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By madhoosphotography    
Yesterday i posted another angle of this same shot...and this is for critiques view.....In this i have made little correction for its perfection( actually this was shot at auto white balance Mode and later in Processing in RAW i made the white balance to Cloudy mode for its warmness) ....Expecting Feedback from u all my dear Photographers.........Smile

Tags: Close-up Close-up and macro

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
16 Nov 2012 2:29PM
probably that's just "mating", .. well captured one

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Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 4:13PM
To me this is a very good rendition of the butterflies and their immediate surroundings. The one thing that I would like to see as an improvement is the removal of the large light patch to the bottom left. It is very much an 'eye-catcher' when I feel we should be looking at your main subject, which in effect is two subjects which makes one think a bit more about composition.

One answer to this is one of my favourite aspect ratios a square crop. That removes the said patch and also gives one the opportunity to place both insects in a prominent location. I will upload a mod to show you what I mean but of course the crop makes the 600px reduce somewhat and I will have to increase the size which will downgrade the quality and also viewability quite a lot.

Given your FL of 200mm I would perhaps have been tempted to use a smaller aperture, f8 which will still render the background out of focus, but will give you a better cahnce given the slightly deeper DoF. However what you have at f5.6 seems fine and your shutter speed is more than good enough for the 200mm used.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 4:23PM
A charming capture of the butterflies coupling, Madhu, and your composition is nice, with space on the left, but your frame takes up a large portion of the image size, and the image itself is only just under 600 pixels on the largest side, even when viewed in the large version. It is therefore difficult to assess its quality. Zooming in, it looks as if you have fairly good detail on the butterflies, but quite a bit of noise in the background, probably due to the high ISO setting.
The large white blob in the left of the background distracts the eye from your subjects, and I have cloned this out in my modification. I also adjusted levels and sharpened, then softened the background. There were quite a few artefacts surrounding the butterflies, so I cloned these out for a cleaner finish. The only reason I added a simple frame was to increase the size for upload acceptability.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3894 Canada
16 Nov 2012 8:22PM
Very nice. I like the frame, its very well done. Making the image itself small has one advantage, - it disguises noise!

You mention you warmed the white balance, - but it still look too cool to me, - but I really not familiar with this butterfly, so I could be wrong.

The butterflies are nicely place in the frame, the angled leaf looks good.

The specular highlight on the right could be removed, or you can tone it down, fill the lighter areas in with some of the outer colour, - I personally like the splash of yellow in a sea of green.

I did load a mod, - touched only the colour balance.


Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 10:11PM
The big improvement from yesterday's is the removal of top leaf
and yes I too would clone out the white bit on the left.
Essentially still a very appealing image.
MacroMeister 5 62 4 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 10:24PM
I suppose you have seen the Woody Allen film, Manhattan, where they have a discussion at a party about the 'wrong kind of orgasm'? I think this is the right kind. Excellent shot.
Thank u so very much for those luvly and valuable points shared here and for those modifications as well ( Each modifications stands at its best ) .... i am very much pleased with your thoughts of technicalities that's what makes me to stay here........Once again thank u all my dear Senn, Frank ,Pamela,Willie ,KATE and Macromeister..................SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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