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Moment of liftoff

Moment of liftoff
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Copyright: myold profile (gondox) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40 DSLR, Nikkor 35-70 f3.3-4.5, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My own insect shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-26 15:20
Viewed: 4601
Points: 18
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Moment of liftoff

I was trying to get the moment when it flies away but didn't really manage to get "the" moment, this one is I think closer to the moment before liftoff. Anyway I liked the pose captured here that's why I chose this frame.
Sometimes I'd need a faster body to catch exactly the moment I'd like to.. and more and more, I miss AF.. never had a lens with af on this body excluding the kit lens but I don't use that too much, only for landscapes where mf is just as good.
But enough of my problems, enjoy the picture if you like it! :)

Best reagrds,

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To horias: thanksgondox 1 08-28 07:05
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Hi Andor,

Well, this is to capture the moment! ... This butterfly looks like it will fly! ... good job, good angle. A beautifully blurred background and foreground with much relevance.



Hi Andor,

Beautiful macro shot of the adorable butterfly! The sharpness is crisp and the POV and DOF are very well managed. The colors are at their best, simlutaneously a great contrast exists between the butterfly's colors and the bright dark magenta color of the flower.
Very well seen!

thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-08-27 1:24]

jo reggelt!! Andor,
Azért jöttem vissza!
Az én kis vakáció véget ért. Remélem, az új képeket szeretne.
Ez a makró a tiéd kiváló. Nekem tetszik.
És a leírás mértéke meglehetősen érdekes.
Egy szép napon,

What a great capture.
Lovely colors, great sharpness.

Ciao Andor. Good work with lob warm light. Excellent POV an DOF. Beautiful flower, too.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2009-08-29 7:38]

Hi Andor,
Nice shot,good colours and xcellent focus on the eye.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-30 3:20]

Hi Andor,it's a very nice and great composition.The warm colors and the perspective make a difference.Very good sharpness too,you was lucky to meet a beauty like that! Thanks for share and for your kinds words about my damselfies mating,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Well....there you go, disappearing again!
Superb shot, bro!
The colours and the DOF are simply superb!

Szia Andor!

Élvezem, mert szeretem. :) Kitűnő kép, a színvilág is remek (ezúttal bejön nekem is a fehér-egyensúly - a WS nem tetszik). Remekül fókuszáltál, a virág és a pillangó is éles. A fajokat tekintve rézvirág (Zinnia elegans) és nagy gyöngyházlepke (Argynnis paphia), vagy valamely közeli rokona.

Szerintem jobban jártál, hogy még "álló" helyzetben kaptad el a lepkét, 1/250 túl hosszú lett volna egy "repülős" fotóhoz. Így meg minden tökéletes.

Baráti üdv, Laci

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