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This image was submitted by Diana Birdwell.

The subject filling the frame is good; it creates drama and leaves no question about the message and intent of the photo.

The backlighting of the wings is beautiful. This is a photo about light, as much as it is about a butterfly.

I’d recommend burning the bright spot at the top left of the frame; it’s very distracting.

Also, the proximity of the insect’s legs to the bottom of the frame seems a bit tight; more space there would be nice.

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