Butterfly on butterfly bush

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  1. Nod

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    Really like the colors although I feel like the images are a little dark overall. Lacking detail on the flower in the first one. Maybe you were going for the high contrast look? It really works on the butterfly.
     
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    Thanks xmtbiker, yes I was going for the butterfly on these, I was trying out my newly aquired "beercan lens", these were some of the first shots. I didn't do a lot of post work on them other than to size them. I see you're from Alaska, I use to live in Soldotna and in Fairbanks for awhile many years ago. Still my favorite place on earth.
     
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    Very cool! I just moved back up here and am happy I did. Looks like the lens is a keeper...
     
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    the butterfly looks good.
     
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    I like both of them, but as a previous commenter said, the flower being too dark in the first one hurts it. Maybe it could be fixed with curves?
     
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    Hello,

    I left it and this year it is growing like crazy. It has tripled in height.
    So if you planted this year, be patient. Water only if ground get really dried out. Maybe you were going for the high contrast look? It really works on the butterfly

    Photos @ www.picasaweb.google.com/nodpete
     
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    I noticed you said you were trying out your newly aquired "beercan" lens. I'm assuming that's the Minolta 70-210 F4. It's my favorite summer lens for flowers with the vibrant colors it produces. I'm sure you're going to like it.
     
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    Yes, that's the one, I really like it. It's heavy, but worth putting up with because of the sharpness. Thanks
     

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