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Copyright: antonio Martin Mena (martinmena) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 4 N: 64] (1601)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-30
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-19 10:15
Viewed: 3367
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
je m'appelle Apollon et je vis en montagne.
Me llamo Apollon y vivo en montaña.

Photo prise en España
Foto hecha en Aragon España.
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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2008-11-19 10:22]

Hello Antonio
great colors for this composition. The butterfly is perfectly in focusing on a background much neutral that very puts in prominence the depth of the photo on a very detailed particular flower. Optimal contrast and clear details.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-19 10:29]

Hello Antonio,

You have made an excelent close-up of this rare butterfly. It is said it lives in my country too but I never saw it.
You have chosen a very fine POV showing very well the insect. Lightingis very fine with the light passing through the wings showin nicely the red spots. Image is very sharp showing the whole butterfly in great sharpness.


Hello Antonio,
There are certaonly good elements in your work; I'm referring to the lighting. For example I like the wing's transparency. Further on the perch is sharp as well. Do a good depth of field.
Finally of course there's the beautiful and not so common butterfly.

Ciao Antonio,
splendida cattura di una meravigliosa apollo, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione con una fantastica posa, bellissime la luce e la trasparenza delle ali, ottima la definizione con dettagli straordinari, magnifici i colori e BG.

Hello Antonio,

This is a very good close-up of an unusual butterfly.
The wings, with the light on them look stunningly detailed.
A sharply focussed shot with good composition an a fine dof.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-19 13:02]

Hello Antonio,
A masterpiece! The light is so beautiful! Fantastic sharpness and clear colours and the contrasting BG is amazing. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

Bonjour Antonio,
L'utilisation du contre-jour est parfait pour mettre en valeur la transparence et la coloration des ailes de d'Apollon. Avec une agréable composition diagonale et un bel arrière plan, tu as réussi une magnifique image de ce papillon rare et protégé.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-19 15:04]

Hello Antonio, beautiful light, great sharpness and very well composed image, well done, thanks!


Great use if the natural light Martin, a wonderful backlit effect here..
Nice color, detail, and a good composition, although I might've shaved a bit of the backside. This works just fine too, as composition is entirely subjective very often.
Well done,

Ciao Antonio, beautiful butterfly over a lovely flower with fantastic colors, perfect focus, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Antonio,

Très bonne composition de ce beau papillon sur le chardon. Excellentes exposition et netteté. Le soleil met très bien en valeur les dessins des ailes. Très belles couleurs également.
Bonne journée,

Hello Antonio
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Great back lighting ,composition and DOF.


wspaniały Niepylak apollo! Bardzo bym chciała takiego kiedyś "ustrzelić". Pięknie skomponowałeś tę fotkę. Podoba mi się też efekt podświetlonych skrzydeł, które wyglądają jak witraż. Wspaniały DOF i ciekawy POV. Gratuluję.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-11-20 5:59]

Bonjour Antonio,
Quel beau souvenir de l'été! Ce papillon porte bien son nom. Charmante image prise à contre-jour et nous montrant les ailes du papillon dans toute sa splendeur. Et il a choisi une belle fleur aussi. Très plaisant, vraiment.
Un grand merci et un sourire aussi

Hola Antonio,
Magnífica composición de este bellísimo ejemplar, la luz y definición son excelentes, el fondo muy agradable. Te deseo lo mejor para tí y los tuyos, que disfrutéis de estas fiestas. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón
Los puntos mañana, hoy no tengo :)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-01-01 0:55]

Hola Antonio,
Precioso trabajo,
colores y selecto pov...
Felicidades para este año que estamos estrenando.
saludos amigo.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-02 1:55]

Hi Antonia.
Mane thanks for kindness and interest. I am very pleased with our contact in 2008. I hope New Year will be happy for you and your family. Brilliant shot with amazing backlight. You have presented beauty of the butterfly and flower perfectly. Colouration, fluffy costume of the insect, attractive smooth BG are reproduced with great taste and skill. Bravo and TFS.

Hola Antonio.

Excelente imagen con una maravilla de princesa-mariposa que tanto destaca llena de luz.

Jose Luis.

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