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The Forester

The Forester
Photo Information
Copyright: Jean Patrick Reiner (bedford67) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 164] (438)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5, 35-420mm f/2.8-4.5 APO
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-07-25 10:54
Viewed: 4384
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Forester (Adscita statices)

Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
Genus : Adscita

Height : 12-15 mm

The Forester is a night butterfly which flies during the day, easy to recognize thanks to its sharp color with metal reflections. The antennas are like bludgeons.
Its scientific name Adscita indicates that it tries to approach the beauty (ad-), and elegance (scita).
It flies slowly and seems to plane, although the beats of its wings are fast.
It can be observed from May to July.
The female has a smaller size than the male.

By hoping you will like the photograph, I will be happy to know your comments.
Thank You,

carper, phlr, christophe, red45, goldfinchtr, janhendrik, PDP, dew77, Comandante has marked this note useful
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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-25 10:57]
  • [2]

very nice one Jean Patrick,
the best in this fantastic composition is the dof, the colours are realy nice in it, it is a very good job you did here, good job,
gr. Jaap

Helo Jean patric!
Amazing shot. I love colours of summer which you posted. They are amazing. I tried to post summer yesterday but I think butterflies are more interestiong and more... summerly!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-25 10:59]

Very beautiful moth!
Doesn't exist in Portugal.
Great green colour!
Very beautiful BG!
5* photo!

Magnifique couleur ce papillon.
Bravo ! J'aime beaucoup.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-25 11:15]
  • [2]

Beautiful insect, Jean Patrick, with its blue iridescent wings. Sharp details and great composition against the beautiful background. Bravo, and TFS. : )

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-25 13:42]
  • [2]

Voilà un beau Zygène aux couleurs superbes que vous avez bien capturé ! Compliments pour ce cliché de qualité qui fait plaisir à voir. Merci de le partager avec nous Jean-Patrick.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-25 14:40]
  • [2]

Bonjour Jean Patrick, bien belle composition et harmonie de couleurs, toutes mes félicitations Didier.

Hi Jean-Patrick, this is a great shot of the Forester. I love the irredesence of the wings and the colour is excellent. I think the photo could be a little sharper and I have carried out a Workshop to show you. I hope you don't mind.

Very nice work!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-25 16:39]
  • [2]

Very good shot Jean Patrick. Great looking emerald insect, nice composition with flower. Slightly soft in focus, Paul made good WS.

Hello Jean Patrick,
I like the colours and the contrast.It's a good idea to put yellow flower .Purple,yellow and metallic green's mixture is amazing.TFS Emin

Jean Patrick,

This is a really nice picture. The colours are fantastic. I like the composition of the picture as well, but I would have liked the picture ever so slightly sharper. I beg your forgiveness but I sharpened it just a little bit. What do you think of it?


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  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2005-07-25 23:21]
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Very nice close-up, Jean Patrik.
It's a little soft but well composed and nice colours.
Well done.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-07-26 1:38]
  • [3]

Muito boa macro! Boas cores. Ótima composição.

Hello Jean Patrick

Nic ely composed shot. The colour of the b'fly is unusual, but very nice. It has a lovely sheen. It stands out nicely against the lilac flower. It would be enhanced by extra sharpening. Nice work. Thanks.

Bonjour Jean Patrick
Excellente compostion, la coukeur du papillon ressort tres bien sur cette fleur. tres beau travail
Amicalement Christophe

Lovely shot Jean Patrick!
I love the composition - it's more than perfect.
Great colours and light, good details.
I like it very much.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-27 3:42]
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Hello Jean!
Wonderful capture.Vivid colors,contrast,DOF,sharpness,POV and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hello again Jean!
On my opinion this one is better.Detrails,colors,POV,DOF and composition are very nice.Thanks for sharing.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-25 14:48]

Agradable composición por el colorido y correcta elección del encuadre y del DOF.
Buen aprovechamiento de la iluminación.

Pleasant composition by colorful and the correct election of the frame and the DOF.
Good exploitation of the illumination.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: *****
Note: ****

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