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The Gatekeeper

By cal9
Gatekeeper butterfly.
The light was perfect on the heath and these were in abundance, may post more later

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: brian1208, hobbs, User_Removed and 6 more

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rbf 17 56
19 Aug 2004 12:44PM
this i fantastic great shot fantastic detail lovely click jenn
kingseany 17 84
19 Aug 2004 12:53PM
Think the light is too bright actually, unless the leaf he's sitting on is supposed to be that colour.
cal9 17 99
19 Aug 2004 1:29PM
Thanks Jenn,
Thanks for commenting Sean, the colour of the leaf is a direct result of the sunlight, I thought that altering it would make it look a little false? what do you think?
kingseany 17 84
19 Aug 2004 1:47PM
I tend to try and shade out any light that bright when photographing butterflies - or take them earlier or later in the day if possible. You could try burning the brightness down in PS perhaps.
simont 17 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2004 1:47PM
Great shot Alan.
The bright sunlight on the leaf acts as a spotlight on The Gatekeeper, so to me altering would look a bit false as you say.
cal9 17 99
19 Aug 2004 1:48PM
I'll give it a try Sean, thanks for the tip
Thanks Simon..... I'm in a bit of a dilemma now
simont 17 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2004 1:49PM
Why not resubmit it again another day so we can see the original and the altered image?
cal9 17 99
19 Aug 2004 1:56PM
Will do
User_Removed 16 386 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2004 2:05PM
Beautiful shot.
brian1208 18 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2004 6:41PM
As you say, lots around this year and aren't they lovely. A nice shot. It would be interesting to see what you could do by manipulation but the light didn't help you!

tull 17 181 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2004 6:53PM
Superb macro Alan,excellent colour and detail.

Best wishes.

hobbs Plus
17 1.3k Japan
19 Aug 2004 7:17PM
Nice macro shot, click
magda_indigo 17 418 England
19 Aug 2004 11:45PM
superb detail, CLICK (*:*)
cal9 17 99
20 Aug 2004 8:26AM
Thanks all, I'm in two minds about this now. In one way I dont want it to look too manipulated and false, but on the other hand I can see what you mean about the light on the leaf?? I'll post a manipulated version next week and would certainly appreciate your comments
Mavis 19 143 2 England
24 Aug 2004 1:44PM
Lovely natural capture Alan . Smile)) Lucky to find some sun x

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