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Wonderful like a bride ...

Wonderful like a bride ...
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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: 2007-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/14.0, 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: 2007-06-23 11:27
Viewed: 5604
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
we are back again from our holidays in Italy at Lake Garda. It was wonderful there - and so hot!
So we made some trips through the mountains of Monte-Baldo (45° 44' N, 10° 50' O), there the temperature was wonderful about 20 degree.
We had the great luck to see this beautiful butterfly.

It's a Parnassius mnemosyne / Clouded Apollo / Schwarzer Apollo / Le semi-apollon - male (Family Papilionidae).

It's a rare butterfly, not seen very often in Europe.
It's wingspan is 50 - 62 mm.

The flight of it is so elegant - like a dancing bride.

I hope you like this jewel. Thanks for looking.

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Fabulosa escena con unos colores muy bien presentados. Ajustado encuadre y acertada exposición.
Buena nota. Un cálido saludo, JL.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-23 11:48]

Hi Wishnu,

You were so lucky to catch this butterfly. It really is a beauty with its soft colors and delicate patterns. It is on a pretty flower that shows it off perfectly.


Oh yes, it is like a jewel! What a superb capture of this bride :) She is all dressed up for the picture Sabine! As usual, this is a top quality image, congrats!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-23 12:13]

Hello Sabine,
Beautiful close up.Love the sharp details you show here.POV,clear details and composition are excellent.Have a great weekend!

bonjour sabine
c'est effectivement un beau papillon et une photo tres reussie.
il y a quelques chose qui me choque dans la note:50-62cm!!!! ne serait ce pas plutot des millimetres?
rien de grave,j'ai bien compris qu'il s'agissait d'une petite erreur.

Hello Wishnu
What a wonderful shot of this rare butterfly,
Perfect details,compo and lighting,
Fantastic colors and DOF,Superb shot,friend.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-23 13:11]
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Hello Sabine,
Wonderful capture of this rare Mnemosyne butterfly which only occurs in a few places in Sweden. Very sharp details of this beautiful butterfly and I like its pose on the flower. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-23 13:21]

Hello Sabine,
What a great capture of the Clouded Apollo! This is a male that you have taken from a fine POV with good sharpness and set in a pleasing composition against the Knapweed flower and blurred green BG.
Well done! this species is very rare in Sweden and I have yet to take a good shot of it. One day perhaps...
TFS and best wishes,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-23 13:31]

Wishnu nice picture and lovely portrait. The POV is very nice and so do the composition. Ganesh

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-23 13:33]

Hi Sabine.
What an interesting species of butterfly you managed to picture. I have never seen this one. I am impressed with the colour reproduction of the butterfly and exact exposure of the shot. Lights and colours are wonderful as well as the flash work. Composition is great too. By the way. Now I have apply for butterfly shooting my telelens. Its minimal shooting distance is great (0.95 m). My best wishes and compliments.

I have seen this exotic butterfly for the first time, Sabine.
Though basically modest in colours, it still has a character of its own.
The image is well composed and beautiful.
Thanks for sharing this picture of a special butterfly.
Best regards.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-23 17:30]

Hi Sabine

Monte Baldo is a lovely environment. This is a lovely image, well exposed, nice POV and great composition



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-23 17:41]

Hi . this is an amazing shot of the Butterfly. the detail is first claass. fine colours and sharp focus. a very nice POV and DOF. very well done Tfs.

Hello Sabine,
A magnificant capture of your rare butterfly, the exposure reveals excellent and very vivid colors all with nice definition in both flower and main subject.

Your so right about being preview neighbours and a pleasure to be in company of a great photographer such as yourself. I'm sorry as I do not know how to keep everyone satisfied on the critique thing here on TN. I feel like I have offended a lot of people in the process. You and I, at one time used to trade back and forth a lot but we stopped which is sad, if you would like I'll visit you more often as I really have enjoyed your wonderful passion for the macro world. :)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-23 18:18]

Hi Wishnu,
a sharp and well composed shot.
Well done,

Hello Wishnu,
Beautiful close up very sharp and colorful
good POV, well composed, lovely combinations of colors, TFS. Best regars/Lawhill

hi sabine,
lovely shot of this beautiful butterfly, liked the pov, and the composition,
tfs & regards

Hi Sabine,
It is a jewel! Very beautiful. I really like your choice of composition and framing on this shot. The colors and detail look excellent. Nice shot.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-06-23 23:00]

Beautiful contrasting colors...Great POV and composition...TFS

Hi Wishnu,
lovely macro with amazing colours.
great composition.TFS.


Hello Sabine,
A lovely furry texture in the wings!
Beautiful patterns and sharp fine details, outstanding clarity in colours...
Subject is well framed!
Pablo -

Hi Wishnu,
Of course it is a jewel and you have dug well to get it. Very nice composition. Love the patterns. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Sabine,
Wonderful shot of this rare butterfly. Sharp image with great pov. Great natural and well contrasted colors. Thanks for this great photo from Italy.

Hallo Sabine,
ein schöner Schmetterling mit transparenten Flügelspitzen. Mir fehlt die Geduld zum fotografieren dieser flatterhaften Tiere. Ich war vor 6 Wochen auf einer Wandertour in Süddalmatien, wo es auch eine erstaunliche Vielfalt an Blumen, Schmetterlingen, Insekten,
und Eidechsen gibt.
Gruß aus Hamm,

Hi Sabine, splendid Parnassius with great details and wonderful delicate colors, excellent sharpness, brava e bentornata dall'Italia:), ciao Silvio

Very curious formaldehyde Sabine!
Beautiful colours, splendid sharpness and good description.
I congratulate and greet - Roma

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-25 2:24]

Hallo Sabine,
Diesen wunderschönen und seltenen Schmetterling möchte ich auch mal unter die Linse bekommen. Die Details der Flügel sind gut sichtbar, schön wie er auf einer Distel gelandet ist. Der Hintergrund ist ein wenig unruhig, aber eben, die Bedingungen sind nicht immer optimal.
Herzliche Grüsse

Hi Wishnu,
good portrait with great pose of this Parnassius. You have done a excellent job!

Namsthe Sabine,
I like the diagonal composition. The color tones are very natural and the DOF is very good. As usual your exposure control is outstanding

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-26 15:15]

Hallo Sabine,
ein herrlicher Falter, sehr attracktiv. Trotz seiner Farblosigkeit macht er der Bluehte Konkurenz.
Herrlich scharfe Aufnahme mit super Bildgestaltung.

Hi Sabine,
Perfect exposure, DOF, & colors..Very good detail/sharpness and it dances, just like a bride! :)
Very well done.

Very nice picture of this Papilionidae. Well composed, perfect sharpness. Thanks


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