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Trying to catch the shadows

Trying to catch the shadows
Photo Information
Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 100
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies in flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-04 14:18
Viewed: 6688
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture in a park in the center of Monterrey, Mexico.

Not a great nature look alike picture I agree but I like the effect created by the shadows of these flying swallowtails butterflies.

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Bonjour Stephan,
très belle image inusitée. Un peu sombre mais l'effet des sujets et leurs ombres est très fort. Félicitations!

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-09-04 14:47]

Nice idea Stephan,
it's a nice composition
Regards, Jacob

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  • alexbf (61)
  • [2006-09-04 16:03]

Salut Steph!

Hallucinante prise de vue! Un peu sombre en effet, mais super net!


Proprio una bella foto. Complimenti ciao gigicacco

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-09-04 16:28]

Hi Stephan
What a caught...fantastic moment and I wonder how you had the time to capture this...
Great DOF, POV and composition.
well done.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-04 16:51]

Hi Stephan

Although you said that it's not a great mature look-alike picture, i wouls definately like to add that it is a very artistic one. A very hard to get, too!!!
You've done brilliantly to capture both their shadows and with such sharpness and great colors. Rreally well done! I can only imagine how hard and rare it is to take such a shot, so it definately diserves to be one of mt favorites. :)

Bravo and TFS

great composition but too dark. i suggest one way to make it brighter in my workshop

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-09-04 17:13]

Hi Stephan,
An interesting shot, unusual for the POV and content. A great composition/crop, with the diagonals of the path and also the Butterflies and shadows going from top left to bottom right. Excellent capture too, great detail and exposure. Very nice work!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-04 17:21]

Impressive capture and composition in flight Stephan... definitely.
The POV that you has captured with the 2 shades is astonishing, besides the clarity.
Thank you for sharing.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hi Stephan,

Great capture.
Exelent POV,composition,colours,Details.
i love the shadows.

Gr Thijs

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-09-04 20:38]

Hi Stephan, very interesting capture of this shadows, good composition, Juan

cool shot .. like it very much. it is in focus, a difficult feat to acheive with moving butterflies ...

Excellent cette escadrille de papillons en rase motte!

Hi stephan,
This looks great! To catch two butterflies in flight with perfect shadows was great camera work. Colors and detail look ery nice. Comp. and framing are perfect. Very well done my friend!

Bonjour Stephan,
Qu'elle belle capture! Ceci est une photo très impressionnante! Les détails sont excellents et la composition fantastique! Une prise rare... Il est de toute beauté de voir leur ombre. Merci!,

Hi Stephan,
Quite a unique capture with the two caught in-flight so well...and the shadows seen make it even better! :)
Great shot & TFS!

hi stephen
un en vol c'est deja bien mais deux c'est fabuleux,en plus avec les ombres.genial.

Hello Stephan,
fascinating encounter with amazingly clear details, and stunningly well composed. Congratulations, and thank you!
Best regards,

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  • aan (127)
  • [2006-09-26 4:03]

t's a nice composition

Hello Stephan.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Fantastic use of shadow to create incredible depth the a close-up composition. Beautifully done.

Butterflies and their shadows, great composition, 4 subjects in 1 frame...
Looks like an air to air assault for these 2 mighty fliers.

Nice shot. I like the idea very much.

You certainly caught the shadows! Brilliant capture. Great idea and technically well executed from the frame right through to the sharpness.

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