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Two for the price of one ;-)


Two for the price of one ;-)
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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: 2007-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 6 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-28 4:35
Viewed: 3720
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello and have a nice day ...
We have holidays today - Whit-monday - and sure - it's raining ;-(
But the last two days it was pretty warm and look what I could capture for you:

That's a Bog Fritillary male / Boloria eunomia /
Randring-Perlmutterfalter Männchen.

The Wing span is 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 inches - 3 - 4 cm.

The upperside is orange-brown (male), the female is yellow-brown with dark markings.
The underside of hindwing is orange with light nonmetallic bands; postmedian row spots are creamy bordered with black.

Males patrol in wet areas for females. Eggs are laid in groups of 2-4 under host plant leaves, which the caterpillars eat. Third- and fourth-stage caterpillars overwinter.

They fly in one brood from the end of May until July.

They are common in Europe, special in Scandinavia and Russia, also in the North-East of China and Northamerica.

I was happy to see this pretty guy also here in Germany and I could capture him a few times, the sun was already down and I think he searched for a nice place to sleep.

I hope you like it - I placed a little one with open wings in the corner so you can see how it looks on both wing-sides.

anel, dew77, nglen, jcoowanitwong, JORAPAVI, gannu, goutham_ramesh, SelenE, uleko, horia, Argus, sandpiper2, SkyF, ellis49, peter_stoeckl, mikou, phlr, lawhill, Alex99, Kaszek, marhowie, XOTAELE, Juyona, SMFortuna has marked this note useful
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Hi Wishnu.
Not sure about the inclusion of the smaller butterfly. The main image is wonderful on it's own. Great sharpness and colour. Very well captured.
Regards, Steve.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-28 4:50]

Hello Sabine,
Diese verschiedenen Perlmutterfalter sind von grosser Schönheit. Du hast deinen in perfekter Weise dargestellt und dazu noch den Bonus der Oberseite. Herzlichen Dank. Das hilft uns auch beim Bestimmen.
Bei uns regnet es auch :-( und schon gestern auch
Liebe grüsse
Anne

Hi Sabine,
We've got a holiday as well. It's stiill dry here, but the last couple of day it did rain. Today is a very grey day.
You managed to capture another wonderful butterfly posing for you in a superb way. I love the warm colors of this b'fly and the patterns in the wings are very beautiful. The photo has a great amount of detail and is really well composed.
TFS, and enjoy your extra day of weekend.
Niek

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-05-28 4:52]

Hi Sabine,

A great compilation,both shots have great colors and details,well done and tfs

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-28 4:52]

Hello Sabine,
Beautiful close up.POV,colors,contrast between butterfly and BG,razorsharp details,lighting and framing are wonderful.Excellent presentation!
Have a great and sunny week:)
TFS..:-)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-28 4:56]

Hi.Wishnu. I like this very much indeed. very good detail and spot on colour. very sharp focus. great POV and DOF. the compostion is great. very well done TFS.
Nick..

Hello Sabine,
Perfect macro picture. Spot on focus. Fine details are clearly presented. Beautiful natural colors. Nice framing and the little one at the corner also as pretty as the main one.
JC

Hola Sabine,
Excelente toma de esta bella mariposa, bonita composición con una nitidez y detalles extraordinarias. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-28 5:08]

Hi Sabine,
Excellent close-up shot of this Fritillary. Perfect lighting and rich colours. Very neat and sharp details outlining its hairy body. Excellent POV and DOF. I like its diagonal composition and the lovely patterns on its wings. Also that is a good idea of showing the full open specimen as a thumbnail at the corner. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

bonjoue sabine
deux pour le prix de un ce n'est pas cher lorque l'on vois la qualité des details,des couleurs et de motifs sur les ailes.merci et felicitations.
laurent

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-05-28 5:28]

Hi Dabine,

Very sharp macro! You show us the beauty of this wonderful butterfly. Also the green background is super!

regards,
Zeno.

Namaste Sabine,
This is a super picture. I'm also enjoying my Monday break and having a nice time. This picture adds to my mood.
The colors, depth and the sharpness are amazing.
Have a nice week
TFS
Goutham R

Hi Sabine,
Superb sharpness, nice DoF, neat BG.
Very creative frame!
Excellently done.

BL

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-28 6:18]

Hello Sabine,
Beautiful presentation of two views of this Fritillary very skilfully done! Excellent sharp details and lovely colours. I think it is very useful to see a specimen like this if you want to learn how to identify them. But even as a photograph it is very attractive! Nicely framed too!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-28 6:43]

Hi Sabine

What a splendid presentation!
You really have a feel for such posts, you know? Collages, double-pictures...they really are your speciality :)

This too are two fantastic shots!
The big one is presented with loads of sharp details and clearly visible textures and the small one is taken from a perfect angle for the entire beauty of its wings.
Great lighting and composition!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-28 7:05]
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Hello Sabine,
I take my hat off to you for two great shots of the Bog fritillary and for your skill and knowledge in putting them together in this superb way.
Great sharpness, lighting details and composition.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

A different type of presentation Sabine and the comosition works well.
The main shot is very sharp and well composed, what a great underwing pattern this species has.
The top view in teh corner is a great idea.
Well done
Chris

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-28 8:18]

Hallo Sabine,
einen schoene Schmetterling stellst du uns hier vor, sehr schoen dass wir die Fluegel von beiden Seiten betrachten koennen da du uns gleich ein minibild mitgeliefert hast.
Ganz toll sind die Farben und die Schaerfe und auch die Bildgesatltung geaellt mir sehr.
Gruss.Sky

What a clever presentation! I never think of that sort of stuff. ha ha

As usual, your work is amazing...your lighting and color are perfect! Awesome! :)

Hi Sabine,
you have done a nice arrangement here.
The details are very good and the colours are nice.
But it's little to much flash for my likings but that you alreasy know. I will be like a night mode for a day active insect. But I like the POV and the compo.
Well done, my friend.

Hallo Sabine,
diesen höchst sporadisch auftretenden, in Mitteleuropa äußerst seltenen Perlmutterfalter hast Du wunderbar mit allen Details und den irisierenden Farben seines Pelzchens eingefangen. Die Fotomontage mit dem Falter in Aufsicht ist sehr ansprechend gelöst. Perfekt informative Illustration für eine Schautafel oder ein Sachbuch. Und schön anzusehen ist diese Komposition obendrein.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,
Peter

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  • bpy Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 10] (207)
  • [2007-05-28 13:19]

Hola
Una estupenda toma, nitida, bien compuesta y mostrando todo el detalle.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-28 15:09]

Hi Sabine.
Beautiful picture with two different angle look.Good idea.Great composition with nice POV and precise sharp details.Superb view on textures on upper and bottom side wings with amazing colors.Thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

Hello Wishnu,
Fantastic double shot, perfect composition, very colorful and sharpness
TFS best regards/Lawhill

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-29 3:34]

Hi Sabine,
You made an interesting presentation, I liked that :o) Focus, sharpness, lighting, composition and colors are very good. Well done and TFS
Cheers
Selen

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-29 3:50]

Wishnu wonderful and one comes free with the other one. Excellent composition. Lovely color and great lighting. My comments are free now and pt tmrw. Ganesh

Hi Sabine, splendid butterfly with amazing details, grat composition with wonderful light and colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-29 13:26]

Hi Sabine.
Once more your great macro shot with amazing composition and terrific details. I am amazed with your skillfulness constantly. Every shot is done superbly. Tremendous colour and details reproduction, perfect lighting, beautiful pictured scene. Small image of the butterfly on the right-bottom corner decorates the whole composition perfectly. Bravo and TFS.
Alexei.

Hello Sabine,
It's fantastic! Perfectly composed, superb sharpness, great colours.
TFS!

Hi Sabine,
What a great idea with the top-side view included in the corner, looking into the frame. Excellent presentation mf.
Howard

Preciosos colores los de esta bi-composición.
Equilibrados y justos tonos. Buena nitidez y perfectos contrastes.
Buena nota.
Ciao. JL.

It looks like this old nature stamp we used to collect in an album when kids... I suppose you had them in Germany too :)
Besides it is a serious piece of work, with a great close up and a fancy presentation, thanks and best regards, Felipe.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-05 17:35]

Hola Sabine,
precioso trabajo,
magníficos detalles,
original y nitidez excelente,
saludos

Hello Wishnu,

What a fantastic macro! Wonderful colors!
It's a great job!
Congratulations!
TFS
Sergio

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-30 12:47]

How can I express the emotions that I feel seeing the marvellous pictures that you are so generous to show us!!
Fantastic! I have no words. I love it!
Thank you very much!
Greetings
Maite

Superb photo!Most impressive is the butterfly on the right.Congratulations on this tremendous achievement.

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