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    Default Peacock butterly (Aglais io)

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    Image captured in a local bird reserve

    Hand held, Olympus E-M1X
    Focal Length : 420.0mm
    Focal length in 35 mm film : 841.0mm
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    ISO Sensitivity : 320
    Exposure compensation : 0.0 EV
    Shutter : 1/400 sec
    Aperture : F5.6

    ACR/PSCC

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    Hi Jon, nice capture and I quite like the inclusion of the thistle(?).

    If this is with the new WF then it's suffering from what I said the other day, it's overall out by just under a stop? The image is dark and very flat in terms of vibrance and this is a colourful Butterfly. Not sure about the stems towards the bottom, but in some strange way when removed it looks a bit unbalanced. Did you try to remove the pink thistle from around the head?

    Overall if you up the Exposure and get some of that lovely richness back in the colour this will be a cool image.

    WDYT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Hi Jon, nice capture and I quite like the inclusion of the thistle(?).

    If this is with the new WF then it's suffering from what I said the other day, it's overall out by just under a stop? The image is dark and very flat in terms of vibrance and this is a colourful Butterfly. Not sure about the stems towards the bottom, but in some strange way when removed it looks a bit unbalanced. Did you try to remove the pink thistle from around the head?

    Overall if you up the Exposure and get some of that lovely richness back in the colour this will be a cool image.

    WDYT?

    TFS
    Steve
    Thanks Steve, glad I got a reply, I did several versions of this image and wasn't entirely happy. I will bare in mind your observations. Yes I did some thistle removal, less than ideal.

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    So pretty! Superb colours! I like it Jon, well framed too Nice RP from Steve, brighter and reveals all that fine detail.

    Image does look less cluttered without the little stem - it's just that now the butterfly has nothing to sit on

    I quite like the pink flower in the background, gives context

    Have a nice week-end, Jon, thank you for sharing!

    Warmest regards,
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Beautiful butterfly. Never heard or seen on before. A nice capture.

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    Both stunning. That is one fine specimen, recently out of the chrysalis!

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