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Gonepteryx cleopatra

Gonepteryx cleopatra
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Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-09 7:30
Viewed: 3174
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The males are a stunning insect. Their bright orange uppersides flash against the yellow ground colour. Unfortunately this species never opens its wings when settled so view of the orange uppersides are restricted to lucky moments on video. The females are large and of a pale apple green. Both sexes have much more rounded wings, particularly the hindwing than its close relatives the Brimstone and Powdered Brimstone, G. rhamni and G. farinosa. Also the forewing apical hook is much reduced in this species.
This is a southern European species that extends as far north as Isère in France.

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To Evelynn: gonepteryx cleopatranikosrio 1 07-09 08:57
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Did you use a flash on this image to get that wonderful dark background? Your butterfly really stands out from the background. The colors are so rich and saturated.

Evelynn : )

Geia sou Niko,
This is a great shot! The texture of the butterfly looks very nice and the background allow good contrasts. Very well done.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-07-09 10:17]

Hola Nikos, muy bonita fotografia, nitida y buen detalle, con buena luz y color. Un saludo

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-09 11:14]

Hello Nikos, great macro shot of a beutiful butterfly. TFS. Regards,

Kalimera Niko
poli kali foto. teleia mi3i tou kokkinou kitrinoi sto mauro fonto.

Hallo Nikos
What a soft yellowish-green coloured butterfly. Very enjoyable to look at and pleasing to the eye. The combination of colours in your presentation is pretty and matches well with each other. You have shared a very nice shot with great composition and framing. A lovely close-up which I enjoyed looking at. Thanks for sharing and have a most enjoyable day.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-28 0:56]

Hello Nikos,
Excellent campture of this Brimstone in beautiful light on the pretty Geranium flower. Great focus and sharp details too.
As the yellow colour is so sharp and not pale apple green, I would have guessed that this was a G Rhamni!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-10-04 23:59]

Nice lighting and excellent details.
Nice colours.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-10-08 15:31]

This has really wonderful color, but I think I would try to crop off more of the blurry flower in the foreground. Still it is a very good picture. Gary

Hello Nikos

A very beautiful capture,with rich vivid colours.
Nicely composed with a classic pose .
The focus is sharp with lovely detail.
Excellent lighting and contrast.


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