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Dreams of summertime ...

Dreams of summertime ...
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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: 2009-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A painter's dream [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-03 3:20
Viewed: 4018
Points: 63
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello TN-friends.
I hope you all had a wonderful start into 2010.

Today it's the coldest day of the year ;-)
So I decided to look at my "warm" summershots and to show you this European Peacock (Inachis io), Tagpfauenauge.

I like the colourful arrangement when they feed on the butterfly-bush Buddleja.

Thanks for looking at my post, enjoy your day.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-03 3:22]

Hello Wishnu
Wonderful macro with vivid colors, great details and beautiful composition

Hi Wishnu Garuda
Great shot that i have never seen before - TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-03 3:34]

Hello Sabine,
Excellent colourful photo of this Peacock in great clarity. Very sharp and a good composition, POV, DOF and dark OOF BG.

Hi Wishnu.
A beautifull butterfly good colours and details

Wonderful Peacock!
Great sharp details and lovely colors.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-03 3:57]

What a great sharp details and lovely colors have this Inachis io!
And with the beautiful flower make a great shot!

Hello Wishnu,
Great image with exceptional vivid colours and sharp details.
Excellent composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-03 4:59]

Hello Sabine,
It's freezing cold here in the south of Sweden too but we have no snow! Therefore is is so nice to see these bright and warm colours and to look forward to the summer!! A wonderful capture of the Peacock on the Buddleia. Sharp details and the colours are fabulous!
Many thanks and all the best, Ulla

Ciao Sabine, great macro of wonderful Inachis with fantastic colors, splendid details and superb sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-03 5:56]

Hello Sabine,
I has also been the coldest day for us this winter too, at -15 Celcius this morning!
So its nice to see this colourful reminder of last summer, a beautiful Peacock butterfly! A fresh speciement sharply taken with excellent lighting and colours on the buddleia flowers.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-01-03 6:29]

Very successful picture. Great depth of field, point of view and focus. Beautiful composition and colour.
Greetings and TFS.

The almost clash of wild colours brings the focal right to the top. I have said it before but not often. This one belongs in a magazine, right on the cover. VERY well covered and a superior job of composition!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-03 7:44]

Hello Sabine,
An outstanding start with the macro exceptional for the new year.
We have some time to come until summer!
First of all I want to wish you a warm HAPPY NEW YEAR! with health, happiness and all you want you and your loved ones.
This year we expect, beautiful pictures.
Thank you very much for your time for viewing on my gallery for beautiful written comments.
Have a wonderful evening,

hello Sabine

beautiful macro photography of the butterfly
with the flower petals as patterns, fine POV,
fine focus sharpness and details of the subject,



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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-03 7:52]

Hello Sabine.

The fine colors in your pictures makes that i feel warm and look forward till next spring. It's so cold outside, that is not my favourite weather.
Your picture is very beautiful, nice of sharpness and a careful made compostion.
Thank you for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-03 8:07]

Hi Sabine. This is the sort of picture that makes me think about the summer. Its such a beautiful Butterfly which you have taken with sharp focusing and fine detail . Your top POV lets us see the wing markings to they best. well taken TFS.

Hope 2010 is good and its first Sunday special despite the cold. What a wonderful looking colourful butterfly. It must have really warmed the hearts of many as many countries are hit by cold way in Europe and North America. Thanks for sharing this beauty from your archives, a sharply focused photo with riot of colours....warmest regard/Abid

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-03 10:14]

Hallo Sabine,
Heute ein besondere Schmetterling, ich glaube das ist eine der schönsten und farbintensivsten die bei uns vorkommen. Ich meine das wahr mein erst Fotografierte darum wahrscheinlich diese Sentiment.
Ich wünsche Dir und Deine Familie ein besonderen 2010 Jahr.Siggi

hello Sabine
thanks but this is also very good
so good pose everything is so good sharp
and beautiful colours
greeting lou

amazing colours, TFS Ori

Hi My BEF Sabine:)

A hottest posting in the coldest day of the year? Superb idea!
I also get warmed with this impressive macro capture of a peacock! Great example on the usage of the flash effectively MF! the details and focus look incredible. An inspiring capture...
TFS and have a nice night and best wishes for 2010!


ciao Sabine!
un colorato sogno estivo con una delle farfalle piu'
eleganti e vistose per iniziare l'anno nuovo e ravvivarlo gia' dai primi giorni complimenti sERGIO

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-04 1:11]

Spectacular colors, just beautiful butterfly, one of my favorite one. tfs.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-04 5:01]

Hello Sabine,excellent close-up shot of this colourful beauty with nice details and composition.
TFS and G's,

Hi Wishnu,

A very impressive carnival shot! beatiful colors, and a perfect composition. The Lantana flowers become a perfect complement in the photo.

Well done, beatiful!


Hallo Sabine
Das ist eine gute Idee, Sommer Fotos zu zeigen wenn's draussen kalt ist, so haben wir immer ein Stückchen Wärrme in unseren Herzen, hauptsâchlich wenn es ein so schönes Bild ist wie dieses, es ist so herrlich anzusehen, dieser Schmetterling hat eine perfekte Pose und zeigt uns seine so schöene Flüegel
Ich hoffe sie haben das neue Jahr gut Angefangen

Hallo Sabine
Indeed a painters dream and a piece of how butterflies would be in abundance in paradise. How beautiful and warm is the colours of this image as a whole. Wow! Both the details of the butterfly as well as the flowers are lovely, in fact this image is jam packed with awesome details and above average qualities to appreciate. It is a feast to the heart and candy to the eyes. A definite PPP – Pretty, perfect, picture. Thanks for sharing and all the best for 2010.
Best regards

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-07 17:41]

Hi Sabine

Wow, what a colour image of this European Peacock, framed by a fabulous bouquet
of the little purple and orange flowers of the Butterfly-bush - Buddleja davidii.

The details are ultra sharp and the colours are well saturated. You made the best of
the image with the OOF, dark and isolated BG. This makes the insect and the flora
stand out well within the frame. I just love the interesting markings and patterns on this
butterfly. Something to feast the eyes.

Well done MF and TFS.

Wow colors Sabine!
Love the way the Peacock is bordered in butterfly bush, and the dark BG really works well.
Nice one :)
Happy New Year!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-20 5:38]

hi Sabine,
yes really a dream. a beautiful one with excellent colours and brightness. A joy brought to the eys in appreciating it. Dramatic view of the butterfly and the pleasant capture of the flowers.
Very stunning flourescent blue spots on the wing and overall clarity and sharpness is excellent.
well composed in excitement ef summer.


Hallo Sabine,
Wonder- and colorful shot about one of my favorite butterfly species - incredible lights, sharpness and color harmony, plenty of details and a fantastic visual impact generally. It's so nice to see now, just before spring kicks winter's a$$ and let it die - Your photo gives a real hope the fine summer time once comes and we'll enjoy it again. Thanx so much for sharing this splendid capture.
Best regards, László

Hallo Sabine
wonderful close-up of my most favourite butterfly on beautiful purple Primula (I think) flowers. everthing wonderful; from sharpness of focus and POV/DOF to composition and exposure-light using. splendid coloration. masterpiece work indeed. thanks for sharing this beauty.
best regards and have a nice day

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