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    Fritillary on plum blossom

    Managed to catch this little fella on my mums plum blossom.
    Colourful little chap.
    Couldnt get him face on as I would have liked but.....
    C&C welcomed and gratefully recieved.
    Fritillary on plum blossom
    Fritillary on plum blossom

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    Re: Fritillary on plum blossom

    Great captures, Steve. Lovely colours and great sharpness & bokeh.

    The second one doesn't have the out-of-focus twig in front so I feel it is better. There appears to be a couple of smudges above the butterfly's antennae in the second one and the halos make it look like the sharpening was just over the edge. Overall though, two spectacular images!

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    Re: Fritillary on plum blossom

    Just noticed those marks. Thought they were just finger marks on my iPad doh!
    Cheers
    Just found out its a Comma too. Not doing very well on this am I?
    Last edited by Mutley; 30th March 2012 at 04:58 PM.

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    Re: Fritillary on plum blossom

    For me, Steve, the background is so bright that it tends to overwhelm the main subject. I would crop tighter to the main elements, butterfly and flower, to reduce the background.

    I wouldn't worry too much about working to exact position 'rules' etc. Just work with what you have. Maybe end up with 5 x 4 ratio or whatever looks best.

    Those marks look suspiciously like dust on your sensor; so try shooting a clear patch of blue sky or something similar and see if they reappear.

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    Re: Fritillary on plum blossom

    Cheers Geoff I'll take a blank sky pic tomorrow you may well be right. I didn't notice the marks earlier (that's the prob with only having a tablet).
    Tried closer cropping but TBH I just didn't take a good enough pic initially for that.
    I was pulling the branch down with one hand whilst trying to grab a shot with the other. Kinda counted myself lucky the little critter didn't fly off.
    Thanks again.

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