View Full Version : Silver-spotted Skipper on Zinnia

Ken Childs
07-16-2010, 04:29 PM
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS @ 375mm
Av mode
LR & CS3

Cloned out some leaves from the ULC.

Allen, some of the Zinnias have sprung up past the others so there are some clean BG's to be had.

Allen Sparks
07-16-2010, 04:56 PM
Boy, you are not kidding about the clean BG's. Nice! Makes me want to head out there again...like now! The Silver-spotted Skipper is not one of my favorite subjects but you really showed it off well here. Very nice constrasting colors and tones...good detail too. Wish it were mine...

dawn campbell
07-16-2010, 07:45 PM
lovely shot--crystal clear, bokeh just like butter, great detail.

Julie Brown
07-16-2010, 10:24 PM
Ken, this is so nice-the framing, focus and detail on the flower and butterfly. I don't see how the BG could be any better!

Kaushik Balakumar
07-17-2010, 02:35 AM
Beautiful ! Neat composition paired with such a lovely BG.

Julie Kenward
07-18-2010, 07:58 AM
Lovely butterfly image, Ken! Did you desat the reds of the zinnia in any way? They feel like they might be a tiny bit flat in color. Everything else is superb...I love this image and think it's one of the strongest in your portfolio.

Ken Childs
07-18-2010, 09:07 AM
Thanks everyone for the positive comments. :)

Did you desat the reds of the zinnia in any way? They feel like they might be a tiny bit flat in color.
Jules, I did desat the reds but only to get closer to what this flower really looked like.

Roman Kurywczak
07-18-2010, 04:05 PM
Hey Ken,
Late to the party.....I really can't add much to above comments.....as I think this is really good as presented. did you try opening up the BF (not the brightest areas) a few points just for your own comparision? I do realize that these things get lost in compression....so keep that in mind when trying it! Ver well done composing this with a super BG!

Anita Bower
07-18-2010, 05:21 PM
Lovely! Flower and butterfly stand out nicely against that gorgeous BG. Great light and colors. Perfect composition and crop. Wouldn't change a thing.

Bob Miller
07-18-2010, 07:41 PM
Hi Ken.....great colors and composition. Everything handled extremely well....wonderful sharpness esp for HH