I am old and I am happy
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-01-01 4:15]
Hi Jaap, very welcome back, I have missed you and your pictures.
Very good colours, sharpness and composition.
Great note like always.
- japie (5187)
- [2005-01-01 4:49]
Jaap, you are a very welcome face at this site and it is a great Xmas present to have you back.
This butterfly is old but it is still beautiful! As we grow older we all have scars to show but few of us retain that inner beauty.
The DOF and color in this shot is excellent and I really like the composition.
Very well done and thanks for posting this beauty.
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-01-01 5:18]
Hallo Jaap, en hartelik welkom terug!!!
As Japie said, what a present for all of us, we missed you and are glad that you are here to share your flying friend with us once again! For that alone, 10/10!
Beautiful, if battered Blue!
- milloup (1716)
- [2005-01-01 7:03]
Also a very Happy New Year to you, good to see you back.
Great capture of this blue beauty, nice and sharp, good DOF, nicely oof bg.
I am really happy to have you back, Jaap. What a nice surprise to begin ths year in TN.
You chose a beautiful shot for your return. I like very much the contrast against the blured BG, and the lighting.
You forgot to include the parameters of your shot :)
Thanks for posting.
- Lesley (2988)
- [2005-01-01 8:33]
Lovely capture even with the bite out of it's wing! Old but beautiful... The detail is quite remarkable in this, Jaap. Welcome back.
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-01-01 8:37]
Great shot, nice colors.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-01-01 10:03]
Jaap, you captured both the underside and top view of the butterfly, a shot not very often scene. Well done on the composition.
- willie (2083)
- [2005-01-01 10:07]
Great macro Jaap. Very good colour and POV.
- Esox (972)
- [2005-01-01 10:39]
Really glad to see you back, Jaap!
You restart with a great macro shot, with as usual a very good composition, sweet colours and efficient DOF.
A happy new year to you and your family!
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2005-01-01 11:16]
Nice to see you're back with us, Jaap. Very good butterfly macro, where the typical soft blue color and velvet texture is very well conveyed. We only have few of these (Argus Bleu, Azuré de la Bugrane) in the dryest parts of our hills. I like your composition here, as well as the very comprehensive note. Well done... and I hope more of your's in 2005!
- Robbrown (6106)
- [2005-01-01 12:20]
Good welcome back Image Jaap, saw this 1st think this morning but no time to comment, you seem to have recieved a great ovation on your return this is good.
the metalics are very well seen in the upper wings.
the missing piece is only from not being fast enough away from a bird trying to eat it, and when it was grabbed it flew off leaving a small piece in the birds beak. I have seen butterflies with atleast 50% of the wing area missing and still able to fly resonabley well.
keep them comming, I expect we will see some of your older posts. ;0))))#
- jhm (1853)
- [2005-01-02 3:22]
Wel wie hier zien onze Jaap, ik ben blij om opnieuw dergelijke mooie vlinder van u te mogen zien, ik weet daar bent u groot in Jaap, hoe deze is geplaatst is wel goddelijk, de verschillende licht invallen bekoren mij absoluut.
Moge hier u ook vrede blijven.
Another nice shot. You are an experienced photographer.(I have done a W/S hospital) Congratulations.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-01-02 4:14]
You have a lot of friends here, Japp!
A great post: very sharp and colorfull with an excellent DOF.
A very well-kept work: image and a magnificent note too.
Thanks and a Happy New Year to you and your family!
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-01-02 4:16]
Great shot of this butterfly. The iridescent colour on the top of the wing is outstanding. Sharpness and clarity superb. TFS
- rlortie (2058)
- [2005-01-02 7:31]
The soft, sparkling blue against the green background is a pure beauty. Now I see what you mean when you write: "I try also to see through a painters eye". You are an artist.
- mumek (853)
- [2005-01-02 9:22]
Excellent macro with stunnig colors, details and good depth of the field.Thanks for sharing
Eerstens, Welkom terug Jaap. Ek is dankbaar dat jy weer saam met ons is op die site.
Secondly, please allow me to wish you all the best for 2005, Jaap. I have been away for a while. I have a weeks vacation left and might drop off the radar again.
This one is a real crowd pleaser. It shows your exceptional style and quality I got used too and missed. Well done friend.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-01-05 3:58]
This is not another boring butterfly :-) This is butterfly with soul! Great composition, details. Very well spotted with its damaged wing. Excellent job Jaap.
Sorry but points tomorrow.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-01-26 20:00]
Jaap, the title of your photo reminded of the song "Father and Son", by Cat Stevens. It goes "I am old, but I'm happy".
Nice photo. Sharpness is just perfect, and colors are very beautiful