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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-04-27
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/90 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-14 15:03
Viewed: 3617
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I made just a short stroll before sunset with my camera in the low evening sun. I came across from what I think is Melitaea phoebe (Knapweed Fritillary), which had already gone to rest. It basicly dropped on top of this thistle...

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Beautiful patterns, designs and colours on this butterfly, Jacob.
Very good POV, DOF and BG.
Well done and TFS.

HI Jacob,
it's a wonderful butterfly, I love the design and the warm colours so much. Last year I also had the chance to capture such a beautiful one, this year I haven't seen one - so thanks for yours, very well done
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Très aérodynamque ce papillon.
Bonne soirée.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-14 16:14]

Hello Jacob,
Your butterfly shot is fine and sharp, with good background but perhaps could be cropped differently.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hello Jacob,
wonderful image. Technically perfect, clear and sharp.
Both the butterfly and the blossom perfectly well described, well fitting dark and distant background, and a well balanced dynamic composition that in my opinion just might take a slight cropping at the right.
Some more information on the b-fly or the flower in the notes, and also on technical details such as focal length and camera would certainly be welcome.
Very pleasant contribution. This picture is much more than just descriptive, it is artistic.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-14 16:29]

Hola Jacob. Muy bella foto. Exelente macro con mucha definicion. Saludos Luis52.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-14 16:53]

Hi Jacob

This is an excellent shot of this beautiful littel butterfly.
I don't belive i've seen such a positioning of its antennas before:) Looks great...it actually forms a set of parallel lines with the edge of the wings...very nice :)
Also great colors, excellent DOF and a very beautiful warm ligh.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

Hermosa imagen, cargada de excelentes detalles. Muy buena macro.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Jacob,
Great macro of this butterfly! Perfect position! Very nice colours and detail! Great work!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-14 22:53]

Hello Jacob

Good capture.The DOF is excellent.Nice lighting and good exposure. I like the composition you chose.TFS


Hi Jacob

A nicely composed shot. Beautiful light. The butterfly has a lovely wing pattern. Nice to view. :-)

Hi Bufo, i think it's a very good shot : the butterfly is really beautiful and perfectly in focus as well as the thistle. My only suggestion would be some cropping to the bottom and right to get the subject out of the center.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-15 5:30]

Hola Jacob,
Es precioso el colorido de tu mariposa, excelente compo, buen trabajo. saludos

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-16 7:12]

Me gusta la composición Jacob con un encuadre algo centrado pero bien elegido.
Buen DOF, perfecto trasfondo que resalta la belleza y el colorido de la mariposa y la flor.
TFS y saludos... Ricardo

I like the composition Jacob with an framing something centered but very elected.
Good DOF, perfect background that stands out the beauty and the coloring of the butterfly and the flower.
TFS and greetings... Ricardo

Hi Jacob
You've made perfect picture - the light is ideal.
Perfect colours, no shadows. I'm really glad to see it


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