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september monarch

september monarch
Copyright ©2007, Gabriele Swanson
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Photographer: Gabriele Swanson
Folder: Gaby's E 500 shots
Uploaded: 16-Sep-2007 05:12 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E500
Exposure time: 1/640
Aperture: f4.5
Focal length: 150mm
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 100
White balance: Daylight
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied:
Image resized to: 625x800

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Rina K wrote:
> very nice shot I love the deep colors.
> R
Thank you Rina , appreciate your comment.

Gabriele Swanson at 16:23 CEST on 16-Sep-2007 [Reply]

september monarch - re-visited:

Gabrielle -

I applaud your composition. The flower is slightly off-set from center, just a bit asymmetrical but to me, that makes it all the more interesting. The uncluttered background is a real plus, making the butterfly and the flower stand out all that much more.

These are deep, rich colors, to be sure, however, maybe a bit too rich (saturated). Nevertheless, the colors really work - quite a colorful community of pastels.

The wings and the antennas are sufficiently sharp, as is the stem of the flower; however, at f-4.5 there just isn't enough depth of field to render the pedals on this side of the flower to be in focus, which is OK, but it looks to me as though you might have sharpened the image a bit to get the pedals a bit more in focus - when it's just fine to leave them out of focus.

But enough of me - thanks for sharing!


Leon Plympton at 04:52 CEST on 18-Sep-2007 [Reply]