an HC, it has a lovely composition, the subject is pin sharp and the colours combine nicely with the flower.

Was it taken in the wild?

Matt

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Jimbob
Jimbob  9 England
3 Apr 2005 - 4:06 AM

Su This is just Superb. Congrats on both awards. just stunning jimbo

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starstriders
3 Apr 2005 - 4:13 AM

Beautiful capture, composition and presentation.

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obz_uk
obz_uk  9 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 - 4:57 AM

Excellent work, congratulations on the awards.
well done

Howard

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User_Removed
3 Apr 2005 - 5:04 AM

Stunning work! Den Smile

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 6:04 AM

Nicely composed shot, well done I think the letterbox type of crop and frame work well on this.

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user_absconded
3 Apr 2005 - 6:10 AM

Love everything about this.

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claret
claret  949 forum posts England
3 Apr 2005 - 7:13 AM

A sure winner, Su. Great detail and the colours are amazing. Very well done indeed.
Iain

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 7:22 AM

Beautiful detail and colour.
Superb capture....

Tony.

Like your portfolio, Brillant work.

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steve neil
3 Apr 2005 - 7:30 AM

Another one that must have been damn close to an EC - this is beautiful Su, well done Smile

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dalischone
3 Apr 2005 - 7:35 AM

Wow, stunning shot, just so beautiful.

Tracy

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helen&peter
3 Apr 2005 - 9:03 AM

Fantastic shot - beautifully presented.
Click
Helen

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Portknockie
3 Apr 2005 - 9:04 AM

Beautiful shot.

GREAT WORK.

Don

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old timer
old timer  955 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 9:15 AM

Just simply STUNNING, Su!
Jim

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 10:36 AM

Obviously does work, with 75 clicks...lol...Beautiful!

Ade

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VICTORHABBICK
3 Apr 2005 - 10:38 AM

Now this is how to do a butterfly shot the proffessional way, superb Su.

Luv Victor

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firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
3 Apr 2005 - 10:58 AM

beautiful colours, details and presentation, fantastic image

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gemm
gemm  9800 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 - 11:38 AM

Excellent shot! Great colours.

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels e2 Member 9399 forum postsC_Daniels vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 12:36 PM

lovely shot,well done
clickd

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jasonewell
3 Apr 2005 - 2:12 PM

Wow, love it, the colours, cropping, presentation all stunning. Happy 80th!!.
Jason

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 2:30 PM

Well done Su, Congrats on the HC!

Greg

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bassan
bassan  11
3 Apr 2005 - 2:44 PM

superb, congrats on HC.

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katieb
katieb e2 Member 9255 forum postskatieb vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2005 - 2:45 PM

It works well here, a stunning image.
Katie

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janine_w
janine_w  930 forum posts
3 Apr 2005 - 3:58 PM

Beautiful compositon and colours. Perfect DOF to give that wonderful soft, muted background.

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fossilized
3 Apr 2005 - 4:12 PM

Superb quality shot.

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mariner
mariner  9
3 Apr 2005 - 6:01 PM

well done Su...superb

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daffydill56
3 Apr 2005 - 10:54 PM

Fantastic detail and colour, with a good dof, and very well presented.

Fran

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headskiesfly
headskiesfly e2 Member 10headskiesfly vcard Austria
4 Apr 2005 - 2:44 AM

Outstanding quality shot of the very highest order Su.
Rick

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Denise
Denise  12279 forum posts
4 Apr 2005 - 2:01 PM

Lovely colours and as usual a superb capture.

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steve5452
steve5452  9 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2005 - 8:05 AM

Wonderful, one of the best pics I think I have seen on here too.

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