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Vijay Mohan Raj  Joined CNP On 03 May 2008    Total Image posts 100    -   Total Image Comments 929    -   Image Post to Comment Ratio 1:9    -   Image Comment Density 37     -     Total Forum Posts 85

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Commentby sandipan dutta on Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:00 pm

Thanks for sharing it VMR sir. Seeing at the caption, I feel that you wanted to emphasize on the textured detail of tree trunk. Considering that I am torn between whether or not the inclusion of butterfly is necessary to make this image work. In a real world, if texture or patterns are primary design elements of the image, then any other object that stands-out differently should be avoided in my opinion. However for this particular image, I think, even though there is fair amount of textured detail on the bark, its orientation may not be good enough to hold viewer’s eye for long. That way the butterfly with its contrasting colour helps to overcome visual monotony. I think you did the right thing to make it work. Overall a very impressive shot.

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Commentby Kaushik Balakumar on Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:37 pm

The textures in the tree trunk is providing a perfect BG to the moth. The monochromatic trunk helps in having no distraction. Am viewing on my office monitor (non-calibrated) where I feel the feathery head/thorax of the moth could take some more sharpening to make it pop.
An alternate crop that comes to my mind is leaving out the left half of the frame and retaining just the right half (with few adjustments to place the moth). But that's just another way.

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Commentby Prithvi K on Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:58 pm

VMR sir I loved the contrasting colors, the lines in the bark lead my eyes up and down the image,occasionally bringing me to the moth.There are a few spots (in blue/ dark blue) which distracted me, any idea what they are?

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:45 am

Its all in seeing and well seen here. The patterns of the bark adds a nice contrast here VMR.

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Commentby Adithya Biloor on Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:15 pm

Nicely juxtaposed, VMR sir. Liked the lighting. How about sharpening the butterfly?

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