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Dream of blue and green....

Dream of blue and green....
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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Horia's favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-18 3:36
Viewed: 6048
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Oh to dream a dream of blue and green
Would smell so sweet to me
But alas, I'm in need of rescuing
Which only lets for contemplating

Ah, to live a life of pale blue skies
Or one of six feet of dirty lies
Yes dreaming dreams of sky blue highs
In the treasured exhale of a life

Please rescue me, oh beautiful sea
The horizon not so hard to see
The fog has cleared and I am me
And cleared my mind of entropy

Rainbows permeate the mind
Starlight corrugating time
Trivial tricks bewilder wise
When magician's hand creates their minds

Standing here upon the beach
The truth is constant, clear and neat
But far beyond what sight may see
It lies decomposed by anarchy

But the blue and green are beautiful to me!

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Hi horia
What an awesome
Interesting and creative work

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-18 4:10]
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...exhale of a life...
Simply perfect dear Horia. The whole frame is incredible with all good technical details in precise way.
Congratulations and thanks for show us this beauty.
Best wishes,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-18 4:13]
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O noua captura macro foarte reusita, cu subiect in focus, culori frumoase si BG curat.
Si eu astept vremea mai buna, nu neaparat primavara, pentru ca abia astept sa ies la o noua partida foto.
Numai bine

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  • deshoi Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
  • [2010-02-18 4:54]
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Perfect shot of this beauty Horia,
Is small, is sensitive but you done really well.
TFS and I see a great shot of the day.

Hallo Horia
This is really very beautiful. The colours are bright and very eye-catching. I love the almost powdery wings and the white lining alongside the wings. It is a lovely image to look at with fine details to appreciate. Unbelieveable that a dainty creature like this can have such a lot of beauty. The overall image is sharp and pretty, with a great composition and point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-18 5:25]
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Hello Horia,
Excellent photo in very beautiful colours, great sharp details, a perfect composition and a very nice OOF BG.

hello Horia

beautiful butterfly photo with fine POV and the way it is framed,
fine focus sharpness and details, beautiful colour tones, TFS


hello Horia
very nice picture and good pose of this beautiful colored butterfly
nice light and good BG.
greeting lou

Ciao Horia, lovely little butterfly with fantastic blue color, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-18 6:08]
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Hi Horia,
Beautiful capture of this blue butterfly.I liked
vivid colors,clear details and cross framing a lot.
Thanks for posting..

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2010-02-18 6:34]
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Hello Horia
great capture of this beautiful Licenydae.
Colors are well saturated: nice composition with a very good POV, fine details and optimal focusing.
Great hand of light and exposure. Very interesting notes.

hi horia,
naturel nice colors,
perfect species.
wonderful picture.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-18 6:53]

Hello Horia,
I see we are neighbours!
A fine capture of a male P. icarus taken with great colours, sharpness and well composed against the OOF green BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Horia,

An excellent macro with beautiful colors, sharpness & details. Great pose & POV. Very nicely taken & composed. TFS & regards.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-02-18 8:54]
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Hi Horia

A lovely dream about blue and green, but the reality and the beauty of this little Blue
seems to be equalling a dream state. Very fine and lovely details etched against the predominantly green BG. That macro lens sure proved its worth in this shot.

Well done and TFS.

Buna Horia,
Fabulous capture of this wonderful blue b-fly, which I saw here in our mountains so often, but never managed to photograph. Awesome colors, really a "Symphony of Green and Blue" (which title I should have given to the poem in the note). Absolutely pleasant photzo, which is so good to look at now while suffering our "classical" European winter. Congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards and hugs, László

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-18 10:54]
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Salutari Mr. macro,
splendoare in albastru, se poate numi acest macro.
Superb si POV-ul ales cu un BG de top.
O seara linistita,

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  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2010-02-18 11:02]
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Son tan bellas que nunca nos cansamos de admirarlas. Parece que se peinó para posar para tí. Excelente enfoque y colores.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Horia,
Perfect composition! 100 points!
Impressive background, and a immaculately beautiful butterfly in the foreground!

Buna Horia,
Frumos macro, verdele si albastru se potrivesc perfect, culorile sunt vii, subiectul are detalii bune si fundalul este blurrat si scoate in evidenta fluturele.
Numai bine,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-18 12:34]

Hello Horia,
Nice capture of this little blue butterfly. I like especially colours and natural contrast between insect and background.
Best regards Siggi

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  • fyapici Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 121 N: 1985] (7499)
  • [2010-02-18 12:44]
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Hello Horia.

Blue is an impressive colour. This colour makes your shot attractive. No more words, beautiful. It has gone into my fav's. Congratulations. And many thanks for sharing with this lovely lyric.

Hello Horia,
a splendid picture of a male Common Blue taken from an excellent POV showing perfectly the open wings, marvellous natural colours, a čleasand and harmonious composition.
Best regards
CIao Maurizio

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-19 5:06]

Hello Horia
Nice composition.Excellent POV.Sharp image with good detail.Colors and OOF BG are excelelnt
TFS Michel

Ciao Horia. Intrigant blue shades in perfect DOF and interesting diagonal pose. Great POV MF. Well done!


Dear Horia!

They also are beautiful to me... Many thanks for having offered us this delightful and soft dream. Indeed, while I am writing you these words I'm sitting at the window and the view of the grey sky outside alternating with the delicate colours of your picture make me dream. And what could a picture expect more? Maybe that it is accompanied by a nice and deep poem like yours, in order to be the perfect posting for TN...

Kind regards


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-19 9:08]

Hello Horia,

Open wings, lovely blue color tints.
Sharpness and clarity of high quality.
Fine and soft picture pleasant for look at..
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-02-19 9:30]

Merhaba Horia,
gerek kompozisyon olarak ve gerekse teknik olarak çok güzel bir fotoğraf.
Tebrik ederim.

Buna Horia,
Minunate culori si detalii la acest fluturas nu prea mare dar foarte viu colorat.
Fundalul este foarte potrivit si pozitia de fotografiere excelenta.
Un weekend placut!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-19 12:10]

Hi Horia. I miss your fine butterfly yesterday. It has the 3D look to it. I like your top POV which shows us the wing arkings.Which you have taken with fine detail and bright colours. well taken TFs.

Have a good weekend.

Hi Horia
Your butterfly is such a pretty colour, I like the angle you captured him on. The lighting is nice and soft and bring out his blue colour so nicely.
TFS Janice

Hello Horia
Excellent capture of this butterfly, his bright blue color is simply great, his open wing pose shows each details who are very sharp
nice blurred BG
Have a good night

You are right, Horia, it's a dream ...
Wow, these colours, the wide open glittering blue wings, just fantastic, thanks.
Have a wonderful weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Horia,
Amazing colours well captured through your exposure levels with outstanding details.Well done and TFS.

Buna Horia.
Culoarea acestui fluture imi aduce cu siguranta aminte de vara si de cer senin.Superba captura.
O seara frumoasa.Alin.

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  • nokk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 21] (214)
  • [2010-02-22 1:05]

buna Horia,
daca n-ar parea stupid(ptr unii:)) ) eu as purta astfel de imagini ,in loc de bijuterii:))

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-22 2:52]

Hello Horia,
The color-combination blue and green is one of my favourite and you illustrate it here well with this fine picture of P. icarus perched on a very light twig. The choice of decentred composition is well too.
Nice idea to add some poem to the picture:-)
Kind regards

Hello Horia
what a nice macro shot of Blue and what a nice presentation. focus, POV/DOF and composition very nice as like colors and exposure. nicely framed. poem in your notes nice to read. thanks for sharing, best wishes my friend


vreau sa iti spun ca acest mic lycarid a iesit splendid, culorile sunt vii si reflecta spledoarea acestuia in batataia lunimii, intradevar o lucrare excelenta


Hullo Horia,
In all my years I've seen many butterflies but this one is stunning and this is a stunning shot. I love blue so this is one of the most beautiful butterflies I've ever seen. Good clear detail and color and the fading back ground makes it stand out. I love the poem! Did you write it?

Hello Horia

What an excellent photo. Macro, colour, light and other details perfect. Its colurs wunderful and very pretty butterfly. Very goood captured.TFS.


good capture, colours and details are great, background looks a bit noisy, but the butterfly is well enhanced.


Nice simple composition and a wonderful play of colours.
Very Inspiring . Thanks for sharing this.

The softness, balance and colors are all awesome.. Fantastic

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