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Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-21 3:40
Viewed: 922
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Stove Room at the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens features plants and trees from the deep tropics, but it has also been transformed into a butterfly habitat. Visitors can watch chrysalis hatch behind glass cases. The adult butterflies eventually emerge to join the fluttering population in the indoor forest.

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Bonjour Sandy.
Beau papillon pris sous un angle original et un contre-jour parfaitement réussi.
Bonne journée.

This is a beautiful composition with perfect blurred background. You may want to increase the brightness on the buterfly wings or the exposure on th eentire picture. This may enhance the wings details.
Wish you a good weekend.

Hello Sandy,
I am guessing that this was shot behind a glass case. The condition and lighting certainly resulted in an engaging composition featuring the shape of the butterfly wings. The b/g is noise free, the inverted position of the butterfly is fascinating. Best regards...

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-08-21 5:41]

Hi Sandy,
Nice composition. Good blurred bg giving all focus on the inverted butterfly. As Wellington suggested perhaps just a bit of brightness added to bring out the details of the wings. Very unique and well presented photo. TFS Julie

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-08-21 19:51]

dear Sandy,
a beautiful shot of the wonder natural scene,
its wings are excellent,
I can feel one amazing starting of the graceful butterfly in this world.
and this inversive figure is very suggestive,
maybe it is fighting to the gravity or using the gravity to extend its wings...
thank you for your superb shot,

Original photo of a butterfly. Beautiful light background.

Very different POV Sandy! I like this, it adds a different look! Wish is was a little lighter and maybe we were looking at his face. But you get what you can with these guys!

Simply superb...like all the butterflies are!!!!
This way to show us is famous....

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