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Jay Sheinfield
07-11-2010, 06:03 PM
I don't do too much real macro, but this was interesting. It was taken at the Shaw Butterfly
House in St Louis, MO. No clean up done..........and cropped.

Comments welcome.............

Nikon D3x
70-180mm lens (116mm)
1/6 sec @f/5.6

Bob Miller
07-11-2010, 09:33 PM
Hi Jay....nice sharpness on the head and nicely handled bg. i like it alot!

Jonathan Ashton
07-12-2010, 03:47 AM
Beautiful colours and interesting composition.

Jay Sheinfield
07-12-2010, 07:37 AM
Hi Bob and Jonathan,

Thanks for the feedback............................Jay

Kaushik Balakumar
07-12-2010, 08:36 AM
Excellent sharpness in the eyes and the wings. Loved the mix of colours.

Jay Sheinfield
07-12-2010, 11:58 AM
Thanks Kaushik...........the butterfly was very cooperative!


Roman Kurywczak
07-12-2010, 12:02 PM
Hey Jay,
I know these guys well! Not usually veery cooperative! I do like the tight crop as it shows off the details nicely. I do think you can open up the blacks a touch....just to further bring up the details in the body and eye. Opening up the blacks will help take this up to another level.

Jay Sheinfield
07-12-2010, 02:38 PM

Agree on the blacks...........I had opened the blacks up a bit, will try more. Thanks......................Jay

Julie Kenward
07-13-2010, 07:04 PM
Jay, I agree that bringing up the blacks a bit would really help here. I'm wondering if you did any color correction or hue changes because the greens on the leaf/BG don't look quite right to me. Maybe too blue? I also wish that back leg that come bounding into the FG were more in focus.

That said, I love the face, the tongue, thepatch of red "fur" on it's body...wonderfully done! The crop is a little close for me and I personally would have preferred a horizontal image with a 90 degree turn CCW but understand that this gives a different "feel" to the image.

Jackie Schuknecht
07-13-2010, 07:36 PM
Sharpness is VG and the pic is colourful. I too thought there was a bit of a cast going on.

Jay Sheinfield
07-13-2010, 07:44 PM

Thanks, I'm working on a repost. Yes, good catch.............not sure what caused the color shift.