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I am old, but I'm happy.

I am old, but I'm happy.
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-25 2:04
Viewed: 4289
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

It's not time to make a change,
Just relax, take it easy.
You're still young, that's your fault,
There's so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy.
I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy,
To be calm when you've found something going on.
But take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything you've got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.
Cat Stevens- I'm old but I'm happy

Silvio2006, Hussain58, marius-secan, cloud, Alex99, boreocypriensis, tuslaw, eng55, irishprophet25, hansh, PeterZ, CeltickRanger, siggi has marked this note useful
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Ciao Mariana, lovely couple, old and young, on a beautiful flower, wonderful blurry BG, great macro with excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, Merry Christmas to you and your family, ciao Silvio

Hi Mariana,
this arrangement is so lovely - and I love the title ... so many parts of the wings missing - but still full of life, amazing.
Thanks and have a wonderful Christmas-time
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello mariana,
This photo and the caption brought an ear to ear grin to my face....or should I say smile....but smile is not that broad....lol. Really enjoyed this wonderful photo which shows how contrasting life is. This is well-captured, thanks for sharing....enjoyed Cat Stevens'song....wish you a happy Christmas and happy 2010...take care..warmest regards/Abid

Buna Mariana,
Foarte interesanta lumina si care da un efect special subiectelor.
Fundalul potrivit si detalii bune.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-12-25 4:22]

Hello Mariana,
Sad view a little although all the butterflies live so short. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for You.

hello Mariana
i like the composition very much
very good picture
great details and nice BG.
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-25 11:14]

Hi Mariana.
My warm greetings and wishes for 2010 Year and Merry Christmas.
Stunning close-up shot. I am impressed with isolation of beautiful composition created by two butterflies and fine flower. Their details are ultimate. I also like wonderful smooth BG which underlines the beauty of the main subject. Bravo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-25 12:45]

Hi Mariana,i like a lot all in your work! The title is humorous and perfect for this situation,the composition is essential and taken at the best level of sharpness and colors,and the date when you take this pic is my anniversary.For me is enough..ehehe...thanks a lot for share,i wish you all the best,Luciano

Hi Mariana,

A fine capture of these dual beauties on the tip of a beautiful flower.
TFS and heve a nice WE!


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-25 22:07]

Hello Mariana, and "Merry Christmas"
A wonderfully composed image showing us that true beauty doesn't necessarily come from the outside appearance, but is found in one's heart and mind!! Super sharp detail and gorgeous natural colors!! Great work!!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-26 0:22]

Hi Mariana,
Lovely capture of this pair.Well seen and composed.Simple BG,colors and visual impact are perfect.
Thanks for posting..

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-26 2:49]

Hello Mariana.

A lovely copple you show us here so eating in the last moments of their lives.
Very well seen and catched.

Gr. Hans

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-26 6:33]

Hello Mariana,
Very nice photo of this butterflies. Good sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Excellent POV and composition and isolation from the BG.
Kind regards,

hello Mariana

very beautiful photography of the 2 different species of butterflies
on the same flower, with fine POV and the way they are framed,
fine focus sharpness and details, beautifully blurred background,



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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-26 11:48]

Hello Mariana,
This is a top class capture of these couple. Very well composed shot with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

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