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Swallowtail


Swallowtail
Photo Information
Copyright: Jean Jacques CORDIER (jjcordier) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 107] (526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-10
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Swallowtails [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-22 1:20
Viewed: 5998
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Papilio machaon, family of papilionidae.
Machaon gathering a flower of lavender. The photo was taken with a zoom 55-200 Standard(Canon), on the verge of the minimal distance of recording. The difficulties of recording came from a light wind which shook a little the butterfly. There was a very short time on every flower, what did not return the easy centring.
Very slight centring, small regulation of the contrast and smal accentuation
Canon EOS 350 D
400 ISO
f / 6.3
1/1600
135 mm

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hi Jean,

i like a lot the light and about the subject that is not centred... is better.
TFS and keep coming,
cosmln

Hello Jean,
Very good butterfly macro!
I like the point of view, great colours in the background...
Superb details and good colours, very nice composition!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Excellent..
kelebeğin kanat ve antenlerinin duruş açısı, blur geriplanın yukarıdan aşağıya ton geçişleri, bazaldeki mor-mavi lekeler kaliteyi oluşturuyor. Son derece zarif, estetik dozu yüksek, doğa fotoğrafı...

Hello Jean,
Very nice capture.POV,clear details,sharpness,use of light,framing and composition are wonderful.
Cemil

Hello Jean Jaques!
It's beautiful! Great light, good sharpness, nicely composed.
TFS!

Beautiful shot, Jean Jacques!
The background is just wonderful. It's a nice composition, properly exposed and the left wing is paralel to the camera plane that gives good sharpness in spite of relatively large aperture. I think that the flower on the right is a bit disturbing, not a big deal, though. Regards,
Mark

This creature must have been very patient, they fly off when i get this close.
Well done...

Excellentes couleurs et bonne netteté malgré l'utilisation du zoom.
Pourquoi ne pas avoir un peu recentré le sujet?
Bravo pour la patience.
JL

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-22 13:58]

Very beautiful photo of this Papilionidae!
Excellent on colours, POV and BG!
Also very good DOF and details!
5* and TFS!

I enjoy the nice soft gradient background of warm colors the DOF is perfect isolating the subject in full detail and magnificant colors. :)

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-22 18:14]

Hi Jean,
Very good picture of this butterfly.
Great color, BG, POV, DOF and sharpness.

Oz

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-07-23 3:24]

Bonjour Jean Jacques!

Lovely capture! Butterfly itself is beautifull ut you also captured it in great place. I like BG's colour of sky - it is superb. Warm colours, composition, quality - all is excellent!

Hello Jean,
Another nice shot of this swallowtail.
I like the composition, and you have very good color and light.. These are usually very difficult from my experience, because they never slow down much :)
Well done and TFS!

bonjour JJ
super,malgrés le leger vent le papillo est bien net, le BG est magnifique avec la couleurs lavande.
bravo.
laurent

Bonjour Jean-Jacques,
Très belle capture de ce papillon! J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance et les couleurs dans cette photo. Belle composition et beau point de vue. Merci de partager!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-23 21:26]

Hi Jean
Great colourful shot. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light, POV and wonderful BG.
Well done Jean

osse

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-24 4:34]

Jean Jacques bonjour, bravo pour ce beau Machaon bien piqué malgré la focale et le vent !! Moi, je trouve que le fait de l'avoir decentré vers la gauche est une bonne idée!! Félicitations, Didier.

Hi,
Wow, What a POV. I always like to see and shoot butterflies with this perspective :-). Great composition, colors and exposure.
TFS
Goutham

Bonjour Jean,
Lovely image. Crisp focus and beautiful colours. Try this: crop off the flower on the right. Put your image in a black or dark blue frame. Better? Just a suggestion.
All the best.
John

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-07-25 10:41]

hi jean
beautiful butterfly photo. good composition. blured background, depth of field, colours, sharpness and details are great.
thanks for sharing
regards
izler

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-07-26 14:24]

This picture is awesome. Nice sharp butterfly, against a nicely blured background. The colors of the flwoers and the blured background just make the butterfly pop. Very nice.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-27 6:59]

Hi Jean.
This picture is close to perfection. The colours, sharpness, details of butterfly and delicate paints of BG are outstanding. Composition and POV are blameless. Bravo.
Alexei.

Magnificent shot of this swallowtail
Great POV, splendid collors, great focus and just the perfect contrast.
TFS
Alex

Great sharp, excellent light and color and contrast in photo.

Hi Jean,
Very nice color and composition.

Biswarup

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-28 11:19]

Le modeste photographe à la retraite fait des merveilles avec son 350D ! Ce cliché est magnifique. Le point de vue est super, la netteté et la PdC sont excellentes, et le fond est un régal. Bravo Jean-Jacques !

Very nice shot of Papilio machaon.
Good colours and composition - TFS

Chris

Image nette, Jean Jacques. Bel angle de prise de vue. Jolies couleurs. L'arrière plan est des plus agréables. Bien que je trouve la version de MIDI utile, je pense que la lavande dans le coin en bas à droite apporte profondeur et dynamique à l'image. On a l'impression que le papillon regarde cette fleur avec l'intention de s'envoler et de s'y poser.

Je l'ajoute à ma liste de photos favorites.

Hi Jean,
I like the b/g in this photo a lot, it helps to bring out the beauty of the butterfly perfectly. It also show how beautiful it was that evening. The colors, light and detail of the butterfly are outstanding. This is just a perfect photo you don't see that often.
TFS,
Niek

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-12 8:36]

Bonjour Jean Jacques,
great shot, the details are sharp and colors very natural. Excellent POV and great DOF.
A wonderful composition .
TFS...Sky

A beautiful shot, because of the great butterfly but also because of the superb background - lavender slowly merging into creamy orange - just lovely.

Nice capture with beautiful BG.
Well done, Jean Jcques.
Annick

Excellent photo of this beautiful swallowtail! Simple and wonderful composition and great POV! The colors are bright and natural and sharpness is incredible considering you took the photo under windy conditions! Great job! Congratulations! TFS!

Regards,
Eddie

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-29 15:52]

Bella composición Jean Jacques... realmente.
Un perfecto POV para disfrutar la visión de esta maravillosa mariposa.
Muy buen DOF y perfecto fondo que resalta aun más la silueta del insecto en el aire.
Felicitaciones y saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful composition Jean Jacques... really.
A perfect POV to enjoy the vision of this wonderful butterfly.
Very good DOF and perfect bottom that it even stands out more the silhouette of the insect in the air.
Congratulations and greetings... Ricardo

Bonjour,
Réussir à photographier un papillon est une chose, y a jouter le fond en est une autre.
Superbe cliché.
Bravo
Jess

I like this photo very much!
Most of all the colours as in the backround as of the butterfly!
exelent shot

Bonjour Jean Jacques,
je découvre ta galerie, elle est riche en couleurs, toute en finesse et subtilité, de bon gout et très artistique, tes photos ressemblent a des toiles, j'aime beaucoup ton style, ne change rien surtout,
amicalement et enchanté de faire ta connaissance
Pat

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-24 22:40]

Hi Jean,
A stunning shot.......great. Very sharp, very colourful, very beautiful. Superb lighting and exposure. I like the colourful BG too much and the classical pose captured. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Hi Jean. This is a super sharp capture with a nicely muted and complimentary background. Excellent.

hi jean!
this butterfly is very beautiful
and you show it in a good way!
sharp with fine background!
good work!

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  • breton (47)
  • [2009-03-14 11:55]

Bonjour JJ,

très belle compositio !

Bravo

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