Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

Hmm – I don’t think I use this rule as often as I should. My macro plant photos are mostly centred.

However I did find a few butterflies taken last year in France and with a bit of cropping I managed to improve the composition by obeying this rule.

Cabbage white butterfly

Cabbage white butterfly

Cabbage white on buddleia

Cabbage white on buddleia

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17 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

  1. Interesting… but I always have trouble following those kinds of rules. I guess you can see it in my pictures!
    I do think the shadow is as important as the butterfly and sky in your first picture. Is that what makes up the three?

    • Actually I have to admit I only noticed the shadow after I had cropped the photo. I shouldn’t have cut off a bit of it. No, the rule of thirds is when you divide the photo into three areas, both horizontal and vertical. The butterfly is roughly on the intersection of the dividing lines. I am planning a longer post on this rule as it has caught my interest and I have been out in the garden taking more photos using it.
      Your photos are lovely!

    • Actually I have to admit I only noticed the shadow after I had cropped the photo. I shouldn’t have cut off a bit of it. No, the rule of thirds is when you divide the photo into three areas, both horizontal and vertical. The butterfly is roughly on the intersection of two dividing lines. I am planning a longer post on this rule as it has caught my interest and I have been out in the garden taking more photos using it.

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