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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-24
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-07-27 14:42
Viewed: 5256
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the bain of the vegtable gardeners life , the Large or better known as Cabbage White (Pieris Brassicae) They over winter as a chrysalis emerging in April to court and lay eggs in groups on the leaves of all members of the brassicea family both the wild ones like hedge mustard and all the cultivated types. The caterpillars hatch eat their own egg case as a first meal then as they are so small they eat only the surface of the leaf as they grow they can then manage to chew holes all the way through and eat round the edge. The large white caterpillar is yellow and black and stays on the outside of the plant , where as the small white tens to burrow into the inside of the cabbages and cauliflowers these turn to chrsyalis by the end of june to emerge in July to form the second generation which will go through to sept ember and these will over winter in the chrysalis stage.They avoid being picked offf and eaten by birds by making every thing horrible and smelly and no doubt taste naste to by spreading their droppings around , and boy does rotten cabbage smell bad.
Adjustments ,
Saturation +8 lightness -2
Contrast +3 brightness -2
sharpen edges and fade back to 75%
USM 195% X 2.3px radius X threshold 9

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To mogens-j: SprinklerRobbrown 1 07-29 01:21
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Looking forward to your note but I like the shot. Since Callie did his first online workshop I wanted to try it myself - and you drew the short straw. I tried a different crop so that the flowers form a natural frame and added a bit of contrast (+6. Please let me know what you think.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-07-27 16:53]

Nice shot.
It's a little bit under exposed, but composition is very good : butterflies are not easy to get.
A good indentification, waiting for further note.
Well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-07-27 17:17]

Nice focus and composition, it's a little dark but hey, it is July in the UK! ;-). Good that both antennae are in the DoF, the powdery nature of the wings is also very well captured.

When is the sun going to arrive? :-(

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-07-27 19:29]

A very good and well composed shot.
Excellent detail of the butterfly with good focus and very nice DoF.
A good informative note.

It's not your best photo, let I say that. But I like it too, because the good dof, and the fantastic note. This made two parts one. Very good job Robbert

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-07-28 13:59]

Hi Robert, saw this last night b4 bedtime, but waited for the note. This is very soft, like in pleasing, not OOF, and the light is good enough to bring the green luminence out of the scales. nice compo too.

Nice picture of this butterfly. I like the softness in the picture, but it disturbes my eye with the lamp - I guess - in the background. It looks like it is about to turn over. Otherwise I like the picture, it is very pleasent to look at. I like Japie's WS too.

There are a few issues in this shot that I'll try to adress in a workshop.

First is a compo problem, your structure lines are not defined or strong enough, I may advise using a tilt.

Then I think the image is both slightly underexposed and would a light spot that would beef up the overall tones.

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-25 13:23]

This is one of the most commmon butterflies all arround the world.
Very good shot!

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