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The Common Four Ring

The Common Four Ring
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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: 2010-09-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-26 1:08
Viewed: 3514
Points: 26
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Today, I present the Common Four Ring from my garden.
I know, there are soft spots in this shot, but I wonder how I can improve the sharpness when the shot is handheld...

The Common Four Ring, like its larger cousin, the Common Three Ring (often referred to as a "Cinderella of Butterflies"), is as under-appreciated and more often than not, ignored by most butterfly watchers. Drab-coloured, unattractive and small, this species tends to keep close to the edges of forested areas where it discreetly goes about feeding on wildflowers or fluttering unassumingly amongst the grass.

The Common Four Ring is described as having greyish brown uppersides with a large subapical ocelli (eye spot) on the forewing above. The undersurface of both wings is greyish or pale buff brown with fine dark brown striations. The hindwing features four ocelli (if the two small tornal spots enclosed in a single yellow ring is counted as a single ocellus).

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Hi L'il bro Goldy,

Awesome capture from your garden! Great job with the exposure, and the shallow DOF has worked wonderfully well. My complain on this post, only the bg was noisy, i think this situation stemning from extreme croping? However well composed too.
TFS and have a nice sunday/week!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-26 1:22]

Hi Goldy,i wish to be in your garden one day...ehehe..the sharpness isn't at the top,but the position of the butterfly was very difficult,good colors and nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Lástima del enfoque Goldy, ya que la especie es impresionante.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-09-26 2:13]

Hi Goldy
What a chance for you to have some beauty in your garden!
Great details and colors!

Hi Goldy,
Yes I see the defects in this photo. Perhaps heavily postprocessing has ruined it. You should post a original of this 800 X 600 ofcourse and also cropped so that I will try to rectify it and help you. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Goldy, beautiful butterfly with wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

You are doing well in the macro arena now, Goldy. Keep it up.
The Common Four Ring is an attractive butterfly that flies at this time of the year. I too shot one a few days back here in Jammu.
If the light is good, one way to make a hand-held shot sharper is to choose a higher aperture value, say, 6.0 instead of 4.0. Faster shutter speed also sometimes reduces blurring caused by not-all-that-steady hands like mine.
Actually, I do not see any flaws in your picture here.
All the best.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-26 8:24]

Hi Goldy,
Very nice capture.Well seen and composed.Patterns on butterly,exposure and details are wonderful.Have a nice sunday!Thannks for sharing..

Hello Goldy,
Perfect capture with amazing details and superb focus.
Great image with nice composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-26 11:56]

Hello Goldy.
Very nice catch of this pretty butterfly.
I like the pose and colors. Details are very good.Best regards Siggi

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-09-26 13:17]

Hi Goldy,
What a beautiful butterfly in great colors and perfect details.TFS.

A nice specimen. Besides any minor issues, it is an important contribution to the group. Notes are done well.

Hola Goldy

Una bella composición de esta mariposa extraña, por su forma de las alas y esos dibujos estupendos. Perfecta nitidez y contrastes. Su nombre cienfifico, según he visto por ahí es "Ypthima huebneri".

Un saludo de Antonio

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