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And Abba sang "Honey! Honey!..."

And Abba sang
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-12 17:45
Viewed: 3609
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'd like to say I posted something similar and that I know its name..well, I'd rather plead ignorant, as usual, me with my little brain, apologies!
This shot may not be the best in terms of bringing out the finest of this butterflies' details, but I like it!And the moment I saw this butterfly, the song Honey Honey was playing in my mind, don't ask me why!
So thanks for looking!

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Hello Goldy. Nice dig of the butterfly and the violet flower. Abba might be right about the song and good for the image too. Best regards. Jusni

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-12 18:42]

Hello Goldy,
Beautiful image with wonderful composition, colors and sharp focus. Great work Goldy, thank you for sharing.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-05-12 19:31]

Nice moment you captured, Looks like this butterfly is total becomes part of the morning glory. Well done with good sharpness. Color and light nicely balanced.

hello Goldy,

lovely shot of this butterfly and flower.
Beautiful colours.


Hallo Goldy
I like this one. I am a "purple-holic" I don't think there is a word like that in the dictionary and if not I just created one. It is like somebody that is crazy about chocolates becomes a chocoholic. It just means I am mad about the colour purple and when I saw the purple flowers in your image I immediately liked it. The image also went straight to my theme "My purple obsession". You have managed to capture this beautiful butterfly in a lovely pose and with great clarity and detail. The colours of the wings are very soft looking, and I like the visibility of the plumpish body. It is a pity that the head of the insect is not visible, but it seems as if this butterfly is having a feast in the nectar and is just "digging” in. Thanks for sharing. As I said in the beginning. I like this one.
Kind regards
ps. And Abba actually said Money Money, but what would that mean to a butterfly? so I agree that Honey Honey sounds better here.

Hello Goldy:) wonderfull butterfly shot and i liked your mind. many thanks. Leyla

Good Morning Bro!
What a lovely capture of this butterfly getting honey from a beautiful flower:) and and beautiful mind that you say "honey honey". Lovely:) Thanks for sharing this beauty and your the song in your mind:) Now I am saying that...
Cheers, Have a great day!


Splendida macro, eccellente POV, molto bella la composizione con il fiore che accoglie la farfalla, ottima nitidezza, molto belli i colori e la luce. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-13 1:04]

Hi Goldy,
Wonderful close up.I liked POV,exposure,details and composition very much.
Thanks for posting.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-13 2:23]

Goldy, I will not ask you but I also posted something similar and dont ask me why? Nice shot and in such poses you always get tempted to shoot. Many times I controlled but finally the camera won. Ganesh

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-13 3:07]

Hi Goldy,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly sticking its neck deep inside the flower for nectar. I bet its mind is not thinking of ABBA right at this moment and is busy sucking to owns sweet will only. But still very appropriate song for the moment. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and perfect lighting. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Now this is what I call a perfect shot, Goldy.
Superb details on the wing of this Cabbage White you captured sucking nectar out of a beautiful blue flower.
Great POV, details and colours and a well composed shot.
Keep it going and all the best.

A lovely capture of this cabbagewhite butterfly. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

From what I remember of ABBA, they really didn't speak English well at all and most memorized phonetics of English lyrics...now that may be a myth, legend or some such but it sticks in my mind...they are a rather older group....
Well....perfection as you mention, is only in the eyes of the beholder. I did not notice any imperfections until you mention it....sometimes I suggest to a couple of my friends....let others decide on imperfections....otherwise you plant a seed which may or may not germinate but acts more like a thorn....so to me...especially in the mixing of colours..it is a fine image

hello Goldy

lovely image of this butterfly with fine POV and DOF,
very beautiful luminosity of the image, excellent sharpness
and details of the foreground of the image, TFS

p.s. « I Have A Dream » song of ABBA, i love that song and
i did it the antem for me and my dogs Celtick & Ranger

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-13 8:29]

Hi Goldy,

Lovely shot of this butterfly diving into the flower. The colors are wonderful - I love the violet of the flower. Good details of the butterfly. As always, a beautiful picture composed very well.


Hi Goldy, sorry I missed this one... this is an excellent and fine composition. great bit of timing to get this as you did, colours and details first class... tfs regards h

Bonsoir Goldy
Grande netteté, donc j'ai beaucoup de bonheur à regarder cette photo.
Il est gourmand !!!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-13 13:41]

Hello Goldy, well done on that great moment, it's very sharp and the colors are fantastic! Thanks!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-13 14:15]

Hi Goldy,
Colors, focus, composition and details are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-13 17:23]

Hola Goldy.
Bellos tonos de colores tanto de la Mariposa como la de la flor. Alta calidad y nitidez, asi como un exelente encuadre seleccionado para la presentacion.
Saludos My friend.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-05-13 19:58]

"Money, Money" I think!!
This looks like one of our White "Cabbage" Butterflies, Goldy, named so because they love to eat our garden plants, and especially the cabbages.
I like the purple flowers, and the butterfly looks very happy with his head stuck in one.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-14 0:58]

Hello Goldy,
Fantastic coloured photo in excellent sharpness. The contrasts are very beautiful. Great POV and composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-14 1:23]

Hi Goldy,i like a lot the butterfly,this is very common but one of the best on TN,a very excellent quality in sharpenss and colours and a beutifull environment,my best compliments,Luciano

A fine, lateral POV capture of a Cabbage White among purple flowers Goldy, superb focus and DOF control my friend, a beautiful composition indeed!

Hi Goldy, splendid butterfly and lovely flower, good composition with wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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