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December 21, 2009
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3.9 MB


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Shutter Speed
10/200 second
Focal Length
0 mm
Date Taken
Jan 9, 2005, 2:48:29 PM
my furry little friend by simple-squamous my furry little friend by simple-squamous
butterfly magic.. botanical gardens.. tucson arizona
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Woah, that is close! It really is very furry, hehe. Great colours ... I know you must have tweaked them to make them just right. ;)
simple-squamous Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
well I did do a little bit of editing as always.. but the butterfly itself had rather intense colors.. I will post more in the future..

lunarsparks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Always to make it a better photo. :D You're welcome.
simple-squamous Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
haha.. I would hope.. not to many people comment like you though.. so I have no idea what people are thinking about my work.. haha "work" it feels so funny calling it that.. because i am not a real artist like you
lunarsparks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
I don't know why that is. It's a shame ... I think the best thing you can do is share your thoughts about a piece.

That's sweet of you to say ... I must admit that I never felt comfortable calling myself an "artist" until only a couple of years back. I hadn't felt like I'd earned it. It was only when other people called me an artist that I allowed myself to say it. So I understand ... but you should let yourself feel comfortable calling your photographs "work" because that's exactly what they are. You take it seriously enough (to progress and experiment etc) so why shouldn't you. If it helps that's how I view your photos, as work. I know you'll get used to it at one point even if it takes a while ...
simple-squamous Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
it is very helpful.. it cheers me up when i see that someone has commented thoughtfully.. the real problem for me is that I don't even get people that say "your work is total shit.. and here is why".. it's the "here is why" is what I am looking for..
of course you are the exception.. I am guilty for the same thing though.. all I can say is “that’s awesome!.. or cool!” or other such nonsense.. maybe I need to be the change that I seek.. right?

you are so awesome.. as a friend and a wonderful artist

hehe.. progress.. progress progress.. progress

thank you again friend .. I got to stop listening to this Tom McRae you recommended.. or maybe I will wait till it takes its full effect

lunarsparks Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
The problem is that DA has become really quiet of late and it seems that people are taking even less time to comment. I'm guilty of that too. Once you have your day to day pressures off and get back to your photography maybe things will have changed once more ... and then you can seek out the critique ... from someone other than me ... but I know I'm great and all (hehe) ...

I had to read this comment now, it made me feel like listening to Tom McRae again. Midnight is the perfect time too! I hope that you waited for the full effect. It's completely worth it to soak in the atmosphere!

Anyway, it's always a pleasure and you are an extremely awesome and brilliant friend too!

(I've got a collection of your comments, don't be surprised if I answer something from a few months back, lol)
simple-squamous Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you are great! don't let anybody tell you different!

hehe yes he is very atmospheric..

I do the same thing.. I think the longest I waited to respond to a comment/email was a year or so..
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Gwenthyr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
As much as I dislike butterflies, this is great shot! :wow: Every detail so clear, good work! :clap:
simple-squamous Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe thank you!.. I hope to do more macro work in the future
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