- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-08-04 2:23]
Very good image. Lovely POV and good light; well exposed.
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-08-04 2:30]
Good morning Peter,
Excellent pov to see the glassy wings of this really beautiful butterfly. Left wing let see glassy transparency and right wing let see glassy reflection. Sky as background gives an outstanding and natural isolation to the butterfly.
TFS and best regards,
- valy67 (9219)
- [2007-08-04 2:56]
Hello Peter !
Such a wonderful butterfly, and such a wonderful picture ! Everything is perfect : details, colors, composition, POV, BG... And the pose of the butterfly is splendid too, with the wings wide open. The blue color of the sky compliments the butterfly's colors very nicely. Well done !
As you can read I am back - alive and in one piece ;>
Bravo for this picture. It is not only a very nice photograph but also an artictic one. I like a lot POV and blue sky in the BG.
It is also nice to see that this rare species (in Polish: niepylak Apollo) still exists in your area.
By the way, did you know that specimens from Austria were used in Polish Sudety Mts. in reintroduction programme?
Best greetings from Lodz,
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-08-04 3:22]
Buen ángulo de la toma con unos colores impresionantes y un fondo muy adecuado. Saludos Peter.
I find myself asking: When are you going to publish a book? Peter this is another stunning image that would work well in a coffee table book about butterflies!
Superb colours, crisp details, perfect PoV and composition
- anel (40574)
- [2007-08-04 5:20]
Er hat sich also von allen Seiten gezeigt, der Rote Apoll. Er ist wirklich ein König und wird seinem göttlichen Namen gerecht. Wieder ein wunderschönes Bild.
Nächste Woche geh ich ins Wallis, vielleicht werde ich auch eine sehen?!
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-08-04 6:27]
With this apolo series, you teach us, -at least me- to love and being interested even more in this particular specie.
I like so much their wing's transparencies, the subtle white and the vivid red of its spots.
It's very good the different POV's and poses you has post of it.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
- batu (16383)
- [2007-08-04 7:32]
Guten Tag, Peter
Schöne Grüße, Peter
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-08-04 8:57]
I can't get enough of your Apollo shots. Beautiful sharpness, lighting colour and composition aagainst the blue sky of this female.
Thanks and best wishes, Ivan
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-08-04 10:52]
A great POV for this presentation. Nice soft light and a good exposure. The colors and detail are excellent. The blue sky backround is nice, and the trace of white clouds breaks that up perfectly. Looks great1
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-08-04 11:31]
- Ken52 (4195)
- [2007-08-04 14:50]
Your butterflies are outstanding. This is a magnificant POV to see the beautiful butterfly against a deep blue sky. The backligh has a very nice effect causing the wings to have a magical transluence. The details are excellent and the exposure perfect! I enjoyed seeing your photos!
- Matt-Bird (1942)
- [2007-08-05 3:10]
This is unusal butterfly I have never seen one like this before. Nice sharp image you have captured the patterns and detail very well along with the colours.
I am happy and sad to look at this posting of yours. Happy because the picture is so beautiful and sad because I found that this species is so endangered and even extinct from so many places. Again, this species enchants me with its beautiful and bright colors and I wish I could encounter it when I go out photographing butterflies again. But I'm afraid this species died out in my country too. I can only enjoy it in your pictures. This time you show us the upper side and the butterfly in whole its beauty!
A great composition showing the Apollo against the blue sky! The butterfly was very well positioned lower towards the left corner. This allows for a larger space in front to give the butterfly some room to breath. The isolation from the surroundings couldn't be better. The blue sky is more than appropriate to do it.
The beauty of this butterfly comes from both the bright colors and the translucence of the wings. The red "eyes" are well shown in this picture. I like the color combination very much.
The great contrast between black, white and red help isolating the butterfly even further. By fine tunning contrast and sharpness you obtained excellent details.
The exposure is outstanding. I am especially impressed by the way you exposed the white wings without blowing the very bright reflections and without loosing details in the shadows. You captured this combination of translucence and reflections very well.
Focus is the most difficult task for me when it comes to photographing butterflies. A too shallow DOF will ruin even the best composition. It is not the case here. You focused accurately on the butterfly and the well controlled DOF caused no sharpness fall-off . The details are outstanding and the light coming from the side created long shadows making the textures stand out. This might be easily overlooked but it is crucial for getting these results. You did a very good job.
This is a great work of art with great artistic and technical value! I will choose it as a favorite, with your permission. Thanks for sharing!
With Friendly Regards,
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-08-06 7:53]
Aha, you've posted another beauty for us to enjoy! It really shows up the transparent wings against the sky and is sooo beautiful!
Brilliant capture from a low POV and showing excellent sharp details and lovely colours.
Very well done!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-08-08 2:14]
It was very kind of you to look at my butterfly picture and write your kind critique on it.
It has been quite some time since we exchanged views on each other's work.
The full view of the open wings of this Red Apollo is extremely beautiful. Your special knack for shooting butterflies against the sky comes out very powerfully in this splendid image.
Thanks for sharing it and warm regards.
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2007-08-10 12:46]
Excellent picture, very good details and colors.
- romuszka (2263)
- [2007-08-12 11:34]
This butterfly is how poetry. Seeing him this great happiness. The sensitivity of colours be spell-bound. Nature creates miraculous creations, and it eats You so show pienie.
I thank. This is I saw the most beautiful butterfly of what.
Pozdrawiam - Roma
- lousat (65489)
- [2007-10-29 16:52]
a fantastic shot for a fantastic lepidopterus,i hope to see one as this one day....thanks for share,Luciano
- coasties (28054)
- [2007-11-06 10:22]
Love the colour of this wee beauty. You have clearly shown the transparency of this lovely wings with the blue of the sky showing through in places. The exposure on the white is expertly handled. Perfect composition and placement in the frame. Awesome camera work. :-)
- rousettus (19818)
- [2007-11-20 10:56]
your last post mainly excellent macro shots of butterflies. This is one of them. Excellent details and sharpness. Lighting, blue BG, composition great. thanks for sharing. best wishes
- parvulescubio (1541)
- [2007-12-19 14:37]
nice nice nice,
we loose this specie... in Romania.