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With wide open wings

With wide open wings
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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: 2008-12-20 1:56
Viewed: 3179
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends,
last week I presented you a shot of this "Comma" (Polygonia c-album) with closed wings. last post
To complete it I also like to show you the same butterfly from above with wide open wings.
His colours are so saturated and dazzle golden and coppery.
Sitting on that red flower it realy was an explosion of the colours - and one minute later - when he closed the wings - than it was the perfect camouflage against the BG - amazing.

Enjoy your weekend everybody ...

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Hi Sabine,
A great, perfectly composed and focused close-up capture of a Comma butterfly from dorsolateral POV providing us all details of upperwings, in a fine composition. Colours are splendid too.
TFS this fine macro my friend!
Have a nice weekend to you too!


Hi Sabine,

A good macro shot of this beautiful detailed and colourful butterfly.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2008-12-20 2:20]

Bonjour Sabine, bien belle harmonie de teintes chaudes, la présentation est réussie. Happy Christmas and best regards, Didier.

Ciao Sabine, my today neighbour, you too with a Polygonia!
Fascinating butterfly with splendid colors and fantastic light, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Sabine,
Superb close up of this comma butterfly. Beautifull colours and nice composition. TFS.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-20 2:39]

Hello Wishnu This is good shot and nice colors. Lovely wings open view Ganesh

Hallo Sabine !
Dieser Schmätterling hab ich leider noch nie gesehen, wäre so schöne, aber bis jetez konnte ich ihn nur auf Bilder sehen. Dieses Photo hier is wunder schön, mir gefällen die sonnigen warmen Farben sehr. Auch perfekte Details, sehr schön komponiert. Vielen Dank !

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-20 2:49]

Hello Sabine,
Yes a striking splash of colours, but it is this colourful Comma that is the centre of atraction, the red flower being a complementary BG. The sharpness and details are superb so that we can enjoy the beauty of this buttefly while basking in the sun with its wings open.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-20 2:49]

Hello Sabine,
What a lovely splash of colour on a grey day! The Comma looks really camouflaged here but still showing great details of its markings and lovely colours. A brilliant close-up!
TFSand have a nice weekend, Ulla

Hi Sabine
Interesting use of flash - well controlled to bring out the fine colours of this splendid butterfly. Although the background is busy it does not distract too much from the subject.
Kind Regards

Ciao Sabine,
bellissima immagine di Polygonia c-album, catturata con eccellewnte definizione in una bella posa ad ali aperte, molto saturi e contrastati i colori con un ottimo impatto visivo.

Buon weekend

Hello Wishnu,

Great capture of this beautiful butterfly.
Nice colours with fantastic details.
Light,focus and sharpness are splendid.
Good notes.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-20 6:59]

Hi Sabine,
Beautiful close up.I liked vivid colors,contrast,POV and composition a lot.
Have a great weekend too!
Thanks for posting.

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-12-20 7:12]

Hi Sabine,

This is a spectacular shot. Wonder rich colors, i really love the crisp clear details, excellent focusing with good lightplay and sharpness. Wonderfully composed with a exellent POV. The color combination in this picture is so dramatic and alive. Good notes too. TFS for sharing this beauty. This goes to my Fav'.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-12-20 7:34]

Hi Sabine

Even with its wings opened up one can see how well camouflaged this butterfly is and how it blends in with its surrounding environment. Although the BG seems a little busy it actually suits this particular image as it shows the insect in its natural habitat. With the butterfly sitting on this cluster of flowers it obviously would be a daunting task to try and isolate it and display it against a clean OOF BG. And why should it always be portrayed in such a manner. I like this posting just the way it is.

A wonderful macro with excellent sharp details captured. Rich colours and good exposure ensured this beautiful butterfly remains a feast for the eyes.

Well done and TFS.

PS. More importantly; I want to thank you for the wonderful friendship you extended to me this past 2008. Also, I want to wish you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year. May this Christ-fest and the imminent 2009 bring you everything that is beautiful and admirable, provide all your needs with blissful exuberance, present you with that which is edifying and inspiring, grant you blessed peace and harmony, and bestow upon you a myriad of worthwhile pleasures and breathtaking moments with close friends and dear family.

hello Sabine!
a rich composition of color with the marvellous pose to open wings of the Polygonia perfectly taken again with large definition of details..
best wish sERGIO

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-20 9:10]

merhaba my dear friends
beautiful butterfly and wonderful macro
composition, POV, DOF, colours, sharpness and details are great

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-12-20 9:55]

Hello Sabine , Thisone ar beautiful beauty colours and compositie ,perfet shot , greetings and good days you and the famely ,teunie en jaap .

Hello Sabine,
Superb close up of this colourful butterfly. Excellent details and clarity. TFS and regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-20 11:18]

Hi Sabine, This is colourful top view of the orange coloured comma. Your view lets us see the markings . which you have with fine detai land bright colours. well done TFS.

Hi Sabine, Very good clarity around the edges of the wings. Excellent colours and cropped well. TFS. Murray.

hallo Sabine
diesen sommer habe ich das erstemal so ein ähnlicher schmetterling gesehen, konnte aber kein ordenliches foto machen davon, Sie aber haben diesen schön gefangen. die
farben sind leuchtend und die Composition is gut .
Grüsse von Frankreich

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-21 14:53]

Hi Sabine,
a lovely, colourful shot of this Comma with its wings open.
Very sharp and clear.
Great lighting.

Well done,

hi Wishnu

This is a very strong color enhancement to the macro shot of butterfly and it really seems like the flowers and butterfly are fighting for attention.

Of course the butterfly is nearest and with its full spread wings, it is able to show its full feature and cover up some of the plants below.

A desaturated look as a WS may perhaps show a different perception but it will be plenty of work.

tfs, bill

Hi Sabine

Great shot of this Comma with his wings open.
Great DOF, sharpness and composition.

I hope you and your family have a happy and safe festive season


Love the warm colors, great details Sabine.
Also like the overall comp, a very pleasing frame filled with the over-riding red tones..
Well done & Happy New year! :)

Bonjour Sabine
Cette photo est trés jolie, j'aime beaucoup la composition et les couleurs. Belle profondeur de champ, avec un joli fond qui met bien le papillon en valeur. De bons détails également. Bien joué et bravo...JP

Hi Wishnu,

This is an amazing photograph. Nice bright colors and the butterfly so well camouflaged! Good lighting and POV.



very nice and striking! TFS Ori

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