Butterfly on Sunflower

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  1. Goontz

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    Had just finished mowing my yard this morning and noticed this butterfly. Unfortunately, he flew away as I was trying to move and get a better angle. I only got two shots and the other missed focus and had his head pretty badly OOF.

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    Wow that's so sharp, gj :D:thumbup: I agree a better angle would have made the shot artistically but still if only all of us could get that sharp.
     
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    the sharpness is impressive :hail:, very good shot.
     
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    Flower fully in the shot (no clipped petals)
    Great background blur
    Subject well in focus with great depth of field
    Really interesting patters on the flower

    Overall I'd call this shot a great success! Sure you might have got closer and might have got more of an angle on the plant head, but I think that would have muddied the shot with 2 points of attention.

    Overall a really great shot! :)
     
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    Thank you all for the comments! :mrgreen:
     
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    I like it. Anyone who has tried to take a picture of any insect that flies knows how much of a pain that can be! Good job
     
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    i agree with dry3210, it always gets me frustrated :grumpy:
     
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    Very nice composition and colors. Butterflies do not take modeling/posing directions well.
     
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    Thanks for the comments, guys. It's great to get such a positive response on it! I watched to see if he'd come back to the flowers but he never did. Very difficult model to work with, indeed :lol:

    Either way, I'm definitely pleased with the outcome of this one! Thanks again to everyone.
     
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    I like the warm tones in this shot. Good clarity and depth.
     
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    Thanks, Caper.
     

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