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A sleeping beauty


Posted by sayhitoant on Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:18 am

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Spotted this tiny butterfly sleeping on some water droplets allowing me to stack 12 images.  I welcome your comments for improvements.

Exif : Canon 5D2, 180T, f11, 1/12s, ISO 400, fill flash

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by Craig Lipski on Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:07 pm
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Looks good to me. Personally, I might try for a lower angle so the wing isn’t bisected by the stem, but at least it’s behind the subject. Getting those droplets sharp and “arranged” nicely would, I think, be a priority.
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by ADKShooter on Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:36 pm
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Taking Craig's comment into account I'm not sure you could shoot this any other way, even with stacking. Regardless it is an interesting shot with the water droplets creating a a subject all their own in addition to the butterfly.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:30 pm
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I like this "as is". The butterfly is nicely integrated into the scene-almost camouflaged. And the droplets are beautiful against a pretty green background-very well done!
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by Tom Whelan on Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:06 pm
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Beautiful drops, love the combination with the dewy butterfly (a Blue, I think). Nice stacking.
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by Yun Gao on Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:27 pm
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Beautiful clarity, nice clean background, fresh feel. I like the contrast between the stillness of the butterfly and the latent movement of the droplets. The composition is fine for me. Maybe a little rework on the junction of the stem and the left side of the wing ?
 

by sayhitoant on Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:54 am
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Thanks everyone for your feedback and suggestions to improve the image. Appreciated.
 

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