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5 years TN today - O happy day ...

5 years TN today - O happy day ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-23 11:41
Viewed: 5504
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello TN-friends,

exactly today 5 years ago I had the wonderful idea to join on TN - and many things changed for me in this time.

I met so many wonderful people here, learned so much from you all - thanks for your helpful critiques and friendly words all these years.

Sometimes I made a break, but after a few months I always came back, I can't be without this forum as it seems ;-)

For this special day I decided to show you this wonderful butterfly.
It's a Common Tiger (Danaus genutia) which I had the chance to capture in Vietnam in free nature.
Here you can see it from every side, so you can have a look at the underwings and also from above.

Thank you so much - Peter (batu), first I gave you a wrong ID, I thought this one is a Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus) - and Peter corrected me.

I love this butterfly, we don't have this specimen here in Europe, what a pity.

Thanks my friends - I'm looking forward to the next 5 years together with you all ...


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HHello Wishnu,

Superb close up.
Colours,light and DOF are fantastic.
Excellent composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-23 11:46]

Congratulations Sabine!
5 years on TN is a long time!
Great that you are still with us and show us your wonderful images like this one of two D. chryssipus. The POV is great and the technical standard is up to your high standard, as is the composition.
I hope you stay with us for a long time to come!
Thanks very much,
Best regards,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-23 11:47]

Congratulations for this 5 years, y wish you many years with us and great photos, like this one!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-23 11:47]

Hello dear Sabine
CONGRATULATION for this five years of beautiful post on this instructive site!
I see all your gallery: a beautiful collection of beauty!

Hi Sabine
Congratulation for 5 years of TN activity!
Great collection of wonderful captures on your library!

Congratulations on your five years in TN Sabine friend!!!!! ... I just have a year and few months here, but I can sey you that every picture of you has given me great moments! thanks!
This picture today, speaks for itself, is moving, is happy, is alive! ... are a beautiful pair of butterflies focused with great expertise and a light very eloquent.
Thanks for sharing, I am sending you a hug, greetings!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-23 12:40]

Hi Sabine,nothing better to celebrate this great anniversay,a great gift to all the butterflies fans like me,fantastic couple from Vietnam taken whit the usual,impressive class that you have! My greats compliments,Champagne tonight!!! Luciano

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-23 12:43]

Hello Sabine,
Congratulations and I'm glad you're still with us!! You always have something exciting to show us and I certainly appreciate the variety you present. I hope you don't take too many breaks in the future!
This image is indeed special so bright and beautiful showing the two butterflies sharply in focus. Wonderful colours and clear details too.
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-06-23 13:15]
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Hello Sabine,
five years TN - that's a long time. It proves your 'never-ending' love of nature photography.
A wonderful picture of these butterflies.
The species is Danaus genutia not D. chrysippus. The latter, we can also find in Europe, occasionally.
Best wishes, Peter

Congratulations for the fantastic achievement friend Sabine! You are truly a first class photographer and your work has always containing special flavours! I do not need to read the names below each image in order to find your presentation! This shot is not an exception! Bravo Sabine, Bravo GERMANY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Regards and special greetings from the centre of the world - Johannesburg!
George Veltchev

Liebe Sabine,
Congratulationen zu Deinem 5. Jahrestag!
Congratulationen zu Deiner guten Laune! Bist Du immer so froehlich? Nach Deinen Bemerkungsn zu schliessen hast Du einen sehr sonnigen Charakter, selbst wenn die Sonne nicht scheint, und TrekNatur waere ohne Deine Beitrage nur halb so interessant!

Wir freuen uns auch auf Deine zukuenftigen Photos und colourful notes.

To speak about today's photo is too difficult for me in German.

I do not know anything about butterflies - it is too dry here in Hoedspruit for flowers - and therefore also too dry for butterflies...

It shows an interesting combination of these two views and - thanks to the great depth of field and perfect focus - many details of these beautiful butterflies.

I like very much the three stages of the flower i.e. the bud in the background, the fully open flower with the insects and the gone over flower.

Congratulations on the way you treat the natural colours and resist to saturate your work with colour, like so many photographers - unfortunately - do.

Have a wonderful evening (your team won again), thanks for all the hard work you put into your contributions to this site.

All the best und nochmals Congratulationen
Greetings from South Africa
Take care

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-23 14:07]

Hallo Sabine,
5 Jahre das ist beträchtliche Leistung. Viel arbeit hast Du hier geleistet ich hoffe mit viel Freude. Heutige Paar sind sehr gut getroffen und in der natur - nicht wie meine im Schmetterling Haus. Gratuliere und wünsche das Du hier noch sehr lange bleibst.
Liebe Grüße Siggi

Hello Sabine,

that's so great to watch your amazing photos here for all these years! I have learned so many looking at your stunning work. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us!

Warmest wishes from Ukraine,

Hallo Sabine,
congratulations, a fantastic picture celebrating 5 years on TN, outstanding sharpness and superb lighting with marvellous colours, excellent POV and composition, very well done.
Best regards

Hola Sabine

Efectivamente es una maravillosa mariposa, y que has conseguido inmortalizar en sus facetas, tanto superior como inferior. Una imagen muy bonita, como todas las que haces.

Felicidades por los cinco años, y a seguir colocando y disfrutaremos de estas hermosas fotos.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi Sabine,

Wow! Ein Hammerbild! Vor allem so schnell mal in V und zurück! ;O) Da wird man ja ganz neidisch ;O) Ich versuche noch vor meiner zweiten OP ein paar Bilder von den Bienenfressern zu schießen. Danach ist dann wieder erst einmal pause angesagt. Man(n) kommt ja nicht überall mit diesen Rollatoren hin ;O) Nein im Ernst, Deine Bilder sind bei meiner Frau und bei mir Favorisiert, denn das was Du hier zeigst ist fast immer eine Hammeraufnahme! Vielen Dank auch für deine lieben Worte.

Es Grüßt Dich aus dem sonnigen Steinau

Hello Wishnu,
excellent colors
very lively.
very cute kind.
Best wishes

Hello Sabine
ti faccio i miei migliori auguri per i tuoi 5 anni trascorsi su TN condividendo foto ed emozione che solo la natura può regalarci. Per questo evento hai scelto una bellissima composizione che rispecchia molto bene lo spirito con cui ci si pone di fronte a queste meraviglie.

Ciao Sabine, congratulations for your five years on TN and thanks for all fantastic photo, this one is a wonderful couple of splendid butterflies, beautiful colors, fine details ad excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, brava, ciao Silvio

Un trabajo de mucha fuerza y lleno de vida Wishnu. Gran y efectiva profundidad, nada fácil de conseguir en este tipo de tomas. Justa saturación del color y preciosa escena. Enhorabuena.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-24 2:38]

Hello Sabine,
congratulations! 5 years - wonderful images and excellent presentations.
Such a beautiful shot of these tigers! Well shown in details and clarity. The beauty is depicted in such a natural view - butterflies and flowers.
Congratulations again for being in TN to enrich kowledge in nature and friendship too.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-24 4:25]

Liebe Sabine,
Glückwunsch zu Deinen fünf Jahren TN. Und Du zeigst uns ein farbenfrohes Schmetterlingsbild, das sehr gefällig ist, mit schönem Bildaufbau und horizontaler Darstellung. Ich lese, dass auch diese Schmetterlinge nicht so einfach sind zum Identifizieren.
Herzlich grüsst

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-24 6:14]

congrats! fine image of this lovely tigers to celebrate your 5 years in TN (unbelievable) but hope you will be here to celebrate 10 years.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-24 10:34]

Hello Sabine,
Almost half a year before I started my adventure you celebrate your fifth anniversary as a member of TN. And your contribution was great here. Thanks a lot.
A splendid photo for the occasion. And I hope to see a lot more of these beauties.

Hallo Sabine
WOW , fünf Jahre auf TN ! as ist eine sehr lange Zeit,
du zeigst uns gleich zwei von diesen bezaubernde Schmetterlinge, der eine hat seine Flügel offen und der andere zu, so können wir beide Seiten betrachten,
die scharfen details, die schönen Farben und das helle Lichten sind ein Genuss für die Augen
Ich hoffe du bleibst nicht so lange weg von TN
Grüsse Jacqueline

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2010-06-24 18:12]

Hello Wishnu

Wonderful shot with good colors and clear details.
The composition is amzing with a good sharpness
Well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-06-24 22:18]
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Hi, dear Sabine.
My heartfelt congratulations on so amazing event as your fifth anniversary here. I cannot imagine TN without you and your amazing, simply fantastic shots. You have selected a wonderful species and picture for the post. Booth butterflies, surroundings as well as the shot are fine as all your previous pictures, shared with us. I like vibrant colours and lights of the image, great DOF and details of the flowers and insects, pleasant smooth remote a bit BG. Well done (as usual) and kind wishes.

hello Sabine whatgreat shot and nice composition..
I like this photo
Well done

Hello Sabina,

congratulations with 5 years on TN, its a long time.
Good picture with blurred bg.
Fine colours.


Hello Sabine,
congrats for you 5 years on TN, it have been a pleasure to have you around all these years.
A very fine picture to celebrate with, beautiful colours are good sharpness. Shall I mention the flash:-) not I don't think so ;-)
Good work, my friend.
Best Regards

Congratuletions Sabine for your 5 years! I hope that wewill see you also after another 5 years!
Yes,is true, wedon't have this butterfly in our Europe ( is not really a pity,we have other species).
A pleasant image with two, one with open wings, another with them closed.
Details are very good also.
My kind regards

Hi Sabine,
Congratulations with your 5th anniversary on TrekNature. You're dedication this this site is enormous and I know that many of us, including me, have leared a lot from your photos and notes. Your skill with your Tamron macro lens is of a very high standard. And, this photo is another example of it. The details captured in the butterflies is wonderful and the way you have used your flash is of magnificent.
I do hope that you will stay with us many more years.

Hellow Wishnu,
Impeccable timing with spot on exposure and razor sharp image.Your visual impact is really outstanding, well created and TFS.
Living in Namibia for many years [ and very sorry I left] I have a big soft spot for GERMANY in this world cup and have some bettings on them to be the 2010 champs!!!!A young side but anythings possible

Hi Sabine,

Congratulation for your 5 years on TN, The subject is well framed. The close-up point of view is showing the details and colors the Common Tiger butterflies. THe morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


surely nice snap to celebrate completion of 5 yrs. nice shot with amazing details, sharpness, pov, bg and natural colours.

hello Sabine

congratulations for your 5th TN anniversary,
celebrating it with a beautifully composed
butterfly photo, with fine POV, superb focus
great sharpness and details, beautiful colour tones,



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