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baker58 14 101 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2005 7:09AM
Beautiful softness to the image. Great colour and DOF.You're correct, it's a male Common Blue.


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jthor 15 21 1 Hong Kong
23 Jun 2005 7:10AM
I love the pastel colours and the sharpness of the butterfly. The texture is great.
trahern 14 863 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2005 7:12AM
Agree about the pastel colours. Nice shot.
debster 14 693 3 England
23 Jun 2005 7:25AM
I'm not normally atracted to insect shots but I was drawn by the beautiful colour of the butterfly against the bright yellow of the flower. No idea what it is but very well captured - lovely detail too.

Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2005 7:30AM
lovely shot dan
janet 15 27 England
23 Jun 2005 7:34AM
Absolutely stunning image!!!!
shaundp 13 73 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2005 7:57AM
as per other comments about softness and the dof - good shot shaun
MarkyMarc 13 498 Canada
23 Jun 2005 8:01AM
Great shot, this is the kind of DOF I'm going to have to try for in my insect shots. -click-

deegee 13 181 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2005 8:58AM
The light has a very nice soft quality in this, for me it works really well.
dalischone 13 295 Scotland
23 Jun 2005 9:37AM
Beautiful shot, great detail and comp.

Bluke 13 303 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2005 9:50AM
brilliant shot ...
hayleyk 13 56 England
23 Jun 2005 12:03PM
love the contrasting colours
aftertherain 13 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2005 12:10PM
Wonderful photo - like the pastel tones.
fourfive 13 8 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2005 12:37PM
You're really getting away from the distracting background as described in comments on your previous posts. I like this shot very much. The time spent at Fairburn was worth it after all! Gary
raptor 13 2
23 Jun 2005 12:49PM
Nicely detailed, really like the contrast with the flower.

Tom_H 13 48 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2005 1:38PM
Stunning shot
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2005 2:06PM
Dan, the background is so complimentary on this shot! It's always a great combination when they land on something yellow also!

It looks like the levels were not adjusted though, did you just upload this straight from the camera? You could make it look much more eye-catching if you up the contrast a little.

Excellent shot!

glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
23 Jun 2005 9:57PM
Top notch shot, color and detail are superb, love that you can actually see the fine hairs on its back! Spot on! Click!!!

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
24 Jun 2005 12:43AM
Have to agree with Tims comments, superb capture otherwise!

danpen 14 15 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 2:31AM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments and thanks Tim and Ade for the constructive criticism.

This is as from the camera, I'd did have a play with levels but in the end decided the pastel effect was nicest. Personal taste I suppose, wouldn't do for us all to be the same.
IainH 13 82
24 Jun 2005 12:06PM
I miss your work sometimes, but not anymore
Leo 16 46 9 England
2 Jul 2005 6:01AM
Personally I like the muted colours of this Dan, the butterfly itself is "strong" enough, so I agree with you, it's fine just as it isSmile Cracking good shot!

NigelK 12 2
17 Jul 2005 12:02PM
Your work gets better and better, great detailed capture, nice colours and excellent
silverwolf 16 7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2005 9:49AM
Beautiful image
gcarth Plus
14 3.0k 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2005 12:51AM
I love the pastel colours and the diagonals in the composition.

kengreen 14 16 Sweden
27 Nov 2005 11:03AM
I think the colors here are great. They have an appealing subdued freeling to them.
hayleyh 12
4 Jan 2006 11:11AM
Beautifully composed with great colour

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