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gwood 8 England
5 Mar 2009 7:44PM
Well detailed and colourful image..
Geoff

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moocow 7 12 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 7:55PM
Amazing colours, great shot, lovely detail Smile
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
5 Mar 2009 7:59PM
Lovely capture! I so cannot wait for warm weather and the return of the butterflies! Such nice detail and I like the way the light is hitting the wings.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
5 Mar 2009 8:01PM
A beautiful capture! I can't wait for the bugs and butterflies either! Smile
Oliverpants 7 2 2 England
5 Mar 2009 8:02PM
Lovely shot, great colours and detail.
5 Mar 2009 8:09PM
Lovely light but could the lilac highlights in background be cloned out to avoid any distraction.

Great picture
5 Mar 2009 8:13PM
Fab shot, lovely detail. Melissa
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 8:57PM
Stunning close up, the lighting's fantastic. Great capture. Shaun
BillM 9 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 9:01PM
A beautifully detailed shot, so well lit. Great work.
BillM.
5 Mar 2009 9:22PM
Very well detailed macro.
Scott
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
5 Mar 2009 10:18PM
A beautiful macro shot, I love the way you've caught the sunlight through its wings and the intricate detail and colours
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 10:22PM
Just soooo beautiful - the detail light and colours is just brilliant Ina
fishiee 12 478 3 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 11:07PM
Superb as always Tim. Really striking colours.

As Slap Head (?!) says maybe do something about that highlight down the left hand side. I think the oof but still recognisable background add interest and give an idea of the fabulous havit you have there for these.

Just a few weeeks now... I can sense it! Smile
celestun 12 29 14 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 12:01AM
Thanks for all your generous comments on this one!

The 'distracting' bits in the background are kind of what attracts me to the shot. I like the blend of colours between the butterfly and it's environment. It's what makes it clear this wasn't taken in a butterfly house... adds life to the shot...

... I prefer the wilder look of the natural backgrounds...

Cheers,

Tim
6 Mar 2009 1:47AM
Lovely detailed butterfly....Sandy
6 Mar 2009 10:30AM
Wonderful shot Tim - like you I love the natural environment. Graham
6 Mar 2009 12:16PM
what colors!!!
fishiee 12 478 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 2:15PM
Tim, I agree that the background really does add a lot of interest and sense of natural environment (previous post was meant to say habitat not havit... not sure what my fingers were doing there!) just maybe the highlight down the left hand edge should be dulled down a little as it does draw my eye in a bit. When I go to photo competitions the judges always say that bright highlights near the edges are a no-no and it is much brighter than the other background blooms...

I'd definitely much rather leave it in, just a bit darker, than to crop that bit off the image.

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