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Blue Morpho       ©2010 mbbin2
Panasonic DMC-G1       16th place, 39 points
1/100s, f5.6, ISO 800, ?, Aperture Priority, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: cropped, sharpened and resized. Second upload. This looked a little flat on the first attempt on my laptop. When viewing on my desktop if was just what I wanted. For the second attempt I used Topaz4 photo pop. I hope it is not too much on your screen.       Extra Info: I kept waiting for this guy to open his wings, but he was very content to stay on the leaf.

Went on a very sweaty expedition (during lunch) to the Butterfly House. It is very beautiful in there, but extremely humid. I did not visit the outdoor gardens because we are having a heat wave. When I got to my car after work, the thermometer read 117 degrees.
 
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Jade O.
Aug 16, 2010
    Knowing how the image should be ideally lit, and getting ideal light are two different matters. Still you have two beautiful wildlife shots in this Challenge, either of which I would have been proud to capture.

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Mepo
Aug 16, 2010
    Beautiful shot. In that heat I think I would be content to stay on my leaf too LOL

forkcandles
Aug 15, 2010
    another hard to get picture so well done

mbbin2
Aug 15, 2010
    Jade O. I was bothered by this photo couldn't see why. You nailed it. The butterly should have been bright with a subdued background. The butterfly house is made of glass walls and light plays tricks. The butterflies love the sun.

Lo, this butterfly(I think he is really a moth) has a brilliant blue under his wings which is only visible when he flies. I am not quick enough to catch him in flight.

Lo
Aug 15, 2010
    I'm going to show my lack of knowledge about butterflies - My screen does not show any blue colouring - Is the name a misnomer, or should I be seeing blue? Blue or not, it's still a lovely shot.

Jade O.
Aug 13, 2010
    I have this provisionally in my top ten for the framing of subject and beauty of natural elements. However, I dislike entirely the effect of the PP work and feel there is a pixelation of lines which leaves me uncomfortable. The lack of smooth continuous line in the thorax especially may move this one out of my top ten. As well, on a more minor note, the background is lit and the foreground subject is not which is the reverse of what we should be seeing.
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