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Copyright: Maite SRivero (Maite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-12
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My First Post of Trek Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-15 16:45
Viewed: 5183
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tomada en agosto, en Sorriba del Esla (León), localidad cercana a los Picos de Europa. Si no me equivoco, se trata de una Argynnis Pandora
Aunque la foto no es muy buena, espero que os guste.

Gracias a todos por vuestras críticas: Ram, JC, Harm, Peter, Rob, Sky, Paul, Ricardo, José M., Chris, Jean Paul, Annick, Ersin, Ulla, Ivan y Radu. Thank you very much.

RAP, Alex99, haraprasan, bobair, Miss_Piggy, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ramthakur: Thanks a lotMaite 2 10-19 05:48
To Christopher_PL: DescriptionMaite 1 10-18 10:18
To jcoowanitwong: Hi JittiMaite 1 10-18 10:01
To Harm-digitaal: Thanks a lotMaite 1 10-17 15:22
To batu: Wow!Maite 1 10-16 15:48
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Hello Maite!
First of all, hearty welcome to TN. I wish I could say it in Spanish!
Secondly, you have posted an impressive shot of a butterfly as your first post. It is just beautiful. Perched on a red dahlia, it looks absolutely fantastic.
Superb point of view, sharpness and details.
Keep taking such lovely pictures and sharing them here on TN.
I wish more poeple had seen and reacted to your first post.

Hello Maite,
Nice showing of this butterfly on solid red flower. POV, dof, exposure, colors are great. Welcome to TN and looking forward to more of your pictures here.

Hello Maite,
You have captured here a very beautiful butterfly. ID is Argynnis paphia forme valescina(existing only in the female of Argynnis paphia). The English name is Silver-washed Fritillary.

Hola Maite,
a beautiful first picture.
On your picture you show a female of Argynnis paphia (with similarities to pandora) from a nice but difficult point of view. The wings are not completely opened and so you can't expect that all parts of the wing surface are equally sharp. In this respect you achieved pretty good sharpness. The focus plane appears to be just a little below the body and could be a little bit shifted into your direction so that the basal areas of the wings would become clearer.
Sometimes it's better to choose another angle (if possible), i.e. at right angle to the left or right wing surface.
The composition and the natural colours are nice. The sun-light is well managed.
I tried a workshop and I hope that you like the result.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-16 22:18]

Hello Maite

A very beautiful butterfly.Excellent DOF and a lovely POV.The colours are well saturated.A nice composition.Welcome to TN.TFS


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-17 8:39]

Hello Maite,
welcome to Treknature, I like to congratulate you on your first entry. The capture is very well composed and shows very good quality.
Looking forward seeing more of your work.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-17 12:06]

Hi Maite,

Welcome to TN,you start with a nice picture of a fritillary,well captured with a nice POV and good detaails,TFS,


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-17 16:22]

Bienvenida a TN Maite... y permíteme discrepar contigo... la foto es muy buena como primera presentación aquí.
Un punto de visto no muy común capturando mariposas, que permite ver muy buenos detalles de la misma.
Encantadores colores, intensos pero no saturados, resaltando los tonos del insecto sobre esa bella flor.
Tal vez la profundidad de campo no es la ideal por el fondo obtenido pero no desmerece la calidad de la presentación.
Es importante que incluyas el modelo de cámara y los valores de la imagen para poder sacar mayores conclusiones.
Bien hecho.
Saludos cordiales... Ricardo

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-17 17:06]

Hola Maite,
Bonita mariposa capturada desde un buen punto de vista, con una luz muy agradable y gran nitidez.
¡Bienvenida a TN!
Un saludo, José M.

Nice picture but the description is always good addition to the picture. Here there are no description ;-)


Bonsoir Waite
Magnifique photo de ce joli macro de ce beau papillon ! Les couleurs et la composition sont superbes. La netteté est parfaite.Avec comme prime toutes ces belles fleurs.
PS. Tu ne mets pas beaucoup de détails sur tes photos
Bravo et au revoir....JP

Hi Maite,
Nice capture.
Well done...

Hi Maite,
Beautiful species with an interesting pov! Sharp and detailed! That red flower is very nice bonus to your shot and the bg is crowded but interesting that it is not disturbing. Great first post!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-21 6:38]

Hello Maite,
Excellent first posting! I don't recognise it as anything I've seen so I'm pleased you've posted it! What a brilliant start on TN! I love the sharp details and the green colour on the hindwings and the Pandora is very nicely posing on the red Dahlia!
Thanks, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-21 7:20]

Hello maite,
This is a fine almost sharp capture of the Pandora Fritillary (Peter is not always right, it seems). But the continuous black wavy line near the border of the hindwing differs it from the Valesina form of the female A. paphia. Nice contrast with the dahlia.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Nice soft focus, on a delicate creature painted with wonderful colors. Keep up the good work and do not forget to post details like type of camera, exposure or speed. (dont look at me, I am too lazy to do it and thats too bad) but that can teach you a lot in terms of improving skills.

Composition & POV : 10
Sharpness & DOF : 9
Light & color: 10
Creativity & Originality: 9

Best regards,
Radu Xplorator

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  • Mahd (17)
  • [2006-10-24 17:21]

Hi maite
nice job of butterfly!!
now i know what you are talking about..
have a little bit Bg to show picture better.
i should remember that!!!
Thanks for sharing maite.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-11-10 18:49]

Hello Maite,

Welcome on TN :-)

Very nice picture of this buttefrly (next time try to put a note about your capture and about the butterfly. Here we don't know its name... (or maybe pandora is the name???). Nice colors and composition. Excellent exposition also. Good work and TFS,


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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-02-01 15:20]

Hi Maite,

what an amazing composition of colors! Great.

I missed a little information... ;-)

hello MAITE
merveilleuse composition
les couleurs sont excellentes , nettes et bien vives, les détails parfaits

Yo diría q la foto si que es buena, sobre todo en el enfoque del lepidóptero que es lo que interesa. Yo no entiendo mucho de mariposas pero cada vez me atrae más fotografiarlas.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-12 13:31]

Hi, dear Maite.
Your first shot is amazing: beautiful butterfly and so beautiful surroundings. Your POV is very impressive, colours are bright and pleasant, lights and shadows are fine. I am glad to see your this and other charming pictures. My kind regards and best wishes.

Hi Maite,
A beautiful capture. Composition is very nice. A little PP was required which have already been completed beautifully by Peter. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-27 16:51]

selam maite
i think it is successful macro photo even it is your first TN photo
i like composition, point of view, colours, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing

Hi Maite,
your first photo is a very nice one to have debuted with and now that you have slowed down on your uploads,it gives me time to review your early posts.This is a very good compositon and the red of the flower provides a very nice contrast to the colour of this butterfly.Your colour and focus are good as well.Thanks for this one.Even though you think of your photo as not very good. Bob

Hello Maite,
Maybe I'm a little late, but this is a fine first posting..!!
Good point of view and superb texture in the wings, the pattern is well reproduced with fine colours...
There is a great summer feeling to this image!
Pablo -

Hallo Maite
The details of this photo are nice, clear, sunny and sharp. The colours are lovely and pleasant. I like the composition too!! Your first posting is impressive shot. It is just beautiful. Perched on a red dahlia, makes it looks absolutely incredible. Very well displayed and presented, with really eye-catching details. It was a pleasure to look at. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hello Maite. Lovely first post with super sharp image and strong color. I like the downward perch with full spread wings with clear markings. Well done and thanks for sharing. Jusni

Hola Maite,
It's always interesting (for me) to check our friends' 1st uploaded photo, so I did it now with You. Great image, nice compo, colors and sharpness - the touch of summer really. When seeing so impressive debut shots like this, I'm strongly thinking on re-posting mine.
Tfs and congrats, saludos, László

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-06-01 20:32]

Hello Maite,
a great angle to expose the pandora. Very clear and well composed in its natural habitat.


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