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A different POV

A different POV
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Copyright: Andy Brook (AndyB) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Hoya 52mm HMC Skylight 1B
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-10 2:49
Viewed: 4013
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A different view of a Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus) feeding on a thistle.
I wasnt sure about the composition but I decided to keep it like this with space around it instead of a vertical crop.
No PP except for smart sharpen and blur tool on the background.

Have a good weekend.

Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 60/1 mm
Metering Mode: Partial

Janice, thistle, phlr, limier, dew77, scottevers7, red45, coasties, fiyo, wallhalla15, livios, marhowie, PDP, peter_stoeckl, firelord, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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Hello Andy, it's a great picture.
I like the POV a lot because it shows the butterfly in a bit different way what makes the picture much more interesting than the "classic" pictures of butterflies.
I have a thing about blue BGs in macro shots and that makes me like your photo even more. It has great lighting and details too.
Overall, it's a superb post!
PS. I wonder when will you update your intro note at last ;)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-10 3:48]

Diferent an very good!
A back side view!
Wonderful colours!
Very good on details!
Beautiful BG!

Hi Andy,
Very interesting POV!
The colours and details are excellent,
great blur background, very well composed.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-03-10 4:43]

Interesting photo of the butterfly. Unusual and nice POV, very good sharpness and colors. TFS

Hi Andy
Strange photo but excellent POV.
The flower and the buttefly are also common to my country.
With the first sight it seems like colorful umbrella
TFS and see you

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-10 5:16]

Hi Andy,
I like the POV and the thought behind it. I think this works better than a vertical crop would too. Excellent detail and colour, I love the contrast of the blue in the background, makes a very pleasing colour combination.

A different perspective alright, but very effective and charming.
Great DOF, colours and clarity.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-10 5:35]
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Hi Andy, yes it is a different POV from the usual photos looking down on the butterfly. The composition is good, I like it how you show it. The blurred BG is good too. Well done.
You have a good weekend too

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-03-10 6:18]
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Hi Andy
Very original and creative. I like your POV and composition.
I'm just having a little bit of trouble figuring out the dimensions of the butterfly, but that is my problem and I'm sure the lights will go on sometime.
Your colours are nice and the exposure levels were great considering that it was taken upwards that probably presented you with some backdrop lighting problems to overcome.
Well done and TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-10 6:51]

Hello Andy!
Very nice capture.I liked unusual POV,details,lighting,
colors,BG and composition a lot.Excellent work!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-10 7:01]

Hello, very aparte photo ,maar very nice Andy ,nice compositie colours good pov and dof .Greetings Teunie .

Hi Andy,
I like the unique POV you have chosen. It gives the photo more of the 3D look to the shot. Excellent exposure with nice saturted colors and sharp detail. Nice OOF backround, looks great.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-03-10 8:13]

Hi Andy!

This one looks like colorfull umbrella :-) Lovely composition, picture from magic forest. I like it!

Hi Andy

Great POV! Very good light and OOF BG. Nice colours and very good DoF. Nice one! TFS.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-03-11 4:03]

Very good macro Andy,
Great colours, good details and composition
Well done

Great butterfly macro Andy. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Excellent POV and great composition too. Very good job. WEll done. Thank you for posting. Have a great week.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-12 16:54]

Andy, I like the pov.

Besides, great and lovely colors.

Both the insect and the flower are very beautiful.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-15 0:18]

Wow it's been lovely done. Very strong composition. Very good technique too. Thanks Andy.


Hi Andy,
Very nice, love this unique POV.
Wonderful Bg, excellent sharpness, color, light and DOF. Well composed,
Very well done mf.

Good Picture,Excellent Composition,Excellent colors,Good DOF
Good POV
I Like the Different Prespective of taking the photo!!
Goutham R

Good capture Andy,
Good clear and sharp detail. Good colours, composition and exposure. Good POV.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-03-23 17:02]

Hello Andy, good shot. Took me a few seconds to figure out where the head was! I like the colours and composition. Well done.

Hi Andy,
very pretty shot with excellent details from a difficult pose.
Delightful colour contrast of the reddish hues against the blue spots of sky.
Elegantly composed picture from a very unusual but effective point of view.
Great shot. Thanks and regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-29 5:38]

Hi Andy.
Thank you so much for your interest in my modest works.
This yours is perfect example of artist work. Illumination of the flower, impressive POV and precisely defined DOF, amazing colourful and nicely blurred BG, great details and sharpness of butterfly on the flower all of these components are superb. Thank you for this extra class picture. My best regards,

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