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The "Comma's" name story ...

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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-14 8:29
Viewed: 3518
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today's post is "The Comma" (Polygonia c-album).
Here you an see this pretty butterfly with closed wings and we can look at those pretty underparts to see the white marking - the "Comma", which gave this butterfly its name. The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf.

In the next days I will show you this guy from above.

Thanks for looking, have a good start into the new week.

eng55, siggi, nglen, jaycee, uleko, eqshannon, boreocypriensis, JORAPAVI, hansh, maurydv, anilnediyara, Alex99, Pearl, red45, anel, jconceicao, ramthakur, jpdenk, peter_stoeckl, marhowie, Argus has marked this note useful
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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-14 8:43]

Hi Sabine,
Very nice close up.Camouflage is amazing.I liked POV,warm lighting,details and composition also a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-14 8:59]

Hallo Sabine,
Herrliche Farben und eine Sehr gute Schärfe, sehr schöne Farben und eine hervorragende Bildgestaltung. Mit dem farblich sehr gut abgestimmten Hintergrund ergibt sich eine perfekte Tarnung.
Grüße Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-14 9:08]

Hi Sabine. This is a good side view of the Comma. You have taken it with good detail and rich coours. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-14 9:34]

Hi Sabine,

How did you even notice this Comma - the cammouflage is so perfect?
A wonderful macro showing the butterfly in excellent detail. Colors are beautiful. I love the background which picks up the green in the wings. The composition is superb.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-14 9:40]

Hello Sabine,
A very fine close-up of a Comma showing the 'Comma' marking on the underwing very clearly. I like the way the green markings are showing too and they match the background so well! A fine composition in beautiful colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Super the way in which you tell the story in your own words...and as to the image..it looks just good with flash going off. I have said many times that working close in with a flash has never been somethign I do well...obviously you and others do though!

Wowww.... what a great macro Sabine! Superb details and wonderful vivid natural colours. i also like the composition.
TFS and have a nice new Wekk my friend!


Ciao Sabine, beautiful butterfly like a leaf, fantastic details, we can see "c" very well, splendid sharpness, lovely composition with beautiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola Sabine,
Precioso macro de gran nitidez, buena textura, excelente composición, con luz y fondo muy agradables, saludos
José Ramón

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2008-12-14 14:20]

Hello Sabine.

Great shot you show us here. Colors corresponds very good with eachother. All the details are good to see.
Very well done and tfs.

Gr. Hans

Ciao Sabine,
splendida immagine di Polygonia c-album catturata in una bellissima posa ad ali chiuse che mostra con ottima definizione le catteristiche criptiche di questa bella farfalla, molto belli i colori e BG.

Hi Sabine,
Nice macro shot, it must be very difficult to find them if they sit still. The warm light and green Bg hilights the subject. TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-14 22:02]

Hi Sabine.
You have pictured a very nice butterfly with great details and sharpness. I also like pose of the insect, very nice scenery and attractive POV. Warm lighting and colour palette are wonderful and composition of the image is brilliant. Perfect use of new camera. My kind regards and compliments.

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-12-14 23:45]

Hi Sabine,

This is a beautiful shot of this butterfly. The picture has been verry well composed with a lovely POV. The details are really clear and crisp. Lovely combination of colors and natural tones. Focusing, lighting and sharpness are all great. TFS this beauty.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-12-15 0:27]

Hello Sabine!

One of best pictures of this specie I've ever seen. Excellent sharpness and details, very good POV. I didn't realise, that Comma has green spots on its wings - I see them for first time. Beautifull work.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-15 1:20]

Liebe Sabine,
Wenn man diesen C-Falter mit Blitz beleuchtet, sieht er wirklich ganz anders aus. Man entdeckt grüne Motive, die man eigentlich sonst nicht wahrnimmt.Auch das vertikale Format passt hier besonders gut. Es ist ein interessanter Falter, schon von seiner Form her. Es ist mir schon passiert, dass ein C-Falter mir auf die Nase geflogen ist und dort ziemlich lange ausharrte.. hat ziemlich gekitzelt!
Einen schönen Tag wünsche ich Dir
Liebe grüsse

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-15 2:08]

Hello Wishnu, Back to your picture. The shot is superb with lovely view. Excellent colors. Ganesh

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-15 9:01]

Hello Sabine,
Fantastic warm coloured photo in excellent sharp details. Beautiful environment, great POV and composition.

Hello Wishnu,

Fantastic capture of this beautiful butterfly.
Ligh,focus and sharpness are excellent.
Good composition.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-17 14:23]

Hi Sabine!
An excellent shot of this Comma.
Very good detail in the wing.
Sharp and crisp.
Lovely colours.

Well done,

Wow, this image literally glows, Sabine!!
An amazing close-up shot of the lower wings of a Comma butterfly. The white 'comma' is just there to be admired.
I am impressed with your camera settings with flash light. The result is stunningly beautiful.
Well done and thanks for sharing this priceless image.

Hi Sabine,

A very attractive butterfly, and a fine photo of it, nice and sharp with excellent composition.


Liebe Sabine,
gestochen scharfes, kraftvolles Portrait des C-Falters in wunderbar verhaltenen Farbnuancen von Grün über Braun zu Rot, einer Pallette von wohltuender Wärme.
Mit dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

Hello Sabine

The detail of this comma's wing is wonderful.I am seeing new detail I have not seen before.
Super texture and DOF.
The exposure is well done.The lighting is terrific and producing a lovely colour palette.
The focus is razor sharp.
Great job.


Hello Sabine,
Wonderful shot & POV, great framing.
I like most the complimentary BG that has picked up the green colors of the b-flies wings as well :)
Very good DOF/detail - I like it!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-14 22:37]

Hi Sabine,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Comma with such lovely colours, details and markings on its wings. Great pose captured with perfect golden lighting and DOF. The composition is majestic.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-03 12:10]

Hello Sabine,
For some reason I missed this wonderful capture of a Comma butterfly in the closed wing position to show the wing underside with superb sharpness, lighting and deatils against a great neutral BG.
A fine portrait of this butterfly.
Thanks and best wishes,

nice camouflage, TFS Ori

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