- Nilson (4423)
- [2008-03-16 14:56]
Belissima foto muito bem trabalhado com perfeição em todo inseto boas cores nitides e composição parabéns.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-03-16 16:32]
It is really nice to see your new picture, especially so "fresh" one! In Lodz region we still have temperature about +5-7C so there is no chance for any "normal" insect now. And that is additional reason why I like to watch your spring butterfly!
Anyway, it has very good quality! Well saturated colours, very good sharpness and DoF make this image a very optimistic and sunny photo :)
All the best and TFS!
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-03-16 17:09]
You do not post as much as many but you seem to know what to post...when it is quality images of things such as this...Fine photo Peter! Spring is coming in a few days and then we warm up very much as will see these here as well...good show sir!
- Proframe (4096)
- [2008-03-16 17:30]
Very nice butterfly image Peter.
Wonderful to see that springtime is back and these colorful butterflies do fly around again.
Lovely clors and details and the composition with the diagonal line of the wings is excellent.
Best regards, Harry
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-03-16 20:26]
very good size posting of this butterfly to enjoy the closeness in sharpness, vivid colour and details of it
a pleasant image well done
- manyee (23770)
- [2008-03-16 21:09]
What a gorgeous butterfly!
It looks like spring has sprung in your part of the world. : )
The colors are just brilliant, thanks to the beautiful light.
TFS. : )
- crs (3551)
- [2008-03-16 21:49]
It is alois nice to meet the buterflyes early in spring. They are a nice colored presence in the sunny days. Your photo shows that. Good natural looking and beautiful colors has your insect. You used very well the good light in which the buterfly was bathing obtaining very good details of insect's body and wings.
Thank you for sharing,
- anel (40574)
- [2008-03-17 0:06]
Viel Glück hast Du gehabt einen Grossen Fuchs einzufangen. Er zeigte sich in bester Lage und gutem Licht. Wahrscheinlich ein Exemplar, das überwintert hat, sieht aber erstaunlich frisch aus. Wie immer stimmen Komposition, Schärfe, Farbenkombination. Und auch herzlichen Dank für deine immer vollständigen Begleittexte.
Jetzt kann ich Dir nur noch genügend Zeit wünschen, um das neu aufkommende Leben in der Natur aufzufangen und es mit uns von Zeit zu Zeit zu teilen.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-03-17 1:08]
Very nice presentation of this beautiful butterfly. Good POV and sharpness. Great light and colours. It was rather warm here also but I have not seen yet any butterfly.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-03-17 2:24]
Fabulous shot of this Large Tortoise-shell!
A really good frame-filling diagonal composition and a superb parallel POV.
Vibrent colours and excellent lighting.
Brilliant detail and sharpness.
Superbly well done Peter,
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-03-17 3:28]
This is an excellent capture of the Large Tortoishell, a rarely seen butterfly here but it does occur south of us so we hope to see it this spring.
I like your composition and details of this fresh-looking specimen are superb. Beautiful natural colours too. Interesting note and this Nature Reserve must be a wonderful place!
Many thanks, Ulla
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-03-17 4:04]
Good shot of this lovely butterfly in full sun.
Excellent sharpness and good diagonal composition.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-03-17 6:04]
First you show us the real arrival of spring by posting a fine pasque flower image and then you regale us with this beauty!
The Large Tortoiseshell butterfly is very scarce in Sweden and I have only seen it twice so that to photograph it like this to show a fine female sunning herself in the spring would be a dream come true for me.
The technical aspects are great and you can see that she has freshy come out of hibernation by the body being swollen with eggs.
Thanks for sharing this rare beauty,
Best wishes, Ivan
What an extremely beautiful golden coloured butterfly. The patterns, markings and colours are divine and out of this world. I actually see this as a perfect peace of artwork. It is as if each line and marking was hand painted. Just love the way you presented this beauty. It fills my whole screen. Focus, sharpness and clarity are super. This is really splendid and a pleasure to observe. This is a truly lovely photo and it makes me looking again and again, because once is not enough. Thanks for sharing. I appreciated this one very much.
- Christopher_PL (2685)
- [2008-03-17 8:39]
Excellent shot of this Spring butterfly. I very like diagonal pictures ;-)
Hi, dear Peter.
One of the best butterfly pictures which I have ever seen. Outstanding in every aspect shot. I am impressed with cool diagonal structure of the image, Fantastic sharpness and details of the butterfly and old wood, great, terrific colourfull smooth BG. Lighting, shadows, richness of colour palette are stunning. My congratulations and best regards.
P.S. WS supplements the main shot perfectly. Many thanks for these amazing works.
na da ist ja noch sein ein schoener Fruehlingsbote. Ihr seid uns wirklich weit voraus, denn wir werden den Osterhasen im Schnee suchen muessen.
Klasse Aufnahme mit excellenter Schaerfe. Die Farben und Texturen kommen in diesem Licht super zur Geltung.
wohl gelungen, Dein erster Schuss des Jahres. Der frühe Auftritt des Grossen Fuchses erinnert mich an ein ähnliches Erlebnis im Vorjahr. Du benützt Sony Cybershot mit dembZeiss Objektiv und machst damit tolle Bilder: ich weiss also, was ich als nächstes kaufen soll.
complimenti per la magnifica immagine.
Messa a fuoco ed inquadratura superbe!
Inserisco questa immagine fra le mie preferite.
- jmp (8415)
- [2008-03-19 15:03]
Impeccable capture in every aspect: pose, pov, exposure, composition, sharpness... and the wood/far background framed this beatiful butterfly in a really attractive way.
TFS and best regads mf,
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-03-20 9:11]
Excelente luz y mucha limpieza en los colores Peter. La textura de muchas mariposas da la impresión de que falle el enfoque, cuando en realidad está bien enfocada y son brillos, por lo que hay que concentrarse para observarla bien. Encuadre, posadro y fondo acertados.
Buen trabajo !!
Un saludo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-04-09 13:32]
Genial trabajo Peter,
buenos colores y foco...
hermoso encuadre y estupenda diagonal.
sobresaliente macro amigo.
This is neat man. Such beauty is a feast on the eyes. The intricate patterns of the butterfly and that dainty short body are something else. But the question remains, how lucky can one get?
"Visiting the hilltop grasslands near the city of Vienna with the forest ground coloured violet all over with patches of sweet smelling Viola odorata, (as if this was not reward enough) we finally got even more rewarded by a large reddish brown butterfly rapidly flying circles around us, and then taking a seat on a tree trunk just in front of us, basking in the warm sun of late afternoon".
Not only did this butterfly invite you to the photo shoot, but it went and sat down and played the willing subject. Wow. You need to send that recipe to our South African butterflies. These guys here sure need to learn some manners.
Well at least I must compliment you for taking full reward of the given situation. This is an excellent macro of a beautiful insect. Superb details and splendid colour saturation packaged in an amazing diagonal composition. First class material my friend.
Well done and TFS.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2008-04-18 9:24]
Hello dear Peter,
Amazing macro, it is a pleasure for my eyes ! European butterfly season starts :-)
The "+++" : composition, lovely species, POV, sharpness, DOF, blurred BG, exposure, warm colors, useful complementary note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations my old friend and thanks for sharing,
- valy67 (9219)
- [2008-05-01 15:13]
Hallo Peter !
Diese Schmätterlinge sieht man öfters mal in den Wiese, aber es ist immer wieder schön, ihn auf einem Bild zu sehen, besonders wenn das Bild so wuderbar schön ist wie dieses. Tolle scharfe details, und mir gefällt auch die schöne diagonale Komposition. Sehr sehr schön.
Vielen Dank und herzliche Grüssen,
- Ken52 (4195)
- [2008-05-22 8:30]
Exceptional detail and DOF. Nice rich colors. Outstanding composition.
- magiqa (718)
- [2008-09-17 12:41]
Such a beauty - and the wings look like they were made of velvet.
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2017-01-13 12:31]
Absolutely gorgeous macro with perfect details, lights, colors, DoF, everything... and most importantly, pleasant, smart composition. I know how difficult is to photograph this species - I myself never managed to, although tried a few times, so this is the No. 1 item on my neverending wish-list. :-) Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Kind regards from Ireland, LÃ¡szlÃ³