In the spot light  

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Uploaded: 09/03/05 8:58 PM GMT
In the spot light
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This nice butterfly was so kind to do a pose for my camera in the spot light.


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09/03/05 9:33 PM GMT
pin sharp colour, focus and lighting - well done.
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
09/03/05 9:37 PM GMT
I like the clarity in this photograph. The lighting is excellent. Nice shot.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
09/03/05 9:43 PM GMT
Very nice shot! Beautiful to, the patterns on the butterfly's wings demand attention! Great shot!
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09/03/05 9:51 PM GMT
It's a beautiful shot. Congratulations!
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09/03/05 10:07 PM GMT
There's a reason I have downloaded more of your images than anyone else's! The stunning light is enhanced by exceptionally sharp DOF. Kudos.
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One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
09/03/05 11:10 PM GMT
Fantastic shot, Paul! What a beautiful butterfly.
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09/04/05 1:13 AM GMT
You do nice work! This is about as professional looking as I've seen. Top marks from me.
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09/04/05 4:38 AM GMT
Welcome back. I'm with the rest. The lighting makes the image. The wing pattern stands out.
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When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance... Leanne Womack
09/04/05 11:29 AM GMT
Hi Paul
wat een prachtshot....alles klopt...voor en achtergrond, scherpte en niet te vergeten het licht.
prachtig hoe de scherptediepte precies de vlinder en bloem vangt.
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"pleasure in life you get by giving". You are welcom to visit my gallery
09/04/05 1:40 PM GMT
Such amazing detail, Paul! Even down to the color of the flower being reflected in the top of the wing. Pick up another 10/10 vote from me and a thank you for a wonderful addition to my butterfly collection.
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We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give.
09/05/05 11:32 AM GMT
That butterfly is so pretty! The patterns on the wings are beautiful! Favorites!
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I luv Pink!
09/05/05 6:14 PM GMT
Thanks everyone for all your kind words! I will try to post some more sometime.
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If you can't find the words, you may as well shoot it...
09/06/05 9:07 AM GMT
An amazing capture! The light coming from the left is beautiful. Well taken! :-)
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09/09/05 3:28 PM GMT
I love butterfly images and this is one at the top of my list. I can NEVER get close enough to capture the detail you have here. Ordinarily the "hotspots" in an image bother me, but in this case they work to frame the entire subject. I guess what I'm trying to say is that they work with this image instead of detract. A 10 by me, in my favorites and on one of my laptops for a week. Thanks.
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09/12/05 1:04 AM GMT
Capturing either the Butterfly or Flower alone is nice enough but both together make this photo Great! Very nice clarity and angle!
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"Got Mushrooms?"
09/19/05 9:04 PM GMT
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~"In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths" (Prov. 3:6).~
09/19/05 9:05 PM GMT
Fabulous! It's so sharply in focus, and even at 1600x1200 it's great quality. Superb macro.

The only thing I have to say about improvement is that there's a bit too much of the background on the left side of the picture. If you just cropped it I think it would look nicer.
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09/19/05 11:34 PM GMT
Great shot! I've never seen such a butterfly, I have to say I do like the patterns on the wings, great job and great upload!
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09/21/05 1:48 AM GMT
Beautiful shot Paul. I agree with littleufo, however. I think the shot would have looked better if there wasn't so much space, but I love this. (critique purely for the sake of it not being an, OMG! comment ;)
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*~Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen~*
09/25/05 11:02 PM GMT
The butterfly is so pretty, the detail is wonderful. I placed this in my favorites.
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09/25/05 11:57 PM GMT
Beautiful butterfly, the pattern on the wings are so pretty and I'm the same as LadyFly, I forgot my password so that is why you got two comments from me, this is also in my favorites! :)
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10/06/05 5:10 PM GMT
A very stunning image with beautiful lighting. Great job.
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No image should ever be given a zero. You are insulting the efforts of people trying to learn. Mr. Russ
12/24/05 8:40 PM GMT
This is the most beautiful shot of a butterfly I have ever seen...
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03/10/06 11:54 PM GMT
Amazing picture !! Hign mark + favourites gallery at once !! :D

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05/12/06 12:59 AM GMT
Excellent! Flawless and beautiful capture!
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In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
11/28/06 2:13 AM GMT
Nice clean crisp picture!
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11/28/06 2:14 AM GMT
That is perfection Paul, straight to my favs, thank you. I saw this on the home page.
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"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get" Forrest Gump...kinda relates to photograghy
02/25/09 2:40 PM GMT
Totally amazing - what a rare shot. Love it.
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10/18/09 4:50 PM GMT
Amazing indeed.
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02/17/11 12:58 AM GMT
I saw this as a thumbnail on the home page and opened it quickly to full size thinking "Woah! Excellent butterfly photo. I haven't seen one this good in a long time." Then I go back to the submission page and see it's yours, Paul, and my thought changes to "Oh. Of course. It's Paul's. Of course it's going to be exceptional." Those wings, like sails, are in and out of focus, as they should be, giving us a sense of dimension, with the most important part, the body and head, in perfect focus. The flower it's resting on is also in perfect focus and the background bokeh is spot on. What blows me away is that it's been here for nearly 11 years and this is the first time I've seen it. Belatedly a great job, Paul, as usual.

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