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The Common Mormon

The Common Mormon
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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: 2010-09-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS10
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/140 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-10-09 2:36
Viewed: 3583
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's a couple of Common Mormons courting.
I wish I could've got both of them sharp and in focus for this in-flight shot!

But I'll get there, too.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-09 2:50]

Hi Goldy.
You are surrounded with amazing butterflies. We have not this species. Flowers are also fine and all together two insect on plants create a nice scene. TFS and kind wishes.

Hi Goldy,

nice deepthworking in your butterfly image.
good pobv and sharpness.
Nice composition.
a pity the butterfly beneath are unsharp.
Fine colours.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-09 3:08]

Hello Goldy.
Impressive double capture in perfect DOF and very good detail. Beautiful bright natural colours.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Goldy, great capture of fantastic couple, lovely inflight shoot, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Goldy. Great capture for this couple of beauty. Good light's managment and interesting compo.


Never mind if the lower Mormon got OOF, Goldy.
The upper one is in sharp focus and its features and colours are well captured in this shot.
There is always a next time in nature photography, so keep your fingers crossed.

Both would have been maybe too much to ask.....and even cropping the other out looks like cut and paste and clone...but the main butterfly is wonderfully in focus. Perhaps later I shall try to WS it...if I can find any time.

Hello Goldy,
Wonderful capture with nice details and great colours.
Very good focus and lovely composition.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-09 13:43]

Hi Goldy,
Very good photo of these beauties with great sharpnes,colors and fine details.TFS and regards,

hello Goldy
these ae very beautiful butterflies. I'd like to see them in nature. you nicely captured them. beautiful colors and POV. nicely composed. thanks for sharing, my brother.
best wishes

Hello Goldy,
You got one sharp inflight! Verygood! Not easy at all to take butterflies flying. Very nice species. Good Sunday,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-09 23:28]

Not easy to get one sharp in this fluttering flight Goldy, let alone two!
But this is a fine capture taken with fine clarity and colours. Papilionid butterflies like the Common Mormon only settle during the cooler times of the day, otherwise they feed with their wings moving all the time.
Well done my friend and thanks for sharing this,

Namastay kardeş Goldy,

İkisi bir arada çok güzel bir sunum olmuş. Öndeki flu olsa da bir önemi yok benim için.
Kompozisyon harika. Ellerine sağlık. İyi Pazarlar.
Sevgiyle kal!


Hi Goldy,
I like the decided way as you use f/5 and shot!... This time, the focus is in upper butterfly and bottom butterfly is a little blurred. Intersting effect, and good eye catching.
I Think ypu've used auto white balance in cloudy day here... ¿correct?... This setting can be originated a little non natural "green-blue" tone in leafs.

Hola Goldy

Preciosas mariposas con unos colores muy bellos, perfecta composición en toda la imagen y buena nitidez.
Perfecto POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Goldy
a great combination between beautiful butterflies and a superb environment, one of the butterfly is not to sharp but the other is sharp enough to make a superb shot, well composed and with pretty colors,
Have a good night

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-12 1:07]

Hello Goldy,
excellent capture of these butterfly. The colour contrast is very special and exciting. The view is lovely with the top view well shown.
The red flowers add charm to your composition.


Hi Goldy,

The leaves are framing well the butterflies. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Common Mormon butterflies. The afternoon light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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