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Copyright: Cristian Goga (crs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 60mm EF-S Macro, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-06 9:33
Viewed: 3306
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My friendís huge garden is a good place for taking photos. A big part of it is a hay-field so many plants are naturally growing. From spring to autumn all kinds of insects can be found there. That day of mid September was no exception.

I saw some yellow butterflies flying over the mown grasses. They were looking after several dandelions ( Taraxacum officinale) still having flowers. When one of them sat on a flower and begun feeding I lied down on the ground near the flower. The butterfly was busy feeding so that I could take several photos.

I could identify the butterfly as being a Colias but I do not know which kind. Any help would de appreciated.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-06 9:37]

Hello Cristian,
Very nice composition, beautiful OOF background and nice POV. It shows off the butterfly very well and the sharpness is very good. Beautiful colors and very well presented.
Regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-06 9:58]

Hello Cristian,
A superb capture of a female Colias croceus, the Clouded Yellow: the almost white central part of the forewing tells us that this is a female.
To include the whole dandelion flower the composition is excellent and both the flower and butterfly are shown with great sharpness.
Well done and thanks for sharing this beauty.
The Clouded Yellow is very rare in Sweden.
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-06 10:52]

Hello Cristian.
Great sharp-detailed photo in beautiful natural colours. Very good composition, DOF, POV and BG.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2008-11-06 11:27]

O fotografie superba despre aceasta fluture! Claritate, culorile, compozitia excelenta.
Numai bine,

Hi Cristian
Beautiful, razor sharp image of this beautiful butterfly. I like the POV with the whole flower and great OOF backgrund
Very good job Nothing to critique

Ciao Cristian, yellow on yellow, great capture of splendid butterfly, fantastic details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

great management of light in this
capture of Colias above the yellow flower
excellent sharpness of detail and colors
well satured........
compliments Cristian sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-06 15:34]

Hi Cris,what a fanatstics details this old colias! Very very incredible,perfect sharpness in all the point of view,from the eye to the wings,very excellent work,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

A good deal living so close to where these come to...it helps much as opposed to going out onto an assignment so to speak...but you can feel relaxed when your at home or at a friends...and hence it gives you much more brain power to think out your images and all the settings...etc..which you obviously do much of the time..and most certainly here! It is a good piece of work and notes Cristan..

Nicely composed and lit Cristian. A very beautiful butterfly on a very beautiful flower. Always relish a "little help from your friends". :) To have such beauty so near is a special blessing.


Wonderful eye-level POV, Cris.
The Clouded Yellow is ia a distinguished butterfly from the Yellows family and you have captured it very well.
That special spot at he centre of the lower wing looks beautiful.
Along with the yellow flower, it is a wonderful composition.
Thanks and regards.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-11-06 22:04]

Hello Cristian,
you've shown a wonderful capture of Colias with brilliant colors and details busy on an yellow flower.Eye details are awesome. Composition is fine and POV is great.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Cristian,

good composition, pov and sharpness.A pity that dry grass behind the butterfly.'
Beautiful colours.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-06 23:20]

Hi Cristian.
It is main subject for me these autumn days. Just the same species and flowers are common for our places in the autumn. You have pictured this cute scene amazingly with great sharpness, details and exactness of colours. Well done and TFS.

Hello Cristian,

Excellent presentation of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Excellent exposure. Splendid colours.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-07 1:34]

Hello Cristian, you have gone deep into the shot and shot so beautifuly and sharply. Ganesh

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-07 2:07]

Hello Cristian,
A very fine capture of the Clouded Yellow. I like the way it has dived into the flower and the fine details of the wings, espcially the pink line along the edges of the wings. Lovely colours that stand out against the soft background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

it's a very nice photo here Christian,
the pov is good and the dof is exelent, very good with a 60mm lens my compliments, I like it, have a good weekend.
regard jaap

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-07 10:28]

Hello Cristian, that's a lovely butterfly shot with great details of the wings! Well composed and great background, well done!


Hi Christian,
Great macro of this pretty Colias in a fine composition. Details, sharpness and lighting are also perfect my friend!
TFS and have a nice weekend!


Hello Cristian

Beautiful texture on the wings.
Excellent POV and sharp focus.
The colours are beautiful.
Lovely DOF.
Well done.


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