- nglen (36145)
- [2008-07-28 13:21]
Hi Peter. An unusual butterfly as you say and not one i have seen so thanks for posting. Your picture shows good detail in the markings with natural colours. interesting notes to go with the picture. TFS.
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-07-28 14:14]
Hi Peter ¸
Another excellent macro.Good POV and lovely light.Sharp image with excellent detail.
- GaryT (160)
- [2008-07-28 15:46]
This is all very interesting, and a good photo, too! Gary
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-07-28 16:59]
The almost granular looking granite or whatever it is one, matches well with the butterfly. This gives one pause to look a bit longer in order to determine the outlines of what we humans refer to as edges. Spot on that eye Peter. You must have taken quite a liking at this one...
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-07-28 17:22]
Hello Peter. Beautifully composed butterfly shot here. I like the lighting creating some translucency on the wings. Well framed in a very good perch. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni
catturi per noi delle autentiche rarità e ce le mostri in tutta la loro bellezza con immagini meravigliose; le ali di questa bellissima farfalla richiamano alla mente certe sottili lastre di alabastro che lasciano passare la luce mostrando le loro venature;
ottima definizione dei dettagli, magnifici i colori. Grazie anche delle note molto interessanti. Complimenti.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-07-28 20:53]
Glacier Butterfly sounds good to me, Peter.
The background of rocks is understandable at that atlitude, so this capture is quite remarkable with the light falling directly on the face of the subject and the details and colours on the wings also very nice.
Yes, this butterfly is nor seen frequently on TN, so thanks for sharing its image.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-07-28 22:42]
Hi dear Peter.
Very unusual, interesting and impressive butterfly picture. First of all these are POV< diagonal composition and magnification. In spite of non ordinary substrate you managed to use it for your composition perfectly. Exposure and level of details are selected very well. Sharpness and details of the unknown for me butterfly are ultimate as always. Lighting is amazing and show us nice butterfly wings patter. My best wishes and TFS.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-07-28 23:56]
good macro, with excellent pov. and focus...
- red45 (31094)
- [2008-07-29 0:51]
Maybe not very showy butterfly, but for sure very interesting. Rare catch. I like POV and details on insect's wings. Very well visible veins make nice looking patterns. Note as always is very interesting.
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-07-29 1:07]
Nice shot Peter,
Good colours, nice sharp detail and good DOF.
Well composed and nicely exposed.
- anel (40574)
- [2008-07-29 1:26]
Dein Galcier Express hat mich neugierig gemacht und ich habe nachgeschaut, wie eigentlich die Oberseite aussieht. Es scheint aber, dass man ihn in der Natur meistens mit gefaltenen Flügeln antrifft. Ich hatte diesen Falter auch bei meinen unidentifizierten Schmetterlingen, die ich leider alle verloren habe.
Durch seine Grösse kann man ihn nicht übersehen, da er ja eher diskret gefärbt ist. Du hast dieses Exemplar interessanterweise von Vorne gezeigt, sicher nicht einfach bei diesem scheuen Falter.
Herzlichen Dank diesen Schmetterling als Neuling zu den TN-Archiven zuzufügen.
Einen ruhigen und schönen Tag wünsche ich Dir noch
- crs (3551)
- [2008-07-29 3:21]
This is an impressive photo oance becouse it is with an unusual butterfly and then becouse it has an excelent quality.Butterfly has very interesting colors rendered well in the natural light. Very interesting combination between insect's colors and stone color.
Thank you for sharing,
- nirmalroberts (2857)
- [2008-07-29 3:34]
Very interesting butterfly specie of the Alpine region.
Nice picture. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you very much for showing us that nice endemic butterfly from your great mountains. Excellent POV in order to see the head. The body is a little bit dark (have you used a flash here?) but the wings are very well rendered. I like the diagonal composition bringing dynamism here.
Good job and TFS!
What a great post, I would not have expected finding a butterfly at that altitude and glacial environment. Great note and I approve of you changing the common name to Glacier Express, great stuff.
Excellent diagonal composition on a cold surface
Exellent sharpness and exposure
Exellent POV and DOF
Excellent note and PP advice.
Very beautiful macro image of Gletscherfalter on snow background. I am perplexed as to how they do not get frost bite ! What are these antifreeze proteins ? Interesting notes on grayling. TFS this unique glacier express.
Great to see this species photographed digitally. I took a slide shot of O glacialis just before I went digital in the Kärnten MTS about 6 yrs ago. I doubt if i will see it again, so I thank you for this close and well managed portrait.
Best wishes, Ivan
- sweet_universe (314)
- [2008-08-01 6:51]
Congratulations, my dear friend.
As usual, You realized a wonderful pic. Good POV and Composition.
Perfect details, colors and brighness.
Is amazing the wide range of different species you find and present in such a successful way to us.
I like the close approach and all the fine details got on the body of the insect.
It seems like if it were alighted over ice or snow.
Thanks so much for share it.
My best regards,
PD: Enjoy your break, I'll be waiting to catch you again after it.
- rdfoto (3295)
- [2008-08-04 8:55]
Une suberbe capture, excellent netteté, couleurs et cadrage, bravo
- liziafa (1231)
- [2008-08-05 10:49]
Very very good shot. Excellent framing and colours. Well done!
The quelity of this picture is not so perfect as many of your earlier presentations but after reading note I have to congratulate you! :> The object is really interesting and totaly new as a species for me :>
It is nice to see something new and unusual so many thanks for showing us this mountain endemic butterfly!
Greetings from rather much lower elevations! ;)
Being a TrekNature first you must be very proud of your "Glacier Express" being a "RARE and SIGNIFICANT contribution to TN". I am living at sea level where the air is thick and heavy, but I frequently have to gasp (wheeze) for air running after butterflies. So, seeing this (quick winged and wary) beauty, coming from there where the mountains are high (captured at 2,650m elevation, above the tree line of the Alpine mountain tundra) and where the air is thin, just fills me with awe (wonder & admiration) to realise what extremes you encountered and had to overcome in order to capture a subject such as this. Great work and beyond doubt a noteworthy effort.
It is true that I have seen other contributions from you that might be somewhat superior in technical quality, but the conditions and circumstances under which this image was captured blast a hole into any effort of trying to go "nit picking". Anyway, the only slight nit might be exposure, but apart from the climb and the cold you had to deal with the white snow must have played havoc with your camera's sensors trying to isolate the subject and still retain a high quality contrast between the butterfly and the snow. Far be it from me, sitting here in sunny Zululand, to try to adjudge the result of this fine effort. The details are as sharp as can be and through the DOF you have excellently managed to isolate the BG and rendered it well OOF thereby enhancing this wonderful "Glacier Express". The composition is superb placing all focus on the insect and the colours are rich even showing the faint hint of algae growing on the rock surface.
Very well done MF and TFS.
- izler (44)
- [2008-12-04 9:17]
good close-up capture of this interesting and beautiful butterfly
i like composition, colours, sharpness and details
- jconceicao (3174)
- [2008-12-07 7:39]
Excellent close up of this beautiful butterfly.
Nice colours with good details.
Light,focus and sharpness are fantastic.
ich habe mir ihn mehrmals angesehen, Deinen Gletscherfalter, aber bisher keinen Kommentar dazu abgegeben. Ichbin beeindruckt von der Gegenlichtaufnahme, von der Existenz der Art, von Deinen Erklärungen dazu samt mehrern Standortfotos. Eine grossartige Einführung zu einem Fater, von dessen Existenz ich gar nichts ahnte.
Herzlich grüsst (hoffentlich kommst Du zurück auf TN)