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Pretty Colors

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by greyflash, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. A butterfly and a rose really load the color sensors. What do you think?


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  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very beautiful Gordon.

    Good job.

    Butterflys are not easy to find setting still. That is a pretty one.
  3. very nice saturated colors
  4. Hi Gordon,

    I like the purple top half and green bottom half backdrop for the butterfly, very effective. The dark backdrop makes the rose pop too.

    Both with very pretty and saturated colours indeed. Well done!

  5. I like them alot. Great shots and LOTs of color!
  6. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Boy, I'll say they loaded the sensors!

    Great colors Gordon. Love the contrasting colors of the butterfly & the flower. The rose blossom is spectacular, with all it's delicate layers & subtle shadings. If it were me, I would'a been very tempted to do a little pruning of that dead blossom.
  7. Jerry Snider

    Jerry Snider

    May 8, 2005
    Excellent work, Gordon! Great colors.
    Jerry Snider
  8. Thanks all for your kind comments. Steve, I was tempted to prune the dead blossom on the rose but then felt that it added to the image that I was after. It was the contrast that caught my eye. Right or wrong the dead blossom sort of led my eye to the beauty and life of the live one. I think my daughter, who is a photographer, has influenced me to see things differently to avoid cliches. :D 
  9. I agree Gordon. We don't live in a perfect world, and without the contrast it is harder to appreciate the fine things in life and nature. It is only natural that one would like to capture the perfection, but it is worthwhile as you said to also include the less-than-perfect sometimes. Often I find that I have to make this conscious decision when composing a shot, which adds to the whole experience of photography I think.

    Just my 2 cents worth, didn't mean to digress...

  10. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Wow, I especially love the colors in that first one.
  11. Beautiful. Great colors.
  12. Thanks a bunch Jonathan, Jeff and Cindy. I appreciate your comments. The butterfly was in the backyard and let me get within a couple of feet with my 105mm macro lens.
  13. Hi gordon.

    That butterfly has really fantastic colours. Just great !!
  14. This first one is amazing. I love it.
  15. Gordon -

    Two excellent captures. I'm especially impressed that you got that close to the butterfly (Tiger Swallowtail?) without spooking it!

    Very nice colors, indeed. Did you bump the saturation any in post processing, or were these straight out as shot?
  16. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    You posted some close-up / macro shots!! Outstanding!! And the images are exemplary (not that I would expect anything else....;-)). Great color, very sharp (without being overly so), and excellent composition.

    Let's see more. :lol:
  17. Thanks Alex, Vinh, David and Frank. David, it was fairly early in the morning and still cool. I actually had to run back into the house and grab my camera and 105mm macro lens. I was very surprised that he was still there and let me get with a couple of feet and snap off two images.

    Frank, will wonders never cease, I have actually dusted off my 105mm and took a couple of images. Who knows I might grow to like this.
  18. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Gordon, LOL.... :lol:

    I sure hope that you do. You are quite good at it, and you have to admit, it is about the most relaxing type of shooting that you can do.
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