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Me And My Shadows

Me And My Shadows
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-07-25 12:18
Viewed: 2466
Points: 22
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Dear Trekkers,

This butterfly, the Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) is known by all of you, because it's common almost everywhere in the temperate Eurasia, often featured here on TrekNature, too. But for me this photo is like a dream coming true: I never before managed to capture this species, although I've seen lots of specimens. This one was sitting on the roadside, and was quietly waiting for me to do some shots.

Photo: done near Cork City, on the shore of Curragheen river, at 19.30 GMT, in shutter priority mode. PP: moderate cropping, adjusting levels, white balance and color saturation, after re-sizing slight sharpening selectively.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-25 13:26]

Hello László,
Nice photo in beautiful saturated colours and excellent sharpness. The shadow is a nice bonus. Attractive diagonal composition.

Hi Laszlo,very nice capture of the aglais urticae in a classic pose looking for the warm ray of sun,one of first butterflies that appears in my country at the end of winter.The pic is not the best for me,the butterfy is very dark,also if were difficult to work on this clear background.I made you a WS,i hope you will like it.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-07-26 0:24]

Hi Laszlo,
hehe a bit by bit and here you are with us "crazy" butterflies fans :)
You made an excellent composition, very artistic photo,
colors do seem a bit unnatural and it was difficult get all the details on the wings visible !
But I like the photo very much I looking forward to your new photos of butterflies !
Best regards !

the butterfly looks great in really bright light. the shadow puts a good feeling. nicely presented. tfs.

Hello Mr.Laszlo,
Thank you very much for your beautiful comment.It's like an inspiration to me.

Beautiful butterfly.Nice captured with nice sharpness and beautiful colour.I like interplay of light and shade in your photograph.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello László,
Another beautiful capture,excellent sharpness and clarity.Perfectly exposed and nice subject.
Best regards,

Ciao Laszlo, great macro of lovely buterfly and fantastic shadows, fine details, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-07-27 8:40]

Szia László,
Very good close-up ..
Colors, contrast, POV, composition and details are very good.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Laszlo,
What a beautiful photography of this butterfly.
Excellent color combination and lighting.
Great composition and details.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-07 7:52]

Hi Laszlo.
I like this beautiful species a lot. I often meet it around my garden but cannot take many shots of the butterflies due to their mobility. You pictured it on a substrate, which they often select for resting. Shadows from the butterfly underlines the beautifulness of the butterfly. It seems to me level of contrast is high a bit and I like WS too. My greetings and TFS.

Hello László.

Congratulation for this interesting post. I understand that you have be very patient before to be able to "catch" it in your numeric box.

Nice point of view showing us all the wings and the body of the butterfly. Good composition of the capture. Sharpness and depth of field properly managed.

See you later.


Hello László

Beautiful photo of this butterfly with its shadow,
fine POV, and the way almost diagonally it is framed
it gives dynamism to the image, TFS


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