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Orange and Green

By Tash_hares
Back in the summer I spent a lot of the time at my Gran's and she has a lovely garden that attracts a lot of wildlife, caught this photo of a butterfly on a runner bean plant.

Tags: Summer Wildlife and nature

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
7 Mar 2014 5:26PM
The butterfly is a Small Tortoiseshell - aren't they beautiful!!

Unfortunately your camera has missed the butterfly and is focusing on the peas/beans(?) in the background. When taking your image, press the shutter half way (to lock the focus) and then compose your image (checking your main subject is off center with room to 'move into'), check the main subject is in sharp focus and the background is as uncluttered as possible. When you are happy with your image gently press the shutter all the way down. Don't be afraid to take lots of images at the same time, then you can pick the best!

A good try though and now Spring is here we will soon be able to 'chase' the butterflies again! Smile

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IshanPathak 4 202 12 India
9 Mar 2014 6:20AM
A good try, and a pretty butterfly..

But as said above by Karen, You have completely messed up with the focus...
Like in your description u said u had taken a picture of butterfly, and when i had the first view of it, i was confused that whether you took a picture of flower, leave, butterfly or what!

Karen has described how you should have taken the photograph so i wont be going in those, but tell me which camera do you have? Its not mentioned above.. I am assuming that its a mobile camera..
I'm not sure, but i'm just assuming from the fact the picture is very grainy and blurred, and in your exif is written no flash function..

If its not a mobile camera then i think you were what say 2 3 metre away from this and you have zoomed to fullest.. Because the clarity is strictly ok and as you have not focused on anything ( though you wanted to ) whole picture is looking mismatched.. I mean the colors are just tangled among themselves and this is giving confusion to the viewer and in one view i doubt anyone can understand what it is..

As you have not mentioned your camera, i cant say anything more, but if it was a mobile one.. Then to if its one of the basic cameras it was an ok attempt..

You have the view of capturing pictures, You knew what you wanted to focus on etc but you have failed to implement it..

Tell me the details of how you took the picture such as Camera ( most important ) zoom, distance, etc,,

The weather was sunny, i take it, but still the picture is looking very dull, either this plant was under the shadow of something, or your own shadow! or you have done it in post processing..
If its the latter then it can be recitified else youve got to work on it..

Tell me the details then il be able to say more..

Beautiful thinking and butterfly.. Just a room for some improvement..Smile

Hoping to hear from you soon
Ishan Smile
9 Mar 2014 12:46PM
I agree with both of you on this as it no where near as focused as it should be, I took it with my brothers iPod as that was the only thing that I had at that point - due to the heat that I took it in caused the lens to condensate which didn't help at all - I have now purchased a proper camera and have been back into my gran's garden and have managed to take many photo's that are well focused and hope tobe uploading a view soon - if not today Smile
thank you both
IshanPathak 4 202 12 India
9 Mar 2014 6:27PM
Ipod?? Hmm, well i too have used its camera and i found it of decent quality..

Yeah, that might be the case, still congrats on your new camera.. Which model it is??

Hoping to see your pictures soon..Smile

Good Luck and Have Fun..Smile Smile


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